NANOG poll: favorite cable labeler?
owen at delong.com
Tue Aug 21 22:36:47 CDT 2012
On Aug 21, 2012, at 18:10 , "Robert E. Seastrom" <rs at seastrom.com> 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.
I'm still a big fan of the brady. The wrap-around self-laminating cable
labels are really hard to beat.
I don't even use the battery in mine... I just keep it plugged in to power.
A $15 universal power supply from your local Fry's will do the trick.
I don't know about the LS/TLS2200, mine is an IDEXPERT.
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