NANOG poll: favorite cable labeler?

Mark Radabaugh mark at
Wed Aug 22 01:21:37 UTC 2012

Having used quite a few of the wire label makers over the years I still 
like the TLS2200 the best. Mostly because the labels actually last in 
poor environments for long times.  In conditioned indoor space you may 
very well be able to use cheaper equipment.

Brady makes a AC power adapter for the TLS2200.  It's annoying that the 
charger won't charge the battery and power the unit at the same time.


On 8/21/12 9:10 PM, Robert E. Seastrom wrote:
> Hey everyone,
> Many moons ago I worked in a place where we had a Brady LS2000 wire
> labeler.  So long as the supplies were fresh it was great.
> In the storage unit I have a Brady TLS2200.  Supplies are expensive,
> but it works reasonably well.  Unfortunately the battery is shot
> (gotta replace that).
> It seems to me that as cheap as the Brother P-Touch type labelers have
> gotten that there might be some product by (Brady|Dymo|Brother|etc)
> that everyone uses and recommends these days which is (a) cheap enough
> that they can be deployed en masse rather than treated as a scarce
> resource, (b) hopefully runs on standard (such as AAA) battery types,
> and (c) has reasonably priced supplies.
> Labeling cables is mostly what I'm interested in.  The el-cheapo
> p-touch seems adequate to putting hostnames on machines.
> Thoughts?
> -r

Mark Radabaugh

mark at  419.837.5015

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