The Best Cable Tracer Buyer’s Guide (2018 Update)

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Do you want to know, how did we make this list of the best cable tracer? We considered all characteristics of various models, such as review score, price, material, and other things. Our team tried to cover every important aspect of each cable tracer, but if you think that something is missing, feel free to contact us and we might update our list.

Finding the cable tracer that will suit you the most is not an easy thing to do. Nowadays, there are hundreds of manufacturers that offer many cable tracer for any taste. We decided to help you choose the right cable tracer for you and created this rating list with the best options.

List of 3 Best Cable Tracer of 2018

Name and Features Image Rating Details
1. Wire Tracker
Plug one side of the cable into the emitter and the other side into the receiver, it can trace cable assignment and cable state (2-wire), also can be used test physical connection status of network cable, such as open circuit, short connection, miswire and reverse connection.
Wire Tracker
4.8
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2. Multi-function Network Cable Tester Rj45 Rj11 Wire Ethernet Tracer
Trace telephone wire/lan cable.
Multi-function Network Cable Tester Rj45 Rj11 Wire Ethernet Tracer
4.5
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3. Kolsol F02 Underground Cable Wire Locator Tracker Lan With Earphone Easily Locate Wires And Cables Pet Fence Wires Control Wires
Easily locate pet fence wires, metal wires, metal pipes, electrical wires, ect ( only for single-strand wire, or double-strand wire in parallel, not for multistrand wire.
Kolsol F02 Underground Cable Wire Locator Tracker Lan With Earphone Easily Locate Wires And Cables Pet Fence Wires Control Wires
4.5
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№ 1. Wire Tracker, Rj11 Rj45 Line Finder Cable Tester for Network Lan Ethernet Cable Collation, Phone Telephone Line Test Wire Tracer Cable Tracker
 

Design
5/5
 

Versatility
4/5
 

Performance
5/5
 

Price
5/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.8
Acekool A-20170803-HDD-FBA 9.2 x 5.8 x 1.8 inches 12.6 ounces
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Verify lan cable conditon – plug one side of the cable into the emitter and the other side into the receiver, it can trace cable assignment and cable state (2-wire), also can be used test physical connection status of network cable, such as open circuit, short connection, miswire and reverse connection. It can take place of cable tester. Addiditional earphone – in a noisy environment, you can put on the earphones to accurately find the target cable through comparing the strength of “beep beep” sound. Adjust the volume knob to make the volume proper and avoid being interfered. Package content – 1 x wire tracker emitter.1 x wire tracker receiver.1x rj45 adapter.1 x rj11 adapter, 1x earphone, 1 x alligator clip adapter, 1 x toolkit, 1 x user manual, 2 x 9v battery. Rapidly find the target wire from among plenty of telephone wires, network wires, and all types of connected operating ethernet switch /router/pc.

Professional wire tracker – the line finder can quickly find the required line pairs among numerous ones. It’s adaptable to rj45 terminal & rj11 terminal and other metal wire in low electricity. Please note that it can not be used to track wires with high electricity (max currents: 10ma- 30ma, and max voltage is 10v ). Low battery indication with bright white led flash light, included two 9v batteries.

 

 
Pros
Telephone line test
Professional wire tracker
Package content
Verify lan cable conditon
Addiditional earphone
Cons
It is extraordinary good.
 

What are the price limits for decent cable tracer?

Price is a very important factor of any cable tracer. Usually, the higher it costs the better its quality. However, we recommend you to consider all characteristics of a cable tracer. There are many models with an average price tag that can compete with the most expensive options.

 

 
№ 2. Multi-function Network Cable Tester Rj45 Rj11 Wire Ethernet Tracer Remote Toner Tool Kit with Bag Probe Audio Tone for Lan Cat5 Cat6 Tracker Underground Telephone Line Finder Speed Check Home Repair
 

Design
4/5
 

Versatility
4/5
 

Performance
5/5
 

Price
5/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.5
TimeOwner 828 8.3 x 1.6 x 5.5 inches 7.2 ounces
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Low battery indication with bright white led flash light. Rapidly find the target wire from among plenty of telephone wires. Rapidly find the target wire from among plenty of network wires. Cable assignment test and cable state testing (2-wire). Find target wire on all types of connected operating ethernet switch /router/pc. Package included: 1 x cable transmitter.1 x cable receiver/tracker.1 x rj45 cable.1 x rj11 cable.1 x cable with crocodile clamp.1 x earphone.1 x instruction manual.1 x bag. Trace wire in electrical system. It can take place of cable tester.

 

 
Pros
Package included
Find target wire on all types
Low battery indication
Verify lan cable condition
Trace telephone wire/lan cable
Cons
The design is rather boring.
 

 

 
 

Design
5/5
 

Versatility
5/5
 

Performance
3/5
 

Price
5/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.5
KOLSOL F02 15.8 ounces
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Warning: do not use on live circuits to avoid damaging the tester. This device is mainly to locate non-energized cable, or low-voltage situation less than 24v. Locate-determining which receptacles are on specific circuits, track-pinpointing drill sites before drilling. Easily locate pet fence wires, metal wires, metal pipes, electrical wires, ect ( only for single-strand wire, or double-strand wire in parallel, not for multistrand wire. Helpful-locating & tracking buried and hidden wires and other hidden-wires. Only for wires & cables, not for sprinkler valves. Wire tracer range-up to 3 feet deep and 1000 feet in length.

 

 
Pros
Wire tracer range-up
Easily locate pet fence wires
Locate-determining which receptacles are on specific circuits
Helpful-locating & tracking buried
Cons
Lacks durability.
 

What do I have to do in order to get a refund for a cable tracer?

Most of the time seller will return your money without any trouble. If you received a malfunctioning cable tracer, you will easily get a refund or a replacement. Nonetheless, if you value your time, we highly recommend you to thoroughly check the item’s description before making a purchase.

Do good cable tracerrequire a lifetime warranty?

The recommended warranty period depends on how often you use your cable tracer, how expensive is it, what company made it, and many other factors. Manufacturers sell their most expensive products with a lifetime warranty, while the least expensive cable tracermight be not guaranteed at all. We think that the best warranty period for a good cable tracer is five years.

What factors did you consider while making the TOP list of the best cable tracer?

We compared over a hundred of cable tracerfrom various manufacturers. To make our buying guide as honest as it is possible, we took into consideration all the important characteristics, such as price, weight, material, assembly quality, and many more. If you want to find the best cable tracer for the least amount of money, our TOP list will be very useful for you.

What warranty should a cable tracer have?

If you do not want to buy a new cable tracer or spend your money every time it malfunctions, consider a model with a good warranty period. Otherwise, you will have to waste a lot of resources to repair or replace it.

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