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Telecom Test Equipment

Tempo Sidekick Copper Loop Tester

These powerful, hand-held Sidekick meters quickly and accurately uncover intermittent POTS/Copper Loop troubles that other test sets simply can't detect.

Tempo's Sidekick Copper Loop testers perform a battery of critical tests to identify and troubleshoot difficult, intermittent POTS copper loop problems.

The upgraded Sidekick T&N tester performs all the functions of the legendary Sidekick 7B loop tester, and adds powerful transmission and noise testing capabilities. The result is an even more versatile test set that identifies frequently missed faults and, also, tests and qualifies the transmission quality of POTS lines.

Tests performed by the Tempo Sidekick meters include: Stress testing (reads audible noise on a stressed pair), Leakage testing (finds intermittent resistance faults), Loop Current testing (T&N only), Circuit Loss testing (T&N only), Metallic Noise testing (T&N only), Power Influence testing (T&N only) and Load Coil detection (T&N only).

  • Stress test determines stressed noise susceptibility of dry and working pairs
  • Leakage Test measures resistance, AC/DC Volts and capacitive kick
  • Provides tone for twisted pair or crossed conductor identification
  • Single setup for testing Tip-Ring, Tip-Ground and Ring-Ground
Sidekick Specifications
Rx1: Reads 0 to 2000 ohms;
Rx1,000: Reads 0 to 2 megohms;
Rx10,000: Reads 0 to 20 megohms
DC Voltage
0 to 100 Volts DC
AC Voltage
0 to 200 Vrms
Circuit Noise
0 to 90 dBrn*
Circuit Loss
-15 to +1 dB*
Power Influence
50 to 100 dBrnC*
Load Coil Detector
Up to 3 or 4 load coils*
Loop Current
0 to 100mA*
Stress Test
0 to 90 dBrn
*Sidekick T&N only
Tempo Sidekick Copper Loop Tester
Item #: 43442
Weight: 5 lbs.
43442 Description:
Deluxe Sidekick T&N Tester
Sidekick 7B Copper Loop Tester
Item #: 43447
Weight: 5 lbs.
43447 Description:
Basic Sidekick 7B Tester