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Tone Generator with Probe Kit
The Monoprice Pro LAN Tracer/Toner is a professional tool used to test and troubleshoot RJ11 cables and individual wires. It can be used to trace and identify individual wires or cables within a bundle or group and can perform continuity testing.
The tester is composed of two individual units: the Tone Generator and the Amplifier Probe with sensing tip. Each unit is constructed of plastic and is powered by a 9 volt battery. Two 9 volt alkaline batteries are included in the packaging.
The Tone Generator has a three position toggle switch, that turns the unit on in Tone or Continuity mode. A metal sheath around the switch prevents it from being accidentally turned on or off. A 3-color LED is used to indicate line polarity, continuity, and phone line condition. The Tone Generator unit has an attached pair of red and black leads with alligator clips, plus an RJ11 4-conductor wire and plug.
The Amplifier Probe has an adjustable volume control, a speaker, and a 3.5 mm headphone jack. A recessed power/activation press-to-use button prevents the probe from being accidentally powered on or from draining the battery by being left on when not in use.
The Amplifier Probe is used to detect the presence of the tone sent by the Tone Generator on a wire. This can be used to detect continuity in a single wire and can test for breakage points along a wire's length. Additionally, it can be used to identify individual wires within a bundle.
- User's Manual (Mar 23, 2011)
- 1x Tone Generator
- 1x Amplifier Probe
- 1x Nylon, zippered carrying bag with front pocket
- 2x 9 volt alkaline batteries
Note: Please remove plastic wrapping from batteries before use.
PROS: Good toner, works well other than the rj11 connector (could just be a bad connection on mine)
CONS: RJ11 connector does not work.
PROS: works great for the price
PROS: Works over long distances
Comes with a bag
CONS: No alternating tone, just has a single solid tone
PROS: Works as it should
CONS: Slightly Cheezy, Monoprice Logo
PROS: Price and quality. Will do what I bought it for.
CONS: Did not buy it sooner.
PROS: Easy to use, works great, reasonable price
PROS: Have already used it a few times. Also Dropped it a couple times already, but it still works. For the price, I paid..i feel like I got a good deal on it comparing other name brands.
The signal tended to be pretty weak, so I'm assuming this wouldn't work well for finding cable through a more dense material, but it worked fine through drywall and a typical wood framed house.
PROS: Did exactly what I had hoped it would and met expectations, worked well to help find speaker cable through my drywall in the living room.
CONS: Signal isn't strong enough to go through really dense material, but that's not a problem if you're just finding cables through drywall or similar thickness materials.
10 months ago