Platinum Tools® Cable Prowler Test Kit

One of the Easiest, Most Comprehensive Testers You Will Ever Use


What's special about this network cable tester?

  • Performs a plethora of essential tests on voice, data and coaxial cables including tone generation (click here for full list of tests)
  • Full color, graphical display makes navigation and result analysis extremely simple
  • Contains internal storage and micro USB port for saving, transferring, and printing output results in full color
  • Available in standard and deluxe kits for various expected job sizes
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The Cable Prowler is, simply put, the ultimate network cable tester for any tech from novice to experienced. It features a full color interface that reports exactly what is going on inside your cable with respect to the pair color (Ethernet). As if things couldn’t get any better, you can save records to the internal memory and transfer them to PC via the Micro USB port. These results may be printed exactly as shown on the screen: graphically represented in full color. For a tester in this price range, that’s pretty hard to beat.

Part #DescriptionPrice
PL-TCB300Cable Prowler - Standard Kit
Manufacturer Direct
PL-TCB360K1Cable Prowler - Pro Test Kit
Quick Ship
  • Ideal for testing and measuring cables in professional networking environments
  • Pro kit (TCB360K1) comes in a hard carrying case for safe transport and organization
  • Proudly made in the USA


The Cable Prowler accurately performs the following tests:

  • Cable Measurement
  • Cable Identification
  • Link Status/Capability Verification
  • Termination (split pair, opens, shorts, reverses, miswires)
  • PoE presence, class and load drop
  • Ethernet Activity
  • Wire-mapping
  • Tone Generator
Property Value
Measurement Technology Time Domain Reflectometry (TDR)
Cable Testing and ID up to 1000 ft (305 m)
Split Pair Detection 3 ft (1 m) to 1,000 ft (305 m)
Length Measurement 0 to 1,500 ft (457 m), ± (5%+1 ft)
Remotes Supported 8 continuity and ID number remotes (RJ45)
20 RJ45 and 20 F connector ID only remotes
Power over Ethernet IEEE 802.3af, IEEE 802.3at up to 25.5 watts
(at class 4); Identifies Mode A or B (pairs with PoE)
Active Ethernet Indicates advertised speeds of 10/100/1000base-T half
or full duplex. Can link to network at 10/100base-T
Maximum Voltage RJ Jack: 66 VDC or 55 VAC
F Connector: 50 VDC or VAC
Refers to the max voltage that can be applied to any
2 connector pins without damaging the tester.
Save Test Results Up to 250 cable/network tests (user named)
Tone Generation 730 Hz and 1440 Hz
Battery Life For 6 x AA, 9VDC, 2,200 mA-hr (typical) alkaline battery:
Operating – 20 hours typically
Standby – 1.5 years typically
(200uA max standby current) Batteries are included
Altitude (Operating) 10,000 ft (3048 m)
Temperature Operating: 32 to 122°F (0 to 50°C)
Storage: -22 to +140°F (-30 to 60°C)
Humidity 10 to 90% non-condensing
Enclosure High-strength PC/ABS Plastic
Drop Testing Withstands 4 foot drops onto concrete
Ratings UL 94 V0
Humidity 10 to 90% non-condensing
Enclosure High-strength PC/ABS plastic with V0 rating with boot
Withstands 4 foot drops onto concrete
Size 1.85"H x 3.6"W x 6.8"L
(4.7 x 9.15 x 17.3 cm)
Weight 1 lb 2 oz (510 g)
Ratings CW Safety Complinance

Item TCB300 (Standard Kit) TCB360K1 (Pro Test Kit)
Tester yes yes
Coax Remotes #1-5 #1-8
Data Remotes #1-5 #1-8
F-Female to F-Female Adapter F81 1 2
Network Tel Testing & ID Remote #1 #1-8
No-Fault Cable 2 2
Micro USB Cable 1 1
RJ45 Port Saver no 1
RJ45 Alligator 12" no 1
BNC Female to F Female Adapter no 1
BNC Female to F Male Adapter no 1
Case Hanging Pouch Durable Plastic Case
Quick Start Guide yes yes
User Manual yes (online) yes (online)
Warranty Activation Card yes yes





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Questions & Answers


Can I certified cat6 with this tester

Asked by Anonymous user on 03.40 PM Thursday, 13 July, 2017

  • - Hello, Yes, you can certify a cat6 with this cable tester.

    andrew b. on 11.23 AM Tuesday, 15 August, 2017

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