WireXpert 500

228071

The most affordable tester for copper LAN cabling certification

Certify up to 10Gbits/sec cabling in a few seconds

It is increasingly common today for electrical contractors to get projects for installing network cabling systems. WireXpert 500 allows you to maximize the value you can provide to your customers, without adding complexity or heavy cost. Your technicians can certify copper cabling systems from CAT5e to CAT6A (Class D to Class EA) easily with WireXpert 500, allowing you to produce professional test reports for your customer.

  • 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
  • Industrial Ethernet testing with M12 connectivity
  • Advanced reporting and documentation
  • Most affordable certifier for premise cabling and Industrial Ethernet

Highlights

  • Unsurpassed measurement accuracy reveals hidden faults in the telecommunication cabling, thus eliminating complaints
  • Ultra-fast measurement and certification procedures in combination with practical test features expedite your workflow. It takes just 9 seconds per cabling link to perform the specified measurements and data 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

Technical Details

Copper Testing

Certification Testing

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

Autotest time - CAT6A

9 sec

Max cable length for dual ended Autotest

500m

Insertion Cycles

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

Test Parameters

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

-25 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- 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 Temperature

0 to 40 °C

Storage Temperature

-20 to 60 °C

Relative humidity

10% to 80%

Delivery

  • 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 software
  • 2x Talk set
  • 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

List Based Testing

FAQ

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

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.

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 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.

The device is switched on and ready for testing.

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

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

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.