Instantly test cables in your stage lighting or theatrical control setups with the
SoundTools DMX Sniffer/Sender.
-Know quickly whether it’s the cable or the fixture
-Portable, compact testers for quick diagnosis of DMX cables
-High-quality machined aluminum
-LED readout sticker chart included
The best in remote end cable testers is now available for DMX control cables. Rugged aluminum housing means you can depend on the Sniffer/Sender diagnostic tools for a lifetime. Three simple LED lights instantly show shorts, opens, and crossed wires in DMX cables, helping you efficiently troubleshoot your 5 pin DMX control cables.
The DMX Sniffer/Sender instantly tests for every possible fault. The Sniffer has 3 LED lights that
will light up in either green or red LEDs to show whether the line is good (all green) or has errors
(all red or a combination of red and green). Every unit comes with a color code read out sticker to
help you diagnose in seconds.
Fun tip: A lot of users have found the best place for sticking their LED sticker is on the Sniffer unit.
Faulty cables are one of the most common issues in malfunctioning DMX networks, but testing them hasn’t always been easy. The SoundTools DMX Sniffer/Sender simplifies the cable testing process so you can test your cables where they are in your setup and know instantly if your issue is cable or fixture related. They are also covered by our Lifetime Warranty.
The SoundTools DMX Sender is a battery-powered unit that attaches to the female end of a 5 pin DMX cable and sends the proper voltage to test the line. The DMX Sniffer has 3 LEDs that, when attached to the male end of the cable, instantly diagnosis the status of the cable. Both units are housed in rugged anodized aluminum that will not rust and remain practically indestructible. We hope you’ll be happy with the DMX Sniffer/Sender in your toolkit for years to come.
The LED's on my DMX Sniffer/Sender are showing all red when plugged directly into each other. Is it broken?
Typically this occurs when the batteries are put in backwards. Reversing its position will return it to all green.
Does the test check all 5 pins?
The DMX Sniffer/Sender test pins 1-3 on the DMX connector. Pins 4 and 5 are not tested. For 3 pin DMX cables, the XLR Sniffer/Sender will work as well.
Can you test 3 pin DMX cables with the XLR Sniffer/Sender?
Absolutely. The SoundTools XLR Sniffer/Sender will test your 3 pin DMX cable for continuity, insuring you're cables are ready for the next gig.
SoundTools products are curated to thrive in the harshest of live sound and audio environments. We have the Happy Human Warranty because of our confidence in the reliability of SoundTools products. If you are unhappy with a SoundTools product for any reason, return it within one year in its original packaging to the place of purchase for a full refund, no questions asked.
If you experience any unhappiness after the one year warranty, return it to SoundTools with or without packaging in any condition and we will happily replace your SoundTools product with a new or reconditioned unit, for life.
*In the event your SoundTools product is discontinued, give us a shout and we will figure it out.