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Date Submitted Mon. Jul. 15th, 2013 4:24 AM
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Syntax Master claireling
Tags crimp | Down | fiber | optic | punch | tool
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A punchdown tool(also known as punchdown tool or krone tool) is needed to quickly and efficiently connect cable wires to electrical contacts. Not only do these tools make faster connections, but because many connecting blocks like 66-type or 110-type are designed for use with these punch down tools.

AMP Standard Impact Tool for 110 Connect Terminations

It¡¯s not only a network crimping tool for terminating Cat 5, 5e or 6 cables, but it also will punch down a 110 IDC RJ45 jack. It¡¯s a quality piece of equipment. To successfully create Ethernet jacks that computers connect to and for terminating Ethernet cables in a way that does not impair the data signal, IT workers need the right tools. Crimpers are used to terminate RJ45 heads¡ªthe little plastic plugs that allow an Ethernet cable to fit either into an RJ45 wall jack or the Ethernet port on a computer. Crimpers that did not have the right amount of pressure to make a good crimp as well as the sometimes-flimsy punch down tool that comes with RJ45 jacks¡ªmaking wiring time-consuming and frustrating.

Common Features Of Punchdown Tools

Tipical on the market there are three different punch down tools available, including standard impact tool, universal automatic impact tool and corrosion resistant termination tool. Most punch down tools are of the impact type, consisting of a handle, an internal spring mechanism, and a removable slotted blade. They typically are 6-8 inches long with a blade at one end. The top and bottom of the tool are usually different colors to help users identify which side is used to cut the wire. Most models have a changeable blade and a pressure adjustment screw or knob.

The dimensions of the punch down tool are not standardized. Some tools measure 5.35 in x 1.06 in x 1.06 in and weigh 4.69 oz. Others have dimensions of 5.25 in x 1.26 in x 1.26 in, 7.00 in x 2.02 in x 2.02 in and so on. Their weights also vary. Whatever the dimensions of the punch down tool are, usage is the same.

How To Use A Punch Down Tool?

1. Prepare to punch down a wire.
Standing in front of the connection block, hold the punch down tool in one hand, with the cutting blade facing down. Hold the wire in your other hand and loop it through the selected connection block terminal.

2. Punch down the wire.
Holding the end of the wire firmly, place the blade of the punch down on the selected connection terminal and push forward until you reach the bottom of the terminal. Continuing to hold the end of the wire, punch the tool firmly with a straight-forward motion. If done correctly, this action should connect the wire to the terminal and cleanly cut off any excess.

3. Check your connection.
Make sure your connection is secure and there is no loose or broken wire left in the connection block. Tug on the wire to verify that it is securely fastened and connected to the correct terminal.

There are many types of punch down tools available and have different features. The good ones will have reversible blades. This can be handy in many instances. It is also important for the blade to fit in properly. The tool must also be robust. Find other fiber tools at FiberStore.
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Date Submitted Sat. Jun. 15th, 2013 5:27 PM
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Beginner codeboxerjs
Tags Down | helpfulmessage | PHP | redirect | site
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Show users a helpful message on different URL when your site is down.
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Date Submitted Fri. May. 10th, 2013 7:39 AM
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Scripter mikofy
Tags cable | Down | network | punch | stripper | tester | tool
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A network tester is made to calculate how well your high-speed network cables are performing. As you know, poor performance during these cables can result in harm to work, poor Internet access, and general disruption to the network.

Main Options that come with Network Tester

Network tester has 2 different boxes, that are separate. These boxes would be the transmitter and receiver. A fundamental tester includes a source of electrical current, a measuring device that shows if the cable is nice, along with a connection between the two, usually the cable itself.

Network cable tester could be a simple apparatus that merely identifies whether current flows through the cable, or it might be a professional-level, complex device that provides more information that helps find out the problem. Professional-level network cable testers might not only tell if an open circuit exists, but may identify where the break is situated. Some also identify the gauge of wire used and may generate their own signal to check for interference.

Common Problems Of Network Cables
There are a variety of problems which may be taken care of by using the network tester, and it will certainly enable you to save your time looking for software or hardware solutions.

If your network isn?¡¥t working correctly, the issue is frequently user error or other problems. It'll rarely be a faulty cable. A network cable tester is more commonly used to inform whether an area cable works before it is connected. The cabling should first be examined visually to recognize any obvious problems. If everything looks correct, a network cable testing device may then be used.

Basic network cable testers can test for straightforward connectivity issues but may not identify other problems that create the cable to malfunction. Cabling may not work when it's near a source of interference or maybe the cable is simply too long. Intermittent faults may develop that don't appear when the cable is tested. Sometimes the problem is not sustained long enough to show up around the tester.

How To Use A Network Tester?
Step 1. Connect the tester

Plug the network cable into both ends of the box, one into the transmitter, and one into the receiver. These boxes really are a type of your computer network, which means you will be able to easily locate which box is which. Make sure that your cables are fully plugged in before you go to the test.

Step 2. Turn on the tester

Switch on the network cable tester device. The tester will be sending an indication in one end of the box to the other, and will also be the message which is relayed through the cable, almost as much ast would exist in your computer network. Keep your network cable tester connected to the cable at all times throughout the test, otherwise it will not work.

Step 3. Read the report in the tester

While the message has been passed in one end of the cable to the other, the network cable tester will be examining the message for faults, and checking that the message continues to be properly received at the opposite end. If the tester concludes that this is not the case, which something went wrong, you will notice that the tester displays numerous red lights. The differences between the red lights and the green lights which mean that all is working well may not be the same from network cable tester to tester, but you should be able to work out just what the issue is with your cable by reading the instructions.

Step four. Browse the problem

The various lights on your tester are utilized to send a signal to the person operating the machine. Your manual will give you an entire run-down of the items the different patterns of lighting means, and when there is any problem with your cable that needs to be addressed. Once you have found the problem, take away the cable in the boxes, and return the tester to a rut.

For cable testing, the network tester provides full cabling testing, displaying wire map, ID, and faults, including shorts, opens, miswires, split pairs, and reverses. The full featured network tester also measures cable length and generates tone levels for signal tracing and cable identification on all pairs, a selected pair, or a selected pin. Fiberstore is a professional manufacturer supplies all sorts of fiber optic tools, including network cable tester, cable stripper, punch down tool, phone line tester, fiber cable stripper, cable crimping tool, etc.

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Date Submitted Thu. Feb. 7th, 2013 11:58 AM
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Helper hexahow
Tags country | Down | drop | geolocation | List
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The following codes populate the country list into dropdown box based on browser's languages. The country information is getting from geolocation.com
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Date Submitted Wed. Sep. 27th, 2006 7:35 PM
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Beginner finch
Tags CSharp | Down | Key | Trapping
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This code was something I used to monitor the keys that where press while a user would be entering text into a text box in my application. I monitored and watch for the user to hit the "Enter" key and then perform some task. Handy code for chat applications.