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LAN Explorer Data Cable Tester with Remote

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  • Compact tester for RJ45 terminated data cables
  • LED indicate Pass, Miswire, Open-Fault, Short-Fault, Shield
  • Auto Power-Off conserves battery life
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This simple, compact data cable tester for RJ11, RJ12 and RJ45 terminated voice and data cables for Miswires, Open-Faults, Short-Faults and Shield. Instant LED responses indicate cable status. The test remote stores securely in the tester body. The Auto Power-Off feature shuts the tester down automatically to save the 9V battery (included).

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Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)1.25 inProduct Height (in.)5 in
Product Width (in.)2.5 in

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Application testedMultimediaBattery Power TypeAlkaline
Electronics Included ComponentsBatteriesFeaturesNo Additional Features
Maximum data transfer rate/speed (Mbps)0Number of Batteries Required1
Returnable90-Day

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  • 4.6
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Doesnt work!, Dud cable shows as pass
did some networking in my garage. I created 2 runs of Cat5e and both tested fine, yet my printers would not be seen by the PC. I thought I had networking issues with the printers, or the PC not connecting to the switch or anything else as the tester said the cable was fine... Turns out I had a bad section of cat5e cable from a brand new 305m drum. I replaced the wiring and presto, all working and communicating this photo attached is with one of the dud/ faulty cables showing as passed
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    A well built tool that is simple to use. It gives you a clear indication as to the condition of ...
    A well built tool that is simple to use. It gives you a clear indication as to the condition of your cables. Have used it over several hundred feet of cable and had great results. Another good Klein product!
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    The product exceeded my expectations and works great and easy to use
    The product exceeded my expectations and works great and easy to use
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    If you are making and crimping your own Ethernet cables, or installing keystone jacks or patch pa...
    If you are making and crimping your own Ethernet cables, or installing keystone jacks or patch panels, this tool is a handy time saver to verify the RJ45 termination. It's incredibly simple: Just plug one end of the cable in the main tester port and the other end of the cable in the "Remote" port, and press the single Test button. There's only one button on the tester: TEST, so it couldn't be easier. It automatically turns on, and automatically turns off. If the cable is fine, a green light will appear in the PASS area at the top of the tester. If there's an issue with the wire, one of the three red lights will turn on in the FAULT section. The tool feels solid and made of high quality plastic. The Remote unit is very small, and handily clips into the bottom of the main Tester. The Tester has a 9V battery installed already, so you can start testing immediately. I don't work with RJ11/12 and fortunately have never needed to terminate phone lines, so I didn't test those ports, but it does support RJ11 connectors as well if you need to test those. The tester includes a fairly comprehensive instruction sheet, including several wiring diagrams. It's a very reasonably priced tester, and if you are making lots of cables or terminating long wiring runs, it's a good investment.
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    I was involved in a data center installation about 20 years ago. I wish we had one of these back...
    I was involved in a data center installation about 20 years ago. I wish we had one of these back then because the electrician wired all the network cabling wrong. He took the position that it was up to us to prove it. It required hundreds of man hours to correct & delayed the project by several weeks. This is an easy to use tool for testing network & phone wiring/connections. The 'remote' is nothing more that a reflector (I thought is was something like a TV remote), but makes the validation very easy.
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    The Klein LAN Explorer Cable tester is an extremely easy to use cable tester. It is designed to t...
    The Klein LAN Explorer Cable tester is an extremely easy to use cable tester. It is designed to test RJ45 network cables as well as RJ11 and RJ12 phone cables. The remote is stored in the handle and can easily be removed and attached on the far end of the cable to be tested. There is a green pass/fail light, as well as if there is a fault it will designate between a miswire, an open , or a short. It uses a 9V battery, which is included. This is a necessity for anyone that tests network or phone cabling, especially if they are creating their own. I would definitely recommend it!
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    Worked Great
    Worked great. Easily detected romex wire in wall. Picked romex wire in bundle with 4 other romex wires. Traced wire all the way outside to defective outlet. Paid for itself with one use!
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