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51485
SINGLE-FIBER FUSION SPLICER
User's Manual
Please read and understand the information contained in this manual prior to
operating the S148M Fusion Splicer.
Please keep this manual with the S148M Fusion Splicer at all times.
Issue 2.
May 1998
The Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd.
Contents
This User's Manual provides operating information for the S148S Single-Fiber Fusion Splicer.
The information is contained in the following sections:
o Safety Information and Instructions
o General Information and Specifications
o Getting Started
o Operating and Maintenance Instructions
o Programming Guide
o Appendix: Product Composition and Ordering Guide
Safety Information and Instructions
This manual contains complete operating and maintenance instructions for THE S148S
FUSION SPLICER. Please review this manual carefully before operating.
Safety Information
The following safety instructions must be observed whenever the S148S fusion splicer is
operated, serviced or repaired. Failing to comply with any of these instructions or with any
precaution or warning contained in the User's Manual is in direct violation of the standards of
design, manufacture and intended use of the instrument. The Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd.
assume no liability for the customer's failure to comply with these safety requirements.
Safety Messages
The following messages may appear in the User's Manual. Please observe all safety
instructions that are associated with the message.
WARNING
CAUTION
Refer to the User's Manual for instructions on handling and operating the
instrument safely.
The procedure can result in serious injury or loss of life if not carried out in
proper compliance with all safety instructions. Ensure that all conditions
necessary for safe handling and operation are met before proceeding.
The procedure can result in serious damage to or destruction of the instrument if
not carried out in compliance with all instructions for proper use. Ensure that all
conditions necessary for safe handling and operation are met before proceeding.
~ Please contact The Furukawa Electric., Ltd. or your local representative with any
question relating to the description of this manual.
~ In no case will The Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. be liable to the buyer, or to any third
parties, for any consequential or indirect damage which are caused by product's failure,
the malfunction, and problem.
51485 Single-Fiber Fusion Splicer Safety - 1
~ W A R N I N G

Follow all local regulations when disposing of the 5148 battery.

Never touch the electrodes when the fusion splicer is powered on. Failing to comply with
this instruction may result in electric shock.

Do not operate the fusion splicer without electrodes.

Ensure that the AC adapter is properly grounded when in use.

Do not disassemble the instrument except as described in the maintenance section of this
manual. The 51485 fusion splicer contains no user-serviceable parts. The warranty on this
product will be invalidated if any of the potted nuts on the instrument are disturbed.

Do not use any power supply other than the 5148 battery pack or the 5148 AC adapter
supplied with the 51485 fusion splicer. Do not use the AC adapter as a power supply for
any instrument other than the 51485 fusion splicer and the 5148 battery pack. Failing to
comply with this instruction may result in fire and instrument malfunction.

Do not immerse the 51485 fusion splicer in water. Failing to comply with this instruction
may result in fire, electric shock and instrument malfunction.

Do not use an inappropriate input voltage. Failing to comply with this instruction may

cause fire, electric shock and malfunction.

Do not insert or drop any metal or any flammable material into the main body of the 51485
fusion splicer. Failing to comply with this instruction may cause fire, electric shock and
instrument malfunction.

Avoid direct skin contact with the heating element of the built-in heater. Failing to comply
with this instruction may result in burns or other injury.

Do not remove the instrument's panels. The 51485 contains parts that generate high
voltage. Failing to comply with this instruction may result in electric shock.

In the event that the 51485 emits abnormal sounds or very high temperature are observed,
set the power switch to 0 (off), disconnect the power cord and contact The Furukawa
Electric Co., Ltd. or your local representative. Continued operation under such conditions
can result in fire or electric shock.

Do not use a damaged power cord in which the inner cable is exposed or severed. Failing
to comply with this instruction may result in fire or electric shock.

In the event that water drips into the 51485 fusion splicer, set the power switch to 0 (off),
disconnect the power cord and contact The Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. or your local
representative. Continued operation under such conditions can result in fire or electric
shock.

In the event that smoke or a strange smell are emitted from the 51485 fusion splicer, set
the power switch to 0 (off), disconnect the power cord and contact The Furukawa Electric
Co., Ltd. or your local representative. Continued operation under such conditions can
result in fire, electric shock and malfunction.

In the event that the 51485 fusion splicer is dropped and damaged, set the power switch
to 0 (off), disconnect the power cord and contact The Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. or your
local representative. Continued operation under such conditions can result in fire and
electric shock.
S1485 Single-Fiber Fusion Splicer Safety - 2
.. Do not place the fusion splicer on an unstable or inclined surface. The 81488 fusion splicer
may fall from the surface, causing damage or injury.
.. Ensure that all power cords are disconnected before moving the 81488 fusion splicer. Failing
to comply with this instruction can result in damage to the cords, fire and electric shock.
.. Do not run power cords around any heating fixture. Failing to comply with this instruction can
result in damage to the power cord, fire and electric shock.
.. Do not connect or disconnect power cords with wet hands. Failing to comply with this
procedure may result in fire and electric shock.
.. Do not disconnect a power cord by pulling on the cord itself. Grasp and pull the plug portion
to disconnect the cord properly. Failing to comply with this instruction can result in damage to
the power cord, fire and electric shock.
.. Do not place heavy items on the power cords. Failing to comply with this instruction can result
in damage to the cord, fire and electric shock.
.. Use only the power cords supplied with the 81488 fusion splicer. Connecting any
inappropriate power cord or extending a power cord can cause these to overheat abnormally
and result in fire.
.. Do not modify the power cords, and do not bend, twist or stretch the power cords excessively.
Failing to comply with this instruction can result in fire and electric shock.
.. Ensure that the power cords are disconnected from the power supply in the event that the
81488 fusion slicer will be left idle for an extended eriod of time.
.. Ensure that the battery pack is disconnected from the 81488 fusion splicer in the event that
the instrument will be left idle for an extended period of time. Failing to comply with this
instruction may result in fire.
.. Do not use the 8148 battery pack as a power supply during recharging.
.. Never use aerosol dust cleaners or alcohol-based solvents to clean the electrodes.
.. Do not use oil-based solvents to clean the 0 tical lenses.
.. Store the fusion slicer in a cool, d lace.
Power Requirements
The 81488 fusion splicer can operate from a 12 VDC source that can be obtained from the
81488 ACIDC adapter or the 81488 DC battery.
The 81488 AC/DC adapter can operate from any single-phase AC power source that
supplies between 90 V and 264 Vat a frequency of 50 Hz to 60 Hz.
Fuses
Use only the correct size of 250 VAC fuse as specified in this manual.
51485 Single-Fiber Fusion Splicer Safety - 3
Line Power Cord
The 8148S ACIDC adapter uses a three-wire power cord equipped with a protective earth
contact. Do not connect the adapter to an extension cord that does not have this feature.
When connected to an appropriate AC power receptacle, the power cord grounds the
instrument chassis.
WARNING To avoid the risk of injury or death, ALWAY8 observe the following
precautions before initializing the 81488 fusion splicer.
If using a voltage-reducing autotransformer to power the 8148 fusion
splicer, ensure that the common terminal connects to the earthed pole
of the power source.
Use only the type of power cord supplied with the 81488 fusion splicer.
Connect the power cord only to a power outlet equipped with a
protective earth contact. Never connect to an extension cord that is not
equipped with this feature.
Willfully interrupting the protective earth connection is prohibited.
Never touch the electrodes when the 81488 fusion splicer is powered
on.
Do not operate the 81488 fusion splicer without electrodes.
Ensure that the 81488 ACIDC adapter is properly grounded when in
use.
Toxic Hazards
Under normal conditions of use, storage, and handling the S148S fusion splicer presents no
toxic hazards. However, under the following conditions, certain precautions are necessary.
Incineration - Some of the electronic components included in the assembly are constructed
with resins and other chemicals that produce toxic fumes during incineration.
Acidic or caustic compounds - Some of the electronic components included in the
assembly, particularly electrolytic capacitors, contain acidic or caustic compounds. In the
event that a damaged component comes in contact with the skin, wash the affected area
immediately with cold water. In the event of eye contamination, irrigate thoroughly with a
recognized eye-wash and seek medical assistance.
Physical damage - Some of the components used in the assembly may contain very small
quantities of toxic materials. There is a remote possibility that physically damaged electronic
components may present a toxic hazard. As a general precaution, avoid unnecessary contact
with damaged electronic components, and arrange for disposal in accordance with local
regulations.
51485 Single-Fiber Fusion Splicer Safety - 4
5148 Battery Disposal
Follow all local regulations when disposing of the 8148 battery.
WARNING The 51485 battery may explode if incinerated.
51485 Single-Fiber Fusion Splicer Safety - 5
General Information
Fusionsplicing is used to physically join together two optical fiber ends; the process may vary,
depending on the type of fusion splicer used. The S148S Single-Fiber Fusion Splicer uses
precision, fixed V-grooves to align the fiber ends and heat from a controllable electric arc to
melt the glass and butt the ends together. This results in a strong joint, with very low loss and
very low backreflection.
To achieve good splicing results, it is essential to know both the proper use of a fusion splicer
and the characteristics of optical fiber. Because not all fibers are identical, they can melt or
fuse at different temperatures. Therefore, to minimize splice loss, it is important that the arc
power and the duration of the fusion arc be properly adjusted. The S148S fusion splicer
features an arc check function to help the user adjust these parameters. Other intrinsic
factors that contribute to the increase in splice loss are core diameter mismatch, cladding
diameter mismatch, numerical aperture mismatch, core concentricity and noncircularity.
Core Diameter Mismatch
Cladding Diameter Mismatch
Numerical Aperture Mismatch
Different fibers have different numerical apertures. The aperture dictates the acceptance
angle of light.
51485 Single-fiber Fusion Splicer General Information - 1
Core Concentricity
cladding
core
Core Noncircularity
claddings
core 1
core 2
Optical fiber is basically classified as either single-mode (SM) or multimode (MM). Single-
mode fiber, which includes dispersion-shifted fiber types, will transmit a single-mode (path) of
data at wavelengths greater than the cut-off wavelength (1170 nm). Approximately 80% of
the light is transmitted within the core, and 20% is transmitted in the surrounding cladding.
Therefore, the transmission path is more accurately referred to as the mode field and not as
the core. With a core diameter of typically 8 IJm and a mode field diameter of approximately
10 IJm, single-mode fiber can transmit more data than multimode fiber and with less
attenuation.
In multimode fiber, the optical signal is transmitted entirely within the core. These fibers have
a core size of 50 IJmto 100 IJm(50 IJm or 62.5 IJm, typically) and are commonly used in local
area networks (LANs), short distance links and closed circuit television (CCTV).
Physical Characteristics of Optical Fiber for Fusion Splicing
Coating
standard diameter
material
Cladding
standard diameter
material
Core
standard diameter
material
250 IJm, 900 IJm
acrylicresin, nylon
125IJm
silica, Fluoro doped silica, Titan-coated silica
8 IJm - 10 IJm (8M), 50 IJm - 62.5 IJm (MM)
Germanium doped silica, silica
coating
core
51485 Single-fiber Fusion Splicer General Information - 2
Fiber Transmission
Dispersion-shifted Single-mode Multimode
Transmitting capacity superior high low
Splice loss high middle very low
Splicing ease difficult middle easy
Physical Characteristics of Single-mode and Mu/timode Fiber
50/125 Multimode
core transmits light
Singlemode
1251-1m
1251-1m
62.5/125 Multimode
62.51-1m
cladding keeps optical signal
within core
100/140 Multimode
1251-1m
140l-lm
coating protects glass from
abrasion and ensures high strength
S1485 Single-fiber Fusion Splicer General Information - 3
Core Diameter/Axis offset
Because the optical signal is transmitted through the core of the fiber, it is important to
understand how the cores of the two fibers being spliced together compare. The following
general formula can be used to show the effects of core offset on the splice loss. The formula
is only theoretical and does not take into account other extrinsic factors such as cleave
quality and dust contamination, and intrinsic factors such as core noncircularity and
numerical aperture.
mode field diameter A[J.Jm]
optical power
INPUT
)
left fiber
mode field diameter Bjurn]
core axis offset dlurn]
optical power
----......!....--' OUTPUT
)
\
right fiber
splice loss
splice loss =10 x log OUTPUT =10 x log ~ ( 2A8 )' EXP(_ 2d')J
10 INPUT 1 O ~ A' + 8' A' + 8'
A difference between A and B will cause a splice loss, even if d is zero. If using single-
mode fiber, the manufacturer of the fiber may be able to provide mode field diameter
specifications.
It is impossible to have perfectly centered cores, because fiber manufacturing limitations
often result in small offsets. Today's optical fibers are well manufactured and have core
eccentricity of less than 0.5 IJm. However, older fiber exhibits core eccentricity near 1.0 IJm.
When using a fusion splicer such as the S148S that aligns the cladding correctly by means of
its fixed V-grooves, the offset of the fiber cores will range from zero to double the core
eccentricity.
A worst case scenario of 2 IJm core offset when splicing single-mode fiber with a 10 IJm mode
field diameter will yield a splice loss of approximately 0.2 dB. A more typical offset of 0.5 IJm
will yield a splice loss of approximately 0.01 dB. Similarly, when splicing multimode fiber with
a 62.5 IJm core diameter, the theoretical splice loss is 0.004 dB and 0.0003 dB for 2.0 IJm
and 0.5 IJm core offset, respectively. This gives a clear indication of why multimode fiber
splicing yields lower splice loss.
51485 Single-fiber Fusion Splicer General Information - 4
Operating Specifications and Accessories
Description Minimum Typical Maximum Units
Fiber cladding diameter 125
IJm
Coated fiber range 250, 900
IJm
Fiber strip length 10
IJm
Average splice loss (similar fiber)
single-mode* 0.04 dB
multimode* 0.03 dB
Environmental
operating temperature
-10/-50
50/120 CrF
storage temperature
-40/-100
60/140
CrF
humidity 95
R.H.
Electrical
input terminals from AC supply 90 264 VAC
input terminals from DC supply 12 VDC
output terminals 12 VDC
Fuse 250 VAC
Dimensions
splicer (including lid) 189 x 220 x 148 mm
battery 40 x 219 x131 mm
AC adapter 40 x 214 x108 mm
transit case 533 x 368 x 203 mm
Weight
splicer (including lid) 3.6/7.9 kg/lb.
battery 2.1/4.6 kg/lb.
AC adapter 0.6/1.3 kg/lb.
transit case 2.5/5.5 kg/lb.
Battery capacity 5.0 AHr
Splice data storage 100 splices
Splice program storage 32 -
Splice time 30 sec
Reinforcing time 120 sec
* Using similar fiber with less than 0.5 IJm core eccentricity, and measured at 1310 nm.
51485 Single-fiber Fusion Splicer Operating Specifications and Accessories - 1
Standard Accessories
Part Part Number Quantity
81488 fusion splicer 81488-001 1
Rechargeable battery pack 8148-002 1
AC adapter 8148-003 1
Carrying case 8148-004 1
8pare electrodes 8148-005 1 pair
8pare fuse 8148-006 1
Windshield 8148-007 1
DC power cord (130 mm) 8148-101 1
AC power cord 8148-106 1
Operating manual 1
Optional Accessories
8ee Appendix for ordering information.
.. 8148-102 DC power cord (3 m)
.. 8148-103 car battery jumper cord
.. 8148-104 cord for recharging two batteries
.. 8148-105 R8-232C cable
.. 8210 stripper
.. 8310 cleaver
.. 8321 precision cleaver
.. 8322TR precision cleaver for Titan fiber
.. 8901 high-capacity battery
.. 8921 60mm length splice protection sleeves
.. 8922 40mm length splice protection sleeves
III Splice tray
Recommended Consumables
Keep a supply of the following items with the 81488 fusion splicer at all times.
.. 8pare electrodes
.. Fuse
.. Tweezers
.. Protective eye glasses
.. Electrode cleaning block
III Denatured alcohol
III Lint-free tissues or swabs
.. 8et of Allen keys
III Container for disposal of scrap fiber
51485 Single-fiber Fusion Splicer Operating Specifications and Accessories - 2
Getting Started
Initial Inspection
1. Inspect the shipping container for any indication of excessive shock to the contents.
2. Remove the 81488 carrying case from the shipping container, and open the case.
WARNING The latches of the 81488 carrying case exhibit a strong spring force.
Ensure that the carrying case is right side up before opening.
3. Inspect the contents to ensure that the shipment is complete.
4. Lift the 81488 fusion splicer out of the carrying case by its carrying handle, and place the
instrument on a flat ,smooth surface.
5. Remove the cover lid from the main body of the 81488 fusion splicer, and visually inspect
it and all accompanying components for structural damage that may have occurred
during shipping.
The 51485 fusion splicer is supplied with the 51485 ACIDC adapter mounted on the
main body. Connect the adapter to the appropriate line power source, or replace the
adapter with the 51485 battery, as required. Ensure that the DC power cord is connected
at the DC OUT terminal of the 51485 battery.
If required, secure the optional splice tray holder to the lid, and mount these on the
51485 fusion splicer.
6. Ensure that the 81488 fusion splicer is properly connected to the power source.
7. Set the power switch to I (on) to initialize the 81488 fusion splicer, and observe the
power-up sequence.
The POWER LED lights green to indicate that the power is on.
The ~ and "'\A- LEOs light briefly.
The FITEL logo appears on the LCD monitor, and the system is automatically reset.
When the reset operation is complete, the 81488 fusion splicer beeps twice and the
Arc Check screen is displayed.
Immediately inform The Furukawa Electric and, if necessary the carrier, if the contents of the
shipment are incomplete, if any of the 81488 fusion splicer components are damaged or
defective, or if the 81488 fusion splicer does not pass the initial inspection.
WARNING To avoid electrical shock, do not initialize or operate the 81488 fusion
splicer if it bears any sign of damage to any portion of its exterior surface,
such as the outer cover or panels.
51485 Single-fiber Fusion Splicer Getting Started - 1
Recharging the Battery
The 81488 battery may lose its charge between the time of packing at the factory and the
time of delivery. For best results, recharge the battery completely before initial use.
1. Connect the DC OUT cable of the 81488 AC/DC adapter to the DC IN terminal of
81488 battery.
2. Connect the AC IN terminal of the 81488 AC/DC adapter to an AC power source using
the AC power cord. The CHARGE lamp on the 81488 battery lights red during charging
and turns off when the battery is fully charged (approximately seven (7) hours).
+ Recharge the 51485 battery every three (3) months if it is left idle for an extended period
of time.
S148S Single-fiber Fusion Splicer Getting Started - 2
Selecting the Operating Language
The 81488 fusion splicer can be set to provide operating prompts in English, French,
German, Portuguese, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, Dutch or Italian. The default operating
language is English.
1. Fromthe Ready screen, press -/ to access the Program menu screen.
2. Press D. or V to scroll to <Other>, and press -/ to display the Other menu.
3. Press D. or V to scroll to <Configuration>, and press -/ to display the Configuration
submenu.
4. Press D. or V to select Language.
5. Press - or + to scroll to the required operating language.
6. Press -/ to confirm the selection and exit the configuration program.
7. Press D. or V to store or cancel the change, and press -/.
S1485 Single-fiber Fusion Splicer Getting Started - 3
Performing an Arc Check
Because fibers melt or fuse at different temperatures, it is necessary to adjust the arc power
in order to ensure optimum splicing results. As well, electrode wear or changes in
environmental conditions (e.g., temperature or humidity) can affect the splicing results.
Therefore, an arc check should be performed everyday, prior to initial use, when the fiber
type is changed or when high splice losses are obtained.
The Arc Check screen is displayed each time the 81488 fusion splicer is powered on.
.. To perform an arc check immediately after power-up, press ./ and follow steps 2 and 3
provided below. To bypass this function press ~ .
.. To perform an arc check after one or more fusion splicing cycles, return the 81488 fusion
splicer to the Ready screen, press ./ to display the Program menu, and follow steps 1 to
3 provided below.
1. Press b. or V to scroll to <Arc Check>, and press ./ to display the Arc Check menu.
2. Load the fibers. Ensure that the fibers are properly stripped, cleaned and cleaved.
3. P r e s s ~ . The 81488 fusion splicer automatically feeds the fibers and discharges an arc.
51485 Single-fiber Fusion Splicer Getting Started - 4
During the arc discharge, the fiber feeding motors of the 81488 fusion splicer remain idle,
preventing the fiber ends from butting. As a result, the fiber ends melt back. The arc check
function inspects how far the fibers melt back and the centred position of the fiber. If the arc
check results are good, the message OK is displayed, and the 81488 fusion splicer returns
to the Ready screen or the Program menu screen.
arc is good arc is too weak arc is too strong
If the results are not acceptable, i.e., the arc power is not optimum or the two fiber ends had a
disproportionate melt back with respect to the position of the electrodes, the following screen
is displayed. However, if either one of the two parameters does not require adjustment, that
parameter will not be displayed.
Prompts recommending adjustments to the arc power or the centred position of the fiber are
displayed.
To enter the recommended values automatically, press ./.
To adjust the values to settings other than those recommended, press b.. or \l to scroll
to Center or Power, press - or + to adjust the setting, and press ./ to confirm the new
values.
To toggle the screen between the fiber view and the data view, press )(.
S148S Single-fiber Fusion Splicer Getting Started - 5
Repeat the arc check to determine that the new values are acceptable. If unsatisfactory
results are obtained after four (4) arc check attempts, inspect the electrodes for wear or
damage, and replace them if necessary.
+ A visual arc check can be made by viewing the arc on the monitor. Electrode discharge
should produce a straight and steady arc. Swaying in the arc indicates that the electrodes
require either cleaning or replacing.
51485 Single-fiber Fusion Splicer Getting Started - 6
Operating and Maintenance Instructions: Contents
1.0 External Description 1
Operating Keys and Status LEDs 1
2.0 Setting the Fusion Splicing Parameters 2
Selecting the Fiber Program .4
Selecting the Heater Program 5
3.0 Fusion Splicing 6
Preparing the Fiber 6
Loading the Fiber 6
Fusion Splicing 7
Splicing Defects 9
Removing the Spliced Fiber 9
Reinforcing the Fusion Splice 10
Resetting the S148S Fusion Splicer 11
4.0 Maintenance and Handling Instructions 12
Error Messages 12
Maintenance 14
Arc Check 14
Electrode Maintenance 14
Cleaning the V-grooves 15
Cleaning the Mirrors and the V-groove Fiber Clamps 15
Storing and Shipping 16
Claims and Repackaging 16
Return Shipments to The Furukawa Electric 16
51485 Single-fiber Fusion Splicer Operating and Maintenance Instructions -
1.0 External Description
The 81488 fusion splicer is comprised of four components: the 81488-001 main body, the
8148 battery, the 8148 AC/OC adapter and the 8148 carrying case.
Side Panel of 51485-001 Main Body
Operating Keys and Status LEOs
The 81488 fusion splicer has eight operating keys and three status LEOs. With the exception
of the ~ (heat) key, only the keys displayed on the monitor are enabled at any given time.
Active key symbols and their functions are displayed on the LCD throughout the operation of
the 81488 fusion splicer.
./ 8elects the operating menu and confirms a selection

Escapes an operation, and returns to the previous menu


- Adjusts a value to a lower setting
+
Adjusts a value to a higher setting
1
Initiates an additional arc
1:::. Scroll up
\l 8croll down
..
Initiates, pauses and resumes the fusion splicing cycle
~
Initiates, pauses and resumes the heating operation
51485 Single-fiber Fusion Splicer Operating and Maintenance Instructions - 1
2.0 Setting the Fusion Splicing Parameters
Once the 81488 fusion splicer is powered up and the arc check program is concluded, the
Ready screen is displayed.
The arc counter, displayed as a five-digit number at the bottom of the monitor, is incremented
after every splice. The active splice program is displayed to the right of the arc counter. The
prompt (PRGM ,/) indicates that the Program menu can be accessed by pressing ../.
1. Press v" to access the Programs menu.
2. Press D. or 'V to scroll through the program selections.
3. Press v" to access the highlighted selection.
4. Press. to return to the Ready screen.
51485 Single-fiber Fusion Splicer Operating and Maintenance Instructions - 2
Menu Item Functions
<Arc Check> Perform an arc check to help optimize arc power
<Select>
Fiber Program .. Select one of 32 fiber programs
Heater Program .. Select one of 12 splice protection sleeve programs
<Modify>
Fiber Program .. Modify the parameters of a fiber program, i.e., Arc Power, Pre-fuse Time, Arc
Duration, Stuffing, Detail (Cleaning Arc Power, Cleaning Time, Pull Start Time,
Stuffing, Pulling, Additional Arc, Arc Time, Estimation Loss, Fiber Offset, Cleave
Angle, Fiber Gap, Max Loss, Diameter, Core, Min. Power and Max. Power.
.. Edit the name of a fiber program
Heater Program .. Modify the parameters of a heater program, i.e., Heat Temperature, Cool
Temperature and Heat Time
.. Edit the name of a heater program
<Splice Data> .. Display stored estimated splice loss data with left fiber cleave angle, right fiber
cleave angle, date, time, splice program used, and arc counter stamp
.. Enter a comment string
.. Print stored splice loss data
.. Clear stored splice loss data (all or partial)
<Other> Submenus:
<Configuration>
.. View and modify operating configuration parameters, i.e., Language, Arc
Counter/Reset, Sleep Time LCD, Sleep Time Power, Sleep Power Mode, Data
Output, Pause Operating, Temperature, Air Pressure, Autobrightness, M. Bright
Vol X, M. Bright Vol Y and Display Arc Check
<Environment>
.. View environmental information, i.e., Humidity, Temperature and Air Pressure
<Manual Operation>
..
Control all steps of the splicing fusion cycle manually, i.e., left fiber feeding, right
fiber feeding, cleaning arc and arc discharge
<Dust Check>
.. Perform a dust check on the fiber observation unit
<Default Program>
.. Set default fiber splicing, heating or configuration settings to a particular program
location
<Adjust Date/Time>
.. Adjust the date and time settings
51485 Single-fiber Fusion Splicer Operating and Maintenance Instructions - 3
Selecting the Fiber Program
1. Fromthe Ready screen, press ../ to access the Programs menu.
2. Press 1:::. or \1 to scroll to <Select Fiber Program>, and press ../ to confirm the
selection.
The Fiber Program screen is displayed, listing the stored fiber programs.
The factory-set programs are for industry-recognized, single-mode and multimode fibers.
These programs will often provide good splicing results when used with fibers produced
by other manufacturers, provided that an arc check is performed prior to fusion splicing.
See Modifying the Fiber Program for instructions on entering a new fiber program and
modifying an existing fiber program.
3. Press 1:::. or \1 to scroll to the required fiber program.
4. Press v" to confirm the selection and return to the Fiber Program screen.
To cancel the selection and return to the Programs menu, press .
51485 Single-fiber Fusion Splicer Operating and Maintenance Instructions - 4
Selecting the Heater Program
1. From Ready screen, press if to access the Program menu.
2. Press b.. or \l to scroll to <Select Heater Program>, and press if to confirm the
selection.
The Heater Program screen is displayed, listing the stored programs.
The factory-set programs are for 40 mm and 60 mm splice protection sleeves. See
Modifying the Heater Program for instructions on entering a new heater program and
modifying an existing heater program.
3. Press b.. or \l to scroll to the required heater program.
4. Press if to confirm the selection and return to the Program menu.
To cancel the selection and return to the Program menu, press .
51485 Single-fiber Fusion Splicer Operating and Maintenance Instructions - 5
3.0 Fusion Splicing
Once the arc check function is performed and the proper fiber and heater programs are
selected, the complete fusion splicing cycle can be initiated from the Ready screen.
Preparing the Fiber
Splice loss is directly affected by the quality of the fiber preparation. For best results, ensure
that the V-grooves are clean and that the fiber ends are properly cleaned and cleaved.
1. Slidea splice protection sleeve onto the right fiber.
2. Strip off a portion of fiber coating from each fiber end to expose approximately 35 mm of
barefiber. (See Appendix for information on the FITEL S-210 fiber stripper.)
3. Wipe the bare fiber with a lint-free tissue soaked with denatured alcohol.
4. Cleave the fiber so that 10 mm of bare fiber extends past the fiber coating. (See
Appendix for information on the FITEL 8-310 and 8-321 fiber cleavers.)
Donot clean the bare tiber after it has been cleaved, and do not let it come in contact with
any surfaces.
bare fiber
fiber coating
10 mm
Loading the Fiber
1. Raise the windshield and the fiber clamps. The Load Fiber screen is displayed on the
monitor.
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2. Place a fiber in each fiber holder, with the stripped portion in the V-groove.
00 not slide the tips of the fiber ends through the V-groove tracks.
electrode
1
fiber
1

V-grooves
3. Ensure that the fibers are properly aligned in the V-grooves, and lower the fiber clamps.
4. Lower the windshield to return to the Ready screen.
Fusion Splicing
1. Ensure that the Ready screen is displayed on the monitor.
2. Press ~ to initiate the fusion splicing cycle. The message FIBER FEED is displayed on
the monitor.
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The 81488 fusion splicer performs the following functions automatically. To pause the
81488 fusion splicer during any of these functions, press ~ . The message Pause will be
displayed on the monitor. To restart the operation, press ~ again.
- The right and left fiber ends appear on the monitor.
- A pre-fusion arc is discharged to clean the fiber ends.
- The fibers are set with a gap of 20 IJm between the ends.
- The fibers are inspected for axis offset and cleave condition.
- The electrodes discharge.
- The splice is inspected.
- The splice loss is estimated and displayed on the monitor with data only.
Press ~ to toggle between the data screen and the fiber screen.
data screen
S14BS Single-fiber Fusion Splicer
fiber screen
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+ If the fibers fail the inspection for axis offset and cleave condition, the fusion cycle is
paused and an appropriate error message is displayed. A fiber offset may be corrected
by pulling on the adjustment control located on the top of the windshield, or by repeating
the entire procedure, starting from the fiber preparation process.
To repeat the inspection or to try to bypass the error, press ~ again.
To discharge an additional are, press +; splice inspection and loss estimation are
repeated.
Splicing Defects
Defect Possible Causes Action
Bubbling Wrong fiber type selected Select the correct fiber type, and repeat fusion splicing
Faulty cleave Repeat fiber preparation and fusion splicing
Dirty fiber end Repeat fiber preparation and fusion splicing
Degradation of electrodes Replace the electrodes
Not spliced or Wrong fiber type selected Select the correct fiber type, and repeat fusion splicing
neck-down
Faulty cleave Repeat fiber preparation and fusion splicing
Excessive arc current Perform an arc check, and adjust arc power
Insufficient fiber feed Adjust the fiber feed amount
Degradation of electrodes Replace the electrodes
Thickening Wrong fiber type selected Select the correct fiber type, and repeat fusion splicing
Excessive fiber feed Adjust the fiber feed amount
Degradation of electrodes Replace electrodes
Removing the Spliced Fiber
1. Raise both heater clamps.
2. Raise the windshield. A tension test (200 g) is performed on the fibers.
3. After the tension test is completed, raise the fiber clamps.
4. Remove the spliced fiber, pUlling slightly so that the fiber is taut.
+ Handle the spliced fiber carefully. 00 not twist the fiber.
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Reinforcing the Fusion Splice
1. 81ide the splice protection sleeve over the splice.
2. Place the spliced fiber in the heater - left-side first - to force the left heater clamp to
lower.
3. Ensure that the splice protection sleeve rests in the middle section of the heater and that
the stainless steel rod in the sleeve faces down.
fiber
f
heater
stainless steel rod
bare fiber

splice protection steel rod
4
4. Keeping the fiber taut in the right hand, lower the right heater clamp.
5. Press --r to activate the heater. When the heating and cooling operations are
completed, the heat status LED turns off and the 81488 fusion splicer beeps.
+ To stop the heating operation (the --r status LED is lit), press --r. To restart the
heating operation, press --r again.
6. Remove the spliced fiber from the heater, and place it on the splice tray.
7. Lower the heater clamps.
8. Inspect the splice protection sleeve for heating results.
normal heating
excessive heating
'I
---"r=
insufficient heating
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Resetting the 51485 Fusion Splicer
The 81488 fusion splicer is automatically reset when the windshield is raised and the spliced
fiber is removed.
CAUTION Do not attempt to load fibers while the 81488 fusion splicer is resetting (the
message System Reset is displayed). Load the fibers only after the reset
operation is complete, and the Ready screen is displayed.
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4.0 Maintenance and Handling Instructions
Error Messages
The S148S fusion splicer displays the following error messages on the screen. Refer to the
table below for the cause and countermeasure of the errors.
Error Messages Process in Effect Cause Countermeasure
Loading Error Fiber feeding at splicing or Fiber not loaded or Load the fiber at the
arc check not positioned proper position.
properly
Inappropriate fiber Select the correct fiber
program selected. program
Bad cleaving quality. Repeat fiber preparation
process
Defect in the image Contact FEC or your local
processing system. representative
AXIS ERROR Inspection process Cleave quality

Manipulate the fiber


exceeds inspection
adjustment control on
tolerance
windshield

Reload the fiber

Clean the V-grooves


CUT ERROR (L) Inspection process Cleave quality Repeat fiber preparation
CUT ERROR (R) exceeds inspection process
tolerance
Fiber Gap Error Inspection process Cleave quality Repeat fiber preparation
exceeds inspection process.
tolerance
Visual Error Loss estimation process Cleave quality Repeat fiber preparation
exceeds inspection process
tolerance
Inappropriate fiber Select the correct fiber
program selected. program
Inappropriate arc Perform arc check
power.
DUST ERROR Image processing Dust in the fiber Contact FEC or your local
observing system or representative
electrical noise.
Heating Time Heat reinforcing (heater Inappropriate Reset the heating
Out temperature does not heating parameters parameters
increase by 20C 20 selected
seconds after heating
cycle is initiated)
Heating Time Heat reinforcing Defect in the heating Contact FEC or your local
Out (heater temperature does system. representative
not reach set value
60 seconds after heating
cycle is initiated)
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Error Messages Process in Effect Cause Countermeasure
Cooling Time Cooling cycle
Inappropriate Reset the heating
Out (heater temperature does
heating parameters parameters
not decrease to the set
selected.
value 60 seconds after
Defect in the cooling Contact FEC or your local
cooling cycle begins)
svstem. representative
TIME OUT (ZL) Fiber feeding processes Defect in the motor Contact FEC or your local
(the fiber feeding driving system. representative
motor does not stop
60 seconds after it is
initiated)
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Maintenance
Arc Check
Perform an arc check whenever high splice losses are obtained (see Performing an Arc
Check, Getting Started).
Electrode Maintenance
Inspect the electrodes for dirt, wear and damage before using the fusion splicer. Dust and
other particles can be cleaned off by removing the electrodes from the splicing mechanism
and carefully running a sharp blade along the surface of each electrode.
Replace the electrodes if anyone of the following conditions exist:
an electrode is bent
an electrode end has become extremely rounded
abnormal noise occurs during fusion splicing
Always replace both electrodes, even if only one electrode is damaged.
1. Loosen the screws of the electrode holding plates, and raise the plates.
2. Carefully remove the electrodes
3. Clean or discard the electrodes as necessary.
When cleaning an electrode, grasp the electrode at its centre to prevent it from bending
and polish the tip with a knife sharpening block.
~ - - grasp here
4. Install the new or cleaned electrodes, setting them against the electrode base to ensure
correct spacing.
5. Tighten the holding plate screws uniformly. Do not tighten the screws excessively.
6. Lower the windshield, and press i at least five (5) times to burn off any residue remaining
on the electrodes.
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Cleaning the V-grooves
1. Prepare and cleave a piece of fiber.
2. Hold the fiber at a 45angle.
3. Run the cleaved end back and forth along each groove to scrape off any debris.
If the v-grooves are extremely contaminated, it may also be necessary to wipe the
grooves with a cotton swab soaked with denatured alcohol.
Cleaning the Mirrors and the V-groove Fiber Clamps
Clean the surfaces of the mirrors and the V-groove fiber clamps (located on the inner panel
of the raised windshield) with a cotton swab and denatured alcohol.
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Storing and Shipping
To maintain optimum operating reliability, do not store the 81488 fusion splicer in locations
where the temperature falls below -40C or rises above +60C, and avoid any environmental
conditions that can result in internal condensation. Ensure that these temperature and
humidity requirements can also be met whenever the 81488 fusion splicer is shipped.
Claims and Repackaging
Immediately inform The Furukawa Electric or your local sales representative and, if
necessary, the carrier if the contents of the shipment are incomplete, if the 81488 fusion
splicer or any of its components are damaged or defective, or if the fusion splicer fails during
operation. In the event of carrier responsibility, The Furukawa Electric will allow for the repair
or replacement of the 81488 fusion splicer or component while a claim against the carrier is
being processed.
Return Shipments to The Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd.
The Furukawa Electric will only accept returns for which an approved Return Material
Authorization (RMA) has been issued by The Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd.customer service
personnel. This number must be obtained prior to shipping any material back to The
Furukawa Electric. The owner's name and address, the model number and full serial number
of the 81488 fusion splicer, the RMA number, and an itemized statement of claimed defects
must be included with the return material. Never ship the 81488 fusion splicer without or
outside of its carrying case.
If possible, ship return material in its original shipping container and packing material.
1. Seal the shipping container securely, and clearly mark FRAGILE on its surface.
2. Always provide the model and serial number of the 81488 fusion splicer and, if necessary,
the RMA number on any accompanying documentation.
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Programming Guide: Contents
1.0 Modifying the Fiber Program 1
2.0 Modifying the Heater Program 4
3.0 Splice Data 6
Adding a Comment String 7
Printing Splice Data 7
Clearing Splice Data 8
All Splice Data 9
Partial Splice Data 9
4.0 Other Menu 10
<Configuration> 10
<Environment> 12
<Manual Operation> 12
<Dust Check> 14
<Default Program> 14
Copying Fiber and Heater Programs 16
Configuration 16
Factory Default 17
Adjusting the Date and Time 17
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1.0 Modifying the Fiber Program
The fusion splicing parameters of factory-set fiber types can be modified. Modified fiber
programs can be renamed or stored in a new location.
1. Select the fiber program to be modified or copied (see Selecting the Fiber Program, this
section).
2. Return to the Program menu screen, and select <Modify>Fiber Program.
The Fiber Program screen is displayed.
Access to the Detail menu can be set to ON or OFF.
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Field Description
Arc Power Arc current for fusion splicing measured in units (use arc check
function to set)
Pre-fuse Time [ms] Amount of time between initiation of fusion arc and fiber feed
Arc Duration [ms] Duration of fusion arc
Stuffing [lJm] Fiber feed amount
<Detail> Lists all parameters for program when set to On
Cleaning Arc Power Arc current for cleaning arc
Cleaning Time [ms] Duration of cleaning arc
Pull Start Time [ms] Timing of fiber retraction
Pulling [um] Fiber retraction amount
Additional Arc [ms] Duration of additional arcs
Estimated Loss Performs splice loss estimation when set to Yes
Fiber Offset [lJm] Tolerance for fiber offset between right and left fibers
Cleave Angle [deg] Tolerance for cleave angle for both left and right fibers
Fiber Gap [urn] Distance allowed between fibers prior to discharge of fusion arc
Max. Loss [dB] Maximum allowable estimated splice loss
Diameter [lJm] Diameter of fiber cladding
Core [urn] Diameter of core
Min. Power [pixel] Minimum value of fiber and face retreating during arc check
Max. Power [pixel] Maximum value of fiber and face retreating during arc check
pre-fuse time
arc
stuffing
Z-axis
(motor)
pull start time
S148S Single-fiber Fusion Splicer
arc duration
pulling
Programming Guide - 2
3. Press D.. or '\1 to scroll to the required parameter.
4. Press - or + to adjust the parameter value.
5. Press. to access the name of the fiber program for editing.
6. Enter the new name, and press. to escape edit mode.
7. Press v" to exit the modify fiber program mode and display the Store Changes menu.
8. Press D.. or '\1 to scroll to the required setting, and press ./ to confirm the selection.
If New Location is selected, the following screen is displayed with the active fiber program
highlighted.
9. Press D.. or '\1 to scroll to the required location, and press ./ to confirm the selection.
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2.0 Modifying the Heater Program
The heating parameters for factory-set splice protection sleeve types can be modified.
Modified heater programs can be renamed and stored in a new location.
1. Select the heater program to be modified or copied (see Selecting the Heater Program,
this section).
2. Return to the Program menu screen, and select <Modify>Heater Program.
The following heater program screen is displayed.
Field Description
Heat Temp. [DC] Heating temperature for splice protection sleeve
Cool Temp. [DC] Temperature to be reached before cooling fan is turned off
Heat Time [sec) Duration of heating time once heating temperature is reached
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3. Press zx or \l to scroll to the required parameter.
4. Press - or + to adjust the parameter setting.
5. Press. to access the name of the heater program for editing.
6. Enter the new name, and press. again to escape edit mode.
7. Press v" to exit the modify heater program mode and display the Store Changes menu.
8. Press zx or \l to scroll to the required setting, and press ./ to confirm the selection.
If New Location is selected, the following screen is displayed with the active heater program
highlighted.
9. Press zx or \l to scroll to the required location, and press ./ to confirm the selection.
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3.0 Splice Data
The S148S fusion splicer can store the estimated splice loss data of the last 100 splices
performed. Other information that can be stored with the estimated splice loss data are the
date and time of splice, the fiber program used for the splice, the arc counter reading, the
fiber cleave angles and any error notes.
1. From the Ready screen, press ./ to display the Program menu screen.
2. Press ~ or \l to scroll to <Splice Data>, and press ,/ to display the Splice Data
screen.
Field Description
Date/Time Date and time of splice
SM-1 Name of fiber program used
Comment Comment added by user
No. Record number
Arc Counter Arc counter
Loss Estimated splice loss [dB]
AngL Angle [0] of left fiber endface
AngR Angle raJ of right fiber endface
Note Inspection error code if recorded
Menu: Comment Print Clear Option to add comment to splice data, print list or clear data.
3. Press ~ or \l to scroll through the stored data.
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Adding a Comment String
A comment string, e.g., splice locations, job numbers can be added to the stored splice
data list.
1. From the Splice Data screen, press - or + to scroll to Comment, and press ./ to
confirm the selection.
2. Press - or + move to a field to the left or right.
3. Press ~ or \l to scroll through the alphanumeric characters of each field.
4. Press v" when the comment is completed.
Printing Splice Data
The stored splice loss data can be downloaded to a computer or printer (see Appendix for
information on ordering an optional printer cable). The pin assignment for the communication
port of the S148S fusion splicer is provided in the table below. The communication port has
an eight-pin DIN connection (type B), with an RS-232C serial interface.
Pin Number Name Connection to Printer Connection to Computer
1 TXD RXD RXD
2 RXD TXD
3 RTS CTS
4 CTS RTS RTS
5 DTR DSR
6 DSR DTR
7 GND GND GND
8 GND GND GND
Data Transmission
Speed Tx/Rx 9600 bps
Bit length 8 bit
Parity check non
X parameter non
Stop bit length 1 bit
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1. From Splice Data screen, press - or + to scroll to Print, and press ./ to confirm the
selection.
The option of printing data in graph or list format is displayed.
2. Press - or + to select Graph or list, and press ./ to confirm the selection. If list is
selected, select Printer or File and press ./ to confirm the selection.
3. The option of clearing all (All) stored splice data or only a range (Partial) is displayed. If
Partial is selected, use the .6.,\1, - or + keys to set the range of splice loss data to be
printed.
4. Press v to initiate printing.
.. To cancel the printing function, press .
Clearing Splice Data
1. From Splice Data screen, press - or + to scroll to Clear, and press ./ to confirm the
selection.
2. The option of clearing all (All) stored splice data or only a range (Partial) is displayed.
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All Splice Data
1. Press - or + to scroll to All.
2. Press v" to clear all the stored splice data.
All records will be erased and cannot be retrieved.
To cancel the clear all function before clearing is initiated, press .
Partial Splice Data
1. Press - or +to scroll to Partial.
2. Press v" to display the Clear Partial Data screen.
The default range of data to be cleared is set at the highlighted splice record.
3. Press /:). or \l to move the highlight from Clear From to Clear To.
4. Press - or + to set the range of splice loss data to be cleared.
5. Press v" to clear the splice loss data in the specified range.
All the stored splice loss data in the specified range will be erased and cannot be
retrieved.
To cancel the clear partial data function before clearing is initiated, press .
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4.0 Other Menu
The Other menu provides access to less-used functions and features available on the
81488 fusion splicer.
1. From the Ready screen, press ,/ to access the Program menu screen.
2. Press b or 'V to scroll to <Other>, and press ,/ to display the Other menu.
The Other menu provides access to six submenus that control the setup of the 81488 fusion
splicer.
<Configuration>
III Press b or 'V to scroll <Configuration>, and press ,/ to display the Configuration
submenu.
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Configuration Function
Language Select the operating language: English, Japanese, French, German,
Chinese, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian or Dutch
Arc Counter/Reset Display the arc counter reading, and reset the arc counter to zero (0)
Sleep Time LCD [sec] Turn off the monitor when the S148S fusion splicer is left idle for the
specified amount of time
Sleep Time PWR [sec] Power off the S148S fusion splicer when left idle for the specified
amount of time
Data Output
Display the cleave angle and the fiber offset during fusion cycle
(Yes/No)
Data Output Yes
The results of the pre-splice and after-splicer inspections are
displayed on the screen. The fusion splicing cycle is paused with
each inspection and can be resumed by pressing ~ key.
Data Output No
If the fibers fail the pre-splice inspection, the S148S fusion splicer
proceeds to the next procedure without any display. Once the splice
is completed, an error is displayed without an estimated splice loss
calculation.
Pause Operation Pause the operation as each step in the fusion cycle is completed,
and press ~ to proceed to the next step (Yes/No)
Temperature Display the temperature reading in Fahrenheit (F) or Centigrade (C)
Air Pressure Display the air pressure in mmHg or HPa
M. Bright Vol X Light source power setting for X fiber view
M. Bright Vol Y Light source power setting for Y fiber view
Display Arc Check Display arc check option each time S148S fusion splicer is powered
up (Yes/No)
Tension test Screening test of spliced fibers (Yes: recommend / No)
*Do tension test for screening the weak fibers and for guarantee after
protection
1. Press ~ or \7 to scroll to the required parameter.
2. Press - or + to adjust the parameter value.
3. Press v" to exit edit mode.
To store any changes made, press ~ or \7 to select Store, and press ./.
To cancel any changes made, press ~ or \7 to select Cancel, and press ./.
If no changes were made, the <Other> menu screen is displayed after edit mode is
exited.
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<Environment>
1. From the <Other> menu, press b. or \1 to scroll to <Environment>, and press ./ to
display the Environment screen.
The humidity, temperature and air pressure measured by the atmospheric sensor are
displayed.
See <Configuration>, this section, for instructions on changing the unit of measurement
of the temperature and air pressure readings.
2. Press x to return to the <Other> menu.
<Manual Operation>
Manual operation is used to check the operating condition of the 81488 fusion splicer and
can also be used to perform manually adjusted fusion splicing. Each step in the complete
fusion splicing process, including left fiber feed, right fiber feed, cleaning arc, splicing arc and
additional arcs can be controlled individually.
1. From the <Other> menu, press b. or \1 to scroll to <Manual Operation>, and press ./
to display the Manual Operation submenu.
2. Press b. or \1 to scroll through the menu selections.
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Menu Operation Control Status
Initial Status (*) Control Keys (-) or (+)
<ZL> Feed left fiber Stop (*) / Forward (+) / Reverse (-)
<ZR> Feed right fiber Stop (*) / Forward (-) / Reverse (+)
<Arc Step> Change the arc step for cleaning, Next step (+) / Previous Step (-)
splicing and additional arcs
<Arc> Initiate selected arc step. Off (*) / On (+)
1. Press X to escape manual operation mode, and return to the <Other> menu.
Splice data from manual fusion splicing cycles is not stored.
Splice loss is not estimated for manual fusion splicing cycles.
Raising the windshield does not reset the S1485 fusion splicer in manual operation mode.
Return to the Ready screen for automatic reset.
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<Dust Check>
The dust check operation is used to inspect the fiber observation unit for dust. This
procedure should be performed whenever the S148S fusion splicer is unable to set the fiber
ends properly and when high splice loss is obtained.
1. Ensure that there are no fibers in the fusion splicing area.
2. From the <Other> menu, press u.6. or \l to scroll to <Dust Check>, and press ../ to
initiate the operation.
The dust check results (Pass or Fail) are displayed.
Fail indicates that the fiber observation unit requires cleaning. Contact The Furukawa Electric
or your local sales representative if the dust check operation returns failed results.
3. Press ~ to return to the <Other> menu screen.
<Default Program>
The S148S fusion splicer features factory-set programs for fusion splicing and heating
operations (see Selecting the Fiber Program and Selecting the Heater Program, Operating
and Maintenance Instructions). These fiber and heater programs can be recalled at
anytime in order to reset any changes made to their original parameters, or to copy them to
an empty memory location. Once copied, a factory-set program can be modified.
Only one configuration program is provided with the S148S fusion splicer. If modified, this
program can be reset to its original parameters by selecting Default Program (see
Configuration, this section).
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Default Programs
Program Name Fiber Description
Fiber Program
1. SM-1 CORNING-CORNING Single-mode Corning SMF28 to Corning SMF28
2. SM-1 AT&T-AT&T Single-mode AT&T to AT&T
3. SM-1 CORNING-AT&T Single-mode Corning SMF28 to AT&T
4. SM-1 FURUKAWA Single-mode Furukawa to Furukawa
5. MM-1 50/125 Multimode with 50 urn core diameter
6. MM-1 62.5/125 Multimode with 62.5 urn core diameter
7. EX-1 FURUKAWA Dispersion-shifted Furukawa to Furukawa
Heater Program
1. 40 NORMAL Normal heating temperature for 40 mm splice protection
sleeves
2. 40 HIGH TEMPERATURE High heating temperature for 40 splice protection sleeves
3. 40 LOW TEMPERATURE Low heating temperature for 40 mm splice protection
sleeves
1. 60 NORMAL Normal heating temperature for 60 mm splice protection
sleeves
2. 60 HIGH TEMPERATURE High heating temperature for 60 mm splice protection
sleeves
3. 60 LOW TEMPERATURE Low heating temperature for 60 mm splice protection
sleeves
Configuration
1. Configuration Only one default setting available
Factory Setting
1. Factory Setting Returns all the programs listed above to their original
factory settings and will erase any new programs entered
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Copying Fiber and Heater Programs
The same procedure is used for copying both fiber and heater programs to a different
memory location.
1. From the <Other> menu, press .6. or \7 to scroll to <Default Program>, and press ./
to display the Default Program submenu.
2. Press A or \7 to select Fiber Program or Heater Program, and press ./ to confirm
the selection.
The Default Program screen is displayed.
3. Press A or \7 to scroll to the required program, and press ./.
.. To confirm the selection display the Fiber Program or the Heater program screen, press
,/again.
.. To cancel the selection and return to the previous screen, press .
Configuration
1. From the <Other> menu, press .6. or \7 to scroll to <Default Program>, and press ./
to display the Default Program submenu.
2. Press.6. or \7 to scroll to Configuration, and press ./ to confirm the selection.
.. To return the configuration settings to the original factory settings, press ./again.
.. To cancel the selection and return to the previous screen, press .
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Factory Defau/t
IMPORTANT Activating Factory Default will return all programs (i.e., fiber, heater and
configuration programs) to their original factory settings and erase any new
programs entered.
1. From the <Other> menu, press t:. or 'V to scroll to <Default Program>, and press ./
to display the Default Program submenu.
2. Press t:. or 'V to select Factory Default, and press ./.
To return all programs to their original factory setting, press ./again.
To cancel the selection and return to the previous screen, press .
Adjusting the Date and Time
The 81488 fusion splicer can record the date and time of each fusion splicing cycle. Initial
settings are set at the factory but can be adjusted to reflect the local date and time.
1. Fromthe <Other> menu, press t:. or 'V to scroll to <Adjust Date/Time>, and press ./
to display the Adjust Date/Time submenu.
2. For each parameter to be adjusted, press - or + to scroll to the new setting, and press
./
The 81488 beeps twice to indicate that a change has been stored.
To escape edit mode without storing the changes made to the selected parameter,
press . The 81488 fusion splicer will return to the previous screen,
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Appendix: Product Composition and Ordering Guide
Part Number Part Quantity
81488-001 Fusion splicer main body 1
8148-002 Rechargeable battery pack 1
8148-003 AC adapter 1
8148-004 Carrying case 1
8148-005 Electrodes 1 pair
8148-006 6A fuse 1
8148-007 Windshield 1
8148-101 DC power cord (130 mm) 1
8148-106 AC power cord (for use in North America, Japan, Central 1
America, Columbia, Venezuela and Ecuador)
8148-102 DC power cord (3 m) 1
8148-103 Car battery jumper cord 1
8148-104 Cord for recharging two batteries 1
8148-105 R8-232C cable 1
Related Tool List
Part Number Part
8-321 Precision cleaver
8-210 Fiber stripper
8-921-40 40 mm splice protection sleeves
8-921-60 60 mm splice protection sleeves
8-423 fusion splicing tool kit (including 8321 and 8210)
51485 Single-fiber Fusion Splicer Appendix
For sales and service information,
contact THE FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD, or
your local representative.
..0..THE FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
Head Office: 6-1 Marunouchi 2-chome, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 100-8322 Japan
Engineering Department, FITEL Products Division
Tel: 81-3-3286-3443
Fax: 81-3-3286-3708
Sales and Marketing Department, Overseas Telecommunications Division
Tel: 81-3-3286-3223
Fax: 81-3-3286-3749