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Fibre fault locators
12 November 2008, Test & Measurement

JDSU’s pocket-sized FFL-050 and the ruggedised FFL-100 are visual fault locators (VFL) for installing and troubleshooting fibre-optic cable.

The VFL is a tool that quickly locates problems in fibre cables, such as sharp bends, breaks, bad splices, lack of continuity and physical damages. The device emits a visible laser light into the fibre, and as the light escapes from the damaged points along the fibre in a continuous or flashing illumination, technicians are able to easily locate and quickly assess the damage. By pinpointing the exact locations of fibre damage, technicians can diagnose, troubleshoot, and fix a problem quickly and efficiently, resulting in fewer return truck rolls.

The units are both equipped with a 2,5 mm interface compatible with connectors such as SC, ST, and FC, while the 1,25 mm adapter enables connection to LC and MU connectors. The VFLs can also be used to perform end-to-end continuity tests and fibre tracing and identification.

For more information contact Comtest, +27 (0)11 254 2200, info@comtest.co.za, www.comtest.co.za, www.comtest.co.za


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