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A Review of the Fluke DTX 1800 Cable Tester

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A Review of the Fluke DTX 1800 Cable Tester

The Fluke DTX 1800 cable analyzer is a network cable tester. This tester is by far the most popular on the market today. There are over 40,000 units in circulation today. It enjoys fame for good reason. This cable tester really lives up to its reputation. I have worked in the telecommunications field in NYC for 15+ years and I can tell you first hand this is the most widely used and respected cable tester in NYC. Most contractors use the DTX 1800 fluke meter for their copper & fiber cable testing needs. The DTX 1800 is a powerful machine. This lan tester can test a Cat 6 cable in 9 seconds. Perform Basic fiber certification five times faster with DTX Fiber Modules. It is also deadly accurate when it comes to troubleshooting. The Fluke 1800 will reduce your testing budget by up to 33% with this with its efficiency and speed. The cable analyzer also complies with TIA/ISO standards so you can be sure your test results are industry compliant.

Easy To Use Linkware Test Software

With the Fluke DTX 1800 you can easily analyze saved test results in the linkware software which has a very user-friendly interface. With this fluke meter and the linkware software you can also create professional looking test results that can be sent via e-mail to the client. These files are in PDF format and there is a colorful one page test results created for each cable certified. This page includes the wire map diagram of each conductor within the cable. It also lists the Pass/Fail for the many parameter tests and all of the associated measurements for each test. The test result also includes the total length of each of the 4 pairs of the cable. This DTX Cable Analyzer from Fluke Networks is the tester for today’s contractors needs present and future.

Some features of the DTX include:

  • 10 gig Copper Certification
  • Fiber Certification
  • DTX compact OTDR for all your fiber testing needs
  • Patch cord test
  • Permanent Link adapter technology illuminates false failures
  • Certify cabling, verify network availability and link connectivity
  • DTX AC wire map validates power over Ethernet services
  • Detailed, easy to understand Linkware reports
  • Coax Test Solution

Troubleshooting Is A Breeze With The Fluke DTX 1800

Linkware Software

The Fluke DTX 1800 advanced diagnostics make troubleshooting faults twice as fast. This tester identify the point of failure including, distance from the tester and possible reasons for the fault. The DTX 1800 doesn’t stop there. It will offer corrective actions to take so senior technicians may solve the problem quickly without having to consult management. The easy to understand wire map function will make repairing shorts, swapped pairs and reversals a breeze even for less experienced techs. The DTX 1800 also delivers when it comes to future proofing your investment by being able to measure 10 gig cable performance including alien crosstalk in full compliance with industry standards to 500 MHz. This includes Category 6a cabling.

The Fluke DTX 1800 will even help you when you’re not testing. It will cut set up time for reports and gathering test results. You can sort test results by cable ID, by date or by pass or fail to quick identify tests that you are looking for. For example: If you have 1000 tests saved in the tester and five of them have failed you can sort by Fail/Pass and the top 5 test results in spreadsheet file will be the failed results.

The Fluke DTX 1800 tester kit includes:

The DTX 1800 Main and Smart Remote, the Linkware PC software, a 128 MB MSC card, Cat 6A/class Ea permanent link adapters(2), Class 6a Class E Channel Adapters (2), Headsets for talk, 2 AC chargers the carrying case, USB interface cable, serial RS-232 cable (DB9 to IEEE 1394) and user manual.


DTX-1800 DTX-1800 CableAnalyzer: Includes DTX-1800 Main and Smart Remote, LinkWare PC Software, 128MB MMC Card, Cat 6A/Class EA Permanent Link Adapters (2), Cat 6/Class E Channel Adapters (2), Headsets for Talk (2), AC Chargers (2), Carrying Case, USB Interface Cable (Mini-B), Serial RS-232 Cable (DB9 to IEEE1394), User Manual

DTX-1200 DTX-1200 CableAnalyzer: Includes DTX-1200 Main and Smart Remote, LinkWare PC Software, Cat 6/Class E Permanent Link Adapters (2), Cat 6/Class E Channel Adapters (2), Headsets for Talk (2), AC Chargers (2), Carrying Case, USB Interface Cable (Mini-B), User Manual

DTX-LT DTX-LT CableAnalyzer: Includes DTX-LT Main and Smart Remote, LinkWare PC Software, Cat 6/Class E Permanent Link Adapters (2), 6/Class E Channel Adapter (1), AC Chargers (2), Carrying Case, USB Interface Cable (Mini-B), User Manuals (2), Carrying Case, User Manual

DTX-1800-MS DTX-1800 with Multimode and Singlemode Fiber Modules: Includes DTX-1800 CableAnalyzer, set of DTX-MFM2 Multimode Fiber Modules and a set of DTX-SFM2 Singlemode Fiber Modules.

DTX-1800-M DTX-1800 with Multimode Fiber Modules: Includes DTX-1800 CableAnalyzer and a set of DTX-MFM2 Multimode Fiber Modules.

DTX-1800-MO A complete DTX-1800 CableAnalyzer, Multimode DTX MFM2 Fiber Modules, and a DTX Compact OTDR Module.

DTX-1800-MSO DTX 1800 Copper/Fiber/OTDR Kit: Includes DTX-1800 CableAnalyzer, Sets of Multimode DTX MFM2 and Singlemode DTX SFM2 Fiber (loss/length) Modules, DTX Compact OTDR Module, launch fibers, accessories and carrying case(s).

DTX-ACUN AC Charger Universal

DTX-10GKIT Alien Crosstalk Analyzer Kit for DTX-1800 includes: two DTX-AXTLK1 Communication Modules, Windows based DTX AxTalk AnalyzerTM Software, two Cat 6A/Class EA Permanent Link Adapters (DTX-PLA002S), two Channel Adapters optimized for Alien Crosstalk measurement (DTX-CHA002AS)

DTX-COAX DTX Coax Cable Test Adapter (2 adapters included)

DTX-PC6S DTX Patch Cord Test Adapter Set for Category 6 patch cords. Certifies both shielded and unshielded category 6 patch cords per ANSI/TIA 568-C and ISO 11801:2010.

DTX-PLA002S Set of 2 Permanent Link Adapters for Cat6A and Alien Crosstalk testing. This adapter can be used for all permanent link tests Cat6A/6/5e/5 and Cat 3.

DTX-PLCAL Permanent Link Adapter Field Calibration module. An automated procedure under ‘Utilities’ in LinkWare (v2.71 or later) allows the user to calibrate the Return Loss performance of the DTX-PLA002 adaptors using this module.

DTX-PLA002PRP DTX-PLA002 plug replacement parts. This item includes two contact blocks of the 8-pin modular plug.

DTX-TERA TERA Adapter Kit – Includes TERA Channel Adapters (2) and TERA Permanent Link Adapters (2) to test Siemon TERA class F systems

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