FIBER OWL 4 BOLT OPTICAL POWER METER
The Fiber OWL 4 BOLT is a high accuracy, high resolution, microprocessor controlled optical power meter. It has an attractive handheld case made from high impact plastic, a large, backlit, graphic, liquid crystal display, and 18-key keypad for easy data entry. The universal port accepts 2.5mm connectors, such as ST, SC, and FC, and also comes with a 1.25mm universal port, which can accept LC, MU, and other SFF connectors. It will operate for over 100 hours on a standard alkaline 9v battery and has built-in auto shutdown. A length testing port is included for end-to-end fiber optic link length measurements.

The Fiber OWL 4 BOLT includes a built-in Link Wizard that calculates the allowable loss for the fiber runs being measuring. The meter stores physical fiber information for up to eight links. Link information includes: link name, date, fiber type, fiber length, connectors, splices, temperature, cabling standard, and calculated or entered reference power values for two wavelengths.

In addition the meter will store up to 1000 measured data points with labels. Each value includes the fiber type and link. The stored information can be selectively viewed, edited (measured again), printed, or deleted. All of the stored data can be downloaded through the USB port to our free OWL Reporter software.

SOONER OR LATER YOUR FIBER JOBS ARE GOING TO REQUIRE CERTIFICATION TESTING!

IF YOU BUY A METER WITHOUT REPORT PRINTING CAPABILITIES YOU'LL JUST END UP BUYING YOUR METER ALL OVER AGAIN!


Fiber OWL 4 BOLT Optical Power Meter Sales Video


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HELPFUL VIDEOS


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Fiber OWL 4 BOLT Sales Video


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Choosing a Test Kit


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Universal Ports


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Mandrels


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Replacing the Battery in a Fiber OWL


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Set User Information in a Fiber OWL


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Interpreting OWL Reporter Certification Reports


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Removing Link Information and Stored Data 


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Merging OWL Reporter Data Files 


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storing Data in Fiber OWL Certification Power Meters


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Cleaning Optical Ports



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KEY BENEFITS
  • Multimode and singlemode ready
  • NIST Traceable
  • One user-definable wavelength: between 700 and 1700 nm
  • Link Wizard certifies fiber links using fiber loss parameters from popular industry standards, including Fiber To The Home (FTTH), TIA-568 and Ethernet
  • Fiber optic link length measurement capability
  • Two user-definable standards
  • Auto-wavelength recognition (when used with OWL WaveSource light sources)
  • Automatic dual-wavelength reference storage and data storage
  • Stores information for up to 1000 data points in 8 different link configurations
  • USB interface for downloading data
  • Free OWL Reporter PC software for printing professional certification reports
  • High resolution - 0.01 dB
  • High accuracy - 0.15 dB
  • 75 dB dynamic range
  • 2.5mm / 1.25mm universal detector port
  • Long battery life: over 100 hrs. on a 9v alkaline battery
  • Large backlit LCD display
  • InGaAs detector
  • High impact plastic case
  • Optional Visual Fault Locator port (replaces length testing capability)

FIBER OWL 4 OPTIONS

In addition to basic power meter functions, Fiber OWL 4 series optical power meters can be configured with one of two different fiber optic test options.

PLEASE NOTE: ONLY ONE OF THESE OPTIONS CAN BE INSTALLED IN THE FIBER OWL 4, NOT BOTH
INTEGRATED OPTICAL LENGTH TESTER PORT INTEGRATED VISUAL FAULT LOCATOR PORT




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Optical Length Measurement Methods
VFL NOT INCLUDED



Flashing red Visual Fault Locator (VFL; also known as VFF)

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PRICING
Part # Description Detector Type Dynamic Range Integrated VFL Integrated Length Tester Price
FO-4B Fiber OWL 4 BOLT InGaAs +5 to -70 dBm No Yes 895.00
FO-4V Fiber OWL 4 VFL InGaAs +5 to -70 dBm Yes No 1095.00
NOTE: Fiber OWL 4 series optical power meters cannot contain a VFL and a length testing port in the same unit.
             
Fiber OWL 4 Optical Loss Test Sets
Part # Description Detector Type Dynamic Range Integrated VFL Integrated Length Tester Price
FO-4-SDxx Fiber OWL 4 w/integrated dual-wavelength singlemode laser source InGaAs +5 to -70 dBm No Yes 1850.00
NOTE: a pair of FO-4-SDxx is required for two-way auto-testing.

NOTE: Integrated Visual Fault Locator port not available on the FO-4-SDxx.
 
Fiber OWL 4 Series Optical Power Meters for high-power applications
Fiber OWL 4 series optical power meters can also contain a filtered detector typically used for telco and other ultra high-power application testing. Please call 262-473-0643 if you have any questions and we'll help you find the right meter for your needs.

DOCUMENTS
Product Overviews Operations Guide Firmware Upgrade
Fiber OWL 4 BOLT Fiber OWL 4 series Operations Guide (firmware version 4.65) Fiber OWL 4 firmware upgrade page
Fiber OWL 4 VFL    
Miscellaneous
OWL Reporter Software (with USB driver support for Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8)
(Windows 2000 is not supported)
Quick Reference Guide Selector
Self-diagnostic Procedure Selector
Detector Port Cleaning Brochure