Fiber Optic Testing Tools

•The visual fault locator is required and they are cheap.  It is tone and trace for fiber.

•The light source and power meter aren’t required, but are useful as it is used to measure the optical loss through fiber cabling.

•Fusion Splicer

•Fusion splicer:

–Used to join (splice) fiber optic cables

•To terminate single mode fiber

•Installing new fiber runs

•To repair fiber cable cuts

•Picture shows example of a Fujikura 90S state of the art splicer

•Not required unless you are installing your own fiber cabling

Additional Fiber Testing Tools

•These are used to take a “picture” of a run of optical fiber to find places where the fiber has been partially damaged or where you have dirty connectors

•Only required if you install your own fiber cable