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180XL Visual Fault Locator

Fiber Optical Visual Fault Locator

The 180XL visual fault finder is an indispensable tool for quickly identifying bending losses, breaks in optical fibers and faults in ceramic connectors.With a quick-connect interface it fits all 2.5mm connectors and has a high output of 1mW 650nm red laser. It can be used in a range up to 7km with a continous operation up to 80hrs.


The 180XL visual fault finder is used for quickly identifying bending losses and breaks in optical fibers. If a fiber is bent too tightly, red laser Light will be seen escaping through the jacket. Likewise, if a fiber is broken, Escaping light will be visible where the break is located.


Ceramic connectors are easily tested using the 180XL visual fault finder. A fiber Broken inside, or past, the ferrule will cause it to glow, as shown above at left. If the whole connector glows, it is definitely defective.

If the end face polish of the connector is bad, light will be reflected internally, as Shown above right. This will also make the ferrule glow when the 180XL is used.

Product Specification
Specifications :
Wavelength 650nm +/-10nm
Emitter Type Fabry Perot
Output Power 0dBm (1mW)
Spectral Width (CPR) <2nm
Laser Classification 2
Range 7 km
Modes of Operation CW and 2Hz Modulation
Method of Display Operation Red/Green LED
Fiber Type Singlemode, Multimode
Connector Interface 2.5mm Universal, Optional 1.25mm adaptor
Battery AA (2)
Battery Life 80 Hours with 3.9Wh batteries
Weight 70g (not including batteries)
Dimensions 180mm x 23mm Dia
Operating Temperature -10 to +45C
Storage Temperature -40 to +70C
Certifications CE, WEEE, CDRH Reach RoHs
  • Continuous-wave output mode for steady fault illumination
  • Blinking output mode increases viewing contrast
  • Easy to use “Quick Connect” interface fits all 2.5mm fiber optic connectors
  • The ergonomic switch permits easy one-handed operation
  • Rugged, compact, and splash-proof aluminum housing
  • High output 1.0mW (0dBm) 650nm red laser
  • Up to 7km range
  • Two AA-size alkaline batteries provide 80 hours of continuous operation
  • Nylon belt holster included
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