Cable Caddy for Cable Reels

Just want to give you guys a heads up on the Cable Caddy. If you have to unreel cable without one of these you know it can be a big chore and a very irritating nuisance if you’re working all by yourself. Let’s check it out from our YouTube channel.

Cable Caddy for Reels of Cable

As you can tell it’s very sturdy and it’ll save space in your work truck! For more information and to order this online visit Discount-Low-Voltage.com.

How to crimp QuikThru Modular Plugs

The QuikThru Crimp Tool and QuikThru connectors make terminating your network cables a breeze. Simply feed your separated wire pairs through the connector and the guides will hold everything in place. Then with a simple squeeze, the tool will crimp on your CAT5E or CAT6 connector and trim off all excess wire. Also, works with standard RJ11 & RJ45 plugs. Let’s check out an overview and How To Video from our YouTube Channel.

How to Crimp the Eclipse QuikThru RJ45 Connector

Did you see how close and clean that blade cut those conductors off?! I did feel real good knowing that the color code I needed was easy to verify and that I did it correctly.  Let’s go over some of the features.

  • Provides a ratcheted, high leverage, ultra stable platform for consistent, repeatable terminations.
  • Works with QuikThru connectors to easily sort and assure proper wiring configurations
  • Reduce distance between wire twists and contacts
  • Built-in cutter and stripper for flat and round cable.
    Crimp and trim in one cycle!
  • Works with solid or stranded wire, CAT5/5e/6 Connectors

Excellent tool, connectors, and great features for the price. For more information on the QuikThur and to order online visit Discount-Low-Voltage.com.

Eclipse Modular Crimp Tool 902-086

I’d like give you a quick look at one of my favorite modular connector crimp tools manufactured by Eclipse Tools. Here’s a look at it from our YouTube channel.

Eclipse Modular Crimp Tool 902-086

I really like having the ability to crimp a handset plug just in case you need to fix one on the fly. It also has a very durable feel to it and has a nice compact size to it. For more information on this crimp tool and to see what other crimp tools we have available visit Discount-Low-Voltage.com.

Let’s demonstrate the “Easy RJ45” connector and crimp tool

So we received a new shipment of these pass through easy RJ45 connectors. I’ve heard of these for a while now and I said to myself, let’s check them out. The pass through RJ45 connector  (Part Number EC-RJ45) makes terminating your network category cables easy. All you have to do is pass your wires through the easy RJ45 connector and the guides inside the connector will hold all the copper conductors in place. Then you use the EC-RJ45 crimp tool to crimp. With it’s built in blade this tool crimps and cuts all of the excess copper conductors off the end of the Easy RJ45 connector at the same time.

Let’s check out a demo from our YouTube channel.

The gold contacts don’t get enough credit. They’re 3 pronged and because of that you can crimp connectors on solid or stranded copper conductors. The crimp tool also works with standard RJ11 and RJ45 connectors.

After posting this video on our Facebook Page a fan wanted to get a look at the shielded Cat6 connector. So we decided to do another video for the shielded Cat6 connector.

Shielded Cat6 Easy RJ45 Connector

After using this tool and these connectors. The Eclipse Tools brand has come through with a quality connector and crimp tool. The shielded part of the connector also feels like it’s quality made. A customer on the YouTube channel also likes the quality of the shield and connector overall. I’ve also gained confidence with this brand knowing that it cut the end of the copper conductors clean and flush off the connector. I’ve heard that some low end crimp tools don’t do a good job of that. The connector and crimp tool is in stock and ready to ship today.

For more information and to order online visit Discount-Low-Voltage.com

Easiest way to cut drywall for those Electrical Boxes

When you need to cut some drywall for an outlet it’s an easy task with a drywall saw. If you need to cut 2 holes per room in a new building and you have 40 rooms to do, it can become a tedious task. If you’ve cut drywall only once or twice let’s take a look at how it’s done to refresh your memory.

As you can tell, cutting one or two holes every once in a while is probably not a big deal when using that drywall saw, but if you have a lot of rooms to do it’s a big chore. What you want to use is the labor saving Q-Bit, let’s check it out.

The Q-Bit is an instant labor saver and fits nearly all multi-tools, and quickly turns into the square saw blade you need. If you need to cut a 2 or 3 gang size hole you simply move the blade over. Save your time. For more information and to order the Q-Bit visit Discount-Low-Voltage.com

Need help fishing wire?

Anything that can help your installation go easier is a plus! Let’s check out the Magnepull.

Here’s a great look at running cable behind drywall.

Here’s a great look at how to do it under carpet!

Look’s easy right, let’s open it fresh out the box and get a good look at the Magnepull.

As you can see, if your always pulling wire and cable this would be an important tool to keep handy. Order the Magnepull online at Discount-Low-Voltage.com

I need some tools for running cable behind a wall, what you got?

We have this cool kit put together by Greenlee, it’s a good place to start so let’s check it out.

Now the D’Versibit flexible drill bit kit includes:

– The D’Versibit 

– Placement Tool

– Grip

The features mentioned for this tool kit are:

– Use to drill and pull wire through existing walls

– Drill through wood even slow speed and even pressure

– Flexible bit drills 9/16″ diameter holes in many kinds of wood

– Placement tool is used to position the bit inside of the wall

– Grip can be attached to the end of wire (10mm – 13mm). 

Now that you have some tools you might need some help on how to run your cable behind the wall, here’s the best video on YouTube showing you how it’s done.

Good luck on your install and to place and order for this kit we have them in stock!

 

More than just a wiremapper?

Ideal industries has been making some cool tools for a long time now and they recently redesigned the VDV Pro tester and looks like it now has some new tricks. Let’s see what going on with the new VDV II Pro.

The new VDV II Series are easy to use cable verification testers that check the integrity of copper cables commonly found in domestic, commercial or industrial voice, data or video installations, including telephone wiring, data network and video/security cabling.

  • Accurate – Advanced TDR (Time Domain Reflectometry) measures cable length and provides distance to fault information in the VDV Pro
  • Fast – Identifies wiring errors instantly and displays the results all on one screen
  • Intelligent – Quickly determines which phone service is running over cables, such as ISDN or PBX. Identifies voltage, pin and polarity for PoE (Power Over Ethernet) applications.

If you’re like me you can see print all day and who cares! I want to see it in action so let’s check in with our buddy Ron Kipper with Ideal Industries as he gives us a kick ass demonstration of the new VDV II Pro.

Currently we are stocking the VDV II Pro and it includes all the features of the VDV II, VDV II Plus and…

  • TDR measurement to identify distance to opens and shorts for accurate and advanced troubleshooting.
  • PoE Detection with Voltage, Pin, and Polarity Information
  • Phone Service Detection: PBX / ISDN
  • Ethernet Detection with Network Rate & Duplex Information. Identifies 10/100/1000Mb and Hd/Fd on connected ports/devices.

Both the VDV II Plus and the VDV II Pro include a carrying case that can hold all optional VDV II accessories plus an optional Tone Probe (62-164). Included in the carrying case are:

  • 2 RJ-45 to alligator clip cable assemblies
  • 2 RJ-45 patch cables
  • 2 RJ-11 patch cables
  • 1 Coax F patch cable
  • 1 F-81 barrel splice
  • 1 BNC female to F male adapter
  • 1 BNC female to F female adapter
  • 1 RCA female to F male adapter
  • 1 RCA female to F female adapter

Less talk more action? Got it, here’s the unboxing video on it.

Now I know you have a tester that’s probably on it’s last battery, looks like the VDV II Pro is your next tester. Order online!

Behind the wall wire and cable pulling kit

Cabling behind the wall can be a chore, make sure you have the right tools for the job. A good place to start is with this cool kit offered by Greenlee.

Now that you have some tool to start the project, check out our YouTube channel for a video on how to drill and pull that string.

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