KSP75-FP-005468(2

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ARC FUSION SPLICER
INSTRUCTION MANUAL

SpliceMate

TM

Mass Fiber Splice Type

Read this instruction manual carefully before operating the equipment. Adhere to all safety instructions and warnings contained in this manual. Keep this manual in a safe place.

Table of Contents Warnings and Cautions for Safe Operation..........................1 Introduction ............................................................................ 6 Introduction ............................................................................ 6 Description of Products .......................................................... 8

1. Splicer and Accessories ............................................................................................. 8 2. Other Necessary Items for Splicing Operation ...................................................... 9 3. Splicer Description and Functions......................................................................... 10 4. key function .............................................................................................................. 11 1. Inserting Power Supply into Splicer...................................................................... 12 2. Turning splicer "ON" ............................................................................................. 14 3. Cleaning optical fiber.............................................................................................. 15 4. Placing protection sleeve over fiber ribbon .......................................................... 15 5. When using fiber ribbon ......................................................................................... 15 6. When using single fiber........................................................................................... 17 7. Fiber Cleaving.......................................................................................................... 18 8. Loading fibers into the splicer ............................................................................... 19 9. Splicing procedure................................................................................................... 20 10. Removing spliced fiber.......................................................................................... 25 11. Heating protection sleeve ...................................................................................... 25 1. Cleaning and Checking before Splicing ................................................................ 26 2. Periodic Checking and Cleaning............................................................................ 28 1. Splice Mode .............................................................................................................. 30 2. Heater Mode............................................................................................................. 39 3. Arc Calibration ........................................................................................................ 42 4. Splice Option............................................................................................................ 44 5. Splice Result ............................................................................................................. 46 1. Change of Operating Direction.............................................................................. 51 2. Power Save ............................................................................................................... 52 3. Menu Lock / Power On Option / Other Option ................................................... 53

Basic Operation .................................................................... 12

Maintenance of Splicing Quality ......................................... 26 Splice Menu .......................................................................... 30

Management Menu............................................................... 50

........ 72 .................... 72 2............................... Other Functions .................................................................................................. 71 1............... 70 5............................................................................................................................................................................... 58 3..... Diagnostic Test Function........................................................................................................................................................................... Supervising........................ Stabilizing Electrodes.............. Contact Address........................................................................ Clearing Arc Count ................................................................................................................ 70 4.......... 61 10........................................................................................... Arc Discharge...... 61 Error Message List ................................................................. 68 3........ 56 1........................................................................................................ Sensor Value ......... Motor Drive.................................. Power Supply ....................................................Table of Contents Maintenance Menu.............................................................................................................................................................................................. 58 4.............................. 58 6.......................................................... Tube-heater Operation.................. 68 1........ 60 8......................................................................................... Set Calendar...................................................... Dust Check .................................. Splicing Operation.......... 56 2.... 68 2.......... 62 Questions and Troubleshooting .......................................................... 60 9.......................................... Guarantee................................................................... 58 5........ 73 Guarantee and Contact Address.... Replace Electrodes ......................................................................................................................... 59 7..................................... Maintenance Info...............

There is a possibility of personal injury or physical loss resulting from improper use by ignoring this indication. fire and/or serious injury. Understand the meanings of these symbols. Misuse of the machine may result in electric shock.Warning and Caution The SpliceMateTM has been designed for splicing Silica-based optical fibers for telecommunications. Discontinue use if malfunctioning Ask our service centers for repair as soon as possible. Do not attempt to use this machine for other applications. Symbol means “Pay attention” Pay attention to hot surface! Symbol means “Must not do” You must not disassemble! Symbol means “Must do” You must disconnect a plug! ! WARNING ! CAUTION 1 . Instruction Manual Read this instruction manual carefully before operating this machine. Follow all safety instructions Read and understand all safety instructions. The following alert symbols are used in this instruction manual and machine to indicate warnings and caution for safe use. There is a possibility of death or serious injury resulting from improper use by ignoring this indication. Store this instruction manual in a safe place.

electric shock. electric shock. or equipment damage and may result in injury. do not remove or bypass any electrical or mechanical device (e. Use the supplied AC power cord. AC adapter. or fire. Risk of dangerous fire or explosion could result from the splicer’s electrical arc in such an environment. a fuse or safety switch) incorporated into the design and manufacture of this equipment. or DC adapter. ask our service center for repair. Do not disassemble or modify the splicer. Proper AC power source is AC100-240V. Make sure the generator is regularly checked and serviced. or fire. Measure the output AC voltage with a circuit tester before connecting the AC power cord. Such abnormally high voltage or frequency from a generator may cause fuming. Do not touch the electrodes when the splicer is on and power is supplied to the unit. Do not use compressed gas or canned air to clean the splicer. or fire and may result in injury or death. Turn the splicer off and disconnect the AC power cord or remove batteries before replacing electrodes. Note Arc discharge stops when the wind protector is opened.Warning and Caution WARNINGS Disconnect the AC power cord from the AC adapter inlet or the wall socket (outlet) immediately if user observes the following or if the splicer receives the following faults: Fumes. Liquid or foreign matter falls into cabinet. AC generators commonly produce abnormally high AC output voltage or irregular frequencies. death. Use of an improper cord or a damaged cord may cause fuming. Using an improper AC power source may cause fuming.g. Modification could cause damage that may result in injury. The electrodes generate high voltage and high temperatures that may cause a severe shock or burn. In particular. Splicer is damaged or dropped. death. or over-heating occurs. Do not place heavy objects on the AC power cord. or equipment damage and may result in injury. Leaving the splicer in a damaged state may cause equipment failure. They may contain flammable materials that could ignite during the electrical discharge. bad smell. electric shock. 50-60Hz. electric shock. death or fire. Use only the AC adapter (ADC-10) designed for this splicer. Never operate the splicer in an environment where flammable liquids or vapors exist. noise. battery. If any of these faults occurs. electric shock or equipment damage and may result in injury. Check the AC power source before use. death. or fire. ! • • • • • 2 .

When using optional battery (BTR-07). or equipment damage and may result in injury. • Do not discard battery into an incinerator or fire. This may result in electric shock. Engage by pressing the female plug into the splicer (inlet) and the male plug into the wall socket (outlet) until both plugs are fully seated. When inserting the AC plug. in dusty / humid atmospheres. or DC adapter(DCA-02). Properly connect the AC power cord to the splicer (inlet) and wall socket (outlet). and AC plugs with wet hands. death. • Do not charge or discharge battery near a flame or under direct sunlight. or fire. or poor splicing performance. AC power cord. splicer malfunction. If contact occurs. immediately stop charging and call the service center for repair. Do not operate splicer near hot objects. Carrying the case with a damaged shoulder belt may cause the belt to break or come off and result in injury or equipment damage. • Do not stack battery on top of AC adapter while charging. follow the instructions below: Failure to follow these may result in explosion or injury. electric shock. and equipment damage. • Do not charge battery with methods other than instructed. or when water-condensation is present on the splicer. make sure there is no dust or dirt on the terminals. When transporting the carrying case using the shoulder belt. skin. Incomplete engagement may cause fuming. immediately wash affected area thoroughly and see a doctor. electric shock. in hot temperature environments. Dispose of the battery and call the service center for a replacement. • If charge did not complete in three hours or the "CHARGE" LED does not turn ON. check the belt and hooks for damage before use. handle carefully so the liquid does not contact skin or eyes. Do not touch the splicer. • Do not excessively shake or jar the battery. • If battery leaks liquid residue. Do not short-circuit the terminals of AC adapter (ADC-10).Warning and Caution WARNINGS Safety glasses should always be worn during fiber preparation and splicing operation. Fiber fragments can be extremely dangerous if they come into contact with the eye. optional battery (BTR-07). ! 3 . or are ingested. This may result in electric shock. Excessive electrical current may cause injury due to fumes.

and shock during storage and transportation. The splicer requires no lubrication. or deterioration may result. Do not allow the unit to receive a strong shock or impact. Do not use any chemical other than pure alcohol (99% or greater) to clean the objective lens. Use supplied carrying case for transportation and storage. Follow the below listed instructions for handling electrodes: • Use only specified electrodes. V-groove. discoloration. Otherwise blurring. Do not place the splicer in an unstable or unbalanced position. causing the unit to fall. Possible injury or equipment damage may result. • Set the new electrodes in the correct position. The splicer is precision adjusted and aligned. The carrying case protects the splicer from damage. The splicer may shift or lose balance. LEDs. • Replace the electrodes as a pair.Warning and Caution CAUTIONS Do not store splicer in any area where temperature and humidity are extremely high. ! 4 .. moisture. The equipment must be repaired or adjusted by an authorized technician or engineer. Should any problems arise. etc. please contact your nearest sales agency. damage. resulting in equipment damage or degradation in splicing performance. Oil or grease may degrade the splicing performance and damage the splicer. LCD monitor. These surfaces are very hot and touching may result in burns. Unauthorized repair may result in fire or electric shock. Failure to follow the above instructions may cause abnormal arc discharge. of the splicer. Do not touch protection sleeve or tube-heater during heating or immediately after completion of heating. Possible equipment failure may result. Possible equipment failure may result. vibration.

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The standard modes consists of [SM] for SMF (ITU-T G652). the splicer counts the number of fibers and selects the adequate splice condition automatically. read the following important information. Splicer Name : Splice Mate Model Name : FSM-11R Splice modes In addition to standard splice modes. the SpliceMateTM also has 5 automatic modes. In order to achieve the splicer’s full capabilities. [NZ AUTO]. When using standard splice modes. Moreover. The automatic arc calibration function works in AUTO modes only. [AUTO]. It is easy to operate and splices quickly while maintaining low splice loss. When the automatic arc calibration function is enabled. performing the [Arc calibration] function before a splice operation is not necessary. [DS AUTO]. Automatic arc calibration function This function calibrates the arc power during every splice. The AUTO modes are available for single fiber and up to 4 fiber ribbons. [NZ] for NZDSF (ITU-T G655). and [MM] for MMF (ITU-T G651). the automatic arc calibration function is enabled when using AUTO mode. [SM AUTO]. 6 .Introduction The SpliceMateTM with PAS technology is designed for splicing a variety of optical fiber ribbons and single fibers. and [MM AUTO]. Its small size and light weight make it suitable for any operating environment. When using an AUTO mode. performing [Arc calibration] before splicing is strongly recommended. [DS] for DSF (ITU-T G653).

Note that these symptoms are not defects. refer to “Change of Operating Direction” on page 51. but are natural on LCDs. Recycling To recycle this product. However. manufactured in a quality-controlled factory environment. The figure to the right shows the operation when the monitor is positioned to the rear. some black dots may appear. Introduction Notes LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) monitor The SpliceMateTM is equipped with a LCD monitor. 4978201 EPC No. or red/blue/green dots may remain on the screen. and follow your local recycling and disposal regulations.Introduction Useful functions Change of operating direction The SpliceMateTM has the ability to operate when the monitor is in the front or rear of the splicer. The screen brightness may not appear uniform. Related patents of SpliceMateTM (FSM-11R) US Patent No. depending on viewing angle. 326988 Canada Patent No. disassemble it first. To change the monitor position. 1309773 7 . sort each part separately by material components. 320978.

Description of Products 1. Splicer and Accessories Arc Fusion Splicer [FSM-11R ] AC Adapter [ADC-10 ] AC Power Cord Spare Electrodes 1 pair [ELCT2-12 ] Battery Pack [BTR-07 ] DC Adapter [DCA-02 ] (OPTION) Battery Charger [DCA-02 ] Other Attached Items • Carrying Case [CC-17] • Instruction Manual Fiber Holder [FH-50-# ] (OPTION) 8 .

4 Arranged single fiber Fiber arrangement tool [FAT-04] Single fiber UV 250um Single fiber Ny 900um Fiber protection sleeves 40mm (up to 8 fibers) [FP-04(T)] 60mm [FP-03] 40mm [FP-03 (L=40)] [FH-50-2. Other Necessary Items for Splicing Operation 2.Description of Products 2. 4 Fiber ribbon Ribbon Thickness 0.4mm Fiber type 2.0.25 . -4] Fiber holders Hot Jacket Stripper [HJS-02] [HJS-03] [FH-50-250] [FH-50-900] Fiber stripping tools Jacket stripper Primary coat stripper [PS-02] [JS-01 ] Fiber cleaving tool Fiber Cleaver [CT-30A] Fiber cleaning tools Alcohol dispenser with alcohol (purity > 99% ) Lint-free tissue or gauze or gauze 9 .

Description of Products 3. Splicer Description and Functions Wind protector Tube heater Release Knob Power unit dock LCD monitor V-groove USB port* Electrode Objective lens Holder guide Guide pin Electrode cover Electrode Wind protector LEDs Fiber Clamp * The USB port is mainly used for upgrading the software. 10 . Disconnect the USB cable before starting the splice operation.

“Pause”. or to go through to the PAUSE state. Description Heat Reset Cancel Enter Set To adjust the brightness of the monitor screen at the ready state. An LED icon is displayed during heating. To quit from any state except the heating process by tube heater. or to change the value or letter of the discharge conditions and comments. these arrows serve as the "Backward" and "Forward" keys to operate the motors. To open the menu at the “Ready” state. To start the splicing operation. During manual motor control.Description of Products 4. key function Ma k/ Name Power Up/Down To turn on/off the power. “Finish” state. To select the command and decide the parameter at the menu state. After pressing this key. To start the heating process by the tube heater. To change the X/Y view image and display the data at the “Ready”. these arrows are used to move the cursor for selecting the items at the menu state. To quit from input data at the MENU state. the splicer will return to the ready state with a beep sound. To move the cursor direction of arrow at menu state 11 .

2 Detaching power supply unit. Push up on the power unit lock and slide the power unit out of the dock. Battery operation 12 . The Power Unit Dock. only a few splices can be made before the battery will be drained. Check and make sure the remaining battery capacity is 20% or greater before operation.Basic Operation 1. How to check remaining battery capacity Turn the splicer ON. The battery is automatically identified as the power source and the remaining battery capacity is displayed on the "READY" screen. located on the splicer body. Insert the battery into the power unit dock. 1-2. Inserting or detaching power unit 1 2 1 Inserting power supply unit Push the power unit into the dock and slide to engage the power unit lock. For battery operation. READY screen Remaining battery capacity indicator Remaining battery Remaining capacity display battery (Blue Color) 80-100% (Green Color) 60-80% (Green Color) 40-60% (Yellow Color) 20-40% (Red Color) Less than 20% 1-3. use the detachable battery (BTR-07). Inserting Power Supply into Splicer For AC operation. AC Operation Insert the DC adapter (DCA-02) into the power unit dock and connect the AC adapter (ADC-10) to the DC adapter. If the battery capacity is less than 20%. use the AC adapter (ADC-10) with the DC adapter (DCA-02) installed in the splicer. can accommodate both power supplies (DCA-02 and BTR-07). 1-1.

CHARGE LED turns off when the battery is fully charged. • If CHARGE LED flashes. • If battery charging does not complete within three hours or CHARGE LED does not turn ON. Insert a battery pack in each slot. 13 . The POWER LED turns ON (green 2.Basic Operation How to charge the battery Insert Insert 1. 3. or both need replacement. • Please charge the battery before the first use. AC adapter. the battery. Ask your service agent for further instruction. The charge LED turns ON (Red LED) and battery charging begins. replace the battery with a new one.Connect the AC adapter (ADC-10) to the battery charger (BTC-04).

arc calibration is automatically performed for consistent splicing performance. To change the monitor brightness. The power source type is then identified. The Help screen can be displayed by pushing several times. The current mode is displayed on the READY screen. Turning splicer "ON" Press . If operating on battery. Monitor Angle Adjust the monitor angle to comfortably see the screen. The current mode is displayed on the READY screen. the remaining battery capacity is displayed. • When selecting AUTO mode. Splice Mode Select the appropriate splicing mode for the specific fiber combination. The READY screen is displayed after all the motors reset to their initial positions.Basic Operation 2. 14 . press or to change the value and press to confirm. Monitor brightness Monitor visibility can be a problem depending on environmental conditions. Heat Mode Select the appropriate heating mode for the specific protection sleeve used.

Open the lids of fiber holders and place the No. It is necessary to place each holder so that the hinge of the fiber holder is towards the heater. straighten that section by rubbing the ribbon with fingers. dust particulates from the fiber ribbon coating surface can enter the protection sleeve and might result in a future fiber break or attenuation increase. Placing protection sleeve over fiber ribbon Place the protection sleeve over the fiber ribbon. Setting fiber in fiber holder Hold this point during fiber insertion.1 (typically blue) fiber near the hinge and set it so that 24 ~ 35 mm of fiber protrudes from the holder end. • Use fiber holders designed for the number of fibers in the ribbon. The sleeve will be shrunk down in the tube heater after the splice is complete. Pass fiber ribbon Fiber protection sleeve Fiber ribbon 5. When using fiber ribbon If there is some bend in the section about 100 mm from the ribbon end. Cleaning optical fiber Clean optical fiber ribbon coating with alcohol-impregnated gauze or lint-free tissue approximately 100mm from the tip. 4. 15 .Basic Operation 3. hold the fiber in place while closing the lid of the fiber holder. one for the left side and one for the right side. 5-1. Close the lids of fiber holders. • When setting fiber in fiber holder. If the fibers are not cleaned properly. There are two types of fiber holders.

greater than 99% pure. Fiber Holder Top Holder Base Firmly hold the holder base and body of the stripper and heat until the Ready light turns green. Gently flick the fiber ends to align the fibers. Do not use gauze or wipe twice. Close the clamp and top cover. Use a fresh gauze or wipe for each ribbon. 16 . Close the clamp Close the top cover Side the fiber holder and clamp gently. • Use a high quality alcohol. then gently slide the holder base to remove the coating.Basic Operation 5-2. Heat LED Orange green Clean the fiber thoroughly with alcohol impregnated gauze or lint-free tissue. Hold firmly during heating and sliding. Stripping and cleaning fiber Open the clamp and top cover of the hot jacket stripper and set the fiber holder on the holder base of the Clamp stripper. • There may be cases in which adjoining fibers are arranged over each other due to adhesion of alcohol to their surfaces.

Stripping and cleaning fiber Strip the outer coating 24 to 35 mm from its tip with a stripping tool. When using single fiber 6-1. 6-2. Do not use gauze or wipe twice. aligning its stripped end with the top of the protruding portion of the fiber holder. greater than 99% pure. Use a fresh gauze or wipe for each fiber. Cleaning Set the fiber in the fiber holder. Clean the bare fiber thoroughly with alcohol impregnated gauze or lint-free tissue.Basic Operation 6. Setting fiber in the fiber holder Stripped end 17 . Stripping • Use a high quality alcohol.

(6) The scrap collector rollers drive the fiber scrap into the fiber scrap container box automatically when the cutting lever is raised. • Discard the fiber scrap container box contents frequently. • After pressing it half way down. releasing the pressure on the cutting lever may result in bad cleaving quality. • Do not put fingers in the driving area of the slide button as personal injury may result.Basic Operation 7. (5) Release the pressure on the cutting lever. 18 . A spring force will bring it to its open position. press the cutting lever down until the stopper can slide into place to lock the anvil lever. (3) Set the stripped optical fiber on the cleaver. Fiber holder Cutting lever 24 to 35mm Slide button Lid Fiber scrap container box (8) When the cleaver is to be put up for the day. Fiber Cleaving Cutting lever (1) To unlock the cutting lever. (4) Press down the cutting lever. Stopper (2) Push the slide button until it locks. press it gently and slide the stopper.

Ribbon Fiber Guide Pins Fiber Holder Electrode • Be careful to not touch the prepared fiber tips to maintain fiber end-face quality. • Using [Monitor Rear] type. Loading fibers into the splicer (1) Open the wind protector. do not change the setting direction of the fiber holder in [Change of Operating Direction] (Page 49). • Note the proper positioning of the fiber holders on the sticker next to the fiber guide. (2) Place left and right fiber holders on the guide pins. Close 19 .Basic Operation 8. (3) Close wind protector.

Splicing procedure To ensure a good splice. remove the fiber from the splicer and repeat fiber preparation. Next. cleave angle. see [Splice Option] (Page 44) for details. and end-face quality are checked.Basic Operation 9. Chip Lip Incline (2) After fiber inspection. To disable the cleave angle error. and cleave angle measurements can be displayed. the splicer pauses and the offset. gap. or cleave angle is greater than its set point or fiber chipping is detected. Check Results Fiber Image (1) Fibers loaded in the splicer move forward. the offset. • To hide the result data on display. If observed. The end-face conditions below are used for visual inspection. see [Splice Option] (Page 44) for details. Visual inspection by the operator is often necessary for better splicing yield. • The cleave angle error message can be ignored by pressing to go on to the next step. However. gap distance. the buzzer will sound and an error message will warn the operator. These visual defects may cause a faulty splice. Press to see each value. The splicing procedure pauses. The procedure below describes this process. • The cleave angle and offset threshold can be changed. there are some cases when the image processing system cannot detect a faulty splice. If the measured offset. The forward motion of the fiber stops at a certain position shortly after the cleaning arc is performed. See [Editing a splice mode] (Page 34) for details. gap. 20 . the optical fiber is observed with the image processing system equipped in the SpliceMateTM.

and does not affect splice loss. • Splice loss may be worsened in some cases by additional arc discharges (re-arcs). press the key and an arc discharge is performed to splice the fibers. Splice loss estimate and splice check are performed again. These factors are taken into account to estimate splice loss. • To change the threshold for estimated splice loss or cleave angle. such as "Fat". "Splice angle". Additional arc discharge can be set to "disabled".. and "Bubble" can be ignored. "Thin". This function can be set to "disabled". See [Splice Option] (Page 44) for details. see [Splice Mode] (Page 30) for details. an error message is displayed. • Error messages. it is strongly recommended to repeat the splice from the beginning. an error message is displayed. 21 . See [Splice Option] (Page 44) for details. or "Bubble". • The splice point sometimes looks a bit fatter than other parts. This is considered a normal splice. such as "Estimated splice loss". (4) Estimated splice loss is displayed upon completion of splicing. such as MFD. If the spliced fiber is detected as being abnormal. Splice loss may be improved in some cases by additional arc discharges. stated in the next page. "Thin". or limited to the number of additional arcs.Basic Operation ] (3) After measuring the cleave angle. Press for an additional arc discharge (re-arc). Splice loss is affected by certain factors. If no error message is displayed but the splice looks poor by visual inspection of the image on the monitor. etc. If either the measured cleave angle or the estimated splice loss exceeds its set point limit. "Fat".

Bad fiber end-face quality Prefuse power too low or prefuse time too short. Fiber stuffing too much Arc power not adequate Remedy Check the cleaver Clean fiber thoroughly or increase [Cleaning Arc Time] Check cleaver condition. Increase [Overlap] Decrease [Prefuse Power] and/or [Prefuse Time]. Cleave Left Offset Shape Loss Left Right Bubble Right Thin Fat dB Splice loss increase : Cause and remedy Symptom Cause Combustion Bad fiber end-face quality Dust still present after cleaning fiber or cleaning arc. Gap Dif. [Prefuse Time] or not adequate [Overlap]. Decrease [Overlap]. Perform [Arc Calibration]. Increase [Prefuse Power] and/or [Prefuse Time]. Bubbles Separation Fat Thin Some arc parameters Adjust [Prefuse Power]. 22 . below error mark appears in monitor.Basic Operation Error Mark When there is any error. Fiber stuffing too small Prefuse power too high or prefuse time too long.

Press or open the wind protector at the [Finish] screen to store splicing results with comments. Memory Storage Cancel Press at the [Finish] screen upon completion of the splice to display [Memory Storage Menu]. Once a certain comment is recorded. see the next paragraph. Follow the storing procedure below. the same comment is recorded into subsequent splice results. • [Memory Storage Cancel ] function can be set to "disabled". See [Splice Menu 23 . Storing results with comments Press at the [Finish] screen upon completion of the splice to display [Memory Storage Menu]. • After the 1400th result is stored. Storing results automatically (No comment) The splice result is automatically stored in memory when is pressed upon completion of the splice at the [Finish] screen or when the wind protector is opened upon completion of the splice at the [Finish] screen. To change comments. Move cursor to [Storage/Comment Input] and press to display [Input Comment] screen. the 1401st splice result is written over the 1st result.Basic Operation (5) Storing splicing results Splicing results can be stored in memory. No splicing results are stored even though is pressed or wind protector is opened at the [Finish] screen upon completion of the splice. Move cursor to [Memory Storage Cancel] and press to enter. then input comment.

Basic Operation [FINISH] State Select [Storage/Comment Input] Select [Memory Storage Cancel] or “Cover opened” Automatic storage with same comment Data storage Storage with comment input Storage cancel No data storage 24 .

•If is pressed twice. Removing spliced fiber (1) Open the lids of the tube heater. •Make sure the fiber is not twisted. (5) Visually inspect the finished sleeve to verify that no bubbles or debris/dust are present in the sleeve. (3) Press to start the tube heater. 11. the tube heating process is aborted. Use a cotton swab to help remove sleeve from heater. Hold left fiber with left hand at the edge of wind protector. The splicer performs the proof test. •Make sure the strength member in the protection sleeve is on the bottom. apply tension to the fiber so the tube heater lids automatically close. The HEAT mark is displayed during heating. (5) Hold the right fiber with the right hand and remove spliced fiber from the splicer. (2) Open wind protector.Basic Operation 10. (3) Hold the left fiber with left hand at the edge of wind protector and open the lid of left fiber holder. (2) Place fiber and protection sleeve in tube heater. Heating protection sleeve (1) Transfer fiber with protection sleeve from the centering device to the tube heater. While placing it in the tube heater. • Keep holding fiber until fiber is completely transferred to the tube heater. 25 . (4) Open the lid of the right fiber holder. • Protection sleeve may stick to the bottom plate of the heater. Apply tension to the fiber while removing it from the tube heater. The buzzer beeps and the mark turns off when the heating cycle finishes. •Make sure the splice point is located at the center of the protection sleeve. (4) Open the tube heater lids and remove the protected fiber from the tube heater.

•Be careful to avoid contact with the electrode tips. To clean the V-grooves. Cleaning and Checking before Splicing 1-1. resulting in higher splice loss. Cleaved fiber V-groove 26 . The V-grooves should be frequently inspected and periodically cleaned during normal operation.Maintenance of Splicing Quality 1. proper clamping may not occur. do the following: (1) Open the wind protector. use a cleaved fiber end-face to dislodge contaminants from the bottom of the V-groove. Remove excess alcohol from the V-groove with a clean dry swab. Arc Power Calibration Critical cleaning points and maintenance checks are described below. Refer to [Arc Calibration] (Page 42). (2) Clean the bottom of the V-groove with an alcohol-impregnated thin cotton swab. Cleaning V-grooves If contaminants are present in the V-grooves. Repeat step (2) after this procedure. Cotton swab V-grooves (3) If the contaminants in the V-groove cannot be removed with an alcohol-impregnated thin cotton swab. 1-2.

Clean the circular blade or elastomer clamp pads with cotton swab soaked with alcohol. resulting in higher splice loss. The fiber clamp chips should be frequently inspected and periodically cleaned during normal operation. proper clamping may not occur. do the following: (1) Open the wind protector. (2) Clean the surface of the clamp chip with an alcohol-impregnated thin cotton swab.Maintenance of Splicing Quality 1-3. Cleaning Fiber Cleaver If the circular blade or elastomer clamp pads of the fiber cleaver become contaminated. resulting in poor quality splices. Cotton swab Fiber clamp 1-4. Elastomer Clamp Blade cover Blade 27 . Cleaning Fiber Clamp Chips If contaminants are present on the clamp chips. This may lead to fiber surface or end-face contamination. Remove excess alcohol from the clamp chip with a clean dry swab. To clean the clamp chips. the cleaving quality could degrade.

incorrect observation of the fiber position may occur. Periodic Checking and Cleaning In order to maintain the splicing quality.and Y-screens. 2-2. Otherwise. Refer to Page 59 [Diagnostic Test Function]. 2-1. Cotton swab Objective Lens (3) The lens surface should be clean and free of streaks or smudges. periodical inspection and cleaning are recommended. start at the center of the lens and move the swab in a circular motion until you spiral out to the edge of the lens. Using the cotton swab. Diagnostic Test Refer to Page 56 [Replace Electrode]. To clean the objective lenses. • Do not hit or touch the tip of the electrode when cleaning. Cleaning Objective Lenses If the surface of the objective lens becomes dirty. clean both objective lenses at regular intervals. resulting in higher splice loss or poor splicer operation. do the following: (1) Before cleaning the objective lenses. 28 . (4) Turn on the power and make sure no smudges or streaks are visible on the monitor screen. Press to change the screen and check the state of the lens surface on both the X. Electrode Replacement 2-3. Therefore. (2) Gently clean the lenses (X-axis and Y-axis) with an alcohol-impregnated thin cotton swab.Maintenance of Splicing Quality 2. always turn off the splicer. dirt may accumulate and become impossible to remove. Remove excess alcohol from the lens surface with a clean dry swab. • Remove electrodes before cleaning objective lens. Perform the dust check procedure.

rotate the blade 1/16th of a turn to replace the worn out blade position with a sharp blade position. (5) Rotate the circular blade 1/16th of a turn. Rotating the Cleaver Blade If the cleaver does not cleave properly. turn the adjuster clockwise so that the reference dot aligns with the next position mark.5mm hex wrench.5mm hex wrench. loosen the adjuster lock screw. (4) Using a 1. (2) Using a 1.Maintenance of Splicing Quality 2-4.5mm hex wrench. its height needs to be adjusted to compensate for the wear. Contact your Fujikura splicer distributor. do not touch the cutting edge. (6) Tighten the blade lock screw. To rotate the blade. (4) Using a 1. Never attempt to rotate the adjuster more than 2 position marks.5mm hex wrench. (3) Using a 1. do the following: (1) Remove the blade cover.000 fiber splices). 29 . remove the fiber scrap container box or the side cover.5mm hex wrench. (3) Push the slide button until it locks. Blade Height Adjustment After the circular blade has been rotated a complete revolution (16 positions). remove the fiber scrap collector or the side cover.5mm hex wrench. Blade life is normally 1000 cleaves or 250 ribbon cleaves per blade position. loosen the blade lock screw. (1) Using a 1. • When rotating the blade. (7) Attach the blade cover. rotate the blade. (5) Tighten the adjuster lock screw. for easy and safe rotation. • After blade height adjustment. the 16 blade positions can be used again. loosen the blade lock screw. Adjuster position Adjuster initial Direction of rotation Blade lock screw Bottom view Adjuster lock Blade Replacement screw After the circular blade has been raised 3 times and rotated through all positions (a total of approximately 48. it needs to be replaced. (2) Using a 1. If the cleaver does not cleave properly. (6) Tighten the blade lock screw. Move the blade with a thin cotton swab.

This is due to the variation in the NZDS fiber properties and optimum splicing parameters are different from one type of NZDS fiber to the next. it is recommended that the optimum splice mode be selected for a specific type of NZDS fiber. The amount of heat applied to the fiber is calibrated in real time by analyzing the cladding illumination during arc discharge then adjusting the arc current accordingly. • Parameters for controlling splicing procedures. This splice mode can splice standard telecommunications grade fibers. Points to note for AUTO mode • NZDS is specified using the splicing mode for standard NZDS fiber. The amount of heat applied to the fiber is calibrated in real time by analyzing the cladding illumination during arc discharge and adjusting the arc current accordingly. Database Splice Mode Description This splice mode counts the number of fibers and automatically selects the suitable splice mode. including SMF(ITU-T G.652). • Parameters for calculating estimated splice loss. A series of optimum splice parameters for major fiber combinations are already stored in the splicer. This splice mode does not require the operator to perform an arc calibration. However. for best results. This splice mode does not require the operator to perform an arc calibration.Splice Menu 1. and DSF(ITU-T G. These splice parameters can be edited for a specific fiber combination. These parameters are stored in the database area and can be copied to the user-programmable area.653). In other words. AUTO SM AUTO 30 . the optimum splicing parameters depend on the fiber combinations and are different from fiber to fiber. then the fibers are automatically spliced. Splice Mode The optimum splice setting for a specific fiber combination consists of the following splicing parameters. NZDSF(ITU-T G. then the fibers are automatically spliced. • Parameters for controlling arc discharge / heating.655). • Threshold for error messages.652). This splice mode can splice standard SM fiber(ITU-T G. This splice mode counts the number of fibers and automatically selects the suitable splice mode.

Single fiber or 2 to 4 ribbon fiber is applicable. This splice mode counts the number of fibers and automatically selects the suitable splice mode. This splice mode does not require the operator to perform an arc calibration. The amount of heat applied to the fiber is calibrated in real time by analyzing the cladding illumination during arc discharge then adjusting the arc current accordingly. This splice mode does not require the operator to perform an arc calibration. then the fibers are automatically spliced. The amount of heat applied to the fiber is calibrated in real time by analyzing the cladding illumination during arc discharge then adjusting the arc current accordingly.655). Single fiber or 2 to 4 ribbon fiber is applicable. Single fiber or 2 to 4 ribbon fiber is applicable. This splice mode does not require the operator to perform an arc calibration.5 um No parameters are loaded for this mode. For splicing standard Single-mode fiber. then the fibers are automatically spliced.653). The amount of heat applied to the fiber is calibrated in real time by analyzing the cladding illumination during arc discharge then adjusting the arc current accordingly. For splicing Dispersion-shifted fiber. This splice mode can splice standard MM fiber(ITU-T G. This splice mode can splice standard DS fiber(ITU-T G. This splice mode counts the number of fibers and automatically selects the suitable splice mode.Splice Menu Splice Mode Description This splice mode counts the number of fibers and automatically selects the suitable splice mode.651). then the fibers are automatically spliced. This splice mode can splice standard NZDS fiber(ITU-T G.0 .62. The MFD is 9 to 10 um at a wavelength of 1310 nm. For splicing Multi-mode fiber. The MFD is 7 to 9 um at a wavelength near 1550 nm. Core diameter : 50. Single fiber or 2 to 4 ribbon fiber is applicable. The MFD is 8 to 10 um at a wavelength of 1550 nm. For splicing None-zero dispersion-shifted fiber. Can also be used to erase the splice mode from a location NZ AUTO DS AUTO MM AUTO SM NZ DS MM BLANK 31 .

READY Splice Menu Select splice mode menu Selected 32 . Splice mode selection Select an appropriate splice mode for the type of fiber to be spliced. (2) Move the cursor by pressing . and press to select [Splice mode]. (1) Press at [READY]. Select [Splice Mode Menu] and the [Select Splice Mode] menu is displayed. or [FINISH] state to open [Splice Menu]. [PAUSE].Splice Menu 1-1.

and all the other modes are displayed [BLANK]. • Mode No.1 cannot be erased. The [Fiber Type] is displayed. Select [Fiber Type] by pressing . Select the “BLANK” in the [Select Splice Mode] Fiber type select menu Selected How to erase a splice mode Splice modes can be erased. Press twice to execute. Next press . Follow the steps below to add a splice mode. Select a “BLANK” splice mode and press . Follow the steps below to erase the splice mode. Select one splice mode to be copied. Press to verify the fiber type is named in the specific splice mode. (1) Select the specific splice mode and press to go to [Edit Splice Mode] menu. • Mode No. Erase mode Select the “Fiber Type” in the [Edit Splice Mode] Menu Fiber type select menu 33 . (2) Select “BLANK” and press twice to execute.1 is automatically selected after erasing a splice mode. Creating or erasing a splice mode How to create a splice mode There are 5 splice modes stored when the splicer is first delivered.Splice Menu 1-2.

C: Cleaning Arc E: Overlap. B: Arc Power. To edit parameters. The conditions can be edited by changing the splicing parameters listed below. certain parameters cannot be changed. Below is a figure showing the Arc discharge conditions (relationship between "Arc power" and "Motor motion"). D: Prefuse Time.Splice Menu 1-3. F: Arc Time H: Taper Time related to Taper Length. I: Taper Speed. G: Taper Wait Time. move the cursor to a splice mode to be modified. Press to display [Edit Splice Mode] menu. J: Rearc Time H J Select Splice Mode Menu Edit Splice Mode Menu 34 . Depending on the splice mode. F C Arc discharge D A B G Motor move E I A: Prefuse Power. Arc power and Arc time are considered the two most vital parameters. Editing a splice mode Splicing parameters in each splice mode can be modified. (2) Move cursor by pressing buttons to a parameter to be changed. to change its values. do the following: (1) In [Select Splice Mode] menu. (3) Press to select parameter. Press Press to accept changed values.

Only a limited number of parameters listed below are displayed for these modes to simplify the operation. The AUTO mode consists of [AUTO]. Arc Time • Menus change when [Fiber Type] is set [SM]. [NZ]. The splicer changes this parameter automatically. An error message is displayed if the gap between the left and right Gap Dif. and [MM AUTO]. [DS AUTO]. Parameter 35 . Title for a splice mode expressed in up to 14 characters. Detailed explanation for a splice mode expressed in up to 14 Mode Title2 characters. [DS]. An error message is displayed if the estimated splice loss exceeds Loss Limit selected threshold (loss limit). Additional hidden parameters are automatically selected. The duration of this additional arc can be changed by this parameter. Splice loss may be improved by an additional “rearc” discharge in Rearc Time some cases. A selected Fiber Type splice mode stored in the database area is copied to a selected splice mode in the user-programmable area.Splice Menu AUTO mode Below is a list of Splicing parameters for AUTO modes. Limit fiber ends exceeds the selected threshold (gap limit). Description List of splice modes stored in database is displayed. Mode Title1 Title1 is displayed at the left corner while splicing. An error message is displayed if the cleave angle of either the left or Cleave Limit right fiber ends exceeds the selected threshold (cleave limit). [NZ AUTO]. The duration of the cleaning arc can be changed by this parameter. Title2 is displayed at the [Splice Mode Select] menu. A cleaning arc burns out micro dust on the surface of the fiber with Cleaning Arc an arc discharge for a short period of time. [SM AUTO]. Arc Power These parameters cannot be changed. or [MM] mode. An error message is displayed if the fiber offset exceeds the selected Offset Limit threshold (offset limit).

These are in the user-selectable database. [DS]. An error message is displayed if the estimated splice loss exceeds Loss Limit selected threshold (loss limit). the selected splice mode stored in the Fiber Type database area is copied to a selected splice mode in the user-programmable area. Fiber Count Sets the number of fibers. Mode Title2 Title2 is displayed at the [Splice Mode Select] menu. which is the arc discharge occurring Prefuse Time from the beginning until the fibers begin stuffing. An error message is displayed if the cleave angle of either the left or right Cleave Limit fiber ends exceeds the selected threshold (cleave limit). axial offset may occur if the cleaved angles are relatively Power poor. If [Prefuse Power] is Prefuse set too low. Detailed explanation for a splice mode expressed in up to 14 characters. An error message is displayed if the fiber offset exceeds the selected Offset Limit threshold (offset limit). Parameter Sets the power of the prefuse arc. Upon entering the appropriate mode. Mode Title1 Title1 is displayed at the left corner while splicing operation. Gapset Pos. An error message is displayed if the gap between the left and right fiber Limit ends exceeds the selected threshold (gap limit). Below are the descriptions of the various parameters used in these modes. which is an arc discharge occurring from the beginning until the fibers begin stuffing. 36 . Sets the relative position of the splice location to the center of electrodes. If [Prefuse Power] is set too high. Description A list of splice modes stored in the splicer database is displayed. Sets the end-face gap between the left and right fibers at the time of Gap pre-fusion discharge. The user has the freedom to select from a series of pre-loaded splicing modes for various splicing combinations. Gap Dif. A cleaning arc burns out micro dust on the surface of the fiber with an arc Cleaning Arc discharge for a short period of time. Title for a splice mode expressed in up to 14 characters. Sets the duration of the prefuse arc. Longer [Prefuse Time] is synonymous with higher [Prefuse Power]. fiber end faces are heated excessively and splice loss increases . [NZ]. and [MM] modes.Splice Menu Standard mode The standard mode consists of [SM]. The duration of the cleaning arc can be changed by this parameter.

Splice Menu
Parameter Overlap Arc Power Arc Time Rearc Time Estimate Minimum Loss MFD Est. Coef Proof Test Taper Splice Taper Wait Taper Speed Description Sets the overlap amount of the fibers at the fiber stuffing stage. Relatively small [Overlap] is recommended if the [Prefuse Power] is low, while relatively large [Overlap] is recommended if the [Prefuse Power] is high. Sets Arc power. The arc intensity expressed in units of “bits”. Sets Arc time. The total arc discharge time including the prefuse time. Sets Rearc Time. The additional arc discharge time after splicing. Selects splice loss estimation to "OFF" or "ON". This amount is added to the estimated splice loss originally calculated. When splicing specialty or dissimilar fibers, a high actual splice loss may occur even with optimized arc conditions. To make the actual splice loss concur with the estimated splice loss, set the minimum value to the minimum optimized actual splice loss. Sets MFD of the fibers. This MFD value is taken into account for estimating splice loss. This amount influences the splice loss estimation. When there is a difference between actual splice loss and estimated loss, adjust this value. If [Proof Test] is set to "ON", a proof-test is performed upon opening the wind protector. Splice loss is sometimes improved when the fiber is tapered (pulled) during arc discharge to make the splice thinner. This sets taper function "ON". The following three parameters determine the taper shape. Sets the taper wait time from the end of fiber stuffing until the start of pulling the fiber. Sets the fiber pulling speed.

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How to input a Mode title / Comments / Password The character list below is displayed by selecting Mode Title / Comments / Password. (1) Move the cursor by pressing , , or and press to input the selected character. If an incorrect character is entered, move the cursor to and press to highlight the character, then input the proper character over it. (2) Move cursor to [FINISH] and press on completion of entering characters. In the case of Password input, the next screen image is displayed if the correct password is entered. If the input password is incorrect, the previous screen image is displayed.

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2. Heater Mode
There are 10 user-programmable heating modes. Select the one best suited for the protection sleeve used. Each tube-heating mode is optimized for a type of Fujikura protection sleeve. These modes can be found in the database area for reference. Copy the appropriate mode and paste it to the user-programmable area. The operator can edit the user-programmable modes. Data Base Parameter 40mmR 40mmS 60mmS Description For 40mm protection sleeves for ribbon fiber, up to 4, such as Fujikura FP-04(T) protection sleeve. For 40mm protection sleeves for single fiber, such as Fujikura FP-03 (L=40). For 60mm protection sleeves for single fiber, such as Fujikura FP-03.

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Select the [Select Heater Mode] in the [Splice Menu] Select Heater Mode Menu Selected 2-2. then press to enter. (1) Move cursor and select a mode to be edited in [Select Heat Mode] menu. (2) Move cursor by pressing and press to select a heater mode. [Select Heater Mode] menu is displayed.Splice Menu 2-1. Selecting Heater mode Select the heater mode most suitable for the protection sleeve to be used. (3) Change value by pressing . then press button to enter. (1) Select [Select Heater Mode] in [Splice Menu]. Press to display [Edit Heat Mode] menu. [Select Heater Mode Menu] Edit Heater Mode Menu 40 . (2) Press to move cursor to a parameter to be changed. Editing Heater Mode Tube-heating conditions stored in heater mode can be edited or changed.

Heater RIBBON40: For 40mm protection sleeve for ribbon fiber. If Nylon coated fiber is used with 8mm Heat Temp cleave length. Sets heating temperature. Hot sleeves easily deform and can cause some residual stress at the splice point once the sleeve is finally cool. up to 4. the buzzer beeps. the buzzer beeps before the sleeve is cooled and ready.Splice Menu Heater mode parameters Parameter Description Sets sleeve type. Finish Temp Caution If the [Finish Temp] is set for over 100 degrees Celsius. Control SINGLE60: For 60mm protection sleeve for single fiber SINGLE40: For 40mm protection sleeve for single fiber Sets heating time from the beginning to the end (cool-down completion). Select a mode Sleeve type in the list and this is copied to a user-programmable mode. Heating time may be longer or shorter than the [Heat time] set. Heating time is automatically adjusted with atmospheric Heat Time conditions. such as ambient temperature. the Nylon coating may melt if [Heat Temp] is over 190 degrees Celsius. Max number Mode Title2 of characters used is 13. List of all heater modes are displayed. Sets the heater control sequence. 41 . announcing the sleeve is cooled down and is ready to be removed from the heater. Max number of characters used is 5. Sets the finish temperature. When heater approaches this temperature. Title of a heater mode that is displayed in the lower right part of the Mode Title1 monitor during the splicing/heating process. Description of a heater mode in the [Sleeve Type] screen.

(3) The following is performed after pressing . the melt-back amounts of the left and right fibers are measured by image processing circuits in the splicer. Arc Calibration procedure (1) Select [Arc Calibration] in [Splice Menu] to display Arc Calibration screen. which creates variability in the arc temperature. The splicer performs the cleaning arc discharge. In this case. This splicer is equipped with temperature and pressure sensors that are used in a constant feedback control system to regulate the arc power at a constant level. 2. Gap setting The left and right fibers move closer and stop at the specified gap setting position. Therefore arc calibration does not have to be performed when splicing in this mode. 42 . 1. (2) Set prepared fibers in the splicer. Cleaning arc discharge The left and right fibers move forward. The gap between the left and right fibers is increased by the arc discharge. • When changing splice modes. the center position of arc discharge sometimes shifts to the left or right. and pressure are constantly changing. perform this function. Arc discharge The splicer performs an arc discharge without stuffing the fibers together. Measurement result After the arc discharge. .Splice Menu 3. 3. except AUTO mode. • Arc calibration is performed automatically when using AUTO mode only. Also. Arc Calibration Atmospheric conditions such as temperature. 4. humidity. It is necessary to perform an arc power calibration to eliminate both of these issues. the fiber splicing position has to be shifted in relation to the arc discharge center. Changes in arc power due to electrode wear and glass adhesion cannot be corrected automatically.

• In some cases.Splice Menu (4) The calibration result is displayed after completion. or to exit even though arc calibration is not complete. See [Other Option] (Page 55) for detail. as the change from the previous arc calibration is too large. Press to exit. Press to perform arc calibration. • A specific numeric threshold can be set so that "Test Finished" message is displayed after a specific number of arc calibrations are performed. “Test Again” message The arc power and splicing position calibration were completed but further calibration is strongly recommended. Select [Arc Calibration] in the [Splice Menu] Arc calibration Arc calibration Finish Arc calibration Test Again” 43 . multiple iterations of arc calibration are needed until the calibration process is successfully completed and the "Test Finished" message is displayed. Arc calibration can be considered almost complete if multiple iterations are completed without receiving the message. “Test Finished” message Arc power and splicing position calibration were successfully completed.

Press display results table.Splice Menu 4. offset. and gap. Fiber Image on Screen Setting the fiber image on the screen in Pause / Finish statement. Select [Splice Option] in the [Splice Menu] Splice Option Setting parameters Parameter Description If “Auto Start” is set to "ON". FINISHED DATA : Display result of cleave angle. and gap. If "Pause” is set to “ON”. gap. (1) Select [Splice Option] in [Splice Menu] to display [Splice Option] menu. (3) Press to change values. and press to enter. splicing starts automatically as Auto Start soon as the wind protector is closed. splicing operation pauses when fibers are forwarded to the gap-set position. offset. offset. and gap. X DATA : Composite display X-axis and result of cleave PAUSE angle. Splice Option Common parameters for all splicing and tube heating modes can be set. 44 . (2) Select a parameter to be changed. and Pause key twice to offset are displayed during the pause. Fibers should be prepared and placed into the splicer in advance. Y DATA : Composite display X-axis and result of cleave angle. Cleave angles.

it is possible to limit the number of re-arcs or to disable re-arc discharge. Error The re-arcing process sometimes improves the splice loss. but Max. Cleave Loss Setting to “Disable” prevents the splicer from normally Bubble finishing its operation even if the message “Loss Error.” “Fat Error” or “Thin Error” is disregarded. Re-arcing decreases the splice strength. Error message is displayed if the cleaved end face of either left Cleave Shape or right fiber exceeds the selected threshold (cleave shape). “Gap Error”. “Cleave Gap Angle Error” is disregarded. Rearcs With this function. Temperature Fiber Image on Screen Auto Fiber If “Auto Fiber Forward” is set to “ON”.Splice Menu Parameter Description Ignore Splice Error Offset Setting to “Disable” prevents the splicer from continuing a splice even if the message “Offset Error”. fibers are automatically Forward moved closer to gapset as soon as wind protector is closed.” Fat “Bubble Error. Number of sometimes worsens it. 45 . Thin Arc Compensation Arc Setting to “OFF” turns off arc power compensation due to Compensation pressure and temperature changes.

See [Splicing procedure] (Page 20) for detail. AUTO mode Standard mode 46 . Contents of data stored are different depending on splicing mode.Splice Menu 5. Splice Result This splicer stores up to 1400 splicing results.

• Data stored in the splicer memory can be download by USB to a PC. One method is to move cursor to a specific memory number and press . (3) Select memory number by either one of the methods stated below. Displaying splicing results Splicing results stored in the memory can be displayed. press to display [Input Comment] screen. (4) The selected splicing result is displayed. The other method is to press to display the [Jump to] screen. (1) Select [Splice Memory] in [Splice Menu]. (2) Select [Display Splice Memory] and press to display [Select Splice Memory] Menu. For adding or editing comments. Consult your nearest sales agency to learn how. Press to display the data. Select the [Splice Memory] in the [Splice Menu] Input Comment 47 . Comments can be added or edited.Splice Menu 5-1. Input a specific memory number and press .

Splice Menu 5-2. Clearing splicing results in memory. The selected splicing result(s) are cleared. 48 . Clear selected splicing results in memory (2) Move cursor to [Clear Partial Memory] and press to display [Partial Memory Clear]. (3) Press to clear all splicing results in memory. (3) Input specific number (begin-number and end-number) of the splice result(s) to be cleared by pressing and to enter. Cleared results are replaced with the remaining splicing results. Clearing all splicing results in memory (2) Move cursor to [Clear All Memory] and press to display [All Memory Clear]. (1) Select [Clear Splice Memory] at [Splice Memory] menu to display [Memory clear] menu.

49 . selected splicing results cannot be cleared. Input Memo appropriate number again. Press to clear all splicing results in memory. Cleared results are replaced with the remaining splicing results.Splice Menu Select the [Clear Splice Memory] in the [Splice Memory] Clear selected splicing results in memory Select the [Clear Partial Memory] Clear all splicing results in memory Select the [Clear All Memory] Input specific number (begin-number and end-number) of the splice result(s) to be cleared by pressing and to enter. The selected splicing result(s) are cleared. • If [Begin-number] is bigger than [End-number]. to enter.

Sets other parameters not included in [Power On Option] and [ Menu Lock].Management Menu This menu is used to change settings in detail or for an administrator to limit functions available for an operator to select or change. This menu is secured by password. Splice Menu Management Menu Parameter Language Monitor Position Power Save Power On Option Menu Lock Other Option Description Sets a language to be displayed on the screen. This menu is secured by password. This menu is secured by password. Sets the power saving mode. Used for an administrator to limit functions available for the operator to select or change. Select a language to be displayed. Sets the operational direction of splicer. [Rear] is for rear monitor operation. [Front] is for front monitor operation. Refer to following Change of Operating Direction for details. 50 . Sets the start-up screen image and function.

the direction of the arrow keys is reversed. When [Monitor Position] is changed. This can be changed to "Monitor Rear" operation. Monitor Front (2) Turn splicer Power on. Monitor Rear 51 . Change of Operating Direction The splicer is shipped from the factory with default settings for "Monitor Front" operation.Management Menu 1. Changing monitor position (1) Select a monitor position in [Monitor Position] menu and turn off splicer and change the monitor angle.

When the power supply to the LCD monitor turns off. F mark is displayed at intervals of 5 seconds on the monitor. The splicer automatically identifies the type of power supply unit and can be programmed to utilize difference power save settings for different power supplies. Select the [Power Save] in the [Management Menu] Power Save Menu Parameter Power Source Type Monitor Shut Down Descriptions The type of power supply. The function serves to prevent the battery capacity from running low if the splicer is left on for an extended period of time. Always set this function to a specific shutdown time when using the battery pack.Management Menu 2. Setting this function turns off the power supply to the LCD monitor if the splicer does not perform an action within a certain period of time. Splicer Shut Down 52 . Setting Power Save (1) Insert a power unit and turn splicer power on. If the power saving function is not set during battery pack use. Automatically turns off the power supply to the splicer if it performs does not perform an action within a certain period of time. Pressing any key turns on the LCD monitor. the number of splice cycles will be reduced. [Power Save] is displayed for the type of power supply used. • The value can be changed only for the power unit being used. (2) Select [Power Save] in the [Management Menu]. Power Save This function is important for battery conservation. (3) Change value of [Monitor Shut Down] and [Splicer Shut Down].

Refer to [Password] (Page 38) on how to input password. Used for Administrator to limit operator from selecting or changing certain functions. (2) Input Password. Set Calendar Diagnostic Test Dust Check Motor Drive 3-1. The password input screen is displayed. (3) Change a parameter value. Storage Power Save Edit Monitor Setting to “Disable” prevents unauthorized changing of the power saving function. Parameter Descriptions Splice Mode Edit Setting to “Disable” prevents unauthorized editing and selecting of splice modes. Menu Lock / Power On Option / Other Option (1) Select [Power On Option]. Splicer Maintenance Arc Calibration Replace Electrodes Stabilize Electrodes Clear Arc Count Setting to “Disable” prevents unauthorized changes to various Battery Discharge functions related to maintenance. Select Splice Option Pages 2 to 5 in [Splice Option] Menu cannot be edited if this is set Page2 to 5 to “Disable”. Setting to “Disable” prevents unauthorized canceling of storage of Cancel Data splice result data on the [FINISH] screen.Management Menu 3. Splice Memory Setting to “Disable” prevents unauthorized erasing of splice result Clear data on the memory. Select Heater Mode Edit Setting to “Disable” prevents unauthorized editing and selecting of heater modes. [Menu Lock]. Menu Lock 53 . or [Other Option] in the [Management Menu].

Setting to “ON” executes the [Dust Check] function when the power Dust Check is turned on. 3-2. Beginning at the selected date. number of characters : 15 (Opening Title1) 15 (Opening Title2) Opening Title2 To edit Title. Power On Option 54 . Opening Title1 Max.Management Menu Set Opening title and Password Lock function Parameter Descriptions Sets the message to be displayed when the power is turned on. refer to Page 38 [Title] on how to input title. a password is required at boot up in Password Lock order to operate the splicer. from Password is the same as the Password for [Other Option] (Page 55).

[Password Lock from] menus. the password is set at “0”[zero]. Refer to the next Next Maintenance section.000. of Sets the number of tests to finish the [Arc Calibration] with “Test Tests Finished” message. Other Option 55 . Maximum Characters : 8 Password At the time of shipment from factory. contact the nearest sales agency. Maintenance The date of last maintenance and the scheduled date for next Last Maintenance maintenance are entered in the respective fields. Buzzer Volume Sets the sound volume of the buzzer. The number of arc discharges at Warning which to start these messages is set in this field. Num.Management Menu Sets other parameters other than what are in [Power On Setting] and [Menu Lock Setting] menus. the caution message prompting Electrode Caution for electrode replacement is displayed when the power is turned on. Arc Calibration Cleave Limit Sets the threshold of cleave angle error in the [Arc Calibration]. Max. Electrode After 1.] screen.000 splices have been made. 3-3. [Menu Lock]. When the number of splices exceeds 2. [Other Option]. If you have forgotten your password. the caution message Electrode changes to the warning message. This information is displayed on the [Maintenance Info. Parameter Descriptions System Settings Changes the password to access the [Power On Option].

(3) Remove the old electrodes. This section describes how to use the maintenance menu. Replace Electrodes Electrodes wear with use and also must be cleaned periodically due to silica buildup. It is recommended that the electrodes be replaced after 1. Management Menu Splice Menu 1.Maintenance Menu The splicer has the ability to perform routine maintenance. Press and hold until the LCD turn off.000. 56 . Replacement Procedure (1) Execute [Replace Electrode] in [Maintenance Menu 1]. (2) Instruction messages will appear on the screen to turn off the power. a message prompting replacement of the electrodes is displayed immediately after turning on the power.000 arc discharges. When the number of arc discharges reaches a count of 1. Continuing to use the electrodes will result in greater splice loss and reduced splice strength.

Set a 4 fiber ribbon in one side of the fiber holder. Tighten the screw with fingers. (i) Place the new electrode with the electrode collar lightly pressed against the V-groove. and perform stripping and cleaning. Install the new electrode. (4) Clean the new electrodes with alcohol-impregnated clean gauze or lint-free tissue and install them in the splicer. (ii) Tighten the screw firmly with fingers. (iii) Take the electrode from the V-groove. Loosen the screw. see page 42. and remove the old electrode. Remove the electrode cover. The operator should repeat arc calibration until the “Test Finished” message appears. the splicer will repeat the arc discharge 30 times in succession to stabilize the electrodes. Without cleaving the fiber. (5) Turn on the power. For details of the arc calibration process. the splicer executes an arc calibration again. 57 . set the fiber holder onto the splicer across both left and right V-grooves. Install the electrode cover. Then press . Do not use a screw driver to tighten the screw.Maintenance Menu (i) Remove the electrode cover (ii) Loosen screw located on electrode fixture. • Do not pull out wiring when replacing electrode. • Tighten the screw firmly with fingers. (6) Upon completion of repeated arc discharge. After executing the arc calibration. and install the electrode cover.

it takes time for the arc power to stabilize.] screen cannot be reset. Without cleaving the fiber. 4. use this function as well. 58 . (1) Select the [Arc Count Clear]. Sensor Value Displays the values measured by different sensors.Maintenance Menu 2. month. •The number of arc discharges in the “Total Arc Count” field displayed on the [Maintenance Info. press to clear. Operation Procedure (1) Set a 4 fiber ribbon in one side of the fiber holder. After adjusting the calendar. (3) After completing stabilization. (2) Press and the splicer begins to stabilize the electrodes. and press or to adjust numerical values. for example. The value measured by the temperature sensor sometimes is higher than that of the ambient temperature due to self-heating of the splicer. (2) As the confirmation screen “Is it OK to clear?” appears. resulting in higher splice losses. press to move the cursor to the parameters. In this case. 3. the arc power sometimes becomes unstable. •This function is included in the [Replace Electrodes] function. 5. stabilizing electrodes will expedite the process of making the arc power stable. set the fiber holder onto the splicer across both left and right V-grooves. and perform stripping and cleaning. Set Calendar This function sets the date and time of the calendar in the splicer. Stabilizing Electrodes In the event of a sudden change in environmental conditions or after cleaning electrodes. day. Clearing Arc Count This function enables the stored number of arc discharges to be reset. If more than 3 tests are required to get the “Test Finished” message appears in [Arc Calibration]. always perform an additional [Arc Calibration]. and time. press to store the date and time. When the splicer is moved from lower altitudes to higher altitudes. Operation Procedure At the display for year.

If cleaning does not eliminate contamination. a list of results is displayed. there is a possibility that the contamination may have entered the inside optical path. Check Item Description Measures and adjusts the brightness of the 1 LED Check illumination LED. prepare and load the fibers into the splicer and press . The dust check functions exist as independent instructions in [Maintenance Menu]. 59 . • Before the start of the test. (2) Upon completion of all checks and adjustments. Diagnostic Test Function The SpliceMateTM has a built in diagnostic test feature that allows the operator to perform a simple one step evaluation of splicer performance covering several different critical variables. 4 Motor Calibration Automatically calibrates the motor speed. • When item 3 (Dust Check) is completed. If the splicer fails the dust check. this function indicates the location. remove the fibers from the splicer. Automatically calibrates the arc power factor and 5 Arc Calibration fiber splicing position. 7 Memory Check Checks the memory of the internal circuit. Please contact your nearest sales agency for additional instructions. If 3 Dust Check contamination exists. Checks the optical path for dust or dirt and judges whether they disturb fiber observation. Operation Procedure (1) The following checks will be made. clean the objective lenses.Maintenance Menu 6. 2 Motor Check Check the Motor Limit Sensor. Checks for normal operation of the input and output 6 I/O Port Check terminals of the internal circuit. Perform this function in the event of trouble with splicer operation.

Refer to the section of [Maintenance of Splicing Quality] (Page 26) for cleaning instructions. contact your nearest sales agency. (1) Pressing changes motor selection. Operation Procedure (1) If fibers are set in the splicer. remove them and press . When the motor reaches the limit of the operating range. The message can be displayed by pressing again. lenses and wind protector LEDs disturb normal observation of fibers and may result in improper splicing. • Display messages can be erased by pressing . and dirt or dust still remains. • If you finish this operation by pressing . • If you have cleaned the objective lenses. This function checks the optical path for the presence or absence of contaminants and judges whether they will cause trouble for fiber splicing. the location of contamination judged as a potential problem blinks. To finish the operation with the motor held in the adjusted position. • If the motor is moved too much with respect to the spliced fiber.Maintenance Menu 7. the buzzer sounds and the motor stops. press . Dust Check During normal splicing. If contamination is discovered. the splicer observes fibers through image acquisition and processing. The splicer begins the dust check. The name of the selected motor is displayed in the upper section of the screen. (2) Press (Forward) (Backward) to drive the motor in the desired direction. the motors can also be operated by calling this menu in the [PAUSE] or [FINISH] state. clean the wind protector LEDs and objective lenses and redo [Dust Check]. (2) The message “Now Checking” is displayed in the middle of the screen. 60 . Press the opposite arrow key to reverse and move the motor again. Dust or contaminants on the cameras. 8. After observation. the fiber may break. Motor Drive The two motors in the splicer can be manually operated individually. the motor will return to the reset position. During splicing.

arc discharge is performed. Arc Discharge The arc discharge in the splicer can be manually operated. 61 . To enter the date. (1) Pressing 10. Performing the function [Replace Electrodes] or [Arc Count Clear] resets this parameter to zero. Total Count Displays the total number of arc discharges. Parameter Description Serial Num. ROM Version Displays the version number of the software. Displays the scheduled date of next Next Maintenance maintenance. Displays the serial number of the splicer. Maintenance Info The following information is displayed. Last Maintenance Displays the date of last maintenance.Maintenance Menu 9. refer to [Other Option] (Page 55). . the arc discharge can also be operated by calling this menu in the [PAUSE] or [FINISH] state. During splicing. Displays the number of arc discharges since electrode Arc Count replacement.

The [HELP] screen displays the following: • If an error does not have an error code. Consult your nearest sales agency with the following information: • Model name of the splicer • Serial number of the splicer • Error message • Error code (if shown) • Situation when the error occurs Error Code 01 Error Message L-Too Long Fiber Reason Solution 01 10 R-Too Long Fiber LR-Too Long 11 Fiber X-Dark BackGround Y-Dark 10 BackGround 02 X-Dark 02 BackGround Y-Dark 20 BackGround 01 • The fiber end-face is • Press . Consult your nearest sales agency. it. The LED or Camera might be damaged. Clean the lens or the LED when dust or dirt exists. or beyond and the V-groove edge. • “NG” means “not good”. Clean the lens or the LED if dust or dirt exists. additional information according to the Error Code and Message is displayed. • Execute the [Dust Check]. the keystrokes are displayed with information explaining what each keystroke does if pressed. Dust or dirt is on the objective lens or the wind protector LED. Execute the [Dust Check]. such as “Cleave Shape NG”. Follow the solution precisely as shown in the list below.Error Message List Press when an error is shown on the monitor. If it is not possible to eliminate the problem. 62 . • Dust or dirt is on the objective lens or the wind protector LED. • Confirm the setting position of the • The cleave length (bare stripped fiber end on the fiber fiber) is too long. • If error has an error code. and set the fiber end-face placed on the electrode between the electrode centerline centerline. Check the cleave length. cleaver. the splicer may require service by a qualified service center.

clean and cleave). • The fiber is set too far • Press . • Execute the [Dust Check]. 10 11 01 The taper speed or taper Adjust the taper parameters in the time is set too high.Error Message List Error Code 01 03 Error Message L-Too Dusty Fiber R-Too Dusty Fiber LR-Too Dusty Fiber ZL Motor Overrun (Backward) ZR Motor Overrun (Backward) ZL Motor Overrun (Forward) Reason • Dust or dirt is on the fiber surface. and set the fiber again of the V-groove. The to seat it correctly at the bottom fiber is not located in of the V-groove. The wind protector is Press after closing the wind opened during splicing protector. Motor might be damaged. Check the cleave length. Only occurs in manual motor operation. 10 04 02 20 ZR Motor Overrun (Forward) 05 06 01 07 10 11 Cover Open Cover Open ZL Motor Trouble ZR Motor Trouble ZL. protector. • [Cleaning Arc] time is too short or “OFF. • Confirm the setting position of • The cleave length (bare the stripped fiber end on the fiber fiber) is too short. • Dust or dirt is on the objective lens or the wind protector LED.ZR Motor Trouble Consult your nearest sales agency. operation. cleaver.” Solution •Completely prepare the fiber again (strip. re-position the fiber back and does not again with the end-face closer to reach the splice point. Unable to start splicing The splicer automatically starts when the wind protector splicing after closing the wind is open. Clean the lens or the LED if dust or dirt exists. 63 . the Camera’s field of view. • Set the [Cleaning Arc] time to ON or increase time. splice mode. the electrodes. • The fiber is not set correctly at the bottom • Press .

the bottom of the V-groove. check the [Overlap] setting in the splice mode. Unable to calibrate due to weak arc. Check the [Prefuse Power] and The pre-fuse power or [Prefuse Time] settings in the pre-fuse time is set too high. The fiber stuff amount is insufficient. Replace the electrodes by using the [Electrode Replace] function. • Some fibers are broken. consult your nearest sales agency. • Set the fibers again. fiber holder. cleaning. If this does not eliminate the problem. fiber cleaver. 64 . and re-position the correctly at the bottom of fiber again to seat it correctly at the V-groove. 10 Fiber Separation 01 Bad Fiber Position 02 11 If using the standard mode. Unable to calibrate due to poor arc field position (too far left). Unable to calibrate due to strong arc. and cleaving) again. • Confirm the setting position of • The cleave length (bare the stripped fiber end on the fiber) is too short. Unable to calibrate due to poor arc field position (too far right). splice mode. or clean the • Large fiber offset V-groove. • The fiber is not set • Press . Check the cleave length.Error Message List Error Error Message Code 01 10 08 11 01 02 09 03 04 L-Mismatch Fiber Count R-Mismatch Fiber Count LR-Mismatch Fiber Count Mismatch Fiber Count (AUTO mode) Strong Arc Power Weak Arc Power Too Left Arc Too Right Arc Reason • Mis-selection of splice mode (number of fibers) Solution • Select the appropriate splice mode. • Prepare the fiber (stripping. • The stripped fiber end is • Place the fiber to proper not proper position on the position on the fiber holder.

• Replace the electrodes. Arc Discharge did not occur. your nearest sales X-Camera Trouble Y-Camera 13 10 Trouble XY-Camera 11 Trouble 01 65 .Error Message List Error Error Message Code 12 No Arc Discharge Reason Solution • Assure the electrodes are in proper position. Consult agency. • Consult your nearest sales agency. The Camera may be damaged.

If the blade is worn. [Cleave Limit] is set too low. Increase the [Offset Limit] to an adequate limit. Limit] is set too low. Check the condition of fiber cleaver. If the blade is worn. Check the condition of the fiber cleaver. • Clean the fiber surface sufficiently. If the blade is worn. Increase the [Cleave Limit] to an adequate limit. Bad fiber end-face. clean the lenses or LEDs. rotate the blade to a new position. Inadequate arc power. Limit] to an adequate limit. confirm the arc parameters are adequate to splice the fibers. Bad fiber end-face. or bent. • Avoid any contact with the fiber end-face. Increase [Loss Limit] to an adequate limit. rotate the blade to a new position. Replace the electrodes if they appear worn (rounded tip shape). Check the condition of the fiber cleaver. Insufficient fiber cleaning. Calibrate the arc power with the [Arc Calibration] function.0° or less is recommended. 5. [Offset Limit] is set too low. Dust or dirt is on the lens or LEDs Bad electrode condition. If dust or dirt exists. Using unsuitable splice mode [Loss Limit] is set too low. Solution Check the condition of the fiber cleaver.Error Message List Error Message Large Cleave Angle Large Fiber Offset Large Gap Different Cleave Shape NG Reason Bad fiber end-face. Execute the [Dust Check]. rotate the blade to a new position. If the blade is worn. Bad fiber end-face. If using a standard mode. rotate the blade to a new position. Inadequate arc parameters in splice mode Inadequate estimating parameters in splice mode High Estimated Loss 66 . • Confirm the [Cleave Limit] setting. [Gap Dif. Dust or dirt is on the V-groove or the clamp chip. • Check the condition of fiber cleaver. rotate the blade to a new position. Clean them periodically. Dust or dirt on the V-groove or clamp chip causes poor fiber movement during fiber stuffing. Select a suitable splice mode for the fibers to be spliced. Dust or dirt on the fiber surface results in high splice loss and low tensile strength. Bad fiber end-face. dirty. If using the standard mode. If the blade is worn. Increase the [Gap Dif. confirm the estimating parameters are adequate to estimate the loss. • Do not clean the fiber after cleaving to prevent dust on the fiber end-face.

adjust or initialize [Prefuse Power] or [Prefuse Time] settings. the error message may appear meaning the fiber is tapered too much. • Clean the objective lenses by referring page to 28. 67 . Calibrate the arc power with the [Arc Calibration] function. If using a standard mode. Fat Fiber Too Tapering Too much fiber taper. Consult your nearest sales agency. • Execute the [Stabilize Electrode] function.Error Message List Error Message Arc Discharge Delayed Reason Arc Discharge is delayed Inadequate arc power Thin Fiber Prefuse power or time is set too high Insufficient [Overlap] setting Too much [Overlap] setting Solution • Check that the electrodes are in proper position. adjust or initialize [Overlap] setting. • When the above processes cannot remove the dirt or dust. Bubble Prefuse power or time is set too low There is dust after executing Dust Check function Heater Oven Trouble Temperature Sensor NG Dirt or dust exists in optical path. Temperature Sensor may be damaged. consult your nearest sales agency. the prefuse is fixed and cannot be adjusted. Fiber Bad fiber end-face. If using the taper splice function. the overlap is fixed and cannot be adjusted. For AUTO splice mode. If using the standard mode. • Replace the electrodes. Consult your nearest sales agency. the prefuse is fixed and cannot be adjusted. When the blade is worn. Heater does not heat. For AUTO splice mode. rotate the blade. Check the condition of fiber cleaver. If using the standard mode. For AUTO splice mode. adjust or initialize [Prefuse Power] or [Prefuse Time] settings.

especially at lower than 0° C. (6) Incorrect indication of battery indicator • The indicator display serves as a reference only. 68 . (2) Error message appears on monitor • Refer to [Error Message List] (Page 62). Refer to [Power Save] (Page 52). • The battery pack uses a chemical reaction to produce power. battery power degrades faster due to larger power consumption. contact your nearest sales agency. 2. • At high altitude. Always enable it to conserve power usage. • Battery Pack Indicator on the battery does not work correctly. • The battery pack has reached the end of its service life. the function does not work. Power Supply (1) Power does not turn off when pressing • Press and hold the key for 2 or 3 seconds. Install a new battery pack. (4) Method to change the power saving function settings • Refer to [Power Save] function on page 52. (2) Few splices can be made with a fully charged battery pack • If the power saving function is not enabled. the arc discharge current is increased. In this condition. Install a new battery pack. • Battery pack indicator on the battery pack does not work correctly. (3) “POWER” LED on Battery Charger blinks during battery recharge • Atmospheric temperature is too high (more than 40° C). • The battery pack has a fault or has reached the end of its service life. the battery power degrades faster.Questions and Troubleshooting 1. If the LED blinks again after install. (5) Battery indicator is not displayed / Power saving function does not work • When using the AC adapter. Splicing Operation (1) Confirmation of splicing procedures • Refer to [Splicing procedure] (Page 20). The capacity decreases when it is exposed to lower temperatures. or the battery pack is charged under exposure to sunlight.

(9) Unable to change Arc Power and Arc Time • The settings cannot be changed in AUTO modes.Questions and Troubleshooting (3) Inconsistent splice loss / High splice loss • Clean the V-grooves. and objective lenses. refer to [Power Save] (Page 52). contact your nearest sales agency. Gap and Axis Offset. arc conditions and fiber cleanliness. The splicer turns the splicer power off after an extended period of splicer inactivity. To change the length of time before the splicer switches to the power saving state. (8) Error message can be over-ridden • Refer to [Splice Option] (Page 44) to prevent error message override. Splice loss. Refer to [Maintenance of Splicing Quality] (Page 26). wind protector LEDs. • If the fiber has curl or bend memory. Regular service (at least once a year) is recommended to maintain high splicing quality. • Replace the electrodes. The splicer switches to the power saving state after an extended period of splicer inactivity. • Refer to the “High Estimated Loss” error message section in the [Error Message List] (Page 62). (6) Method to initialize arc condition of Splice mode • Refer to [Editing a splice mode] (Page 34). fiber clamps. • Performing [Arc Calibration] maintains adequate arc power in these modes. • Refer to [Editing a splice mode] (Page 34) when using an AUTO mode. • The splice loss varies according to the cleave angle. • If using the standard mode. Refer to [Electrode Replacement] (Page 28). (4) Monitor suddenly turned off • The power saving function is automatically enabled when using a battery pack. the Arc Power and Arc Time may be locked by administrator. Press any key to return to the normal state. • Refer to [Editing a splice mode] (Page 34) when using a Standard mode. position the fiber so the crown (curve) of the memory is turned downwards. refer to [Power Save] (Page 52). • If the splice loss is still too high or inconsistent after performing the above-mentioned remedies. (5) Splicer power suddenly turned off without “Low Battery” message • The power saving function is automatically enabled when using a battery pack. To change the length of time before the splicer turns the splicer power off. preventing them from being changed. 69 . (7) Method to change error thresholds for Cleave angle. Press to turn on the splicer again.

3. • If the heating temperature does not reach its desired setting. (11) Mismatch between Estimated splice loss and Actual splice loss • The estimated loss is a calculated loss. the symbol stays on continuously and the heater returns to its normal state.. Gap Dif. 70 . If 2 seconds have gone by without pressing the HEAT key again. The tube heater is turned off if the HEAT key is pressed again. contact your nearest sales agency. (4) Method to initialize heating condition of Heater mode • Refer to [Editing Heater Mode] (Page 40). 4. • The optical components of the splicer may need to be cleaned. Refer to [Editing Heater Mode] (Page 40). Coef. (3) Fiber protection sleeve adhered to heating plate after shrinking • Use a cotton swab or a similar soft tip object to push and remove the sleeve. (2) Method to lock “selection” or “editing” of Splice or Heater mode • Refer to [Menu Lock] (Page 53). Supervising (1) What functions can be disabled • Refer to [Menu Lock] (Page 53). the symbol blinks and the alarm sounds. Press twice to cancel the heating process. so it can be used for reference only.Questions and Troubleshooting (10) Method to set Pause and to display Cleave Angle. • When using the standard mode.] and [Minimum Loss]. (2) Heater symbol on display blinks • Pressing the key during heating causes the symbol to blink. To adjust these parameters. If this happens. adjust [Est. Tube-heater Operation (1) Fiber protection sleeve does not shrink completely • Extend the heating time. and Offset • Refer to [Splice Option] (Page 44). The symbol will disappear when the heat cycle is completed. (5) Method to cancel heating process • does not cancel the heater. refer to the parameter settings of the other splice modes stored in the database area.

replace the electrodes. (5) No arc power change after [Arc Calibration] • An internal factor is calibrated and adjusted for the specific arc power selected. Other Functions (1) Method to execute [Dust Check] automatically after turning power on • Refer to [Power On Option] (Page 54). (2) Method to hide messages on [READY] screen • Change the fiber image from X/Y view by pressing . However. (7) Method to input the same comments automatically in splice results data • Refer to [Splicing procedure] (Page 20). If the splicer still does not indicate “Test Finished”. Refer to [Replace Electrode] section. contact your nearest sales agency. (4) Forgot password • Contact your nearest sales agency. (3) Too many repetitions until “Test Finished” indicated in [Arc Calibration] • The splicer needs to repeat the arc calibration after replacing the electrodes or when the environmental conditions change drastically. The number of arc calibrations can be set to a specific amount. (6) Method to input different comments after each splice in splice results data • Refer to [Splicing procedure] (Page 20). (9) Method to download splice results from splicer to PC • Contact your nearest sales agency. this does not mean it is completely calibrated. (8) Method to cancel storing splice results in internal memory • Refer to [Splicing procedure] (Page 20). 5. (4) “Test Finished” is never indicated after many repetitions in [Arc Calibration] • Execute [Stabilizing Electrodes] function in [Maintenance Menu]. When the splicer completes the set amount of calibrations. it indicates “Test Finished”.Questions and Troubleshooting (3) Method to set parameters of Splice or Heater mode from a PC • To set or change the parameters. 71 . The displayed arc power in each splice mode does not change. (Page 55).

may be lost depending on the kind of repair. in its original carrying case. Note for Repair Please note the memory contents. along with its accessories.. (2) Trouble or damage due to mishandling. note that repairs will be charged for the following cases regardless of the guarantee period: (1) Trouble or damage due to natural disaster. we will repair it free of charge. Necessary information needed for repair Include documentation with the splicer informing us of the details listed below.Guarantee and Contact Address 1. Before shipping the splicer Please consult your nearest sales agency first. please send the splicer. 72 . Fujikura Ltd. However. company. Most cases of damage to the AC adapter from an abnormal power supply occur within the warranty period. 4. Guarantee 1. Fujikura Ltd. such as splicing results. fax number and e-mail address. 2. (3) Trouble or damage due to handling in disregard of the operating procedures or instructions described in the instruction manual. (3) Problems encountered • What problems did your splicer exhibit and when? • What is its present operational state? • The state of the monitor and the contents of the relevant error message. division. Guarantee period and limits If the splicer becomes out of order within one year from the date of delivery. 3. will provide a warranty replacement of the AC adapter only one time. address.) (5) Trouble or damage due to abnormal voltage supply. For this reason. always use the original carrying case for transportation and storage in order to protect it against humidity. will not replace it free of charge. When requesting splicer repair. etc. 5. (1) Your full name. The specification of AC input voltage is up to AC240V (340V-peak). etc. (2) Model name and serial number of the splicer. Transporting the splicer Since the splicer is a high-precision machine. (4) Consumable items (discharge electrodes etc. splice mode. phone number. vibration and shock. In a second AC adapter is damaged during the warranty period. section.

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