New VDV526-100 and VDV226-005 Feature Pocket-sized, Compact Designs for Simple All-day Carrying

Press Release Summary:

  • LAN Explorer™ Data Cable Tester tests voice and data cables for miswires, open faults, short faults and shield status
  • Tests CAT3, CAT5e and CAT6/6A cables
  • Compact Pass-Thru™ Modular Crimper trims connector wires flush to connectors, eliminating unintended contact when mated with the jack

Original Press Release:

Klein Tools® Adds Two Pocket-Sized Innovations to The Voice-Data-Video Product Line

July 15, 2019 (Lincolnshire, Ill.) – Klein Tools (www.kleintools.com), for professionals since 1857, introduces the new LAN Explorer™ Data Cable Tester (Cat. No. VDV526-100) and Compact Pass-Thru™ Modular Crimper (Cat. No. VDV226-005). The VDV526-100 tests voice and data cables for miswires, open faults, short faults and shield status. The VDV226-005 works with Pass-Thru™ connectors to reduce prep time with the capability to crimp Klein Tools’ RJ45 Pass-Thru™ connectors and trim conductor wires in one step. Both products augment Klein Tools’ existing Voice-Data-Video product line and feature pocket-sized, compact designs for easy, all-day carrying.

LAN Explorer™ Data Cable Tester with Remote (Cat. No. VDV526-100)

  • Single button testing of RJ11, RJ12 and RJ45 terminated voice and data cables
  • Tests CAT3, CAT5e and CAT6/6A cables
  • Fast LED responses indicate cable status (Pass, Miswire, Open-Fault, Short-Fault and Shield)
  • Test remote stores securely in tester body
  • Compact tester easily fits in pocket for greater accessibility
  • Auto power-off conserves battery life
  • Low battery indicator; includes 1 x 9V battery
  • Replacement remote sold separately (Cat. No VDV999-150)

Compact Pass-Thru™ Modular Crimper (Cat. No. VDV226-005)

  • Crimps Klein Tools' RJ45 Pass-Thru™ connectors and trims conductor wires in one step
  • Fast, reliable RJ45 Pass-Thru™ Modular Crimper reduces prep time while minimizing rework and wasted materials for data applications
  • Trims connector wires flush to connectors, eliminating unintended contact when mated with the jack
  • On-tool wiring guide helps minimize wiring errors
  • Extends Klein Tools’ existing Pass-Thru™ product offering; for use with Klein Tools Pass-Thru™ Connectors only
  • Not for use with standard (non Pass-Thru™) connectors
  • Replacement blades sold separately (Cat. No. VDV999-078)

“This addition to Klein’s Voice-Data-Video product line offers two innovative solutions to connecting and testing successful installations in phone and data applications,” says Karen Alpan, product manager at Klein Tools. “The LAN Explorer™ Data Cable Tester provides instant, easy-to-understand results while the Compact Pass-Thru™ Modular Crimper quickly crimps and trims data connectors. Their simple, compact designs help lighten tool bags to make traveling to and from the jobsite easier.”

For more information, visit www.kleintools.com/new-products or search for #NewKleins on social media.

About Klein Tools

Since 1857 Klein Tools, a family-owned and operated company, has been designing, developing and manufacturing premium-quality, professional-grade hand tools. The majority of Klein tools are manufactured in plants throughout the United States and are the No. 1 choice among professional electricians and other tradespeople. For more information, visitwww.kleintools.com.

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Klein Tools

Marisa Markowski

mmarkowski@kleintools.com

1.847.821.5617

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