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Custom connector loss with the DTX-EFM2 fiber adapter

Many specifiers hold installers to a higher standard than the approved cabling standards. It's not uncommon to see a fiber test specification with a connector loss of 0.5 dB instead of 0.75 dB. No problem. The DTX CableAnalyzer can handle that. You just need to create a custom test limit.

If you are able to view YouTube, we have a video that will run you through the procedure.

Or follow these steps

  1. Rotate the dial to SETUP.
  2. Select Fiber Loss and press ENTER.
  3. Press ENTER.
  4. Press F1 More.
  5. Select Custom and press ENTER.
  6. Press F1 Create.
  7. Select Name and press ENTER.
  8. Enter the name you wish to call this custom test limit
  9. Press SAVE when done.
  10. Ensure Use Default Values From is set to TIA-568-C Multimode
  11. Go to Tab 2 by pressing the right arrow key.
  12. Change the Maximum Connector Loss and press SAVE.
  13. Press SAVE. (Most people miss this step!)
  14. Select your new Custom Test Limit and press ENTER to select it.
  15. Rotate dial to AUTOTEST.

Author: Fluke Networks

Creation Date: 2014-03-26

Last Modified: 2014-03-26