TECHLITE™ Series Light Sources

 


    GENERAL INFORMATION

PX-C202-SC Dual LED Source w/SC Ports

    High Performance LED and LASER Sources for the
    Professional Telco, CATV, and LAN Technician

          - SINGLE OR DUAL WAVELENGTH

          - TEMPERATURE STABILIZED OUTPUT

          - CW AND THREE MODULATION MODES

          - LED OR LASER AVAILABLE

          - RUGGED ALUMINUM PACKAGING

          - SC, FC, OR ST STYLE PORTS

          - NiCad, ALKALINE, OR AC OPERATION

          - ONE HOUR QUICK CHARGE FEATURE

          - MEETS US NAVY SPECS. (VER. C201)   

APPLICATION:

The TECHLITE™ optical sources, when used with a power meter, allow technicians to perform precise optical loss measurements in the field.  The sources provide the stable light output required by optical power meters to determine power loss in fiber, connectors, attenuators, or other passive optical components.    

DESCRIPTION:

Structurally identical to the TECHLITE™ meters, these sources were also designed to be rugged.  As with all Photonix test instruments, the internal circuitry is housed in an aluminum extrusion with high impact rubber bumpers.  When stored in its protective waterproof carry case (included when purchased with a TECHLITE™ meter as a test kit), the set can even be submerged several feet underwater.  In addition, the instruction guide is fully laminated to make in weather resistant and virtually tear-proof.

The TECHLITE™ sources are available with output wavelengths of 850nM, 1300nM, 1550nM, and/or 780nM (a visible light version is also available for fault finding applications) with either LED outputs for multimode loss testing or LASER outputs for singlemode loss testing.  Modulated output at 30Hz, 500Hz, and 2kHz is standard on TECHLITE™ optical sources thereby allowing them to be used as tracer signal generators for use with most popular fiber identifiers or optical leak detection probes.  Also, the two port design on dual versions of these sources will allow both emitters to be energized simultaneously.  This feature provides for quicker and easier dual window testing when used with a TECHLITE™ optical power meter or other multi-reference type of meter since both outputs may be allowed to stabilize together before testing.  

The TECHLITE™ meters are powered by either four AA alkaline batteries or an AC wall pack with four AA NiCd cells (both the wall pack and NiCd cells are included).  In addition to standard charge mode, the units feature an emergency quick charge mode that allows the user to charge the batteries in approximately 1 hour. 

 


    SPECIFICATIONS & ORDERING
SPECIFICATIONS:
Model
Emitter
Wavelength (nM)
Pout (min)
Stability (dB/8hr)
Bandwidth (nM)
PX-C200
LED
850
-17dBm
+/- .05
35
PX-C201
LED
1300
-17dBm
+/- .05
170
PX-C202
LED
850/1300
-17dBm
+/- .05/.08
35/170
PX-C203
LASER
1300
-8dBm
+/- .10
5
PX-C204
LASER
1550
-8dBm
+/- .10
5
PX-C205
LASER
1300/1550
-2dBm
+/- .10
5
PX-C206
LASER
Visible
-2dBm

5
Modulation
Operating Temperature
Storage Temperature
Humidity
Power


Battery Life
Trickle Charge
Quick Charge
30Hz, 500Hz, 2kHz (except PX-C206 which substitutes 3Hz for 30Hz)
-5C to 45C
-10C to 60C
10% to 90% non-condensing
US 120VAC 60Hz (included)
NiCd 4 "AA" 600mAh (included)
Alkaline 4 "AA"
10 hrs.
12-14 hours
60 minutes

*Calibrated at 23C, -30dBm, All specifications subject to change without notice.

 

ORDERING INFORMATION:
PX-C200
PX-C201
PX-C202
PX-C203
PX-C204
PX-C205
PX-C206
TECHLITE™ 850nM LED Source
TECHLITE™ 1300nM LED Source
TECHLITE™ 850/1300nM LED Source
TECHLITE™ 1300nM LASER Source
TECHLITE™ 1550nM LASER Source
TECHLITE™ 1300/1550nM LASER Source
TECHLITE™ Visible LASER Source (Fault Locator)

LED sources are shipped standard with ST Style ports and LASER sources with FC ports, all units are available with ST, FC, SC, and other styles upon request.   To specify a different port style, simply use the above model number followed by the connector style you are using.  Example: PX-C200-SC for an SC style 850nM source instead of ST.

Each source includes an AC power pack, a soft sided carry case, a compliance certificate, and an instruction manual.  In addition, all Photonix products are covered by a two year warranty.  A companion TECHLITE™ Power Meter is available as a seperate unit or in combination with the TECHLITE™ Light Source as a test set


For more information, contact:
Metrotek
Phone: (727) 547-8307
Fax: (727) 547-0687

E-mail: fiberoptics@metrotek.com

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