Fault locator

Housed in a compact pen-shaped case, this battery-operated visible fault locator detects breaks, microbends, and poor surface finishes in fiber-optic cables and connectors.

Housed in a compact pen-shaped case, this battery-operated visible fault locator detects breaks, microbends, and poor surface finishes in fiber-optic cables and connectors.

The visible-light laser diode launches light into the fiber, which scatters when it hits a break or microbend; the scattered light emerges from the cable so it can be observed visually. The device can detect faults up to 5 kilometers from the source. Installers can use the fault locator as an end-to-end fiber identifier, or with mechanical or fusion splicers to minimize splice losses. It is suitable for use with singlemode or multimode fibers and is priced at $475.

OZ OPTICS LTD.

CARP, ON, CANADA

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