The multichannel OP940 is an internally switched Insertion Loss and Return Loss meter designed for testing ribbon cables and multi-pin termini. This unit incorporates the same features as the single channel OP940 models, including a color LCD screen, an optical reflectance scan mode, programmable PASS/FAIL for user-configurable test criteria, and On-screen context help. It measures […]
OptoTest’s Duplex LC adapter is designed for testing insertion loss of cables terminated with Unibody LCs and LC connectors that are clipped together. This video will provide quick instructions on how to mount the adapter and move between positions A and B.
The OP-METS is ideal for harsh environment testing of fiber optic cable assemblies and connectors. It meets standards such as GR-326 and Verizon and it can be completely customized offering stable and accurate insertion loss and mandrel-free Return Loss measurements.
AN-137 Preventing Damage to Optical Connectors Effects of Damaged Front Panels Maintaining your equipment’s interface & connectors is absolutely critical to achieving quality results. Damaged instrumentation interfaces and reference cables can add loss and reflections as well as reduce stability, making it difficult to take accurate measurements. In addition to adhering to strict policies regarding cleaning […]
When a new OP-SPHR is shipped from OptoTest, it will require a few quick steps to make it ready to use. Following the instructions in this video will allow you to begin using the sphere in you production lines. Remove the port plug from the back of the sphere using the provided hex wrench to […]
During the production and installation of MTP and MPO cables, it’s necessary to verify continuity and polarity on these cables. The OP-Polarity Kit makes it a simple task. The OptoTest Polarity Kit consists of an OP280, which acts as a source module, and an OP480, which acts as a detector module, and a set of […]
AN-135 Launch Conditions for Multimode Testing Overview An LED light source is required per IEC 61300-3-4 for testing insertion loss on multimode cabling/connectors. When LASER sources are used, outside influences, such as movement and settling in cable as well as changes in temperature, can cause output power instability which can affect insertion loss test results. Controlling launch […]
AN-128 Ensuring Accurate Return Loss Measurement Overview As fiber optic networks move towards higher data rates and lower loss, connectors with increased performance (low insertion and return loss) have become the standard. Return loss requirements on connectors have begun to approach the physical limitations of the polishing process and, as such, any error in the […]
OptoTest is currently in the process of innovating to improve the usability of its Single Channel OP940 Insertion and Return Loss Test Set. This latest development will integrate completely with the OP940, expanding its functionality beyond its existing capabilities.