The Fluke Fiber QuickMap Fiber Troubleshooter measures fiber length, locates connections and breaks, and provides distances to failures such as high-loss and high-reflectance incidents. It features one-button testing and a typical test speed of six seconds for prompt location and display of up to nine incidents, and detects optical signals from 600 nm to 1050 nm, indicating when a line is active. Loss and reflectance thresholds can be adjusted to suit specific applications and an indicator lights when the limit has been exceeded. Test results are displayed on a black and white LCD that has a backlight for visibility in low light. The tester turns off automatically after five minutes of non-use to conserve battery life. Additional specifications include a reflectance accuracy of + or – 4 dB and various environmental operating conditions. It comes with a carrying case, two AA alkaline batteries, and instructions. Fiber testers are used by network technicians to troubleshoot, maintain, and optimize performance of fiber optic cable in enterprise networks.
|Emitter type||Class I laser (EN 60825-2 compliant)|
|Wavelength||850 nm (+ or – 10 nm)|
|Cable compatibility||50/125 μm, 62.5/125 μm multimode fiber|
|Maximum test distance||1500 m/4,921 ft|
|Index of refraction||1.45 to 1.5 (1.496 default setting)|
|Loss threshold||0.5 to 6.10 dB (0.70 dB default setting)|
|Reflectance threshold||-20 to -45 dB (-35 dB default setting)|
|Connector type||Removable SC adapter (UPC polish), interchangeable LC adapter|
|Agency certifications and standards met||European Conformity (CE) marking, Australia N10140, Canadian Standards Association (CSA) C22.2 No. 61010.1.04|
|Power source||(2) AA alkaline batteries (included)|
|Dimensions||17.5 x 7.8 x 3.8 cm/6.88 x 3.07 x 1.50 in (H x W x D)|
|Weight (with batteries)||0.35 kg/0.78 lb|
H is height, the vertical distance from the lowest to highest point; W is width, the horizontal distance from left to right; D is depth, the horizontal distance from front to back.
A fiber optic cable tester is a device for troubleshooting, inspecting, and certifying fiber network cabling. Devices range from one-button tools for checking connectivity to complex tools for certifying proper installation of fiber networks. A device that performs fiber certification is designated as either loss-length (Tier 1) or fiber plant characterization and troubleshooting (Tier 2). Some of the devices test either singlemode or multimode fiber, while others can test both singlemode and multimode fiber. Cabling contractors, installers, and network technicians use fiber optic cable testers to set up and maintain networks within a building or on a campus in corporate, academic, manufacturing, and other enterprise network environments.
Fluke Networks manufactures tools for network infrastructure installation, testing, certification, and troubleshooting, in copper, fiber, and wireless networks, with its tools widely used by contractors, enterprises, and communication service providers. The company, which operates globally, is based in Everett, WA.