Since the release of the Bicsi based Modified One Connector Permanent Link, the TIA has released the Modular Plug Terminated Link (MPTL). The MPTL model is more useful as it uses a Patch Cord Adapter to test the field installed modular plug. Details are available through this KB:
The following information is prior to TIA MPTL release:
A YouTube video is also available on this subject.
With the DSX-5000 CableAnalyzer, it is possible to test a link when the far end of the cable has been terminated with a RJ45 plug.
Testing this to obtain a warranty from a cabling vendor? You should consult with them on their requirements, since they are issuing the warranty and not Fluke Networks. Their word is final.
BICSI recognizes this style of link and certain standards bodies are looking to define this link definition.
Connect the DSX-5000 CableAnalyzer as shown below. The main unit must be at the patch panel end.
Selecting the test limit:
- Tap the test limit from the HOME SCREEN > EDIT > Test Limit > MORE
Slide down to Application and tap to see:
Six options are available. Cat 5e, Cat 6 Cat 6A and the (+All) options which adds ELTCTL, TCL, Resistance Unbalance within a pair, Resistance Unbalance between pairs, CMRL and CDNEXT measurements.
- Tap SAVE > USE SELECTED.
Unlike the DTX CableAnalyzer, this will not complain/warn about a Permanent Link adapter being mixed with a Channel Adapter. If you get a message indicating the patch cord at the far end is bad, it means you have failed to maintain the twists in the cable entering the back of the RJ45 plug. You will need to re-terminate the RJ45 plug.