FiberStore offers many kinds of fiber optic testing equipment. For example,common used fiber optic test equipment included fiber optic power meter, fiber optic light source, fiber multimeter, optical time domain reflectometer (OTDR) and fiber fault locator. In this article,I will detail the Visual Fault Locators.
Fiber optic fault locator is a small size and simple test equipment used to locate the optical fiber linking faults, there are several models with different output power. Fiber optic fault locator can detect the bend point or break point of the fiber glass. It is widely used in telecommunications, CATV and fiber optic projects.
Visual fault locator (also called laser fault locator or 650nm fault locator) is a handheld device using 650nm or 635nm visible laser source that emits a bright beam of laser light into a fiber, allowing the user to visually detect a fiber fault for up to 5 km.
Laser Fault Locators provide the capability to trace fiber routes for end-to-end continuity. Locate breaks within the deadzone of an OTDR, bad splices, potential fiber problems caused by imperfections as well as microbends and macrobends. These devices also can be used as fiber identifiers. They can operate on multimode or singlemode fibers independent of the transmission wavelength. Visible beams make results easily noticeable. Laser fault locators are excellent instruments for locating fiber faults and other anomalies where the pulse width of the laser used in OTDRs won’t allow measurements to be made. Applications include LAN, WAN, fiber data links, telephone and CATV.
With these fault locators you can easily isolate high losses and faults in optical fiber cables. The bright beam of 650nm or 635nm red light in a fiber allows you to see a break as a glowing or blinking red light. Two versions are available: one with a universal port for 2.5mm ferrule connectors (FC, SC, ST, E2000, DIN), and one which includes an adapter that allows use with 1.25mm ferrule connectors as well (LC, MU).
Features of FOFS’s line of Visual Fault Locator(Laser Fault Locator):
- Both CW and pulsed mode are available
- Lightweight (handheld and pen shape available)
- Long continuous operation time
- Cost effective solution
Besides the Visual Fault Locators,FiberStore also offer a full range of fluke test equipment. From industrial electronic installation, maintenance and service, to precision measurement and quality control, Fluke tools help keep business and industry around the globe up and running. Typical customers and users include technicians, engineers, medical-device manufacturers, and computer network professionals – people who stake their reputations on their tools, and use tools to help extend their personal power and abilities.
Note:When selecting optical fiber test equipment, in addition to want to consider the function and quality of equipment, and some is you should pay attention to:For example, the working wavelength (typical is 1310nm, 1550nm and 850nm), fiber light source type, fiber optic glass type (single mode or multimode), fiber connection interface (like FC, SC) and the system capacity and possible loss range.Fiber optic test equipment working environment is also the factor you should consider, whether you are going to use the fiber test equipment indoor or outdoor, the equipment working temperature, power supply, battery life.
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