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TIS 880 Network Cable Tester

SKU: TIS 880

The TIS 880 is our new network cable tester which is a two piece unit that will test UTP (unshielded twisted pairs), STP (shielded twisted pairs) and Coaxial cable. The unit is small and hand-held and it enables network professionals to quickly and easily verify the integrity of straight-through twisted pair cables and coaxial cables. The TIS 880 can test the ID number of the ID test terminal connected to the remote end of the cable under test so that this cable can be verified. The unit can perform a de-bug test which quickly identifies which cable pair have a specific wiring fault.

Available in delivery or click&collect

EX. VAT: £54.99


Basic Functions Range

  • Cable Length Minimum 1 Metre Maximum 300 Metre

Special Functions

  • Tests UTP Cable
  • Tests STP Cable
  • Tests Coaxial Cable
  • Checks Continuity and Configuration of Wiring with RJ45 Plugs
  • Tests for Open Circuits, Shorts, Miswires, Reversal and Split Pairs Shield detection
  • Tests a Cables Shield Integrity
  • De-bug Mode
  • Main and Remote Unit allow one person Testing
  • Low Battery Indication
  • Tests T568A, T568B 10 Base-T and Token Ring Cables


  • Power 2 x 1.5V AAA Batteries
  • Weight 165g including batteries
  • Size 98mm x 64mm x 58mm

Frequently asked questions

Test equipment is used to diagnose, measure, and evaluate electrical circuits and systems. It ensures systems operate correctly and safely, helps identify faults, and verifies compliance with standards.

Common types include:

  • Multimeters: Measure voltage, current, and resistance.
  • Insulation testers: Test the insulation resistance of electrical installations.
  • PAT testers (Portable Appliance Testers): Check the safety of electrical appliances.
  • Clamp meters: Measure current without disconnecting the circuit.
  • Voltage testers: Detect the presence of voltage in a circuit.
  • Oscilloscopes: Display and analyze the waveform of electrical signals.

Read the manual: Follow the manufacturer’s instructions and guidelines.

Check for damage: Inspect the equipment and leads for any signs of damage before use.

Use appropriate settings: Ensure the equipment is set to the correct range and function.

Wear protective gear: Use appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) such as gloves and safety glasses.

Avoid live circuits: Whenever possible, test circuits should be de-energized before testing.

Test equipment should be calibrated regularly to ensure accuracy. The frequency of calibration depends on the manufacturer’s recommendations, the equipment’s usage, and industry standards. Typically, annual calibration is common.

The use of test equipment in the UK is governed by several regulations, including:

  • Electricity at Work Regulations 1989: Requires electrical systems to be maintained to prevent danger.
  • BS EN 61010: Safety requirements for electrical test and measurement equipment.
  • Health and Safety at Work Act 1974: General duty to ensure the safety of employees and the public.

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