Mini fusion splicer

June 1, 1998

Mini fusion splicer

The Type 41-S is a battery-powered single-fiber mini fusion splicer designed for taut-sheath and aerial-splicing applications, although it may also be used for standard cable installation and restoration work. The splicer uses V-groove alignment technology and offers a mirror-free design, a dual-led X-Y observation system, an arc-test function, and a multi-positional 4-inch monitor with 50¥ magnification. The unit weighs 6.6 lb and creates permanent splices in singlemode, multimode, and dispersion-shifted fiber. Typical splice losses are 0.06 dB for singlemode fiber and 0.03 dB for multimode fiber. Splices are completed in 25 sec, according to the manufacturer, and are automatically screened for tensile strength by the fiber clamp. Fibers are permanently reinforced by a heat-shrinkable splice-protection sleeve.

Sumitomo Electric Lightwave Corp.

Research Triangle Park, NC

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