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)
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
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.
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"
at 23C, -30dBm, All specifications subject to change without notice.
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