Some Inspection Tools for Fiber Optics
The first tool is fiber optic microscope. This is a high powered optical magnifier that delivers a lead, or pigtail. This certain feature allows you to examine the cable in place. Usually, the system produces its own illumination so you can take a look at the conductor closely to discover any chips, breaks or other malformations. Those are the most common causes of bad signal continuity or bad speed of passing data. This system is also usually able to magnify a cable target range from 200 to 1000 times depending on the quality and cost of the product.
The second tool will be digital continuity/tone source and detection units. This is a certain unit that is integrated with a fiber cable that works well in determining the signal efficiency. This unit works well by allowing the continuity unit in generating an internal signal from the end of the unit to the terminal point that is located at the end of the cable. At this certain point, the unit will automatically measure the signal that could be gained by the cable in amplitude (signal volume). Besides, this unit will also discover the electrical resistance throughout the length of the cable, so it could verify the efficiency of the cable as well.
The third tool is optical power measurement. This unit throws down light signal in high intensity through the length of fiber optical cable. It will work well in measuring the luminescent level form the test unit to a terminal point and back.
Those are some great inspection tools that will support fiber optic system of cabling. Just provide those tools to support your needs in examining problems or damage of your cable.