Testing SharpX cables by performing a passive test - SharpX X1S, X2S, X1S-CN, X2S-CN, XSU

AutoVu Hardware Guide for SharpX Mobile Installation

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SharpX X1S, X2S, X1S-CN, X2S-CN, XSU
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You can use the SharpX Cable Tester in conjunction with the SharpX Passive Board to perform a passive test and verify that a SharpX camera cable is wired correctly and is not defective.

Before you begin

  • Read about the AutoVu™ Cable Tester.
  • Check the battery on the Cable Tester by pressing the Test button (with no cable attached). The LEDs should flash in the chaser pattern, and the Low Batt. LED should be off.
  • Run the cable you want to test to the enclosure.
  • If you are shortening the SharpX camera cable, terminate the RJ45 connector.

What you should know

  • The Cable Tester powers up automatically when you push the Test button. The unit powers down when you toggle any switch, remove the camera cable, or when it has been idle for 60 seconds.
NOTE: (For Sharp systems) You cannot test Sharp breakout cables using the Cable Tester.


  1. Connect the SharpX cable to the appropriate port on the Cable Tester.
  2. Connect the RJ45 connector of the camera cable to the SharpX Passive Board.
  3. Set the Cable Tester to Passive mode.
  4. Set the Cable Tester to SharpX mode.
    NOTE: Using the wrong Mode will result in incorrect test results.
  5. Press and release the Push To Test button.
  6. Verify that all wire indicator LEDs are solid green. If they are not solid green you must recrimp using a new RJ45 connector and perform the passive test again.
  7. If all wire indicator LEDs are solid green, “exercise” the cable by bending it in all directions near the cable termination to ensure that all connections are solid.
    If an LED turns from solid green to flashing red/amber due to an intermittent wire connection, the Cable Tester locks in the error state even if the wire connection is restored. The LED remains locked for the duration of the Cable Tester’s 60 second power-up period.


If all wire LEDs are solid green, the cable has passed the passive test.


The following example shows a passive test.

After you finish

(SharpX cameras only) Perform an active test to complete testing.