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Continuity Tester, isolating wires

By EvilPeppard
May 22, 2006
  1. My wife and I are buying a new (to us) home. The previous owner ran several cables in the house, including network, cable/sat and speaker.

    I have a LANRover Pro I can use to test the CAT5 drops. I was looking for a continuity tester, or something similar, to test and isolate the other cables. I was thinking I could use my Fox & Hound tester for the other wires. It is one of those testers a lot of Telecom Techs use to tone out phone pairs. Do you think that would work on speaker wires and coax cable?

    I need something I can hook/clip to one end of a cable, wire, etc., then go down in the basement and tone/test the other end of the cable to find which one it is, or to see if the line is even in tact.

    Thanks in advance for your help.
  2. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    I don't see why not. Basically all a phone tester does is complete a circuit and buzz a buzzer or light a light.
  3. EvilPeppard

    EvilPeppard TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 36

    Cool, thanks for the quick reply.
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