Chapter 7Cable Testing Fundamentals
Table 7-1: Twisted Pair Cable Types and Associated Networks
Cable Type Network Examples
TIA Cat 3, 5e, 6 UTP or STP and 7 STP Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, ATM, and GigabitEthernetISO Class C, D, E and F UTP or STP Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, ATMTP-PMD / TP-DDI FDDI or ATM on Copper 10Base-T EthernetSingle Pair Telephone, Apple Local Talk, ISDNShielded Two-Pair (1,2,7,8) ATM, Fiber Channel on Copper
Shielded Twisted Pair (STP)
Testing the continuity of the shield is important and requires shielded test leads at both the Display Handset and Remote Handset. When testing STP, be sure toselect Shielded Cable Type (STP) in the Cable Type menu.
Twists are maintained to within ½”as required per TIA Category 5e
insulation guidelinesScreened Category 5e Cable(ScTP)Metallic shield provides EMIprotection
Figure 7-2: Shield Continuity Test Connections Twisted Pair
If a USOC (Universal Service Ordering Code) or other wiring scheme is used, aspecial adapter may be required for connection. Refer to
Appendix D, Model Accessories
for a full list of available cable adapters.
Note: If your testing requirements include connection to something other than an RJ-45 or Tera style jack, refer to Testing with Block Adapters later in this chapter.