“Red Lasers” are trouble shooting tools that help technicians quickly locate defects in single-mode or multimode fiber optic cable. The HiLite and VFI2 universal connectors offer quick connection and test to single ferrule connectors such as FC, SC, ST, LC, MU, and more.
HiLite Miniature Visual Fault Finder
NOYES HiLite visible red laser source from AFL is designed to troubleshoot faults on fiber optic cables. Light generated by these units will escape from sharp bends and breaks in jacketed or bare fibers, as well as poorly mated connectors. They can quickly identify faults in fiber optic jumper cables, distribution frames, patch panels, and splice trays.
FACT: Many fiber network defects occur within the first few meters – within typical OTDR dead zones.
HiLite is an excellent complement to any OTDR because it can locate faults inside the OTDR’s dead-zone. Other applications include end-to-end continuity checks, as well as identifying connectors in patch panels and fibers during splicing operations. The universal connector interface mates with many connector styles without needing an adapter.
Trace cables in crowded or un-documented setups. A HiLite is a quick means of finding the “other end” from amongst cluttered cables. Simply connect to one end and look for the visible red light transmitted out the opposite connector.
Fiber Coupled Lasers for Best Test Results
NOYES HiLite units deliver 1 mW of output power into 9/125 single-mode fiber to ensure long range and exceptional brightness for locating defects in both single-mode and multimode fibers.
Universal Connector Interface
HiLite units use a threaded connector adapter interface to support tool-free adapter removal for connector cleaning and field changing of adapter styles. Universal connector adapters offer quick connection and test to single ferrule connectors such as FC, SC, ST, LC, MU, and more.
- 2.5 mm adapter accepts PC and angled connectors FC, SC, ST, etc. (included)
- 1.25 mm adapter accepts LC and MU connectors.
(order separately here - AFL 1.25mm Adapter)
A HiLite Visible Fault Identifier (VFI) -- or Visual Fault Locator (VFL) -- is an essential tool for fiber installation and maintenance technicians.
• Wavelength: 650 nm +/-20 nm
• Output Power: 1 mW (into single-mode fiber)
• Safety: Class II Laser Product
AFL HiLite FAQ:
Q: What is the output power level of the HiLite Visual Fault Finder?
A: The HiLite uses a Class 2 Red laser with an output power level of about 1.0 mW.
Q: What is the Range of the VFI-2 and HiLite?
A: Up to 3.0 miles or 5.0 km depending on fiber type, bends, connectors in the network, etc.
Q: What kind of connector adapter is on the VFI-2 and HiLite?
A: VFI-2 and HiLite units use threaded field-swappable universal style connector adapters:
• A 2.5mm Universal (UPC) ships with all Noyes VFLs. The 2.5 mm universal adapter accepts ST, SC and FC, etc. connectors.
• A 1.25 mm universal adapter is also available. It accepts LC and MU connectors.
• The threaded connector adapters allow for easy removal for launch ferrule cleaning in the field.