TERA® - DSX-8000 CableAnalyzer

To test TERA® Solutions from Siemon, you can use the DSX-8000 CableAnalyzer, which has been approved by Siemon.
TERA® is Siemon's Category 7 connector used in Class F, Class FA and Class II cabling systems.  It is a non-8P8C (RJ-45 style), shielded connector.  Since it is not 8P8C (RJ45 style) based, you cannot use your DSX-PLA804 Permanent Link Adapters.  Likewise, you cannot use your DSX-CHA804 Channel Adapters.

To test Siemon TERA® correctly with a DSX-8000, you need to order the DSX-8-TERA-KIT for your DSX-8000 CableAnalyzer. 

Do NOT order just the DSX-PLA-8-TERA-S, TERA Permanent Link Adapters!  You also need at least one DSX-CHA-8-TERA, TERA® Channel Adapter so you can Set Reference with the main and remote units.  (Shown below)  Ordering the DSX-8-TERA-KIT is the best option when you initially need to start testing on a TERA® project.


Class II is rated to 2,000 MHz (2 GHz).  You will need a Level 2G tester such as the DSX-8000 to test this class of installation.

Class FA is rated to 1,000 MHz (1 GHz).  You need a Level V tester such as the DSX-5000 or DSX-8000 CableAnalyzer to test this class of installation.

Class F is rated to 600MHZ.  You need a Level IV or better tester to test this class of installation.

If you purchase the kit (recommended), part number DSX-8-TERA-KIT, it will come with (2) DSX-PLA-8-TERA adapters and (2) DSX-CHA-8-TERA adapters


DSX-8-TERA-KIT for DSX-8000