Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Hints & tips for DTX users

Thought we would share a few hints & tips with our hire customers and the general Fluke DTX user community.

Your DTX information:

Did you know that your DTX1200 or DTX1800 has useful information stored in the actual tester which will tell you the units Serial number, Software version, Hardware version, Last calibration date, DTX Limits and DTX Cables versions. All very handy if you need to quickly establish if the unit is within calibration date and running the latest firmware and software:

Turn the main unit dial to > SPECIAL FUNCTIONS>VERSION INFORMATION

Set reference & self test

A process we conduct prior to every tester hire to reference the main unit with the remote and to test the cables and adaptors being used. It's essential this is carried out to ensure your unit is functioning correctly and is equally matched to the remote, permanent link adaptors and channel adaptors.

Firstly connect a permanent link adaptor (PLA001 or PLA002) to the main unit and a channel adaptor (CHA001 or CHA002) to the remote:

Turn the main unit dial to > SPECIAL FUNCTIONS>SET REFERENCE>TEST>OK>SELF TEST>OK

Then carry out the same routine using the other permanent link adaptor and channel adaptor.

Factory default re-set

Once in a while your tester may like any piece of modern technology require a re-boot or factory default re-set. If you ever need to use this shortcut please ensure you download all results stored in the main unit first as you are about to format the tester main and remote memory and settings to the original factory defaults. Also ensure that the audible tone is set to YES in the main unit set up.

Connect the main unit to the remote unit and power OFF the main unit
  1. Power up the remote unit only.
  2. Hold down keys F1, F3 and SAVE on the main unit.
  3. Keeping them held down, power up the DTX main unit.
  4. Once it has finished playing a tune, let go of the keys.
  5. Rotate the dial to SPECIAL FUNCTIONS and select Self Test. Press F3 to reset the DTX CableAnalyzer.
 
For more hints, tips and general DTX information visit the Fluke Networks knowledge base our our resources section at www.testerhire.co.uk
 

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