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Fiber Optic Cleaning Products


  • Cleaning Fluids for Fiber Connectors and Bare Fiber
  • Various Wipes and Cleaning Sticks Available
  • Dusting Kits

FCS3

Fiber Cleaning Fluid

FCC-7020

Fiber Cleaning Cloth Spool

WC100

Connector Clean-Out Wires for Broken Fiber

LFW90

Lint-Free Wipes

BD8

Pump Dispenser

FBC250

Fiber Bulkhead and
Connector Cleaner

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Thorlabs offers a complete line of fiber cleaning products specifically designed for terminated fiber, unterminated fiber, or fiber bulkheads such as those found on the front panel of our fiber-coupled laser sources.

Cleaning Fiber Bulkheads and Fiber Connectors:
The FCS3 TravelSAFEa Precision Fiber Cleaning Solvent can be used with the MCC25 Connector Cleaning Sticks to clean any connectors or bulkheads, including FC/APC. The Fiber Cleaning Techniques tab has step-by-step directions for this cleaning method.

The FBC125 Cleaner cleans 1.25 mm LC or MU connectors and bulkheads with PC or APC polishes, and the FBC250 Cleaner cleans 2.5 mm SC, ST, FC, or E2000 connectors and bulkheads with PC or APC polishes. Designed to clean quickly, these cleaners do not require solvents. Replacement cartridges for both cleaners are available separately and are sold in packs of two. For examples and more information about how to use these cleaners, see the Fiber Cleaning Techniques tab.

To remove broken fibers from connectors, we suggest our WC100 clean-out wires. Each vial includes eight 3" long, Ø110 µm wires.

For fiber connectors, the FCC-7020 Universal Fiber Connector Cleaner is available. This handheld connector cleaner is a great alternative to alcohol or solvent. The cleaning cloth effectively removes dirt, dust, oil, grease, and debris from connector end faces.

Cleaning Unterminated Fiber:
For cleaning unterminated fiber, there are two options. The FCS3 Cleaning Solvent can be applied with LFW90 Lint-Free Wipes; this procedure is illustrated on the Fiber Cleaning Techniques tab.

A second option is to use a solvent such as alcohol with Kimwipes®b. The solvent, which needs to be purchased from a chemical distributor, can be dispensed from our BD8 one-touch pump dispenser bottle, which is great for minimizing solvent evaporation.

Fiber Optic Cleaning Kit:
The CKF complete fiber optic cleaning kit bundles all of the products necessary to clean fiber. The kit contains our TravelSAFE fiber connector cleaner (FCS3), connector cleaning sticks (MCC25), lint-free wipes (LFW90), handheld connector cleaner (FCC-7020), and a replacement reel for the handheld cleaner (FCC-7021). Many of these products are utilized in the procedures demonstrated on the Fiber Cleaning Techniques tab.

Fiber Inspection Scope:
The FS201 Fiber Inspection Scope, which comes with a universal adapter for FC-, ST-, SC-, and APC-terminated fibers, produces a high-quality, low-distortion image of both the connector end and the fiber. The FS200-SMA adapter, for SMA-terminated fibers, is also included. With a high-intensity illumination system and 200X magnification, this microscope is powerful enough to offer a clear image of the fiber core as well as the surrounding cladding. In addition, there is the option to use an oblique illumination setting, which provides illumination at an off-center angle to the fiber end face. Additional adapters for LC connectors and PM fibers are sold separately.

Fiber Optic Disposal Unit:
The FTDU Dispoal Unit is a disposable, high-density polyethylene (HDPE) bottle that offers a safe solution for disposal of cleaved fiber ends, epoxy and syringes, and other sharp objects. This is a one-time use container only.

  • The TravelSAFE™ designation indicates that the product is safe for air shipment.
  • Kimwipes® is a registered trademark of the Kimberly-Clark Corporation.

Fiber Cleaning Techniques

This tab details techniques for cleaning fibers, connectors, and fiber bulkheads using the items on this page.

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Cleaning a Fiber Bulkhead Using the CKF Fiber Connector Cleaning Kit

For this task, you will need the FCS3 Fiber Connector Cleaner and the MCC25 Connector Cleaning Sticks. Both of these items are available in the CKF Fiber Connector Cleaning Kit.

Fiber Bulkhead Cleaning: Step 1
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Step #1: Push down on the top of the FCS3 can to fill the shallow reservoir with the connector cleaner.
Fiber Bulkhead Cleaning: Step 2
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Step #2: Immerse the tip of the MCC25 stick into the cleaning solution.
Fiber Bulkhead Cleaning: Step 1
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Step #3: Use the stick to clean the fiber bulkhead (connector) on the fiber-coupled laser source as shown above or any other device with a fiber bulkhead.

 

Cleaning Fiber Patch Cable Connectors Using the CKF Fiber Connector Cleaning Kit

Before cleaning and prior to each use, Thorlabs recommends using an inspection scope (FS201) to inspect each fiber endface. Every fiber optic connector should be cleaned every time it is mated, tested, or reconfigured. "Wet-Dry" cleaning as described below improves performance when cleaning. For this task, you will need FCS3 Fiber Connector Cleaner and LFW90 Lint-Free Wipes. Both of these items are available in the CKF Fiber Connector Cleaning Kit.

Fiber Endface Cleaning: Step 1
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Step #1: Pull a clean wipe out of the LFW90 mini-tub. Stop pulling when the next wipe is exposed. Pinch the next wipe against the opening in the mini-tub with your thumb. Pull sideways to remove.
Fiber Endface Cleaning: Step 2
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Step #2: Lay the wipe across the palm of your hand. Hold it in place with your thumb.

Fiber Endface Cleaning: Step 3
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Step #3: Place the wipe on top of the open FCS3 solvent container. Push down to dampen it. Note: Normally, only one pump is necessary.
Fiber Endface Cleaning: Step 4
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Step #4: Place the connector on the moistened area of the wipe. Drag the connector down to the dry area. Discard the wipe. Inspect the endface with the FS2001 inspection scope to verify cleanliness.

 

Cleaning Unterminated Fiber Using the CKF Fiber Connector Cleaning Kit

For this task, you need FCS3 Fiber Cleaner and LFW90 Lint-Free Wipes. Both of these are provided in Thorlabs' CFK Fiber Cleaning Kit.

Bare Fiber Cleaning: Step 1
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Step #1: After stripping the fiber, pull a clean wipe out of the LFW90 mini-tub. Stop pulling when the next wipe is exposed. Pinch the next wipe against the opening in the mini-tub with your thumb. Pull sideways to remove.
Bare Fiber Cleaning: Step 2
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Step #2: Fold the wipe in half, so it is square.


Bare Fiber Cleaning: Step 3
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Step #3: Place the wipe on top of the open FCS3 solvent container. Push down to dampen it. Note: Normally, only one pump is necessary.
Bare Fiber Cleaning: Step 4
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Step #4: Wrap the damp wipe around the fiber. Squeeze gently. Slide the wipe towards the end of the fiber once or twice until it squeaks, indicating the fiber is clean.

 

Fiber Cleaning Using the FBC125 or FBC250 Cleaner

Cleaning Fiber Connectors


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To clean a 1.25 mm LC or MU fiber connector, begin by exposing the top of the guide cap and inserting the fiber connector tip. Rotate the cleaner handle from the LOCK position to the CLEAN position, and then carefully push the handle toward the connector to advance the cleaning string that cleans the connector. A click indicates that the cleaning is complete. To clean 1.25 mm fiber bulkheads, remove the guide cap completely, insert the tip of the FBC125 cleaner into the bulkhead, and proceed with the same steps.

Cleaning Fiber Bulkheads


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To clean a 2.5 mm fiber bulkhead with a FBC250 cleaner, remove the guide cap completely from the device, and insert the tip of the cleaner into the bulkhead. Rotate the cleaner handle from the LOCK position to the CLEAN position, and then carefully push the handle toward the bulkhead to advance the cleaning string that cleans the connector. A click indicates that the cleaning is complete. To clean a 2.5 mm SC, ST, FC, or ES200 fiber connector, expose just the top of the guide cap, insert the tip of the FBC250 cleaner into the connector and proceed with the same steps.

Replacing the Cartridge


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A new cartridge is shown being installed. The cartridge will need to be replaced when the green tape appears in the indicator window. To remove the cartridge in the FBC125 or FBC250 cleaner, remove the guide cap completely and detach the old cartridge by firmly pulling it away from the handle. Perform this last step with care.

Posted Comments:
P Sakthivel  (posted 2019-07-05 09:31:17.413)
Recently purchased an FS-201. Would be great if there were rulings to make measurements with it, and also capture those images
YLohia  (posted 2019-07-09 09:02:39.0)
Hello, thank you for your feedback. I have posted your suggestion on our internal engineering forum for further consideration.
user  (posted 2019-04-03 10:53:11.36)
Hi, is the FBC1 cleaner compatible with FC/APC connectors? Thanks.
YLohia  (posted 2019-04-03 12:10:03.0)
Hello, thank you for contacting Thorlabs. While it is possible to use the FBC1 for APC bulkheads, we cannot guarantee that no damage would occur as a result of using it. This is designed for flat polished connector types like the ones we list on the webpage. We recommend using the MCC25 cleaning sticks instead of the FBC1 for such applications.
tom.dzelzainis  (posted 2019-03-05 18:12:13.603)
Regarding the FBC1, does the product have a shelf-life? For instance is there any fluid component that could evaporate and leave the device unable to clean even though it hasn't been used for the expected 525 cleaning cycles? Many thanks, Tom.
YLohia  (posted 2019-04-05 12:40:34.0)
Hello Tom, thank you for contacting Thorlabs. These fiber cleaners feature a spring-loaded tip that rotates and advances the dry-cleaning strand with each insertion. These do not have any fluid components that have the possibility of evaporating.
peter.bechtold  (posted 2017-03-30 11:05:37.783)
Hello Thorlabs team, we do use E2000 connectors a LOT in our lab and notice a lack of adapters for E2000 to fiber microscopes. What is the best way to look at the fiber surface of E2000 connectors? Any help appreciated! Any chance that there will be a E2000 connector adapter one day like Kingfisher has? (https://www.kingfisherfiber.com/Fiber-Optic-Test-Equipment/Options/Microscope-Adaptors/Scope-Adaptors.aspx) Thanks and BR!
tfrisch  (posted 2017-04-04 11:30:02.0)
Hello, thank you for contacting Thorlabs. I will reach out to you to discuss this adapter, but unfortunately, we do not currently offer an E2000 version.

Fiber Connector Cleaning Fluid and Cleaning Sticks

  • Fiber Connector Cleaning Fluid or Cleaning Sticks
  • Ideal Replacements for IPA and/or Acetone

The FCS3 TravelSAFE* Fiber Connector Cleaning Fluid is an optical-grade, fast drying cleaning solution engineered for cleaning connectors within alignment sleeves. It is an ozone-safe can that removes fingerprints, light oils, dust, fibers, water spots, and surface films from fiber components, and it can be used with the MCC25 Connector Cleaning Sticks or LFW90 Wipes (sold below). The FCS3 provides over 400 cleanings.

The MCC25 Connector Cleaning Sticks are molded swabs clean entire end faces. It conforms to the geometry of connector end faces to trap more particulates than fabric-style cleaning sticks. It is made without fabric, foam, glue, or particulates.

For tips on using the FCS3 and MCC25, please see the Fiber Cleaning Techniques tab above.

*TravelSAFE designation indicates that the product is safe for air shipment.

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FCS3Precision Fiber Cleaning Fluid
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MCC25 Support Documentation
MCC25Connector Cleaning Sticks, 10 Cleaning Sticks per Package, 5 Packages per Box
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Fiber Bulkhead and Connector Cleaners


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These fiber cleaners clean both fiber connectors and fiber bulkheads. To clean connectors, simply expose the top of the guide cap and insert the connector tip. To clean bulkheads, remove the guide cap completely and insert the fiber cleaner into the bulkhead.
  • FBC125 Cleans 1.25 mm LC or MU Connectors and Bulkheads with PC or APC Polishes
  • FBC250 Cleans 2.5 mm SC, ST, FC, and E2000 Connectors and Bulkheads with PC or APC Polishes
  • Window to Indicate when to Replace Device or Cartridge
  • Small Size Ideal for Constrained Spaces

These fiber connector and bulkhead cleaners eliminate the need to use solvents when removing light dust, particulates, and oil contamination from connectors. They are ideal for fast cleanings and for use in tight spaces, such as panels with several closely-spaced fiber bulkheads. Both the FBC125 and FBC250 cleaners feature a window that indicates when the cartridge needs to be replaced. Replacement cartridges for both cleaners are available for purchase in packs of two.

Each cleaner is 9.25" (235 mm) long and offers over 750 cleanings per cartridge. The FBC125 cleaner is compatible with 1.25 mm LC or MU connectors with PC or APC polishes, while the FBC250 cleaner can be used on 2.5 mm SC, ST, FC, and E2000 and bulkheads with PC or APC polishes.

For examples and more information about how to use these cleaners, see the Fiber Cleaning Techniques tab above.

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FBC125 Support Documentation
FBC125Customer Inspired! 1.25 mm LC and MU Fiber Bulkhead and Connector Cleaner
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FBC125R Support Documentation
FBC125RCustomer Inspired! Replacement Cartridge for FBC125, Pack of 2
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FBC250 Support Documentation
FBC250NEW!Customer Inspired! 2.5 mm SC, ST, FC, and E2000 Fiber Bulkhead and Connector Cleaner
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FBC250R Support Documentation
FBC250RNEW!Customer Inspired! Replacement Cartridge for FBC250, Pack of 2
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Universal Fiber Connector Cleaner

  • Lint-Free Cleaning Cloth
  • Clean Room Grade
  • Resilient Rubber Pad Beneath Cleaning Surface
  • Sliding Cover to Prevent Contamination
  • Refillable Cleaning Cloth Reel Available (Item # FCC-7021)

The FCC-7020 Universal Fiber Connector Cleaner is a great alternative to alcohol or solvent. It contains a 20'-long, spooled cleaning cloth that effectively removes dirt, dust, oil, grease, and debris from a variety of connector end faces. A resilient rubber pad beneath the cleaning surface prevents scratching, and a plastic sliding cover protects the cleaner from contamination when not in use.

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FCC-7020Universal Fiber Connector Cleaner, 20' Spool
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FCC-7021 Support Documentation
FCC-7021Customer Inspired! Replacement Cleaning Reel for FCC-7020, 20'
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Fiber Cleaning Wipes

  • LFW90 Lint-Free Wipes Clean Fiber and Connector End Faces
  • KW32 Kimwipes®† Clean Connectors between Polishing Steps

The LFW90 Lint-Free Wipes are ideal for cleaning fiber and connector end faces. Included are ninety 2" x 4" sheets per tub. The KW32 Kimwipes Tissues are durable, low-lint sheets and are appropriate for cleaning optical fiber connectors between polishing steps. Please note that Kimwipes are sold in cases, with 12 boxes per case and 280 Kimwipes per box, and partial cases cannot be provided. Kimwipes are not ideal for cleaning optics. Instead, we recommend using the MC-5 lens tissues (sold below) to clean optics.

Kimwipes® is a registered trademark of the Kimberly-Clark Corporation.

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LFW90Lint-Free Wipes, 90 Sheets Per Tub
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KW32 Support Documentation
KW32Kimwipes®, 280 Kimwipes per Box, 12 Boxes Per Case
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Premium Optical Cleaning Tissues

  • Extremely Soft, Premium Grade Sheets
  • Single Sheet Dimension: 4.9" x 2.9" (124 x 73 mm)
  • Meets U.S. Government Lens Tissue Specification A-A-50177B

These 4.9" x 2.9" (124 x 73 mm) organic fiber sheet lens tissues are free from contaminants and adhesives, making them ideal for cleaning high-grade optics with or without the use of optic-cleaning solvents. Lens tissue will not leave lint or fibers on the optic and can be used to wrap an optic before placing it in a storage container. The MC-5 includes 5 booklets, with 25 sheets per booklet. The MC-50E is a bulk version of the MC-5 and includes 50 booklets with 25 sheets per booklet in a closeable box.

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MC-5Lens Tissues, 25 Sheets per Booklet, 5 Booklets
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MC-50E Support Documentation
MC-50ELens Tissues, 25 Sheets per Booklet, 50 Booklets in a Closeable Box
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Clean Out Wires, Ø110 µm

  • Remove Broken Fiber from Connectors with Bore Diameters >110 µm
  • Eight Pieces of 3" Long Wire Included
  • Colored Tabs Included to Assist with Holding Wires While Cleaning

These fiber clean-out wires allow the user to push broken fiber out from connectors with bore diameters larger than 110 µm. Each vial includes eight pieces of 3" long wire along with colored sticker tabs that can be folded over the wire to improve grip. 

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    Dusters with Low Global Warming Potential

    • HFO-1234ze Propellant
    • Integrated Plastic Nozzle
    • Low Global Warming Potential (GWP) of 6
    • Zero Ozone Depletion Potential

    Thorlabs offers the CA4 Eco-Friendly Air Duster.  This product evaporates HFO-1234ze to create gusts at 11.4 m/s.  This general use dusting can is ideal for cleaning and maintaining optical and electrical equipment. Due to different nation's regulations, we offer two versions of this product: the CA4-US is compliant in the United States and Canada, while the CA4-EU is compliant in the European Union. Both are chemically identical, but the packaging differs. Be sure to check with your government's regulations before ordering either product. The labels for the CA4-US can be downloaded by clicking here and the CA4-EU by clicking here. This duster's propellant, HFO-1234ze (1,3,3,3-Tetrafluoropropene), has a GWP of 6.

    Global Warming Potential (GWP)
    Global Warming Potential according to the United States Environmental Protection Agency is a measure of how much energy the emissions of 1 ton of a gas will absorb over a given time, relative to the emissions of 1 ton of Carbon Dioxide (CO2). CO2 is defined as having a GWP of 1. GWP is usually estimated for a 100-year time horizon, but other methods may be used. The higher the GWP of a gas, the more energy it can trap in Earth's atmosphere, correlating to a higher average global temperature. For a point of comparison, Methane (CH4) is listed as having a GWP of between 21 and 25.

    Shipping Concerns
    Please note that these items are classified as a dangerous good in some countries. Depending on the delivery location, this item may need to be shipped separately from the rest of your order at an additional charge. These items are stocked within the USA and Germany. Please contact our sales department if there are questions or concerns when placing an order for dusters.

    The attached MSDS, found by clicking the () icon, is given in over twenty languages. 

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    CA4-USCustomer Inspired! United States and Canada Compliant Duster w/ Integrated Nozzle, 10 wt oz
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    CA4-EUCustomer Inspired! European Union Compliant Duster w/ Integrated Nozzle, 250 mL
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    * This item cannot be shipped to your country. Please contact a customer service representative to assist you at 1-973-300-3000

    Cleaning Kit

    • 3 oz Can of Fiber Connector Cleaner (Item # FCS3)
    • Connector Cleaning Sticks (Item # MCC25)
    • Tub of Lint-Free Wipes (Item # LFW90)
    • Handheld Connector Cleaner (Item # FCC-7020)
    • Replacement Reel for Handheld Connector Cleaner (Item # FCC-7021)
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    Fiber Inspection Scope

    FS201 Specifications
    Optical Magnification 200X
    Field of View ~Ø600 µm
    Illumination Coaxial and Oblique White LEDs (100 000 Hour Lifetime)
    Optical Filter Built-In IR Filter
    Power 3 LR44 Button Batteries (Included)
    Included Adapters FS200-FC
    FS201-SMA
    FS200 Fiber Scope with Multimode Fiber
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    View of PANDA-Style PM Fiber with the FS201 Inspection Scope and FS201-PM Adapter
    • Critically Examine Fiber Polish Quality
    • Scope Includes Two Fiber Adapters:
      • FS200-FC: FC/PC, FC/APC, ST®/PC, and SC/PC Connectors
      • FS201-SMA: SMA905 and SMA906 Connectors
    • Additional Connector Adapters Sold Separately Below
    • Batteries are Included

    The FS201 Fiber Inspection Scope produces a high-quality, low-distortion image of both the fiber end and surrounding ferrule. With a high-intensity illumination system and 200X magnification, this microscope is powerful enough to offer a clear image of the fiber core as well as the surrounding cladding. The FS201 offers both coaxial and oblique illumination settings. The coaxial setting provides symmetric lighting for high-detail inspection, and the oblique setting provides light at an off-center angle to the fiber end face for higher contrast. The FS201 should not be used to inspect a fiber connected to an active light source; light sources must be disconnected or turned off prior to inspection.

    The FS201 includes the FS200-FC adapter for FC-/ST-/SC-terminated fibers (Ø2.5 mm ferrules) and the FS201-SMA adapter for SMA905- and SMA906-terminated fibers (Ø3 mm ferrules). The FS200-LC adapter for LC-terminated fibers (Ø1.25 mm ferrules) and the FS201-PM for polarization-maintaining fibers are available separately below.


    The FS201 features two illumination modes, as well as adjustable adapters for fiber alignment.

    Fiber Scope Operation
    Insert the fiber connector into the adapter until it stops and then firmly hold in place during inspection. To activate illumination, flip the switch on the bottom of the scope; "|" activates coaxial illumination, while "||" activates oblique illumination. Once finished, flip the switch back to "O" to turn the scope off.

    To inspect the full surface area of fibers with larger cores or fibers with angled faces, it may be necessary to rotate the fiber connector. This is also useful for differentiating between contaminants on the face of the fiber connector and those on the scope optic itself. In order to see the entire field of view, the rubber eyepiece should be as close as possible to the operator's eye. Operators who normally wear eyeglasses should remove them to fully inspect the fiber. Please note that under normal operation, the focus adjustment knob should not be rotated to its limits. Doing so repeatedly may cause the unit to fail over time.

    The FS201 should not be used to view an active emitting fiber. An attenuating laser safety filter in the FS201 reduces the risk of accidental viewing of active fiber emissions. However, due to the IR wavelengths commonly used in fiber optics, the natural aversion reflex to viewing bright light is suppressed and can result in a longer accidental exposure time. Therefore, Thorlabs recommends that light sources must be disconnected from the patch cable or turned off prior to inspection.

    Adapter Alignment
    Although each adapter comes pre-aligned for use with the FS201, it may be necessary to align the adapter to center the fiber in the field of view for fibers with poor centration. First, follow the basic steps above to inspect a test fiber. Using a 1.5 mm hex key or balldriver, loosen the three setscrews around the edge of the connector adapter at the end of the scope. Look through the illuminated scope, focus on the fiber ferrule, and align the connector until the ferrule face is centered within the field of view. Progressively adjust the three setscrews until the end face is in the center of the scope view.

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    Connector Adapters for Fiber Inspection Scope

    Connector Adapters for the FS201 Fiber Inspection Scopea
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    Item # FS200-FC FS201-PM FS201-SMA FS200-LC
    Compatible Connectors FC/ST/SC PM FCb SMA905
    SMA906
    LC
    Included with FS201 Yes No Yes No
    • All of these adapters are also compatible with the FS200 Fiber Inspection Scope. 
    • This adapter features a v-groove aligned with the FC connector key on polarization-maintaining patch cables. However, It is also compatible with standard FC, ST, and SC connectors.
    • Connector Adapters Compatible with the FS201 Fiber Inspection Scope
    • Options Available for FC, ST, SC, SMA905, SMA906, or LC Connector Types
    • FS201-PM Adapter Features V-Groove Aligned to Wide Key Slot (2.2 mm) of the FC/PC Bulkhead

    These connector adapters are used with the FS201 Fiber Inspection Scope sold above to enable compatibility with different ferrule and connector types (see table to the right for options). The FS201-PM adapter is like the FS200-FC adapter, except it features a V-groove that is aligned with the wide key slot on the FC/PC bulkhead. This provides a rough guide for determining the relative alignment of the connector key to the fiber stress members when used with polarization-maintaining patch cables

    Although each adapter comes pre-aligned for use with the FS201, it may be necessary to align the adapter to center the fiber in the field of view for fibers with poor centration. First, follow the basic steps above to inspect a test fiber. Using a 1.5 mm hex key or balldriver, loosen the three setscrews around the edge of the connector adapter at the end of the scope. Look through the illuminated scope, focus on the fiber ferrule, and align the connector until the ferrule face is centered within the field of view. Progressively adjust the three setscrews until the end face is in the center of the scope view.

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    FS200-FC Support Documentation
    FS200-FCFC-Type Connector Adapter for FS201 Fiber Inspection Scope
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    FS201-PM Support Documentation
    FS201-PMCustomer Inspired! FC-Type Connector Adapter with Key Alignment Groove for FS201 Fiber Inspection Scope
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    FS201-SMA Support Documentation
    FS201-SMASMA-Type Connector Adapter for FS201 Fiber Inspection Scope
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    FS200-LC Support Documentation
    FS200-LCCustomer Inspired! LC-Type Connector Adapter for FS201 Fiber Inspection Scope
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    Solvent Dispenser Bottle

    • One-Handed Operation
    • Holds Up to 8 oz (236.59 mL) of Solvent

    This one-touch pump dispenser bottle is great for minimizing evaporation of solvents when cleaning optics with a swab or brush. Simply flip up the cap and press down on the spring-loaded top to fill the shallow reservoir with solvent. The bottle has a capacity of 8 oz and is suitable for most solvents, including acetone, gasoline, propanol, MEK, toluene, turpentine, and water. Eighteen pre-labeled and two blank self-adhesive labels are included.

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    Fiber Optic Disposal Unit

    • Safe Solution for Disposing of Cleaved Fiber Ends
    • One Circular and One Rectangular Covered Hole in Lid
    • Dimensions (L x W x H): 2.75" x 2.75" x 6" (6.99 cm x 6.99 cm x 15.24 cm)
    • Disposable: Do Not Reuse

    The FTDU offers a safe solution for disposal of cleaved fiber ends, epoxy and syringes, and other sharp objects. This high-density polyethylene (HDPE) bottle features a translucent lid with one circular and one rectangular hole in it (see the photo to the right). Both of these holes have individual covers that snap closed to keep the contents inside the unit. Tabs on the side of the lid hold the covers open for hands-free use. The two hole covers are connected by a plastic tab. Cut, or pull, the covers apart to use the holes separately.

    To use, insert sharps into one of the holes in the lid. Do not remove the lid itself from the unit. Use the "Contents" space on the label to clearly indicate what is inside. To protect against spills, keep the holes covered when not inserting sharps. When it is full, securely cover both holes in the lid by inserting the tab on the cover into the slot in the lid and dispose of the canister according to the contents. Do not fill the sharps container past the indicated "Full" line on the label. Do not reuse this unit; it is a one-time-use container only.

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    FTDUFiber Optic Disposal Unit
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