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The Platinum Tools Cable Prowler Cable Tester provides full cable testing on any category network, coax, or telephone cable. It combines the functions of a high-end cable tester and cable length measurement tester. It has the capability to identify link status, link capability, and PoE detection. All of this is displayed in a full color graphical display and it has an internal memory to save, download, and output results.
This tester displays full color graphical wire-mapping, numbered ID remotes for network and telephone cables, and any faults including shorts, opens, miswires, split pairs, and reverses. The Cable Prowler measures cable length using TDR (Time Domain Reflectometry) technology and generates tone levels for signal tracing and cable identification on all pairs, a selected pair, or a selected pin. All of this is displayed in a full color graphical display for easy viewing in any environment.
The Cable Prowler also has the ability to name each cable and save all test results. Furthermore, the generated cable results can be exported to a computer via a micro USB cable for record keeping and printing.
The Cable Prowler enables quick identification of network drops, link capabilities, and current link status. It also detects the presence of PoE on the network drop and what class of PoE per IEEE 802.3 af/at with load test for voltage drop. These network tests can also be saved for record keeping and printing.
Full color cable testing and report management for CAT 3 / 5e / 6 / 6a, Coax, and telephone cables
Measures and displays cable length measurement for each pair in feet or meters using TDR (Time Domain Reflectometry) technology
Tests PoE to ensure adequate power for powered devices such as VoIP phones
Detects presence of PoE and class of PoE per IEEE 802.3af/at with load test for voltage drop
Detects and reports current link speed and link capabilities for active Ethernet drops up to 1 Gb/s
Link light to identify location on a hub / switch / router port
Tests Ethernet cable configuration and verifies connectivity while conducting tests for opens, shorts, miswired cables, split pairs, and reverses
Generates selectable tones on selected pins for use with tone tracers
Tests and supports up to 8 testing (network and telephone drops) and ID remotes for network and telephone cables
Supports up to 20 network and coax ID remotes (only mapping remotes)
Conducts single ended and remote cable tests with display of PASS, wire map, ID, and faults for network and coax cables
Tones and traces cables
Enables viewing of saved cable tests
Locates unlabeled network and coax cables with up to 20 remote identifiers
Full color graphical wire-mapping
Ability to define cable name, save cable tests, export saved tests to your computer, and print all results for record keeping (cable testing and network testing)
Multilingual (English, French, & Spanish)
High resolution full color graphical display
Displays wire map in color per TIA-568A/B color codes, in pin or pair order (configurable)
Protective silicone holster
Micro USB connector (to export cable reports), RJ45 connector, and Coax connector
CW safety compliance
In the Box
Platinum Tools Cable Prowler Cable Tester
Coax and Network Remote Set (#1 to 5, F-Conn Coupler with Foam Holder)
Network/Tel Testing and ID Remote #1
Micro USB Cable
Handy Hanging Pouch
Limited 1-Year Warranty
Table of Contents
Time Domain Reflectometry (TDR)
Cable Testing and ID: up to 1,000.0' (304.8 m) Split Pair Detection: 3.0' (0.9 m) to 1,000.0' (304.8 m) Length Measurement: 0 to 1,500.0' (457.2 m), ± (5% + 1.0' (0.3 m) Supports 8 continuity and ID number remotes (RJ-45) Supports 20 x RJ-45 and 20 x F-connector ID only remotes
Power Over Ethernet
Tests for IEEE 802.3af and IEEE 802.3at (PoE Plus) compliant PoE Tests for classes and loads cable up to 25.5 W (at class 4) Identifies Mode A or B (pairs with PoE)
Active Ethernet: Indicates advertised speeds of 10 / 100 / 1000 Base-T half or full duplex Can link to network at 10 / 100 Base-T
RJ Jack: 66 VDC or 55 VAC F-connector: 50 VDC or VAC
Parameters refer to the maximum voltage that can be applied to any 2 connector pins without causing damage to the tester.
Save Test Results: Stores up to 250 cable or network tests with user defined names
Tone Frequencies: 730 Hz and 1,440 Hz
English, French, Spanish
For 6 x AA, 9 VDC, 2,200 mA-hr (typical) alkaline battery Operating: 20 hours typical Standby: 1.5 years typical (maximum of 200 µA standby current)
Batteries are included.
Operating: 10,000' (3,048 m)
Operating: 32 to 122°F (0 to 50°C) Storage: -22 to 140°F (-30 to 60°C)
10 to 90% non-condensing
High-strength PC / ABS plastic with V0 rating with boot Withstands 4.0' (1.2 m) drop on to concrete