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 3C, 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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RS Stock No. 179-6067
Mfr. Part No.R151006
£922.00
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Cat5e Network Tester - Yes Battery, Mains - 5 h 80 x 40 x 175mm 400g LCD - Touch Screen 175mm 80mm - -
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RS Stock No. 193-8379
Mfr. Part No.DSX-602-PRO INT
£6,979.00
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- Network Tester RJ45 - Battery Li-Ion 8 h 13.33 x 6.67 x 27.94cm 1.4kg LCD 279.4mm 133.3mm +45°C 0°C
RS Stock No. 135-4298
Mfr. Part No.LRAT-2000-KIT
BrandNetscout
£2,011.63
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- Auto Tester Kit RJ45 Yes Battery Li-ion 6 h 89 x 198 x 48mm - LCD 48mm 198mm +45°C 0°C
RS Stock No. 182-5593
Mfr. Part No.PR100240
BrandKunbus
£982.43
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RS Stock No. 179-6068
Mfr. Part No.R156005
£1,664.00
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Cat5e Network Tester - - Battery, Mains NiMH 5 h 80 x 40 x 175mm 400g LCD - Touch Screen 175mm 80mm - -
RS Stock No. 189-2332
Mfr. Part No.R151010
£1,495.00
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Cat5e Network Tester RJ45 Yes Battery, Mains Rechargeable Battery 5 h 175 x 80 x 40mm 400g - 40mm 175mm - -
New
RS Stock No. 193-8378
Mfr. Part No.DSX-602-NW INT
£6,349.00
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- Network Tester RJ45 - Battery Li-Ion 8 h 13.33 x 6.67 x 27.94cm 1.4kg LCD 279.4mm 133.3mm +45°C 0°C
RS Stock No. 135-4297
Mfr. Part No.LRAT-2000
BrandNetscout
£1,546.51
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- Auto Tester RJ45 Yes Battery Li-ion 6 h 89 x 198 x 48mm 500g LCD 48mm 198mm +45°C 0°C
New
RS Stock No. 193-8377
Mfr. Part No.DSX-602 INT
£6,349.00
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- Network Tester RJ45 - Battery Li-Ion 8 h 13.33 x 6.67 x 27.94cm 1.4kg LCD 279.4mm 133.3mm +45°C 0°C
RS Stock No. 135-4296
Mfr. Part No.LRAT-1000
BrandNetscout
£926.36
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- Auto Tester RJ45 Yes Battery Li-ion 6 h 89 x 198 x 48mm 500g LCD 48mm 198mm +45°C 0°C
RS Stock No. 135-4299
Mfr. Part No.ACKG2-LRAT2000
BrandNetscout
£3,872.09
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- Network Tester RJ45 Yes Battery Li-ion 4.5 h - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 182-5594
Mfr. Part No.PR100140
BrandKunbus
£2,159.12
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RS Stock No. 146-2853
Mfr. Part No.DSX-600 INTL
£6,289.00
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Cat3, Cat6a Cable Tester RJ45 - Battery Li-ion 8 h 133.3 x 66.7 x 279.4mm 1.4kg LCD - Touch Screen 279.4mm 133.3mm +45°C 0°C
RS Stock No. 2508901327
Mfr. Part No.1576
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