Network Cable Tester

Network Cable Tester is a device designed to measure and test existing LAN connection. LAN Testers are a must-have piece of equipment for every network installer. Whatever it is an existing cable connection troubleshooting or installation brand new cable connections, cable tester checks the signal quality and point at exact cables or cores that need an attention.

How do network cable testers work?

A cable tester is an electronic device that simply measures the conductive between two ends of a cable. It also checks and measures signal for correct wiring. There are two most common ways of testing the connection:

  • Tester sends a current down the wire and measures its level. This is called a continuity testing.

  • Tester sends a current and a voltage down the connection. Then by measuring a voltage and current, it calculates a resistance. This is called resistance testing.

What's a typical application of Network Cable Testers?

Due to different types of data that can be transmitted over the Ethernet network data cables. Testers are suitable for testing computer Cat 3, Cat5, Cat5e, Cat6, Cat6a, Cat6e, Cat 7 cables. They can also be used for testing and confirming the correct installation of telephone lines, all kind of RJ45 fitted cables, LAN cables, and some models even coaxial cables.

What brand manufactures the best and most accurate testers?

The market leading brands such as Fluke Networks or Ideal Networks specialises in producing high-end Network Cable testers. These devices are very accurate but may be very expensive. For many installers or DIY enthusiast, basic or less-expensive models from our range would be an ideal choice.

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