INTELLIGENT WORK FORUMS
FOR COMPUTER PROFESSIONALS

Log In

Come Join Us!

Are you a
Computer / IT professional?
Join Tek-Tips Forums!
  • Talk With Other Members
  • Be Notified Of Responses
    To Your Posts
  • Keyword Search
  • One-Click Access To Your
    Favorite Forums
  • Automated Signatures
    On Your Posts
  • Best Of All, It's Free!

*Tek-Tips's functionality depends on members receiving e-mail. By joining you are opting in to receive e-mail.

Posting Guidelines

Promoting, selling, recruiting, coursework and thesis posting is forbidden.

Jobs

BIX test probe???

BIX test probe???

(OP)
BELDEN A0270166 BIX TEST PROBE, SINGLE PR W/CLIPS

I have come across a site that has BIX IDC for all terminations. Not had much to do with BIX other than the odd punch down here and there with BIX punch down blade. I am looking at the above test probe. Does anyone know if this test probe works the same way as a 110 test clip where you can jump on the cross connected jumpers and check for dial tone. Or does the BIX test probe need the cross connect removed before testing.
Thanks in advance. I need to check dial tone for a 500 rooms hotel with analog extensions. Really do not want to remove cross connect by cross connect.

RE: BIX test probe???

2
Hi tinga1

I use this all the time with bix blocks. Just clip on and go off hook on you butt set to test.
Caution they break easily.

Owner
Sideline Telephone Service Inc.
Canadian - Reseller

RE: BIX test probe???

To be clear yes cross-connect or no cross-connect.

Push the little black clips at top and bottom inwards at the same time to lock in in place.

________________________________________
We take the time to try to answer your questions for free, please return the favor and take the time to answer back and include any resolution you found elsewhere, thanks.

=----(((((((((()----=
www.curlycord.com


Toronto Canada
www.telcopc.ca

RE: BIX test probe???

The magic of these, if all you need is a go/no test (Dial tone or not, since it's analog) leave the butt set switched off-hook and just go pair-to-pair. You don't even need to clip the retainers to hold it in place. It's a quick and easy way to bridge the connection. I agree with Engenius they are fragile but only the retainer clips.

RE: BIX test probe???

I have explained the process to lock in case it was needed as it often is.

As for being fragile I have broken one in 30 years...I gather there is cheap ones out there these days.

________________________________________
We take the time to try to answer your questions for free, please return the favor and take the time to answer back and include any resolution you found elsewhere, thanks.

=----(((((((((()----=
www.curlycord.com


Toronto Canada
www.telcopc.ca

RE: BIX test probe???

(OP)
All been most helpful. Thank you

RE: BIX test probe???

There were actually two versions of the BIX test probe. The original one had little flex grippers and would lock to the connector, but due to wear and tear they would eventually break. It also had an upper and lower terminal that could be used for connection instead of the alligator clips, which I liked. The current design has the same part number, QTBIX17A, but was changed by adding the little locking flipper clips that do break off eventually, even when careful, and dropped the upper and lower terminals. The leads with the alligator clips are longer, sheathed, and exits from the bottom of the probe.

Hope this helps!

....JIM....

Red Flag This Post

Please let us know here why this post is inappropriate. Reasons such as off-topic, duplicates, flames, illegal, vulgar, or students posting their homework.

Red Flag Submitted

Thank you for helping keep Tek-Tips Forums free from inappropriate posts.
The Tek-Tips staff will check this out and take appropriate action.

Reply To This Thread

Posting in the Tek-Tips forums is a member-only feature.

Click Here to join Tek-Tips and talk with other members!

Resources

Close Box

Join Tek-Tips® Today!

Join your peers on the Internet's largest technical computer professional community.
It's easy to join and it's free.

Here's Why Members Love Tek-Tips Forums:

Register now while it's still free!

Already a member? Close this window and log in.

Join Us             Close