- Cable tester displays cable length, wiremap, cable ID, and distance to fault on one screen
- Detects today’s media services, including 10/100/1000 Ethernet, POTS and PoE
- Locates virtually any cable or wire pair with Intellitone digital and analog toning
- Tests all common media types, including RJ11, RJ45, coax, with no adapters
- Rubber over mold enhances grip and increases ruggedness; “Oversized” backlit LCD makes results crystal clear in any work environment
Worthwhile Tool Investment 03/28/2014
This review is from: Fluke Networks MS2-100 MicroScanner2 VDV and Network Cable Tester
This tool has become a pretty important one is my toolbox. I've previously used the economical continuity "dumb" testers to verify cables, but they didn't work as well for anything past the basic verification of a cable's basic functionality. This little guy tells you specifics about each pair, what kind of device might be plugged in on the other side of the cable, and all kinds of other stuff. It can also be used as a tone sender if you're trying to ID cables in a bundle.
Tone sender works with a generic tone picker-upper, but not as well as it would with the Fluke Intellitone. It's got a premium price compared to some competitors.
Jumping from a basic cable tester that only tells continuity to this unit has been very beneficial for me, saving lots of time and effort in doing my job. I know there are other companies out there that make similar tools for less, but Fluke is a brand that I've used for years and I was willing to pay the premium for it.
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