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Philex Network Cable Tester

Philex Network Cable Tester
Average Customer Rating:
3.769 out of 5
3.8
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Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 26 reviews
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18 of 26(69%)reviewers would recommend this product.
Customer Reviews for Philex Network Cable Tester
Review 1 for Philex Network Cable Tester
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Solid value for money product
26 Aug 2015
By Nexus6
, Doncaster
" 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! "
Review 2 for Philex Network Cable Tester
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How Did I Survive Without It?
29 Jun 2015
By Upsman
, Northamptonshire
" Great value for providing confirmation that your network is correctly connected.
Easy to use to provide rapid confirmation that your network cabling is correct. A must if your installing network cables. "
Review 3 for Philex Network Cable Tester
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Simple and effective
7 May 2015
By Mouse68
, Dunstable
" 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 "
Review 4 for Philex Network Cable Tester
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Got it Sorted!
2 Apr 2015
By Clampers
, Isle of Wight
" 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 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Review 5 for Philex Network Cable Tester
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Most Useful Electricals
2 Feb 2015
By ChrisA2
, Reading, UK
" A Must-Have device when wiring ethernet/telecoms yourself. An excellent value, easy to use, reliable tester in its own protective case; comes with intelligable instructions too! "
Review 6 for Philex Network Cable Tester
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Philex Network Cable Tester
5 Dec 2014
By Clarkycat
, Middlesbrough
" Great bit of kit, cheap & cheerful, does what it says on the tin! "
Review 7 for Philex Network Cable Tester
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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It does the job
27 Jun 2014
By FMVideo
, Penicuik
" Really simple device, compact and great to have to check out any dodgy connections. Does the job very well and comes with a zipped pouch. The pouch is flimsy but a card insert to add protection against damage is a must. Good price too. "
Review 8 for Philex Network Cable Tester
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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Cheap and cheerful!
16 Sep 2013
By SMS50
, Chester
" Given the low price of this tester i was very skeptical. However, glad to report that it works really well. It helped me find a couple of cabling faults within minutes.
The construction seems fairly cheap so i'm not sure how long it will last, but certainly for intermittent use its well worth a adding to your toolbox.
"
Review 9 for Philex Network Cable Tester
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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Great little device
19 Mar 2013
By Oakleylimos
, Basingstoke
" Tested my first cable and it identified which cable was at fault straight away.. Saved me time and money...
Excellent tool rest of the cables past first time "
Review 10 for Philex Network Cable Tester
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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Fantastic, spot on.
13 Sep 2012
By MSPARK
, Southampton
" Got this just to stick in the van because was allways forgetting to pinch my bosses one when I was installing data points.
Indercator lights show good connections or shorts or missing connections.
Can't go wrong with it!! "
Review 11 for Philex Network Cable Tester
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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Great Network Cable Tester
12 Nov 2011
By AnilB
, Bromley
" Just picked up this cable tester from Screwfix to sort out my cabling mess and all I can say is that it works fine, identified that I had crossed the cables: so sorted.
Very Easy to use. Just remember to buy a PP3 9v battery to be able to use. "
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
Review 12 for Philex Network Cable Tester
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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Does the job well
3 Aug 2015
By Oaktree2400
, Guildford
" The product is clearly built to a price and has a 'cheap' feel to it. My on/off switch was not well aligned and difficult to operate. That said it worked, and worked well. Great for occasional use and good value "
Review 13 for Philex Network Cable Tester
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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VERY GOOD KIT.
12 Jun 2015
By ashmall
, london
" I brought this item as we were installing some data points. Its very easy to use and saved a lot of time on the job. "
Review 14 for Philex Network Cable Tester
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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just what i needed
21 Feb 2015
By ray9h4
, huddersfield
" had broken wire in line of 8 just tested all wires and found the correct wire to mend "
Review 15 for Philex Network Cable Tester
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Brilliant item
6 Sep 2014
By Caliwali
, Caernarfon
" Very happy with this item would definitely recommend it. Easy to use good value for money "
Review 16 for Philex Network Cable Tester
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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Great tester - fixed switch
28 Nov 2013
By MarleyandMe
, Isle of Wight
" As other purchasers have found, this tester does not switch off. Simple fix, remove the front cover (4 screws at the back) reveals the switch is square in an elongated round slot. Use a small file and round the switch on one side and hey presto, it switches off - problem solved!
Apart from this the tester works very well and identifies incorrect wiring in a jiffy.
Fine for DIY network cabling, probably not suitable for every day pro. use as its rather light weight.
I was going to return this, however after the fix and use, its worth keeping for the next networking job.
"
Review 17 for Philex Network Cable Tester
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ideal fr home
7 Mar 2013
By scottiescotland
, faversham
" I bought this as a quick fix as my original tester stopped working.
It is ideal for a few connections or for testing a few cables but not for pro use, it is a bit slow.
"
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 18 for Philex Network Cable Tester
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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great price
21 Aug 2015
By CHELSEAFCC
, MIDDLSEX
" Great price has what you basically need nice and small "
Review 19 for Philex Network Cable Tester
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Would you recommend this product? No
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Passable, barely
31 Jan 2015
By Milambar
, Manchester
" It does the job I needed it to do, but only just.
The unit I received had one of the labels on upside down, hiding all the LED's. forcing me to decide, did I want to return it, or did I want to peel it off and hot glue it back in the right position? I opted for the latter as it was the only one they had in stock.
I opened it, and as a previous reviewer said, the connections and soldering is very poor quality. Like he did, I fixed that up. Once done, it works. But has absolutely no frills.
One thing to note, the copytext of the product on the website says "Push button control", its not a push button, its a sliding "On/Off" switch. "
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Review 20 for Philex Network Cable Tester
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Would you recommend this product? No
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The wiring diagram
8 Aug 2014
By RDS1
, Hull
" I was really surprised to discover the printed user guide that came with the unit had a major printing error. It quotes T568B is as follows - WG, G, WO, B, WB, O, WB, B. In actual fact this is T568A!!!! Good luck if you follow this guide. "
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