Platinum Tools TCB300 and TCB360K1 Kit Cable Prowler Network Cable Testers Review

  • Posted on: 24 July 2017
  • By: Sam

Hello, today we will be looking at the Platinum Tools TCB300 and TCB360K1 Cable Prowler Cable Tester. To begin, let’s get the generic marketing talk out of the way and lay out the key features for this meter. Combining cable verification, network testing, troubleshooting and PoE voltage testing into a single meter, Platinum Tools sets the standard of expectations for value in your test equipment. The Cable Prowler also features a full color display and saves test results for printing later from a personal computer. With that out of the way, we can move onto a more detailed breakdown of what this meter will perform.

Below are some of the key features and tests of the Platinum Tools TCB300 / TCB360K1 Cable Prowler. Platinum Tools has also put together a short video that shows the device running these tests as well, just in case you are more of a visual type of person. The link for that video can be found here.


  • Cable Length Measurement: Displays length for each pair in feet or meters with the built-in TDR
  • Detects current link speed and capabilities on active Ethernet drops up to 1 Gbps
  • Performs load test for voltage drop to detect presence of PoE as well as the class of PoE per IEEE 802.3af/at standards
  • See graphical wire-mapping  in full color
  • Support for up to 8 smart testing & ID remotes (network and telephone cables)
  • Support for up to 20 simple mapping ID remotes
  • Identifies location on a hub/router/switch port with the link light function
  • Conduct basic tests for opens, shorts, split pairs, reverses, and miswires while simultaneously testing the Ethernet cable configuration and verifying connectivity
  • Generate tones on selected pins and trace them easily with a tone tracer
  • Select from 5 preprogrammed languages (English, French, Spanish, German, Italian)
  • View and rename saved test data and save/print all cable and network testing


The next thing to get out of the way is to break down what is included for each part number. The Platinum Tools TCB300 Cable Prowler Test Kit includes the following:

  • Cable Prowler
  • #1 Test Remote
  • #1-5 Coax Remote Set
  • #1-5 Data Remote Set
  • F Female to F Female Adapter F81
  • No-Fault Cable - (Qty 2)
  • Micro USB Cable
  • Hanging pouch
  • Quick Start Guide

That leaves us with the beefed up version of the previous model, the Platinum Tools TCB360K1 Cable Prowler PRO Test Kit includes the following:

  • Cable Prowler
  • #1-8 Test Remotes
  • #1-8 Coax Remote Set
  • #1-12 Data Remote Set
  • Micro USB Cable
  • No-Fault Cable - (Qty 2)
  • RJ45 Port Saver
  • RJ45 Alligator 12 inch
  • F Female to F Female Adapter F81 – (Qty 2)
  • BNC Female-to-F Female Adapter
  • BNC Female-to-F Male Adapter
  • Durable Plastic Case
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Warranty Activation Card


That about sums up everything I wanted to talk about in regards to the Platinum Tools Cable Prowler TCB300 and TCB360K1 kit. For more information and pricing, please follow this link.

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