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Linemans Test Set for RJ-11 with ABN Set Cord
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Linemans Test Set for RJ-11 with ABN Set Cord

The Monoprice Lineman's Test Set is a professional piece of equipment designed for telephone installers, repair technicians, and phone system maintenance personnel. This durable, line-powered device is full of features for testing existing and newly installed communications systems for proper functionality.

The bright red handset is both impact and water resistant. The rubber-covered keypad and large slide switches are designed for use with gloves, making this a convenient tool for line workers. The large, heavy-duty alligator clips support five different types of wire connections, including a bed-of-nails and an insulation piercing spike. The connecting cord is covered in cloth for durability and is equipped with a strain-relief connection at the RJ11X connector. A heavy-duty, spring-loaded belt clip allows the handset to be conveniently hung from a maintenance belt.

The tester has a three-position volume switch, which can provide up to 12 dB of volume gain. The ring mode can be set to send either DTMF tones or rotary dial pulses. A three-position mode switch allows the tester to be set to Monitor, Ring, or Talk modes:

  • The Monitor mode provides a high-impedance coupling to the telephone line, allowing it to be monitored without interfering with existing conversations, data transmissions, or signalling.
  • The Ring mode allows the tester to be on-hook with an electronic ringer connected to the telephone line. This provides a low-impedance coupling to the telephone line for monitoring of optional line identification tones.
  • The Talk mode allows the technician to seize the line or initiate signalling. From this mode a number can be dialed using the keypad. Hanging up the line is as simple as switching to the Ring or Monitor mode.

The handset includes an automatic last-number redial function, which is capable of repeating up to 31 digits. It also features a number memory storage capability, allowing the technician to store up to 10 different numbers of up to 15 digits each, including the insertion of 3-second pauses for use with trunk lines. A pre-installed CR2032 lithium battery maintains the stored number memory and can be easily replaced by removing two screws and opening the handset.

To assist in line testing, the kit includes a 5-inch, 4-wire RJ11 test lead with spade lugs on the ends of each wire. Additionally, a 2.5mm headphone jack allows the technician to utilize a microphone/headset unit instead of the handset speaker and mic. When not in use, the headphone jack is protected from moisture with a rubber cover.

Support Files:

Loop Limit 4K ohms max at 48 VDC (5k meter - 26-gauge non-loaded) nominal 15 mA minimum loop current
DC Resistor 150 ohms typical t 80 mA current
Monitor Impedance Low Impedance = 600 ohms typical at 1 KHz (Ring mode)
High Impedance = 100K ohms typical at 1 KHz (Monitor mode)
Rotary Dial Output
Pulsing Rate 10 +/- 0.5 pulses/sec
Percent Break 60% +/- 2%
Interdigital Pause 8.5 ms typical
Leakage During Break > 50K ohms
DTMF Output
Tone Frequency Error +/- 1.5%
Level of Tone Pair + dBm max, -8 dBm min
Low vs High Tone Difference -4 dBm max
Length 22.4 cm (8.8 inches)
Width 7.12 cm (2.8 inches)
Height 7.0 cm (2.75 inches)
Weight 380 g (13.4 ounces) max

Included in the Box:

  • 1x MCT-1900-RD Testing Handset
  • 1x 61" RJ11/Alligator Clip Test Lead (attached to handset)
  • 1x Spring-loaded Metal Belt Clip (attached to handset)
  • 1x CR2032 Lithium Battery (installed inside handset)
  • 1x 5" 4-wire RJ11 Test Lead with Spade Lugs

7 Reviews

85.71% of the reviewers recommend this product


Great for the price

  • Ben Kiser,
  •  Fresno, CA 
  • 8/10/2015 8:17:18 AM

Pros: Inexpensive
Seems to be pretty heavy duty
Light but not cheap fealing

Cons: None

Wasn't expecting a lot when I ordered this because of the low price, but when it came in I was very impressed with how it felt and looked. Only been using it for a short time but seems like it's heavy duty enough for what I use it for and the price was great.

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Very cheap item don't waste your money

  • John Krikor,
  •  Burbank, CA 
  • 6/15/2015 11:06:03 AM

When I purchased it I was so happy with it. But all of a sudden, the phone now has a very loud noise in it. I'm able to dial out but I can't hear a dial tone. Instead I hear a terrible noise. I'm an alarm technician and I only use it to check if I have a dial tone or not and check the phone number. So I'm not a telephone tech that uses the buttset everyday. I use it once in a while and I'm very careful with my tools. Even it still looks brand new. However, I'm very disappointed with this item.

by Monoprice Administrator

Thank you for your review on PID 8136. My apologies for the inconvenient experience you have had while using this test set. If I may ask, do you happen to have the order number for this purchase? Please let me know so we can look into this matter further. Thank you in advance!

Gabby V.
Tech Support Associate
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Works Well - No Batteries Needed

  • David Huebner,
  •  Billings, MT 
  • 3/2/2014 8:23:31 AM

Pros: Cost, Ease of Use, Price

Cons: None that I have found.

This is a basic lineman's set. Does just what it should. For the price it is awesome. I ordered this for my phone kit. I would recommend to others without a problem.

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Great Tool

  • Soren Stoutner,
  •  Wickenburg, AZ 
  • 9/13/2013 3:33:25 PM

This is a great little linemans test tool.

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great quality at a good price

  • Oscar G,
  •  Lomita, CA 
  • 4/2/2013 10:05:26 PM

Pros: easy to use , rugged and no need to pay for a famous brand name.

Cons: no cons.

I used different brands and this unit gave me the same quality for a lot less money .

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