We know that there are a lot of choices for network testers which can make it extremely tough to find which one to invest your hard earned money on. Let us help - buy this one.
While this unit does not certify cables, it does just about everything else including checking for Mis-Wires and Shorts, POE, Ping, Map, Cable Length, Tone/Probe, Voltage Detection, and a flashlight. Best of all it is half the price of competing models, and it is so simple to use. The 8601 Main Unit and Scan Probe are both rechargeable via a micro USB port. While it is a small feature, we really liked that all 8 Remotes have an audible tone when the Main Unit locates them in Map Mode.
Easy to View Color LCD Screen
Map Up To 8 Cables at a Time
Maps RJ11, RJ45, and BNC (F with optional adapter)
Checks for Mis-Wires and Shorts While Mapping
Quickly See POE Voltages on Each Conductor
Check the Wire and Cable Length
Included Scan Probe Allows for Tracing Wires
Scan Probe has Built-In Non-Contact Voltage Detector and Flashlight
Adjustable Volume Control on Scan Probe
Scan Probe and Main Unit are USB Rechargeable
Everything Comes Packed in a Zippered Carrying Case
Map Mode: This kit comes with 8 remotes, numbered 1-8. Each remote has a RJ45, RJ11, and BNC connector making it extremely versatle with multiple wire and cable types. The BNC can be adapted to virtually anything (including F) using optional adapters. For any one unfamiliar with mapping, the logic is to install the remotes in up to 8 different locations, and use the Main unit at the head-end to identify which wire is going to each location. Where the 8601 really shines is its ability to map and test wiring at the same time. When a remote is found, it will show you if the wire or cable is wired correctly, cross-wired, shorted, and virtually any other type of mis-wire.
Scan Mode: If you need to follow a wire, or figure out which port on a switch it is connected to, the Scan Mode is just what you're looking for. Connect the main unit to one end, put it in Scan Mode, and then use the included Probe to follow your wire. The Probe offers both a visual and adjustable audible tone when you've located the wire connected to the main unit.
Ping Mode: In addition to testing the physical network, the 8601 also includes an important hardware troubleshooting tool - pinging.
1x Main Receiver
1x Scan Probe
8x Remotes (1-8) (Replacement Remotes Available)
3x Adapter Cables
1x USB Charger
1x USB Charging Cable
1x Carrying Case