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Klein Tools launches ‘UK’s first’ USB tester range


Klein Tools has launched a new range of USB meters and testers – which it says are the first branded equipment of their kind available in the UK.

The range will provide installers with the professional tools they need to effectively monitor and test the performance of USB charging ports, meeting growing demand for test and measuring equipment for USB sockets which are increasingly fitted in a variety of locations from homes and cafes to hotels and student accommodation.

The range

The Klein Tools USB test range includes three variations – the ET900, ET910 and the ET920.

klein tools usb testers testing equipment
The compact ET900 measures USB-A power delivery devices.
klein tools usb testers testing equipment
The ET910 tests and measures USB-A ports and their maximum current output.
klein tools usb testers testing equipment
The ET920 measures both USB-A and USB-C connectors.

The equipment is suitable for troubleshooting a range of USB ports including wall sockets, car chargers, portable power banks and any other ports with charging capabilities.

How it works

Using the test meters is very intuitive, and installers can simply plug and play. Just insert the cables into the USB port to be tested and the unit will continuously monitor up to 1,000 hours of voltage (3-20V DC), current (0.5-3A), capacity/charge delivered, energy and resistance (calculated). It can also detect voltage and current overloads.

The test measurements can be read off the high-resolution backlit LCD display and up to 10 data readings stored on the unit.

The testers don’t require batteries as they draw power from the USB port being monitored or tested.

Like all Klein Tools, the testers are designed with the end user in mind – they are light and compact, making them easy to use and a small addition to any tool bag, yet they are also durable and hardwearing.

With drop protection up to 2m and hardwearing cables to allow installers to access hard to reach ports, these are testers which can withstand rigorous daily use.

Malcolm Duncan from Klein Tools said: “USB charging ports are an increasingly common sight in many homes and public places, as our need for fully charged smart devices drives demand for more accessible USB power points.

“However the quality of USB charging points can vary greatly, and some are fitted with cheap transformers which can make the voltage inconsistent, so testing is essential. With our new, market-leading range of USB testers, installers can have the power to accurately and easily test USB ports in their pockets, to make installations safer for all.”

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Jorge Milton Chugchilan Arrobo
February 1, 2019
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