Real World Certifier 2™ Cable Category Tester with Probe: Tests and Displays CAT 3,5,5E,6 Cables - (RWC1000K2CS)
- Test CAT5/6 Cables (UTP):
- Shorts, distance to short
- Opens, distance to open
- Cable length (in feet)
- Wiremap (IEEE 802.3 pairs)
- Split pairs
- Crosstalk (NEXT/FEXT) digitally on a PASS/FAIL basis
- Propagation delay and skew per pair
- Cable Category bar graph (CAT3 thru CAT 6) - The most popular test performed by the RWC determines cable category by digitally pulsing the cable and analyzing the cable parameters that affect speed. The RWC differs from the EIA/TIA standard because it tests with digital pulses, not sinewaves, yet the RWC results are accurate and greatly improve cable installation practices.
The Byte Brothers RWC1000KCS can perform a myriad of cable and network tests needed to sustain a properly functioning network, while producing easy-to-read screens and reports. Detecting worn connectors, faulty terminations, noisy cables, and a host of other potential network issues, are just a few button presses away. The RWC1000KNP is the perfect tester for both LAN devices and UTP Cables. It also performs testing for coax cables and aTone Generator/Probe is included. The Real World Certifier tells you not only if your cable is wired correctly, but the speed at which your cable is capable of operating!
RWCs test for shorts, opens, length, map and cable quality as required by IEEE/ISO/IEC 802.3 standards. Measures cable propagation delay and skew in nano-seconds. Propagation delay is the time it takes for a data signal to travel the length of the cable. Skew is the difference in delay between pairs. A small skew insures that data, on each pair, will arrive at the receiver at about the same time. A large skew reading errors. RWCs meet IEEE/ISO/IEC 802.3 delay and skew specifications.
- Wire map: Yes
- Opens, shorts, splits: Yes
- Distance to splits: Yes
- Propogation delay: nanosec
- Skew: nanosec
- Tests speed (Level 1): 10MB, 100MB, GIG
- Tests speed (Level 2): 10MB, 100MB, GIG
- LAN port scanning
- Inline port scanning
- RWC1000 Main Unit
- RWC1000 Remote Unit
- Cat5e Patch Cables (2)
- Protective case (zippered)
- Documentation tablet
- "Passed" stickers (64)
- 9V Battery (2)
- Instructional DVD
- Illustrated Users Manual
*We are aware of current compatibility issues with windows 11 and have our engineering team actively working on a fix.
If the Excel spreadsheet provided with the software download does not successfully download test results, then please attempt to do so with one of these alternate Excel spreadsheets
Q. I have the RWC1000 cable certifier and I cannot find the driver.exe file to download.
A. The driver.exe file is part of the software download from our website. You must open the downloaded file then the setup zip file to access it.
Q. I have the RWC1000 cable certifier and my cable length results are about 25% higher.
A. The RWC is specifically for testing UTP (Unshielded Twisted Pair) cable. Shielded cables will alter the impedance and the device reading will not be accurate. The LVPRO30 and the LVPRO30-SR can perform cable tests on shielded and unshielded cables.
Q. My RWC1000 cable certifier isn’t passing factory made cable as if pins 7 and 8 are bad at the LEFT and RIGHT jack port.
A. Only the left hand port of the RWC is used for cable tests and only the right side may be used for port tests. Using the wrong side for the wrong test could result in damage to the unit and cause faulty cable readings.
Q. what is the minimum length the tester can detect split pairs?
A. The recommendation on the product is to test cables no less than 3 feet for best accuracy. However we successfully run tests on 15in patch cable in house. The tests just take a little extra time.