• Instruction sheet for LYNX Cleaver, 49886-LNX

    Please follow this link to the product page for this item. It will include the instruction sheet along with other information about this product.   CLICK HERE
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  • What is a Circulator?

    Passive three-port devices that couple light from Port 1 to 2 and Port 2 to 3 and have high isolation in other directions.
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  • What is a Beamsplitter

    An optical device, such as a partially reflecting mirror, that splits a beam of light into two or more beams. Used in fiber optics for directional couplers.
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  • What is Attenuation-Limited Operation?

    The condition in a fiber optic link when operation is limited by the power of the received signal (rather than by bandwidth or distortion).
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  • What is Attenuation?

    The decrease in signal strength along a fiber optic waveguide caused by absorption and scattering. Attenuation is usually expressed in dB/km.
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  • What is AR Coating?

    Antireflection coating. A thin, dielectric or metallic film applied to an optical surface to reduce its reflectance and thereby increase its transmittance.
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  • What is Amplified Spontaneous Emission?

    A background noise mechanism common to all types of erbium-doped fiber amplifiers (EDFAs). It contributes to the noise figure of the EDFA which causes loss of signal-to noise ratio (SNR).
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  • What is Add/Drop Multiplexing?

    A multiplexing function offered in connection with SONET that allows lower level signals to be added or dropped from a high-speed optical carrier in a wire center. The connection to the add/drop multiplexer is via a c...
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  • What is an A/B switch?

    A device that accepts inputs (optical or electrical) from a primary path and a secondary path to provide automatic or manual switching in the event that the primary path signal is broken or otherwise disrupted. In opt...
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  • What is Absorption?

    That portion of optical attenuation in optical fiber resulting from the conversion of optical power to heat. Caused by impurities in the fiber such as hydroxyl ions.
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  • Do I have to have a 49886-LGN LED Gooseneck light to terminate fiber?

    No, you do not need a 49886-LGN to terminate fiber. It is a basic light with a magnetic base to help you see what you’re doing in low light fiber termination situations. Sometimes the fiber can be very difficult...
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  • Do I need to have the 49886-LNT "work tray" to use the fiber cleaver?

    No, the work try is not mandatory to use a fiber cleaver. It is simply a recomended tool to ease in fiber termination by giving you a portable flat surface to work on.
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  • Why is there a male and female  MTP cleaning tool?

    There is a male and female MTP cleaning tool because the male MTP connector has alignment pins that extend past the face of the connector. Because of this the cleaning tool needs to be different for the male connector...
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  • Can the 49886-SCT LC fiber cleaning tool be used on male and female connectors?

      Yes, The 49886-SCT can be used on both male and female connectors. The cleaning tool has a plastic cap ,you leave the cap on to use with a male connector and remove the cap to use with female connectors. The t...
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  • Can the 49886-LCT LC fiber cleaning tool be used on male and female connectors?

    Yes, The 49886-LCT can be used on both male and female connectors. The cleaning tool has a plastic cap ,you leave the cap on to use with a male connector and remove the cap to use with female connectors. The tool can ...
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  • Whats the difference between the Versa-Cleave tool and a Fiber cleaver?

    The Versa-Cleave tool is a basic fiber cleaver . It is used with Fiber connectors that do not require a High Percission Cleave ( High Percision is classified as less than 2 degrees of angle on the cleaved fiber) that ...
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  • What is the difference between the fiber tool kits?

    There are basicaly 3 different tool kits, one for each style connector that we offer FASTCAM,FASTCURE and THREAD LOCK.   FASTCAM Tool kits 49800-MSK Basic tool kit for FASTCAM connectors w/cleaver 49800-LAK&n...
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  • Why do I  need to use a high precision fiber cleave tool?

    A fiber high precision fiber cleaver is needed when using a FASTCAM style connector. This is because these connectors require less than 2 degrees of cleave angle for Multimode and less than 1 degree cleave angle for S...
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  • Does Leviton make a LC  inspection scope adapter?

    Yes.  It only works with the 200X scope.  Part# 49886-LCD.
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  • What is the shelf life of your alcohol pads?

    What is the shelf life of your alcohol pads in your fiber consumables kit?
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