OptoTest’s OP350 is a reliable and versatile handheld optical light source incorporating up to six mixed LED, laser, and visual fault locator (VFL) emitters in a rugged and compact package. Paired with an OptoTest handheld optical power meter, the OP350 is ideal for mixed multimode and single-mode fiber testing, and is an essential tool for installers, contractors, and field technicians.
Combining multiple source wavelengths and functions into one compact package means fewer instruments to take along and less equipment juggling for faster, more confident measurements.
The OP350 is available in a wide range of models including LED-only, laser-only, and mixed LED and laser sources. Available wavelengths are 470nm to 1300nm for LED sources, and from 1310nm to 1625nm for laser sources. Ultra-stable LED and laser sources are available with zero warm-up time and are ideal for long term monitoring and optimal performance under varying optical return loss (ORL).
FEATURES & BENEFITS
Excellent Optical Power Stability for Reliable and Repeatable Measurements
Typical stability over temperature is 0.35dB for LED sources and 0.6dB for laser sources. Stability over temperature for ultra-stable zero warm-up sources is as low as 0.2dB max for LED and laser sources.
High Reconnection Repeatability
Reconnection repeatability of 0.1dB over a wide range of LED and laser wavelengths provides steady output power every time the OP350 is connected to perform measurements.
Standards Compliant LED and Laser Sources for Maximum Measurement Confidence
LED sources are controlled and certified to ensure compliance with Encircled Flux (EF) standards without additional conditioning patch leads. Laser sources are compliant with CWDM standards covering typical cable qualification for the O, E, S, C, and L bands, including the water absorption peak, 1625nm.
Supports One-Touch Autotest Capability Using a Compatible OptoTest Power Meter
One-touch Autotest synchronizes the instrument settings and test process with a compatible OptoTest optical power meter, such as the OP310, using the fiber under test. Enables fast, reliable, and repeatable testing in less time and with fewer user errors. Up to 6 wavelengths can be tested, with 3 wavelengths displayed simultaneously along with the nominal power level for each source.
Supports Tone Detection with Multi Fiber ID
Paired with an OptoTest optical power meter incorporating Multi Fiber ID, the OP350 can be used to identify up to 12 different fibers, in addition to standard optical test tones, i.e., 270Hz, 1KHz, and 2KHz. This makes continuity testing, polarity testing, and fault finding fast and reliable.
Optional VisiTest Visual Fault Locator
When used with a compatible OptoTest optical power meter, VisiTest blinks the active connected fiber, saving time, training, and guesswork. VisiTest output is both visible red and infrared, enabling long distance fault finding using a clip-on fiber identifier.
Simple Controls with Large Backlit LCD Display
Multi-function buttons make accessing all measurement wavelengths and features easy and intuitive. High contrast display can be read in bright sun; backlight can be used in dark environments.
Interchangeable Connectors are Protected Against Drops and Impact
The OP350 accommodates all industry standard fiber optic connectors, including FC, LC, ST, D4, MU, LSA-DIN47256, and E2000. Built-in bumpers and an integral dust cover protect the connector interface against damage and contamination. The dust cover doubles as a stand when used on a benchtop or other surface.
Flexible Power Options
The OP350 can be powered using two AA-type alkaline batteries, rechargeable NiMH batteries, or external micro USB power. Internal NiMH battery charging can be selected by moving a jumper in the battery compartment. Typical battery life using Autotest mode for LED sources is 80 hours, 90 hours for laser sources.
Meets MIL PRF 28800F class 2 general requirements for maximum durability in the field
The OP350 features a strong, moisture resistant polycarbonate case with rubber edges and corners to withstand harsh outside environments. The case has been designed and tested to withstand one meter drops onto a hard surface.