WireXpert 500 – Industrial Kit

Article Number: 228225

The WireXpert 500 measurement solution for Industrial Ethernet cabling is suitable for measurementson LAN cabling with Industrial Ethernet connection technology. The Industrial Kit contains M12 D-coded and M12 X-coded interfaces, as well as RJ45 interfaces, which allow 10 Gigabit-capable Industrial Ethernet cabling to be measured efficiently.


Key Features

  • Advanced cable certification up to 500 MHz
  • Certifying according to standards Class D/E/EA & CAT 5e/6/6A
  • Superfast Autotest time of 9 seconds
  • Meets TIA and ISO Level IIIe accuracy requirements
  • Certification testing of Patch-cords
  • Advanced reporting and documentation
  • Most affordable certifier for premise cabling and Industrial Ethernet


  • Flexible architecture enables testing of M12 channels, permanent links and end-to-end links, including hybrid links (M12-RJ45)
  • Easy selection of test limits, including PROFINET limits
  • Supports user-defined test limits for specific applications
  • Selection of 2- or 4-pair configurations for present and future cabling
  • Comprehensive reporting with eXport software
  • Cost-efficient replacement of worn-out test cables, no need to replace the expensive adapters

WireXpert 500 Industrial Kit Details


WireXpert 500 Industrial Kit

  • 1 WireXpert 500 Local - with cover, without measuring adapter
  • 1 WireXpert 500 Remote- with cover, without measuring adapter
  • 2 power supplies
  • 2 power cables
  • 2 headphones
  • 1 Envelope with calibration certificate, USB stick, quick start guide
  • 2 Industrial adapters
  • 2 TERA to preLink® measuring cables
  • 1 TERA-TERA cable 2 m
  • 2 preLink® M12 D socket
  • 2 preLink® M12 X socket
  • 2 preLink® M12 D plug
  • 2 preLink® M12 X connector
  • 2 preLink® RJ45 socket
  • 2 preLink® RJ45 plug
  • 1 Hard case
  • 2 plastic sorting boxes for preLink® plugs and sockets

Technical Details

Copper testing

Certification testing

TIA 568-C.2 CAT 5e, 6, 6A
ISO/IEC 11801, EN 50173 Class D, E, EA
Patch-cord CAT 5e, 6, 6A testing

Max cable length for dual-ended Autotest

500 m

Insertion cycles

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

Test Parameters

As specified in TIA 1152, IEC 61935-1

Loop Resistance0 to 40 Ω, ±0.1 Ω
Length0 to 500 m, ±0.5 m (dual-ended testing)
Propagation Delay and Delay Skew0 to 5000 ns, ±1 ns
Attenuation0 to 70 dB, ±0.1 dB
Pair-to-Pair and Power-Sum NEXT0 to 85 dB, ±0.2 dB
Pair-to-Pair and Power-Sum ACRF0 to 85 dB, ±0.2 dB
Return Loss0 to 40 dB, ±0.2 dB
ACRN, PSACRN0 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 IIIe

Measurement frequency range

1-500 MHz

DCRU (optional)

DC-resistance unbalance test according to ISO/IEC 61395-1-2

General Specifications


Probe Interface, RJ45 Ethernet, USB host and device, talk set, power jack


6" industrial LCD, touch sensitive area on both units


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

Remote unit abilities

View test results, save tests, start autotest

Power supply

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

Input over-voltage protection

Protected against Telco voltages


Removable and rechargeable Li-Ion

Battery capacity

>8 hours continuous operation

Internal storage capacity

>6,000 copper test results with full plot information for CAT 6A

External storage

USB Flash Drive


223 X 124 X 70 mm (including a 6ACH adaptor)


1 kg

Supported languages

tw, cs, en, fi, fr, de, it, ja, ko, pl, pt, ru, es, sv, tr

Calibration period

1 year

Measurement data management

Models with hardware version 3.0 are only compatible with the PC software eXport version 9.0 Build 1526 or higher.


Operating temperature

0 to 40 °C

Storage temperature

-20 to 60 °C

Relative humidity

10% to 80%

Minimum System Requirements for Reporting Software

Microsoft Windows Vista/7/8/10, 32 or 64 bits

Intel Core 2 Duo, 2 GHz

200 MB of free disk space


Microsoft.NET Framework 4.0



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Setting Reference

Permanent Link Testing

Channel Testing

End-to-End link Testing

Modular Plug Terminateed Link (MPTL) Testing


Can I upgrade my existing WireXpert 500?

Yes, starting with software revision 7.4, Softing offers upgrades also for existing WireXpert 500 copper testers to add fiber tier 1 certification.

The fiber-only versions are expensive devices – why?

First of all, there are different classes of fiber testers. The WireXpert 500 fiber only certifiers are full tier1 certifiers with traceable accuracy, complying to international standards doing bidirectional attenuation AND length test on duplex fibers on 2 wavelengths. This class of testers cannot be compared with cheap powermeter & light source devices found in the internet that only run an attenuation test on a simplex fiber in one direction only and also cannot perform length testing. Additionally, the WireXpert 500 fiber certifiers come “copper ready” and can be expanded to a full copper & fiber certifier when needed.

Can I install new functionality by myself?

500 MHz copper and fiber test licenses can be installed by the user using a license key.

For the 2500 MHz copper test upgrade, users must return their unit to a service center for new factory calibration. The factory calibration is included in the upgrade price.

Why does my WireXpert 500 fiber certifier boot into the license menu when no fiber optic module is attached?

When no fiber optic module is attached during boot up, the fiber only certifier does not “know” which kind of fiber optic certifier it really is, MM, SM or MPO.
Softing therefore decided to show the license menu to remind users that only the fiber test license is installed on that device.

The included headsets do not work.

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

The WireXpert is switched off and the On/Off button is illuminated in red.

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

Why can’t I save the test results on a USB flash drive?

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 Local and Remote units display a different size of memory.

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.