The MetroTel 8455 Weatherized Volt Ohm Meter with 5 way leads is a rugged KS kick meter with Voltmeter, Ohmmeter and polarity reversing switch. The 8455 measures loop resistance to identify and locate line faults. The meter measures DC voltage from 0 to 100 volts and loop resistance to 2 megohms with mid-scale ranges of 100,000 and 10,000 ohms.
The scale also shows a points value from 0 to 100. Accuracy is 2% of scale. Switches are: On/Off also marked as ohms and voltage; a polarity reversing switch used to kick the line; a R/10 key; a zero adjust control for proper resistance checks.
Tests for ground, shorts, opens, crosses and splits can be made. The line can be “kicked” using the reversing switch to determine voltage balance between pairs and ground. Two 6-ft test leads are included.