Hosa Technology has introduced the CBT-500 handheld cable tester.
The 9 V battery-powered CBT-500 has almost every connector imaginable, making it a suitable one-stop checker for almost every cable in a facility. Besides the standards such as XLR (three- and five-pin), RCA, 1/4-inch it also offers USB (Type A and B), Ethernet (RJ-45) and SpeakOn.
The tester can test specific pins of certain connector types. An additional feature included is a pair of removable test probes for checking problematic cables and installed connectors.
Hosa Technology Product Manager Jose Gonzalez said: “With support for most connector types that one is likely to encounter, this rugged, handheld tester makes it easy to know whether a particular cable or connector will pass signal — before it becomes a problem in the field.”