Rated 2 out of 5Â by Bertbert Poor Quality But Functional
Bought this to replace my previous tester that went AWOL. Whilst my other one was a no-name brand and not terribly expensive, it was vastly superior to this one.
The build quality is very poor. It was off to a poor start when I realised that there isn't anything to hold the battery in place. It just rattles around in the body of the device.
There are apparently 3 modes (off/on/S) but due to the shape of the button, you'd have to really have to force it over to S. Of course, why you'd want to is anyone's guess as the instructions don't happen to let you know what S is for. I decided it probably wasn't worth risking breaking it to find out.
Anyway, on to performance. It does actually test cables ok. Well almost. When it gets a connection it doesn't like, it just flickers green rather than either not lighting the connection or marking it red.
So overall, if you are stuck it'll work. But it is very disappointing even given the low price point. I couldn't possibly recommend it.
21 Nov 2015
Rated 3 out of 5Â by Tambourine Philex LAN cable tester
It works, but the on/off/s switch is totally flimsy and I don't have faith in it's durability. Also the instructions don't mention the use of the S position on the switch. However, it's cheap enough and if it continues to work, then all the better.
16 Oct 2015
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Nexus6 Solid value for money product
Bought this to verify patch cables connections at work & home, it's a simple but very effective bit of kit.Highly recommended and great service from Screwfix as always!
26 Aug 2015
Rated 3 out of 5Â by CHELSEAFCC great price
Great price has what you basically need nice and small
21 Aug 2015