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Optical Fibre Identifier
User Guide - 133800
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Lower Cookham Road,
Maidenhead,
Berkshire,
SL6 8XY
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0) 1628 503500
Fax: + 44 (0) 1628 503599
Email: infoline@trendcomms.com
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Contents
Welcome to the Optical Fibre Identifier ............................ EN-1
Supplied with the Optical Fibre Identifier ......................... EN-1
Safety Advice.................................................................... EN-1
Looking after your Optical Fibre Identifier ........................ EN-1
Looking after the Optical Detectors ................................. EN-2
A Look at the Optical Fibre Identifier ................................ EN-3
Clamp ............................................................................... EN-4
Adaptor Head ................................................................... EN-4
Clamp Slide ...................................................................... EN-4
Clamp Slide Button .......................................................... EN-4
Battery Compartment ....................................................... EN-4
Test Results Display ......................................................... EN-4
Traffic Direction Indicators ..................................... EN-4
Power Measurement Display ................................. EN-5
Modulation Frequency Signal LEDs ...................... EN-5
Testing a Cable................................................................. EN-5
Understanding the Results............................................... EN-5
Stopping the Test ............................................................. EN-6
Removing and Fitting an Adaptor Head........................... EN-6
Removing an Adaptor Head............................................. EN-6
Fitting an Adaptor Head ................................................... EN-6
Removing and Fitting the Battery..................................... EN-6
Removing the Battery....................................................... EN-6
Fitting the Battery ............................................................. EN-7
Specifications.................................................................... EN-7
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Welcome to the Optical Fibre Identifier
Welcome to the Optical Fibre Identifier, a handheld
instrument which enables you to identify the presence of
light, the direction of traffic and the modulation frequency
of light, in fibre optic cables in the field.
Supplied with the Optical Fibre Identifier
This User Guide
PP9 9V Alkaline battery
See Removing and Fitting the Battery on page EN-6.
4 x Adaptors Heads (one fitted)
Wrist strap
Carrying case
Safety Advice
Caution
When using the Optical Fibre Identifier, always take basic
safety precautions to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock
and injury to persons. These include the following:
Avoid using the tester during an electrical stormthere
is a remote risk of electric shock by lightning.
Do not dispose of batteries in a firethey may
explode.
Disconnect all interface cables before removing the
battery cover.
Looking after your Optical Fibre Identifier
Although light and portable, the Optical Fibre Identifier is
very robust and has been designed to operate in a typical
outdoors working environment.
To ensure reliable operation, avoid:
very high or low temperaturesthe Optical Fibre
Identifier is designed to operate between -10C and
+60C. You can store the unit safely between -25C
and +70C.
wet-weather conditions
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Do not attempt to disassemble the Optical Fibre Identifier
or you will invalidate your warranty.
We recommend that you remove the battery if you are going
to store the Optical Fibre Identifier for a period of time.
To avoid damage, we recommend that you keep the Optical
Fibre Identifier in its carrying case when you are not using
it.
Caution: Cleaning the Optical Fibre Identifier
Do not use solvents, strong detergents or abrasive materials
to clean the Optical Fibre Identifier.
Looking after the Optical Detectors
Clean the detector surfaces regularly with a cotton
swab.
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Looking after your Optical Fibre Identifier
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A Look at the Optical Fibre Identifier
The main features of the Optical Fibre Identifier are
identified below.
Clamp
Cable Under Test
Battery
Compartment
Traffic
Direction
Indicators
Optical Power
Indication
Clamp Slide
(in closed
testing
position).
Adaptor Head
(3MM fitted) to
Clamp Slide).
Clamp Slide
Button
Modulation
Frequency LEDs
Battery
Compartment
Arrow
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Clamp
This contains the optical detectors and also clamps the cable
in position for testing.
Adaptor Head
This is attached to the Clamp Slide and is used to hold the
cable under test. There are 4 Adaptor Heads supplied:
2mm
3mm
0.25mm
0.9mm
Choose the Adaptor Head that matches the cable to be
tested. See Removing and Fitting an Adaptor Head on page
EN-6.
Clamp Slide
This is used to clamp the cable in position for testing and to
switch the tester ON and OFF. The Test Results Display is
also located on the Clamp Slide.
Clamp Slide Button
Use to open and close Clamp Slide. See Removing and
Fitting an Adaptor Head on page EN-6.
Battery Compartment
This contains a non-rechargeable PP9 9V Alkaline. See
Removing and Fitting the Battery on page EN-6 for more
information.
Test Results Display
This made up of the following:
Traffic Direction Indicators
Left-hand side Indicator: This is coloured red when
the traffic is travelling from right to left.
Right-hand side Indicator: This is coloured red when
the traffic is travelling from left to right.
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Power Measurement Display
The approximate optical power, detected in the cable, is
displayed.
Modulation Frequency Signal LEDs
There are 3 types of Modulation Frequency Signal that the
Optical Fibre Identifier can detect:
270: Left-hand side LED (270Hz)
1K: Centre LED (1kHz)
2K: Right-hand side LED (2kHz)
The relevant Signal Type LED will be lit when its signal type
is detected.
Testing a Cable
The Power reading is only approximate and is for guidance
only. For example: if a cable is not connected a low reading
may be displayed because any surrounding light will be
detected in the cable. To avoid light entering the cable
during a test, we recommend that you shield the Optical
Fibre Indicator from any surrounding light source.
-1- Choose and fit an Adaptor Head that matches the
diameter of the cable to be tested.
See Removing and Fitting an Adaptor Head on page
EN-6.
-2- Position the cable into the groove on the Clamp.
-3- Push the Clamp Slide Button until it clicks and the
Clamp Side is locked in the closed position. This
automatically switches the tester ON.
The cable should be held securely.
Understanding the Results
An intermittent bleep is sounded indicating that light has
been detected. See Test Results Display on page EN-4 for
more information.
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Stopping the Test
-1- To stop the test, press on the lower part of the Clamp
Slide Button to move the Clamp Slide to the open
position.
-2- Remove the cable.
Removing and Fitting an Adaptor Head
For Adaptor Head sizes see Adaptor Head on page EN-4.
Removing an Adaptor Head
-1- Choose the Adaptor Head that matches the diameter
of the cable to be tested.
-2- press on the lower part of the Clamp Slide Button to
move the Clamp Slide to the open position if
required.
-3- Slide the Adaptor Head either to the left or right edge
and remove it.
Fitting an Adaptor Head
-1- Align the replacement Adaptor Heads groove with
the Slide Clamp.
-2- Slide the Adaptor Head on the Slide Clamp so that it
centred and aligns correctly with the Clamp.
Removing and Fitting the Battery
For safety information see Safety Advice on page EN-1.
Removing the Battery
-1- Press and slide the battery compartment cover down
in the direction of the arrow until you hear a click.
-2- Lift one side of the battery compartment cover and
remove it.
-3- Remove the battery, making a note of its positive (+)
and (-) negative connector orientation.
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Fitting the Battery
-4- Insert a new PP9 9V Alkaline battery into the battery
compartment.
Warning
Make sure that you insert the battery with the positive (+)
and negative (-) connectors correctly aligned.
-5- Align the tabs on the side of the battery compartment
cover with the grooves on the battery compartment.
-6- Push down until you hear a click.
-7- Slide the cover up in the opposite direction to the
arrow until the cover is fully closed.
Specifications
Dimensions:
Length: 195mm
Width: 30mm
Depth: 27mm
Weight: 235g approximately (including battery)
Wavelength Range:
800 to 1700nm
Modulation Frequency: 270, 1000, 2000 Hz
Power Supply: 1 x PP9 9V Alkaline battery. See Removing
and Fitting the Battery on page EN-6.
Battery life: Up to 45 hours depending on usage.
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