FOR BOTH WIFI and broadband infrastructure installation, cables are needed for RF and data throughput. With the variety of connectors available today and the popularity of reverse-polarity styles, it has become quite difficult to test these cable assemblies in the field. The RFA-4028-WIFI kit was created to simplify this task. The kit contains a Unidapt RF cable tester (RFA-4018-20) with an assortment of 30 universal adapters including male and female MMCX, N, reverse-polarity TNC, reverse-polarity SMA, TNC, BNC, and SMA connector interfaces. By joining two adapters with a universal center section that is included in the kit, coaxial adapters can be made with any combination of these interfaces. The RFA-4018-20 coaxial cable tester is a solid-state that measures for opens and shorts. The light-emitting-diode (LED) display indicates continuity for the shield and center conductor. It also shows results of checks for shorting, which are done across conductor paths. An additional continuity tester is included for testing CAT5/5E/6 straight through or crossover RJ-45, UTP, 10Base-T, 100Base-T, and 1000Base-T EIA/TIA 568A/568/B network cables. The tester's LED display identifies the cable pairs and indicates a correctly wired cable. It also will identify crossed or miss-wired pairs.
RF Industries, 7610 Miramar Rd., San Diego, CA 92126-4202; (858) 549-6340, FAX: (858) 549-6345, Internet: www.rfindustries.com.