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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Better than Expected
on 26 February 2014
Was a bit sceptical when ordering it, but it's turned out better than I thought. I support IT. infrastructure, including networks, in a large multi-national manufacturing company. After some major upgrades I've had problems with data endpoints not working etc.
This has worked well tracing cables in Data Cabinets, which were not connected or labelled and confirming continuity from DC's to endpoints. In one case the noisy enviroment meant using the earpeace...... very effective. Comes in nice soft case with belt loop, led light on the receiver, which has been usefull, earphones which are ok, 2 x short interface cables, RJ11 - RJ11, & RJ45 - RJ45, & RJ11 - 2 x crock clips.
The tone is quite loud and can be overheard on a noisy data cable. The volume of the receiver is quite loud too. It anoyed my colleague in the office when I was playing with it. As said you can test continuity of each wire in a cat5 cable (made my old Lan Tester redundant) But cannot test live signals on a data cable. You still need a Mod Tap for that (SLT3 for example)
OK, the plastic body is, well, plasticky, but then your not paying for a professional bit of kit. Having said that I've dropped it a couple of times and other than the battery cover flying off, it's survived.!! Oh and watch when you put the receiver in the case.... Its very easy to turn on the led light.............