Wire ID + Verify Tool using CAT5 and LAN Scout

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by m4yh3m, Jan 15, 2014.

  1. m4yh3m

    Thread Starter AAC Fanatic!

    Apr 28, 2004
    I need a way to verify cables that were ran by a contractor. Due to the length and location of the run, I need it as simple as possible. Wires were mislabeled during the run and caused a headache during the setup.


    1 x Klein Tools LAN Scout Junior VDV526-052
    LAN Scout Manual
    2 x CAT5 cables, Male Connector <------> Stripped Cable
    2 x 8 Circuit Terminal Blocks
    4 x Three-conductor shielded cable with metal foil shield and drain wire

    Connection Setup:

    LAN Scout Remote End - RJ45 - Terminal Block - Three-conductor Cable - Terminal Block - RJ45 - LAN Scout Remote

    Terminal Block
    Circuit 1 - Cable 1, Black
    2 - Cable 1, Clear
    3 - Cable 2, Black
    4 - Cable 2, Clear
    5 - Cable 3, Black
    6 - Cable 3, Clear
    7 - Cable 4, Black
    8 - Cable 4, Clear


    I would like someone to verify or correct my wiring with the goal of rewiring the RJ45 side of the terminal block, allowing me to designate certain circuits to certain conductors
  2. mcgyvr

    AAC Fanatic!

    Oct 15, 2009
    can't you just look at the color code?
    Why isn't the contractor in there fixing their bad work?
    Whats the terminal blocks for?
    Can't you just plug in the connector to the LAN Scout and it simply tells you whats miswired?
  3. m4yh3m

    Thread Starter AAC Fanatic!

    Apr 28, 2004
    Can't you answer my question without posing more questions?
  4. mcgyvr

    AAC Fanatic!

    Oct 15, 2009
    No I can't.. thats why I tried to ask some more.. :rolleyes:

    So far I've got... Just plug it in then read the screen. :p

    Is it even "intended" to be used for ethernet/catX runs?
    What do you mean by designate certain circuits to certain conductors..

    I didn't look at the scout deal but doesn't it have a remote device that goes at the far end of the cable? ie fox and hound

    Or do you just want to know if the left side of the tb wiring matches cat x wiring colors?