Stand-Alone Cable Testers Ready for Any Occasion

BK Precision Corp. has introduced two stand-alone cable testers. The Model 204 PC Cable Tester and the Model 205 Universal Cable Tester are lightweight, portable, battery/AC-powered cable testers that can be used for testing just about any cable or harness in fractions of a second.


Used for testing most popular PC data and network cables such as printer, monitor, modem, mouse extension, USB cables and more, the Model 204 PC Cable Tester is extremely fast and weighs only 1.7 lbs. It displays opens, shorts, crosswires, miswires and continuity of wires, and pin configuration. In a matter of seconds, the unit will display with bright red LEDs a complete pin out of any cable attached to one of the many cable hubs on the unit.


The Model 305 Universal Cable Tester is a portable, stand-alone cable/harness tester that can be used for testing any type of wired assembly with up to 128 points. A universal connector card is designed to accept up to 28 of the most commonly used cable connectors. Also extremely fast, it detects opens, shorts and miswires in less than 50 nanoseconds.


A user-configurable connector card allows the user to easily mix and match connector types, and plugs into the tester with two 96-pin DIN connectors. An easy-to-follow menu, displayed on the two-line by 16 character LCD, simplifies testing and operations. Wiring messages are shown on the LCD display and can be sent to an external printer via a standard 25-pin parallel printer interface port. The tester weighs only 6 lbs., measures 13.8” x 9” x 2.1”, and comes with a DC 12V-14V, 500ma AC adapter, universal connector card and probe. B&K Precision Corp., Placentia, CA, (714) 237-9220,

This article originally appeared in the 04/01/2000 issue of THE Journal.