OP415 from OptoTest for efficient testing of 8, 12 and 24-fibre MTP/MPO cable assemblies

The latest polarity testing solution from OptoTest – the OP415 polarity analyser is designed to efficiently test 24-fibre MTP/MPO cable assemblies, but it can also be easily configured for 8-fibre and 12-fibre testing.

It comes pre-loaded with 12-fibre and 24-fibre polarity types A, B, and C, plus the ability to create and store custom fibre mappings and channel configurations. Alternatively, the polarity analyser can learn polarity types from existing cables and store them for future use.

The OP415 has a manual mode that steps through a cable, channel by channel, making it useful for troubleshooting or routing fibres during ribbonising. Bright red lasers on each channel allow for visual fault detection on ribbon cables.

The full colour touchscreen display graphically shows if fibres are routed incorrectly, if fibres are not connected, and can even display a power level for each channel to detect poor connections. On-board storage allows users to store results for later analysis.


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