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VFF5: IDEAL Visual Fault Finder

IDEAL: V55F Visual Fault Finder
(Item is discontinued see below for alternative products)
The The IDEAL VFF5 Visual Fault Finder is a hand-held, battery-powered tool, which projects a highly visible red light into a fiber optic cable. The operator simply looks at the length of cable and where light is seen, there is a break. The VFF is equipped with a high-power, extra long-life, 650nm laser diode which operates either in Continuous (CW) or Modulated (MOD; 1Hz Pulse) mode. A pushbutton allows the user to select the mode while preventing accidental operation. Any breaks will be seen as a conspicuously glowing or blinking red light area (in 3mm or smaller cables). A red LED on the outer case echoes the operation mode selected.
The VFF5 is useful over a distance of approximately 3km (2.3mi) into multimode fiber and4km (2.5mi) into single mode fiber and can be used with single-mode and multimode cable. Use it as a stand-alone first-line basic troubleshooting tool, or in conjunction with an OTDR to pinpoint faults. The unit is packaged in a pocket-sized, rugged metal housing and is fitted with 2.5 mm universal connector that accepts ST, SC and FC optical connectors. The VFF is also an excellent aide to technicians terminating mechanical splices or internal-splice style connectors where leaking light is an indicator of a poor fiber cleave or other misalignment.
1 - VFF5 Visual Fault Finder
1 - Holster
1 - Integrated rubber port cover
1 - Lanyard
1 - Cell-phone style belt clip
2 - AA Alkaline Batteries
1 - Instruction Manual