The TT-46 is the only test set that lets you
quickly and easily check both single and two line phone systems for series and
parallel taps. This advanced unit tests every possible combination of wires in a
four wire cable. This lets you detect some of the more sophisticated taps that
use split pairs.
detects series devices with a resistance of 10 ohms or more. (Most series taps
have a resistance of over 100 ohms.) It also detects parallel devices with a
resistance of 65 megohms or less. (Most parallel taps are under 30 megohms.) It
can also detect certain capacitively coupled taps.
included in the TT-46 is a line monitor that lets you check the
wire pairs for the presence of room audio when the phones are hung up. (The
presence of room audio on the phone line when the telephones are not being used
is a sure sign of bugging.) A line driver is part of the monitor function. The
line driver is used to turn on (activate) any voltage operated microphones, such
as FET mics, that may be connected to a pair of wires.
The unit weighs 9 oz. and
measures 7" x 4.6" x 2.25" (with the cover closed). It is powered by one 9 volt
alkaline battery (included). Also included are all necessary cords, plugs and
adapters along with an illustrated instruction manual.
Please note that
the TT-46 is not designed to be connected permanently to a working
phone line. It is a test set that lets you check your on-premises wiring and
telephones for eavesdropping devices or taps. In order to do this, you must be
able to disconnect your inside wiring from the telephone line coming into your
home or business.
This is done at the
interface between the telephone line and inside wiring; usually just by
unplugging a cable at the interface box mounted on the side of the building.
There is nothing difficult about this, but, of course, you must have access to
this interface box.