Mandrelite™
(using precision-coupled visual fault locator technology)
Mandrelite™ is a light-weight, hand-held tool used to quickly troubleshoot faults in the continuity of both single mode and multi-mode fibers, especially at fiber launch points or in OTDR dead zones. A high intensity visible red laser beam is precision-coupled into the optical fiber; breaks and micro-bends in the fiber deflect the red light into the fiber jacket, producing a red glow at the point of the fault.
KEY SPECIFICATIONS
  • Visual Range up to 5 km (3.1 miles) in both multimode and singlemode fibers
  • Optical Output: 0dBm red laser
  • CW Mode - 15 hours use on one 9v battery
  • Pulsed Mode - 120 hours use on one 9v battery - Pulsed at 6 Hz w/12.5% duty cycle
  • Low battery indicator
  • Handheld /Lightweight
Typical battery life in CW mode is 15 hours, and the short 12.5% duty cycle in pulsed mode extends the battery life to 120 hours of continuous use.

Unlike standard light pens, the Mandrelite™ is optimized for fiber optics. An optical ball lens placed near the laser output focuses the red laser light for optimum coupling into optical fibers (often most pen-style laser pointers do not have this feature), and special electronics prevent the red laser from burnout (a common problem with pen-style red laser pointers), increasing the life of the VFL.

The Mandrelite™ ships standard with a 2.5mm universal connector port.

PRICING
Part # Description Price
Mandrelite™ Mandrelite™  395.00
Subject to availability.  Call 262-473-0643 to check on stock.

VISUAL FAULT LOCATION

Extreme caution must be exercised when operating the Mandrelite™. Lasers such as the ones in the Mandrelite™ produce intense beams of laser light that are harmful to the eye. Exposure to such energy can cause serious retina damage, and prolonged exposure can cause blindness.

TO ENSURE YOUR SAFETY: NEVER LOOK INTO A LIGHT SOURCE OR THE END OF A FIBER THAT MAY BE ENERGIZED BY A SOURCE!  
VISUAL FIBER IDENTIFIER 
 

DOCUMENTS
Mandrelite™ Datasheet Mandrelite™ Operations Guide

VIDEOS 

VIDEO:
Replacing the Battery

VIDEO:
Cleaning the Optical Ports