For decades, optics have been inspected and cleaned to ensure the proper passage of light. While fiber inspection and cleaning fiber connectors is not new, it is growing in importance as links with increasingly higher data rates are driving decreasingly small loss budgets. With less tolerance for overall light loss, the attenuation through adapters must get lower and lower. This is achieved by properly inspecting and cleaning when necessary. As network speeds and bandwidth demands increase, distance and loss limitations have decreased, making fiber optic testing more important than ever.
Common used fiber optic test equipment includes visual fault locator, fiber optic power meter, fiber optic light source, fiber multimeter, optical time domain reflectometer (OTDR) and fiber fault locator. Visual fault locators can locate the fault of OTDR dead zone and make fiber identification from one end to the other end. Power meter is used for absolute optical fiber power measurement as well as fiber optic loss related measurement. Light source is used with power meter to test the fiber system loss. Multimeter is an integrated unit of power meter and light source. OTDR is classic fiber optic test equipment, it is most easy to use but it is also one of the most expensive, OTDR could give you an overview of the whole system you test and it could test the whole system fiber length, joint point and loss. Fault locator’s name already express its function, it could be regarded to be part of OTDR and fiber fault locator is cheap.
Power meters play an active role of most test solutions. An optical power meter is a device for measuring the power or energy of a laser beam. Optical power meter is commonly used to measure absolute light power in dBm. It is also used with an optical light source for measuring loss or relative power level in dB. Alternatively, some users may prefer an integrated two-way LTS, or a simple LTS.
When choose a fiber test equipment, besides the function and quality of the equipment, you have to consider the specifications of the fiber system that you are going to test, 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. Portable fiber test equipment usually should be able to use battery as power, it is suggested to choose the test equipment that could also use very common type battery.
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