• Subject: Re: Twinax Tester
  • From: John Earl <johnearl@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 11 Jan 1999 08:10:27 -0800
  • Organization: PowerTech Toolworks & The 400 School

Pat,

If he's making his own cables, you'll need the tester for sure!

Here is a short course.... from memory.  I hope it's complete (and accurate)
enough to help.

Set the selection switch to 0 to put the twinax tester into self-test mode.
Press the big blue button ofn the side.  The amber light should come on
immediately, and the green light should come on in 5-10 seconds.  There is a
9volt battery in the tester that can be replaced if the tester does not pass
self-test.

Set the switch to 1 for twin-ax cable or 2 for twisted pair.  Press the big blue
button ofn the side.  Wait 5-10 seconds.

If the amber light comes on, the cable has reversed polarity.  Fix the cable.

If no light comes on,  you're not connected to the AS/400.  Either a bad cable,
or no connection.

If the green light comes on you're good to go!

Hope this helps.

jte


Pat Barber wrote:

> I recently took on new customer.. He wants to use twinax for his
> local devices(approx 20)sooooo I said fine, we will use twinax but
> he has insisted on making up his own cables(I was against this) but
> here we are.. While at an older customer site this weekend, I ran
> across a twinax tester made by IBM that was shipped with his old
> 9406-D35... It was still in the box and to my knowledge, never been
> used... We couldn't find the manual that goes with the tester...
> Does anybody know what the correct manual is for this device or maybe
> a short telephone course on how this puppy works..... It looks like
> it can test either twinax or twisted pair so it could come in handy
> for other site problems....
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