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CEDIA Recommended Starter Toolkit


CEDIA Recommended Toolkit

The CEDIA Recommended Toolkit contains a useful starter list for all those new engineers coming into the industry. It serves as a basic list to get you going but is not exhaustive.

If you have suggestions for the list then we are always happy to receive them. To suggest additions simply email us.

Hand tools

  • Krone Punch Down Tool
  • 110 Punch Down Tool
  • Cat5e Stripping Tool
  • Cutters
  • BT LJU Crimp Tool
  • RJ45/RJ11 Crimp Tool
  • Hammer
  • Screwdrivers (Pozi, Flat, Philips, Torx)
  • Electricians bolster chisel
  • Plasterboard saw
  • Spirit level
  • Spanners and socket set
  • Scissors (Kevlar?)
  • Good tape measure >8M
  • Small torch
  • Junior hacksaw
  • Long nosed pliers
  • Compression tool for RCA/BNC/IEC/F
  • Terminal driver
  • Security bits
  • Stanley Knife

Construction

  • Cable rod kit
  • Cordless Drill
  • Ladders
  • 6mm Rack Bolts
  • 6mm Cage Nuts

Health & Safety

  • Sweeping brush
  • Dustpan and brush
  • Dust sheets
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Hard hat
  • Boots (Steel Toecap)
  • Slippers / Shoe covers
  • Hi Vis jacket / tabard
  • CEDIA ECS Card

Measurement / test

  • Cat5/6 Cable Tester
  • Multimeter
  • Tone and probe kit
  • Sound level meter
  • Simple telephone (POTS)
  • Mains tester
  • Cheap camera / smartphone
  • SPL Meter
  • Video Calibration Disc
  • USB Stick (audio test files)
  • CDs, DVDs, BD discs

Plugs, Adaptors / Cables

  • 10 x BT Plugs (LJU)
  • 10 x RJ45 Plugs
  • RJ45 to BT Telephone adapter
  • Labelling kit
  • Knee pads
  • Heat shrink
  • Usb - rs232 adapter
  • Soldering Iron (mains)
  • Soldering Iron (Gas)
  • Solder
  • Pack F type 75ohm terminators
  • F type isolator
  • F type variable attenuator
  • Tie wraps
  • Insulating Tape (various colours)
  • Reel Cat5e / Cat6
  • Reel CT100 Coax
  • Reel 16/4 Speaker wire

Misc

  • Stanley Toolbox
  • Sharpies (Marker pens)
  • Pencils
  • Laptop
  • Bluetooth headset

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