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    Linemans Test Set for RJ-11 with ABN Set Cord
    Product # 8136
    In Stock This item should ship tomorrow (1/22/2018) if ordered within 21 hours 38 minutes

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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
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    Does this Testing Handset come with a comprehensive users manual?
    A shopper on Mar 22, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question. This unit will come with the user manual we have listed under support files on the items page. Here is a link to the manual: http://downloads.monoprice.com/files/manuals/8136_manual_110715.pdf
    4.4 / 5.0
    14 Reviews
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    SO SO
    This is my second one, after about 2 years of the first one fell apart, the buttons stopped working and the clips came off.
    I've only used this one a few times and already the buttons (when calling a number) are not always working

    PROS: ok if you use infrequently

    CONS: prone to break or not work correctly in the first year
    April 4, 2016
    Time Warner Cable Installer
    Does what it's supposed to do. Works great

    PROS: Works great. Especially for the price.
    May 26, 2012
    Works Well - No Batteries Needed
    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.

    PROS: Cost, Ease of Use, Price

    CONS: None that I have found.
    March 2, 2014
    Great for the price
    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.

    PROS: Inexpensive

    Seems to be pretty heavy duty

    Light but not cheap fealing

    CONS: None
    August 10, 2015
    Very cheap item don't waste your money
    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.
    June 15, 2015
    Response from Monoprice

    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
    November 18, 2016
    Monoprice Administrator
    Great product with all the features that you might need.
    This phone test set does everything I need it to do and more .I highly recommend it to anyone that needs to find phone numbers.
    October 21, 2017
    3 months ago
    No Surprises
    No frills, fully functional lineman's test sen. No surprises. Perform as expected.

    PROS: No frills "butt set" it works quite well. Has all of the expected buttons. Lightweight.

    CONS: Some may expect the unit to be heavier. I like it light. The plastic seems a bit flimsy, and I wouldn't want to try to use it after it was dropped but at the price Monoprice sells them, you could buy a spare.
    November 5, 2012
    Great Value
    This tool is just as good as the major name brand tool for much left. We have sold quite a few and the reviews from our customers are excellent. Highly recommended.
    April 12, 2017
    10 months ago
    Exactly what I needed
    This is a great tool, at a great price. Item came quickly with FREE shipping! I have nothing but satisfaction over this purchase. Will buy from MONOPRICE again!!!!
    February 28, 2017
    11 months ago
    butt set
    A basic simple instrument for checking phone lines
    September 11, 2017
    5 months ago


    In Stock This item should ship tomorrow (1/22/2018) if ordered within 21 hours 38 minutes