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VicTsing® Telephone Wire Tracker Network LAN Ethernet BNC RJ45 RJ11 Cable Tester
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
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.............
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 14 May 2014
This is the most useful cabling tool you will ever buy. The detector is sensitive enough to find a cable in a wall or trunking and will save you literally hours in the cabinet. The addition of an end to end pair tester is also great. The unit comes with attachments for telephone, ethernet and croc clip. You only attach to one conductor so there is no issue around creating short circuits or current loops and can be use on active circuits. Honestly the best under £20 I have ever spent on a tool.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 8 December 2013
Bought this set for use at work (telecoms) as a back up / spare
on the occasions that i have had to use it it has performed well and has no problems in sending tone to 700 metres so far.

However the build quality feels quite "flimsy" and the wand part of the set is a waste of time if working in a busy cab/DP as it picks up a huge amount of interference to the point of it being no use.

Having said that for the small amount of money i paid i wasn't expecting anything much and they have come in handy when needed.
would recommend this set as a back up or DIY but not robust enough for a professional day to day installer
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on 3 February 2015
I've had 2 of these (the cheaper orange version not the blue one which is a different product altogether) and neither was very satisfactory. With the first one the crocodile clips separated from the cable unsurprisingly as there was only a very thin wire and solder connecting them. With the second one (before using) I used electrical tape to strengthen the connection between the crocodile clip and the cable to stop it falling part again. I then tried to use it as a cable tracer with mains electrical cable and it didn't seem to work. Today I used to trace some cat 5 cable and it worked just about. As other reviewers have said there is a lot of interference from other cables and I also found it to be of very low sensitivity so it's virtually useless if there are a lot of cables. I connected 2 of the 8 wires and found that you had to be virtually touching the other end of the connected wire to pick up the signal. I also couldn't get it to work with coax cable. Having eventually found and connected the correct (LAN) cable I tried to test this and found that the test function didn't work at all. The "verify" LED on the emitter lit up but none of the other LEDs showed any sign of life even with short lengths of perfectly good connecting cable.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 13 July 2013
bought one or two of the cheapy ones, and this tester is the best i have used yet, can trace over a longer distance than the others and its more robust
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 29 January 2014
Bought this for occasional use at work. It's brilliant at locating individual Cat5e cables and matching to the patch panel. Makes the job so much easier. Plus, there's a cable tester to ensure the plugs are correctly wired up. A brilliant bit of kit for the money.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 22 April 2014
I bought this specifically for tracing cables. Yes it's quite plasticy but at the end of the day for the price it does exactly what it says on the tin, with the added advantage you can check the validity of cables as well.
Would definitely recommend it.
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on 13 August 2014
Only was able to use it for 2 days, took me a while to get batteries sorted, anyway I checked about 50 network points / cables and traced 2 before 2 or 3 LED's stopped working. However when it was working I found it 4 star good and the tone tracer was impressive as it was able to generate / detect tone from the front of patch panel without having to take cat 5 cable out of the patch point (which I did anyway just to make sure I had the correct socket). But I had to return it due to fault with the LED's. Was tempted just to keep it as a cable tracer. The return was simple with no drama and the retailer offered full refund.
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on 15 June 2015
I bought this unit for the search and scan feature I didnt use it till now on an unfamiliar site the scan is really accurate on a direct connection ie you know the assigned port but not where its patched in the panel did not bleep on neighbouring ports bleeped on correct port
the piezo was a bit low in a noisy environment even with head phones if i can make an amp for this that doesnt hinder it operation it would be a mega piece of kit

i havent used it to desperately locate a circuit yet(plug in regardless and locate) because its too precious at the moment
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on 24 May 2015
Decent buy, provides a good tone. A couple of times the on button has been pressed whilst it was in the case in my bag, and when going to use it in the field have discovered flat batteries. Carrying spares would be advised.

This device also doesn't seem to like toning cables that are connected to PoE switches, although it was £20 and the Fluke equivalent is about quadruple the price.

If you plan to use this for large networking projects I would highly recommend investing in a Fluke toner.
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