Fiber QuickMap™ measures length and identify high loss events on Multimode fiber optic cable. Like an OTDR, a laser sends light pulses through the fiber and measures the power and timing of light reflected from high loss connections and splices, and the end of the fiber.
They are very simple to use:
- Turn on the unit.
- Connect your fiber to the SC connector on the unit (optional adapters for LC, FC and ST, are available) – remember to clean connector end faces first
- Press “Test”.
- In about 5-6 seconds the unit displays loss and distance of the first incident detected. Additional incidents can be seen by pressing the up or down buttons. The unit automatically checks to make sure the fiber is not active before allowing the test to begin
Locate Faults beyond the range of a Visual Fault Locator (VFL)
VFLs work well for exposed lengths of fiber near a patch panel by illuminating bad connections and breaks. They are not very helpful for cable runs more than a few meters, or when the cable is not visible or accessible, or when the laser light can’t penetrate the jacket.
Optical Time Domain Reflectometers (OTDR) provide graphical data and analysis along the entire length of a cable, way beyond the reach of a VFL, but they can be expensive and require more time and skill to operate.
Fiber QuickMap fills the gap between a VFL and an OTDR. These models have the simplicity of a VFL, and provide distance and power information on high losses, breaks, and the end of the fiber. They also identify live fiber.
|Illuminates high loss areas||✓|
|One button operation||✓||✓|
|Live fiber detection||✓||✓|
|Numeric distance display||✓||✓|
|Numeric reflective loss (dB) display||✓||✓|
|Graphic display of traces||✓|
|Power Meter Options||✓|
|Data Transfer to PC or Cloud||✓|
- Measure and locate high-loss splices
- Measure and locate high loss connections and breaks
- Locate the end of a fiber
- Find potential sources of high bit error rates caused by reflectance from dirty or poor connections
- Detects live optical signals before it begins testing
|Fiber size||50/125 µm and 62.5/125 µm|
|Output Wavelength||850 nm|
|Range||up to 1,500 meters / 4,921 feet|
Other Features on the Fiber QuickMap
- Quick set-up. Connect your fiber and press the Test button. No lengthy set-up necessary
- Find problems quickly. Six-second test time — no more blind troubleshooting that can waste hours
- Key information visible on a large display; power loss in db and distance in meters or feet
- Set loss and reflection limits
- Change the Index of Refraction (IOR) to improve fiber length accuracy
- Visible in dark areas. Backlighted display turns off automatically
- Removable SC adapter is easily cleaned
- Optional LC, ST and FT interchangeable adapters are available
- Long battery life, 1,500 tests (typical) from 2 AA alkaline batteries
- Rugged construction; vibration and drop tested to 1 meter
When and Where to Use the Fiber QuickMap
The result loss of the fiber (RL) is 2.6 dB.
The receive fiber adds 105 m to the length measurement.
The end of the link. The length of the link (without the launch fiber) is 1,500 m (4,921 feet).
A bad splice on the fiber at 500 m caused a reflectance incident that is larger than -45 dB (the default limit).
To see the loss
The reflectance of the first connection is -52 dB. The length of the launch fiber is 105 m.
Incident 0 is the connection to the troubleshooter.
Specifications for Fiber QuickMap™
|Output wavelength||850nm ± 10nm|
|Fiber Types Tested||50/125µm or 62.5/125µm multimode|
|Maximum distance||1500 meters or 4921 feet|
|Detection of reflective incidents1b||-35dB default threshold (User selectable: -20dB to -45dB in 5dB increments|
|Maximum reflectance measurement||-20dB|
|Live fiber detection||Detects optical signals from 600 nm to 1050nm and shows ACTIVE LINE if a signal is there. Looks for a signal every 3 seconds after the first detection. +7dB maximum input power.|
|Detection of loss incidents2||0.70dB default threshold (user-configurable from 0.5dB to 6.1dB in 0.2dB increments)|
|Reflectance accuracy3||± 4dB|
|Dimensions||17.5cm H, 7.8cm W, 3.8cm D, .35kg weight including batteries|
|Operating temperature with the battery||0ºC to 50ºC|
|Non-operating temperature||-20ºC to 60ºC|
|Operating relative humidity (without condensation)||95% (10ºC to 35ºC) 75% (35ºC to 40ºC) uncontrolled ‹ 10ºC|
|Vibration||Random, 5Hz to 500Hz, MIL-PRF-28800F CLASS 2|
|Shock||1-meter drop test|
|Altitude||9,842 feet/3,000 metres|
|Battery type||2 AA alkaline batteries (no battery charger)|
|Battery life||More than 1,500 tests (typical)|
|Laser safety and classification||Class 1 CDRH Complies to EN 60825-2|
|LCD type||Backlit black and white (segments)|
|Index of refraction range||1.45 to 1.5 (factory default is 1.468)|
|Auto turnoff||Automatically turns off after 5 minutes if no keys are pressed. Backlight turns off first.|
|Factory calibration interval||None|
|Maximum number of incidents shown||9|
|Testing speed||6 seconds typical testing time|
|Connector||Removable/cleanable SC adapter, UPC|
|Loss Threshold Setting||1.5dB default warning threshold (user-configurable from 0.5dB to 6.1dB in 0.1dB increments)|
|Distance accuracy||± (1m + 0.1% x length) for reflective incidents4 ± (3m + 0.1% x length) for non-reflective incidents4|
|Bulkhead quality||If no fiber is attached or if the connector is dirty, the troubleshooter displays 0m or 0ft.|
|Certifications and compliance||Conforms to relevant European Union directives|
|Conforms to relevant Australian standards|
|Listed by the Canadian Standards Association CSA C22.2 No. 61010.1.04|
|Conforms to FCC Rules, Part A, Class A|
1a. Detects the location of an incident that has a reflectance larger than -62dB. Detects incidents ›2m after the bulkhead connector when the bulkhead reflectance is ‹35dB. Detects incidents ›3m after an incident when the incident reflectance is ‹35dB.
1b. Finds and gives the location of an incident that has a reflectance larger than -55dB. Detects incidents ›1m after the bulkhead connector when the bulkhead reflectance is 3 m after an incident when the incident reflectance is.
2. Detects incidents ›10m after the bulkhead connector or any prior incident when the bulkhead reflectance is ‹-35dB and the reflectance of any prior incident is ‹-35dB. The maximum link loss prior to the incident is -7dB
3. With a backscatter coefficient of -63dB at 850nm using a calibrated -14dB reference.
4. ± user-configurable Index of Refraction (IOR) error ± the incident location error.
Fiber QuickMap™ Ordering Information
|FQM-M||Fiber QuickMap™. Includes multimode fiber fault locator unit, screw on interchangeable SC adapter, 4-language Quick Reference Guide (manuals in 9 languages available on-line), safety instruction manual, and batteries.|
|FQM-100-M||Fiber QuickMap™ Kit. Includes multimode fiber fault locator unit, screw on interchangeable SC adapter, UPC-UPC 2-meter patch cord, carrying case, 4-language Quick Reference Guide (manuals in 9 languages available on-line), safety instruction manual, and batteries.|
|FQM-100-M-VFL||Fiber QuickMap™ Kit with VisiFault. Includes all the items in the FQM-100-M plus the VisiFault Visual Fault Locator with 2.5 mm universal adapter.|
|FQM-SFP-M||Fiber QuickMap™ Kit with SimpliFiber Pro— Includes all the items in the FOS-100-M plus SimpliFiber Pro optical power meter and SC adapter.|
Accessories for Multimode Fiber QuickMap™
|MRC-50-SCSC||Multimode test reference cord (2m) for testing 50μm SC terminated fibers (SC/SC)|
|MRC-50-LCLC||Multimode test reference cord (2m) for testing 50μm LC terminated fibers (LC/LC)|
|MRC-50-FCFC||Multimode test reference cord (2m)for testing 50μm FC terminated fibers (FC/FC)|
|MRC-50-STST||Multimode test reference cord (2m) for testing 50μm ST terminated fibers (ST/ST)|
|MRC-625-SCSC||Multimode test reference cord (2m) for testing 62.5μm SC terminated fibers (SC/SC)|
|MRC-625-LCLC||Multimode test reference cord (2m) for testing 62.5μm LC terminated fibers (LC/LC)|
|MRC-625-FCFC||Multimode test reference cord (2m)for testing 62.5μm FC terminated fibers (FC/FC)|
|MRC-625-STST||Multimode test reference cord (2m) for testing 62.5μm ST terminated fibers (ST/ST)|
|MMC-50-SCSC||Multimode launch cable 50μm SC/SC|
|MMC-50-SCLC||Multimode launch cable 50μm SC/LC|
|MMC-50-LCLC||Multimode launch cable 50μm LC/LC|
|MMC-50-SCST||Multimode launch cable 50 μm SC/ST|
|MMC-50-STST||Multimode launch cable 50μm ST/ST|
|MMC-50-SCFC||Multimode launch cable 50μm SC/FC|
|MMC-50-FCFC||Multimode launch cable 50μm FC/FC|
|MMC-50-SCE2K||Multimode launch cable 50μm SC/E2K|
|MMC-62-SCSC||Multimode launch cable 62.5μm SC/SC|
|MMC-62-SCLC||Multimode launch cable 62.5μm SC/LC|
|MMC-62.5-LCLC||Multimode launch cable 62.5μm LC/LC|
|MMC-62-SCST||Multimode launch cable 62.5μm SC/ST|
|MMC-62.5-STST||Multimode launch cable 62.5μm ST/ST|
|MMC-62-SCFC||Multimode launch cable 62.5μm SC/FC|
|MMC-62.5-FCFC||Multimode launch cable 62.5μm FC/FC|
LC Adapters for older meters with a rectangular optical port. Use MMC-50-SCLC or SC to LC launch cables or MMC-62-SCLC launch cable
Accessories for Fiber QuickMap™
|NFC-Kit-Box||Fiber Optic Cleaning Kit|
|PA-SC||Screw on SC adapter (not for older meters with rectangular style)|
|PA-LC||Screw on LC adapter (not for older meters with rectangular style)|
|PA-FC||Screw on FC adapter (not for older meters with rectangular style)|
|PA-ST||Screw on ST adapter (not for older meters with rectangular style)|