Wiring - Cabling - Devices
Greenlee’s 180XL visual fault locator now available
By Renée Francoeur
January 30, 2015 – A new product for visual fault locating in fiber optic cables is now available from Greenlee.
The 180XL handheld device visually locates macrobends, poor splices, bad connectors and breaks in fibers, according to Greenlee
With a universal 2.5mm bulkhead (an optional 1.25mm adapter is also available), the 180XL probes single-mode and multi-mode fibers, said Greenlee, and can be used to confirm fiber continuity on fibers up to 7km in length.
The visual fault locator is Class 2 compliant, certifying safe operation with output power limited to 1mW. It also has an extended reach compared to the 170XL it replaces and longer operational run time, up to 80 hours, on two AA batteries, said Greenlee.