WireXpert 4500: the world’s first cable certifier for CAT8

Article Number: 228070

WireXpert 4500 is the first cable certifier to receive Bel Stewart CAT8.2 and ISO Class II approval. With WireXpert, you are already equipped for the new cabling certification standard of up to 40 Gb/s.

Certifying Cables to Global Standards

WireXpert provides certification in accordance with Cat.6/Cat.6A/Class EA and supports certification of fiber optic installations operating at 850/1300 nm and 1310/1550 nm. In addition, a range of measurement modules are available, for example, coax, MPO and M12-D-coded and X-coded.

Quick and Lightweight

Short measuring times and intuitive device operation delivers quick certification. WireXpert is easy to handle in the field, is light weight, and has a comfortable feel in your hand.

Make the switch to WireXpert and experience the power of the Dual Control System™.

  • Dual Control System™ provides full control and display on both local and remote units drastically improving your cable certification efficiency

  • List-based Testing allows you to create 100's of labels fast, and then select cables in any order during certification
  • Flexible cable adapters offers ease of use and platform longevity
  • Convenience Package always includes hard carrying case, shoulder strap, table top stands, hanging cleats, stylus, and everything you need to test cables
  • Certifier up to 2500 MHz
  • State-of-the-art cable certification for all standards: Class D/E/EA/F/FA, CAT 5/5e/6/6A/7/7A, CAT 8 and Class I & II from the ISO/IEC
  • ETL product verification for independent proof of measurement accuracy
  • Meets and exceeds the requirements of ISO Level VI, V, IV, IIIe and TIA Level 2G and IIIe accuracy requirements
  • Approved by more than 30 cable manufacturers worldwide
  • Supports advanced certification for fiber optic cables operating at 850/1300 nm (multimode) and 1310/1550 nm single mode
  • eXport reporting software for both the WireXpert and FiberXpert
  • The only certifier that meets the requirements of data centers, office cabling systems, and Industrial Ethernet

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  • Dual Control System™, List-based Testing, Flexible Adapters, and Convenience Package maximizes your speed of use and work flow efficiency to help you certify cables after installation
  • Supports measurements up to 2,500 MHz; WireXpert complies with CAT8 standards
  • Unsurpassed measurement accuracy reveals hidden faults in the telecommunication cabling when troubleshooting fiber or copper cables
  • Professional cable certification reporting
  • Universally expandable with adapters for fiber, copper, coax and various other connectors
  • Intuitive user interface on a large color LCD touchscreen makes it easy for anyone to operate the WireXpert

Technical Details

Copper testing

Certification Testing

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

Max cable length for dual ended autotest


Insertion Cycles

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

Test Parameters

As specified in TIA 1152, IEC 61935-1

Loop Resistance

0 to 40 Ω, ±0.1 Ω


0 to 500m, ±0.5m (dual ended testing)

DCRU (optional)

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

Propagation Delay and Delay Skew

0 to 5000 ns, ±1 ns


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


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


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


Dual Control System™:  6“ industrial LCD, touch sensitive area on both units


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

Remote unit abilities

View test results and graphical color display, save tests, start autotest

Power supply

AC 100-240V to 12V, 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

6000 copper test results with full plot information

External Storage

USB Flash Drive


223 X 124 X 70 mm (8.78 X 4.88 X 2.76 inch) (including a 6ACH adaptor)


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


Operating Temparature

0 to 40 °C

Storage Temperature

-20 to 60 °C

Relative humidity

10% to 80%



  • 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
  • Hard carrying case