Philex Network Cable Tester
Simple and effective
Bought this to test some LAN cables I was installing. It's simple to use and does just what's needed to prove that you have not made an errors or have any damaged cables. Obviously at this level it does not prove the quality of the connection but it's good considering the money it costs
7 May 2015
Got it Sorted!
A great device, very good value. So easy to use and exactly the answer to finding wiring faults IMMEDIATELY! If you haven't got one, I'd recommend that you do!
2 Apr 2015
Sorry about this
I think that I have been unlucky.
I bought one of these units and it was faulty. Lights 4 and 5 on the remote unit came on together even when used with a known good cable. Returned it to my local branch (Reading) and they replaced it without question. The second one also had a fault in that neither lights 2 nor 3 would illuminate on the remote unit. I secured a refund on that one without question although I had taken the necessary kit to the branch to prove the fault.
Five stars for the Screwfix customer service (as usual) but I will go out of my way to avoid Philex kit in the future, hence the one star rating.
I finally got a functional LAN tester from another supplier which worked first time and it was a few pence cheaper. Slightly better constructed as well. Screwfix may wish to review selling Philex kit.
21 Feb 2015
just what i needed
had broken wire in line of 8 just tested all wires and found the correct wire to mend
21 Feb 2015