Objective 5.3: Hardware Tools

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Objective 5.3: Hardware Tools
Objective 5.2: Software Tools


Objective 5.3: Given a scenario, utilize the appropriate hardware tools

Cable testers[edit | edit source]

Cable tester

these are used to check the quality of the cable, how many wires that fully connected, a light will indicate how many wires are working

Protocol analyzer[edit | edit source]

TDR (Time-domain Reflectometer)[edit | edit source]

Signal transmitted and reflected from a discontinuity

OTDR (Optical Time-domain Reflectometer)[edit | edit source]

Optical Time-domain Reflectometer

This is used to check the connectivity of a fibre optic cable and the quality of the connection, by sending timed signals.

Multimeter[edit | edit source]

Multimeter

Toner probe[edit | edit source]

Toner probe

Butt set[edit | edit source]

Punch down tool[edit | edit source]

Punch down tool

It is used to connect the network cables to a RJ-45 network connector. It punches down the cable to ensure a connection and then cuts off the excess wires.

Cable stripper[edit | edit source]

Cable stripper

Snips[edit | edit source]

Snips

Voltage event recorder[edit | edit source]

Oscilloscope

Temperature monitor[edit | edit source]

Temperature monitor
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