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Cable testers Microtest Omniscanner or Fluke CableIQ - Need advice

Discussion in 'Switches, NICs and cabling' started by Roveer, Feb 19, 2019.

  1. Roveer

    Roveer Occasional Visitor

    Dec 15, 2013
    Has anyone used either Microtest Omniscanner or Fluke Cable IQ cable qualifiers? I need some advice on which I should be using. The Microtest has an equally large remote and I'm getting the impression that it does much more extensive testing. The Fluke has a very small remote piece (that is actually the top off the main unit itself. It doesn't look like it contains very much.

    Of course modern technology may make the fluke a better unit, and that's what I'm trying to determine. It says it tests 10, 100, 1000 but maybe it's only a very simple test. Maybe that test is good enough to know that the wire installation / termination is going to be good. The fluke is certainly a smaller package (size wise) so I'd prefer that if it tests wire as good or better than the older Microtest unit.

    Hopefully someone has some experience with these and would be willing to share.