Locate cables fast with new probe for dependable tracing

16-07-2021 | TRENDnet | Test & Measurement

TREND Networks has released a new Tone and Probe for simple and dependable tracing of all kinds of copper cables, including data, electrical, telephone, and COAX.

“All installers, engineers, and integrators need to find some sort of cable or wire, yet many are using low cost, unreliable tools to do this and simply hoping for the best,” says Tim Widdershoven, marketing director for TREND Networks. “Now, they can depend on our Tone and Probe as the kit bag essential for faster, more accurate cable tracing in any commercial or residential application.”

The new Tone Generator provides an industry-leading power output of 13dBm, giving reliable cable tracing even over long distances. Simple to use, with no training required, it is furnished with comprehensive line testing options for troubleshooting and service verification. With 70 hours of battery life and a shielded button to stop accidental battery drain, users can depend on it being ready whenever the job demands it.

“When using some Tone and Probe products, either there is so much crackling on the line you can’t hear whether there is a tone or not, or the signal is so weak nothing is picked up,” explains Tim. “Our new high sensitivity Probe is designed to not only locate weak signals but also make it easier to find cables in challenging working conditions, such as noisy or dark server rooms.”

“Built with our dependable TREND Networks DNA, our Tone and Probe features a design that is modern, ergonomic, and rugged,” says Tim. “It is equally well suited to engineers using these tools day in, day out, or installers that simply need to be sure the tip won’t have broken off the probe when they next remove it from their kit bag!”

The new tools have helpful applications in various industries, such as telecommunications, cable TV, electrical installation, security, AV, IT, and data cable installation. For example, it can help users accurately identify a specific pair of wires in a multi-pair bundle, conduct continuity tests on phone lines or detect Ethernet cable via RJ45 connectors.

By Natasha Shek