WireXpert 4500

228070

WireXpert 4500 first in the market to obtain the Bel Stewart Category 8.2 / Class ll approval.

Be the first one to test and verify your data center installation for an up to 40GB/s speed!

The WireXpert, with its unparalleled 2,500 MHz measurement range, is the first cable certifier with capability to certify the highest performance cabling systems in enterprise networks and data centers. Cable installers make significant gain in productivity with WireXpert‘s industry leading test speed and ease of use. With certification testing up to Class FA and CAT8 copper cabling, as well as MPO, SM, MM and MMEF fiber optic cabling, WireXpert is ready for 40G and beyond.

Read the Press Release

  • Most advanced cable certification for all standards: Class D/E/EA/FA, Category 5e/6/6A, and the new draft CAT8 as well as ISO draft standards Class I and Class II
  • First cable certification up to 2,500 MHz to support new TIA CAT8 und ISO Class I and II draft standard
  • Very fast autotest in just seconds
  • Measurement accuracy independently verified by ETL - exceeds ISO Level V* (draft), IV and TIA Level IIIe accuracy requirements
  • Endorsed by over 20 cable companies worldwide
  • Field upgradable with many options e.g. patch cord testing, Industrial Ethernet, Class FA
  • Perform extended fiber certification for 850/1300 nm MM and 1310/1550 nm SM fiber
  • First to support MPO fiber testing for data centers

Highlights

  • Works now and in the future. Supporting measurements up to 2,500 MHz, WireXpert already now complies with the upcoming CAT8 standards
  • Unsurpassed measurement accuracy reveals hidden faults in the telecommunication cabling
  • Ultra-fast measurement and certification procedures coupled with practical features speed-up your work flow. It only takes a few seconds per link to perform the required measurements and analysis
  • Highly accurate results and professional reporting provide customer-ready output
  • Intuitive user interface on a large color LCD touchscreen makes it easy for anyone to operate the unit
  • You open up new potential applications. Universally expandable with a variety of adapters

Technical Details

Copper testing

Certification Testing

TIA 568-C.2 CAT5e, 6, 6A, draft CAT8
ISO/IEC 11801, EN 50173 Class D,E,EA,F,FA
draft Class I and Class II Permanent link and channel

Autotest time - CAT6A
Autotest time - Class FA
Max cable length for dual ended autotest

500m

Insertion Cycles

Channel: 10,000 typical
Permanent link: 5,000 typical

Testparameters

As specified in TIA 1152, IEC 61935-1

Wiremap
Loop Resistance

0 to 40 Ω, ±0.1 Ω

Length

0 to 500m, ±0.5m (dual ended testing)

Propagation Delay and Delay Skew

0 to 5000 ns, ±1 ns

Attenuation

0 to 70 dB, ±0.1dB

Pair-to-Pair and Power-Sum NEXT

0 to 85 dB, ±0.2 dB

Pair-to-Pair and Power-Sum ACRF

0 to 85 dB, ±0.2 dB

Return Loss

0 to 40 dB, ±0.2 dB

ACRN, PSACRN

0 to 85 dB, ±0.5 dB

Advanced Diagnostics

Time-domain fault Locator for RL and NEXT

Measurement accuracy

Exceeds TIA 1152 Level IIIe, IEC 61935 level IV

Measurement frequency range

1- 2,500 MHz

General Specifications

Interfaces

Probe Interface, RJ-45 Ethernet, USB host and device, talkset, power jack

Display

6“ industrial LCD, touch sensitive area on both units

Enclosure

Ruggedized plastic with rubber over-mold, withstands 1.5m drop test on hard surface

Remote unit abilities

View test results, save tests, start autotest

Power supply

AC 100-240V to 12V, 3A power adapter

Input over-voltage protection

Protected against Telco voltages

Battery

Removable and rechargeable Li-Ion

Battery Capacity

>8 hours continuous operation

Internal Storage Capacity

2000 copper test results with full plot information

External Storage

USB Flash Drive

Dimensions

232 X 126 X 87 mm(9.1 X 5.0 X 3.4 inch)

Weight

Approx. 1.4 kg (3.0 lb) / unit

Supported Languages

Chinese, Czech, English, Finnish, French, German,
Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese,
Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish

Calibration period

1 year

Environmental

Operating Temparature

0 to 40 °C

Storage Temperature

-20 to 60 °C

Relative humidity

10% to 80%

Delivery

  • WX4500-FA
  • 2x Main certification test units
  • 2x Li-Ion batteries
  • 2x Stylus with Cords
  • 2x Display protection cover
  • 2x CAT 6A Permanent Link Adapter
  • 2x CAT 6A Permanent Link Test Cords
  • 2x CAT 6A Channel Adapter
  • USB Stick with reference manual and eXport software
  • 2x Talk sets
  • 2x AC Power Adapters
  • 2x Country Specific Power Cords
  • Calibration certificate
  • Quick Reference Guide
  • Carry bag

Documents

Firmware

Please fill out the form to get access to our Download Center

Videos

Copper Channel Testing

Copper Permanent Link Testing

List-Based Testing

Fiber Single Mode Testing

Encircled-Flux (EF) Compliant Fiber Multi Mode Testing

Fiber Multi Mode MPO Testing

FAQ

The WireXpert can be switched into a demo mode for demonstration purposes without any cabling attached. Please go to the “Tools“ section, demo mode, and disable the demonstration mode.

Once the Local and the Remote units are connected, the display of memory size will be synchronized and both units will display the same, correct value.

The device is connected to a power adapter and is being recharged.

The device is switched on and ready for testing.

The device is switched on/ready for testing and is being recharged.

There is a problem with the battery or a defect. Remove the battery and clean the contacts. Disconnect the power adapter and continue your work as usual, until the battery is completely discharged. Then fully recharge the device. If the problem persists replace the battery with a new one or with the battery of another WireXpert. If the problem still persists please contact our technical support.

Yes, this is possible from software version 4.7. An instruction on this providing an example can be obtained from our technical support.

Check if you have inserted the flash drive into the main “LOCAL“ unit. Your test results will only be saved in the main unit and data transfer is only possible from the main unit.

The talkset feature is enabled from version 4.5.1, please check your software version and update to the latest software version, if appropriate.

Unfortunately, the sticker (ON/OFF) was accidentally reversed on some talksets, so these talksets will only work in the “OFF“ position.

Follow the steps below to use the talkset feature:

1. Connect the included talkset headphones via the jack plug to the Local and Remote units.
2. Make sure that the Local and Remote units are connected with each other and the red talkset icon is displayed in the top bar of the units.
3. Check the volume settings and that the headsets are also activated on the two units.
4. Touch the talkset icon in the top bar to connect the call. The units ring and after 3 seconds the call is picked up automatically. The talkset icon is green and a conversation is now possible.
5. To hang up touch the green talkset icon

TIP: If the icon is gray and the receiver is on-hook there is no connection between the Local and Remote units. It is not possible to make a conversation. Check the connection and insert the adapter once more.

This port currently serves to synchronize the units in AXT (Alien Crosstalk) measurements. When connecting two Local units, it is possible to coordinate the test sequence. Further features may possibly be added in future firmware versions.

By default the WireXpert comes with two adapter types to meet the requirements of Channel and Permanent Link measurements compliant for example with ISO/IEC 11801, CENELEC EN 50173-1, or EIA/TIA 568-C standards. Depending on which copper cabling you want to measure, you need the appropriate pair of adapters.

- Use the “CAT 6A Channel adapter“ with the RJ45 interface if you want to perform a Channel measurement.
Please bear in mind when performing a Channel test the patch cords are part of the tested cabling and have to stay in the cabling link after the measurement!
- Use the “CAT 6A Permanent Link adapter“ with the TERA interface if you want to perform a Permanent Link measurement.
Please bear in mind that in a Permanent Link test the patch cords are excluded from the measurement!

A set reference should be performed in the following situations:

- When exchanging the adapters
- In case of strongly varying ambient conditions

A set reference is conducted to compensate for the effects of ambient conditions in the Local and Remote units. External effects, as for instance ambient temperature, can affect measurement results, therefore a reference setting of the Local and Remote units is necessary. This will ensure maximum measurement accuracy of the WireXpert. Follow these steps:

1. A set reference depends on the adapter type used. Use the included CAT 6A Channel adapter or CAT 6A Link adapter for your measurement and proceed as follows.
2. Connect a CAT 6A Channel adapter and a CAT 6A Link adapter to the Local and Remote units. It does not matter which adapter is connected to which unit.
3. Connect the Local and Remote units via one of the included Permanent Link test cords.
Navigate to “TOOLS“ -> “Set Reference“ on the Local unit.
4. Start the reference setting. Wait until this procedure has been completed and an audible signal sounds, then you can continue and start your measurements.

Principally, this can be identified by the following features:

1. Broken connector latch (RJ45/TERA)
2. Opens
3. Strong blackening of the contacts or the screen
4. Broken connectors (RJ45/TERA)
5. „Contours“ of the RJ45 connectors at shield edges that are angular and sharp.
6. Highly varying measurement values

The utilization of worn-out test cords deteriorate the accuracy and reliability of a measurement! Make sure only to use intact cables. A missing latch on the RJ45 connector will reduce stability and contact pressure which also will affect test results.

TIP: Set up a reference link to verify the measurement values for reliability. In case of a variability of several dB, the device needs to be serviced (factory calibration, replacement of wear parts, etc.).

Yes, this is possible without any problem.

Make sure that you have selected the correct limit. The limit value of a higher Class cannot be reached with components of lower Categories and you will always get a fail result!
Another reason could be that the measurement adapters have not snapped in properly. There should be a clear clicking sound when placing the adapter. Remove the adapter and insert it once more.

Yes, in contrast to many other certifiers, the WireXpert can run tests and be recharged at the same time. You do not have to wait until the battery is fully recharged.

To localize cable faults proceed as follows:

1. Perform an autotest or a wiremap test from the TOOLS menu. The distance to the cable fault will be displayed for a short of two or more wires and for opens. Any reverses/miswires cannot be localized.

To localize frequency-dependent faults proceed as follows:

1. Perform an autotest.
2. Select the “Locator“ option
3. Select the desired Locator that matches the failed measurement parameter.
- The X-axis of the graph describes the length of the entire cabling link.
- The Y-axis of the graph describes the relative amplitude of the parameter at a certain place.
This allows to localize which component causes the failure of the certification. Shift the highlighted area as you wish to display the exact position.

None of the cabling testers or certifiers available in the market can do this. There is not any electrical measurement to localize this cable fault.