This economically priced network testing kit is loaded with features found in testers four times its cost! If your job requires that you Map, Tone, Track, Test, or Troubleshoot Phone, Coax, CAT5 or CAT6 cable - this is a must have tool!
The RMT-NF388 includes eight remotes that allow for the testing and mapping of eight wires at a time! Using the receivers built-In "Wire Map" feature technicians can see both the connected remote's number, and verify that all wires in both RJ45 plugs are seated and wired correctly. Unlike competing models, the eight included RMT-NF388 remotes have built-in speakers. When a remote is connected to the same wire as the receiver, the remote will pulse an audible tone.
If the need arises to troubleshoot a problematic wire, the receiver's "Pair & Length" feature will show the length of each connected pair. This makes finding a fault in a problematic cable a breeze! Once the RMT-NF388 finds the distance to the fault, the SCAN feature is used.
The SCAN feature allows for tracing wires with the included inductive toner wand. While the RMT-NF388 is mainly designed for network installers, the receiver has four SCAN jacks including USB, BNC, RJ11/12, and RJ45 jack. When operated in SCAN mode, the receiver sends an inductive signal through these four jacks. The inductive wand will pick up this signal and emit an audible tone when in the vicinity of the cable, making it easy to follow and trace wires.
TechToolSupply.com offers quite a few inductive toner wands; this is the first with a built in flashlight! The included inductive wand has a Push ON/OFF button on the side of it that illuminates two very bright LEDs mounted next to the toners tip. Additionally the wand has an adjustable volume control, and a headphone jack (headphones are included).
If your job requires you to work with various coax, the RMT-NF388 will map and test coaxial cable as well! Use the included RJ45 to BNC adapter on the transmitter, and connect the other end of your cable to the BNC on the remote. Within seconds you will find out if your cable is open or has a short! Tech Tool Supply sells an RJ45 to F Adapter Set for installers needing to connect the RMT-NF388 to coax with F connectors.