High Performance Interface SAVer Cables
To obtain accurate and repeatable measurements of your fiber optic cables, you must use high quality test equipment that you can rely on. Given the investment made on this type of equipment and the importance of the results, it’s important to take proactive steps to minimize the risk of damage to the test system. SAVer cables are an excellent tool for protecting your test equipment in order to prevent costly and time-consuming repairs.
FEATURES & BENEFITS
Protect the Front Panel
Mating reference cables directly to the front panel of your test equipment exposes the internal connectors to dirt and damage, especially if reference cables are swapped out often. A SAVer cable connected to the front panel acts as protection for the internal connector by creating a degree of separation between the unit and the reference cable.
Even when being careful to minimize connections, all cables will eventually require maintenance or replacement. Performing this maintenance on a SAVer cable, versus the front panel connector directly, is easier and saves both repair time and station downtime.
For RL applications, SAVer cables will typically have APC polish connectors on both sides, but the connector type is entirely up to you. Choose from any of our standard simplex connectors (FC, SC, LC, etc.) to best suit your testing application. If you are working with a limited number of channels, swap SAVer cables to vastly increase versatility and test different connectors as needed.
Connect Sources & Switches
Use SAVer cables to connect a source like the OP940 IL and RL meter to a switch like the OP720 Optical Switch. A high-quality SAVer cable minimizes the loss introduced to the test system by adding a switch for multichannel applications.
KEEP IN MIND
- Standard cable length is 12 inches. Other lengths available
- Most common interface SAVer cable is: SAV-FA-FA-S with FC-APC
on both ends.
- Use APC when measuring return loss.
|Return Loss (1300nm and 1550nm)||>55dB single mode
|>70dB single mode
|Radius of curvature||14mm to 25mm||8mm to 12mm|
|Fiber height||+/- 50nm|
|Fiber core position (eccentricity)||<0.5μm|