Hosa CBT-500 Cable Tester

Don't let a bad cable ruin your next gig. Test 3-pin XLR, 5-pin XLR, 1/4" TRS and TS, speakON, RCA, DIN, Ethernet, USB and more cables with the Hosa CBT-500.
The CBT-500 Cable Tester by Hosa Technology diagnoses signal failure in cables terminated with any combination of XLR, Phone, Phono, and speakON connectors, as well as DIN, Ethernet, and USB Type A to Type B cables. It is also equipped with removable leads to verify continuity of additional connectors and jacks. Operation requires one 9-volt battery (included).

Cable Test:

- Turn knob to position 1
- Plug one connector into corresponding jack on left side of tester
- Plug other connector into corresponding jack on right side of tester
- Turn knob to each position to check wiring of each contact

Continuity Test:

- Apply the tip of each lead to the corresponding contacts
- If continuity exists, the center LED will illuminate and tester will beep

Battery Check:

- Turn knob to Battery Check
- LED will illuminate if the battery is charged

Compatible with the following cable terminations:

- XLR 3-pin and 5-pin
- speakON 2-, 4-, and 8-pole
- Phono (RCA)
- 1/4" TRS and TS
- 3-, 5-, and 8-pin DIN
- RJ45 (Ethernet)
- 75-ohm BNC
- USB Type A to Type B
- Test probes for continuity testing of bare wire and any connectors not found on the CBT-500.
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Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 2 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 10 x 8 x 3 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): HOS CBT500
For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 714-522-8878
(5 ratings)
Submitted May 4, 2014 by Michael Williams in Bedford, VA
"Basic, well built, and multi-functional "
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This has all the basic test-loop configurations and because of its end-to-end pin-out matching allows you to test cables with different connections at each end (i.e. TRS to XLR, TS to Speakon, etc.) If you understand pinouts you can easily use this to test insert cables and other non-standard and custom cables. Includes probes making it easy to test about anything for continuity. Built like a tank and both solid and easy to use.
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