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About this product


  • Pocket sized cable tester with remote slave sender
  • Easy to use and easy to read the LED display
  • Token ring support via built in BNC socket

Product overview

• Pocket sized cable tester with remote slave sender
• Easy to use and easy to read the LED display
• Token ring support via built in BNC socket
• Ability to test cables over large distances or in places that are not easy accessible
• Tests for continuity, open, shorted and crossed wire pairs cables
• RJ45, RJ11, RJ12, 10 Base-T and Token Ring
• Supplied with a carry bag and instructions
• Powered by PP3 battery (Order code: L46AL)

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great tester - it does exactly what is says on the box. I installed a complete network and the tester found one crossover fault which was easily remedied, a great bit of kit. Just one slight disappointment Maplin halved the price 2 days after I purchased it.
Date published: 2014-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Item works well and appears fairly robust. I have used it daily since receiving it. An improvement would be separate RJ 11 sockets as RJ 45 adaptors a little delicate and prone to loss but good value for the money.
Date published: 2014-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What an incredibly useful bit of kit I cannot fault this device. I am helping family and friends install Swann CCTV systems which use BNC for the signal and CAT6 Ethernet cables for the LAN connection. Because its necessary to trim down supplied CAT6 cables and the many metres of BNC ready-mades to prevent having great reels of spare lengths tucked behind the PVR, it's essential to be able to test both LAN and BNC connections - which ths delightful little bag of tricks does so elegantly. The unit is very robust and will last for donkeys years's, I'm sure of that. It's so easy to fit RJ45 plugs to CAT6 cables, using a proper crimper, but it is essential to be able to test the connections. It even tests crossovers AND RJ11 telephone cables too. And it cost less that £5.
Date published: 2016-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LAN Tester Simple and intuitive to use.This showed a cabling fault in a network on it's first outing.Perfect for my requirements.
Date published: 2015-03-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Well made but ridiculous drain on battery The product appears to be well made, but a brand new Duracell battery costing £4.99 only lasted for testing 5 cables which is crazy! I bought another battery and the same thing happened, after the 5th cable the battery was exhausted. This is a very poor product for testing cables due to the cost of the batteries.
Date published: 2015-07-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Plastic fantastic Cheap and nasty (and the supplied case is even cheaper and nastier) but the important thing is it does exactly what it says on the tin. Simple continuity test cycles through each pin in order, with a slow mode for the hard-of-thinking/verifying crossover cables. Haven't used the RJ11/BNC, and am not ever likely to (can't remember the last time I came across a token ring, and I don't do telephony). The unit I got looks superficially different from the one in the picture (different colours, label text, typefaces etc.) but is the same shape and basic layout so I'm guessing this is just one of those generic Chinese factory items that just comes however you happen to get it on the day. Only down side is it seems a touch heavy on the battery use, plus the price seems a little high for something so obviously cheaply made, hence four stars instead of 5, but like I said it does exactly what it's supposed to. If you're after an all day tester you might want to look for something a bit higher up the quality ladder.
Date published: 2015-12-20
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I want to test some hidden wiring which we currently use for the telephone line to see if it was installed with cat5e cable so it can be converted for networking . It has an RJ45 termination. Can this be used?

Asked by: Sc0lie
This device would test for continuity and allow you to check if it is a crossover type cable, but it would not measure any data rate or other information about the cable type, just that it is intact and how it is wired.
Answered by: Gareth
Date published: 2016-03-23

Hi Can we use this device to find what ports at the server cabinet switch relate to the network rails around the office ???

Asked by: Marc
Yes this will work fine in your intended application.
Answered by: Darren
Date published: 2015-08-10

When it talks about testing cross-over wiring, does it mean wires that are crossed by error or cross-over cable ( 1-2, 2-1 etc .. )
Asked by: Sean
it refers to cross-over cable.
Answered by: LC
Date published: 2015-07-17

Hi The lan Cable tester could I use this to find out where cables go in an unmapped large network in a school.
Asked by: Michael Mann
Yes this will be possible.
Answered by: TJ
Date published: 2015-07-17

Does it test the terminal box where the RJ 45 Plug goes in?
Asked by: Steve
No sorry this product does not support that.
Answered by: JK
Date published: 2015-07-17

Using the supplied RJ45 link cable. LED''s 1-8 light in sequence, but the G LED only lights on the TX side but not the RX side. Is this correct?
Asked by: Tony
That is fine the G stands for ground and is only tested on FTP cabling.
Answered by: LC
Date published: 2015-07-17

can the terminator device be used to test which wires on a terminal server port are active (using a known correct stright RJ-45 cable)?
Asked by: Adam S
Yes the product does support that.
Answered by: LC
Date published: 2015-07-17

Can I use this to test sockets via patch cable?
Asked by: Phill
I cannot see why not.
Answered by: LC
Date published: 2015-07-17
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