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I INSTRUCTION MANUAL I ARC FUSION SPLICER FSM-30R

Read this instruction manual carefully before operating the equipment. Keep this manual in a safe place.

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Table of Contents Page

§ 1. Warning and Cautions for Safe Operation

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§ 2. Description of Products

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§ 2.1. § 2.2. § 2.3. § 2.4.

Product Specification Components of Splicer Necessary Items for Splicing Operation Description of Splicer

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§ 3. Outline of Splicing Operation

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§ 4. Detail of Splicing Operation

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§ 4.1. Preparations before Splicing Operation § 4.2. Power Supply to Splicer § 4.2.1. Using AC Adapter § 4.2.2. Using Battery Pack § 4.2.3. Power On § 4.2.4. Removal of AC adapter 01' Battery Pack § 4.3. Selection of Splice Mode and Heater Mode § 4.3.1. Power-On Menu § 4.3.2. Ready State § 4.3.3. Battery Indicator § 4.4. Fiber Preparation (Setting on Holder, Stripping and Cleaning) § 4.4.1. Preparation of Fiber Ribbon § 4.4.2. Single Fibers § 4.5. Fiber Cleaving § 4.6. Setting Fibers Procedure on Splicer § 4.7. Splicing § 4.8. Fiber Removal from Splicer § 4.9. Reinforcing Spliced Point § 4.10. Recharging Battery Pack

§ 5. Maintenance of Splicing Quality § 5.1. Cleaning and Checking before Splicing § 5.1.1. Cleaning Vigrooves § 5.1.2. Cleaning Fiber Clamps § 5.1.:3. Cleaning "rind Protector Mirrors § 5.1.4. Arc Test § 5.1.5. Cleaning Fiber Cleaver § 5.1.6. Cleaning Hot -Iacket Stripper § 5.2. Periodical Checking and Maintenance

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§ 5.2.1. § 5.2.2. § 5.2.3. § 5.2.4. § 5.2.5. § 5.2.6.

Arc Count Check & Electrod« Replacement Dust Check of Optical Path Cleaning Objective lenses Diagnostic Test Complete Discharge of Battery Pack Rotating Cleaver Blade

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§ 6. Menu Commands

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§ 6.1. Menu Commands Map § 6.2. Splice Mode and Heater Mode § 6.2.1. Selection of Splice Mode and Heater Mode § 6.2.2. Editing Splice Parameters § 6.2.3. Editing Heater Parameters , § 6.2.4. Arrangement of Splice Mode and Heater Mode § 6.3. Arc Test Function '" § 6.4. Splicing Result Memory § 6.4.1. Storing Splicing Results § 6.4.2. Cancel of Storing Splice Results § 6.4.3. Display of Splicing Result Memory § 6.4.4. Clearing Splicing Results § 6.5. Utility Menu § 6.5.1. Language Selection § 6.5.2. Power Source 'I\1Je Selection § 6.5.3. Power Saving Function § 6.5.4. Pause Function § 6.5.5. Displaying Sensor Value § 6.5.6. Configurations for Customizing Splicer (for Supervisors}, § 6.6. Maintenance Menu , § 6.6.1. Dust Check Function § 6.6.2. Diagnostic Test Function § 6.6.3. Electrode Replacement Function § 6.6.4. Clearing Arc Count § 6.6.5. Battery Pack Discharging Function § 6.6.6. Manual Motor Operation § 6.6.7. Maintenance Information

§ 7. Trouble Shooting

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§ 7.1. Error Message List § 7.2. Trouble Shooting

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§ 8. Guarantee and Contact Address

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§ 1. Warning and Cautions for Safe Operation Thank you for purchasing our Fujikura Arc Fusion Splicer. This instruction manual also includes safety requirements . • Read this manual carefully before operating the splicer. • Keep this manual in a safe place.

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This instruction manual indicates warnings and cautions by using alert symbols. It is important to understand their meaning. WARNING There is a possibility of personal death or serious injury resulting from improper use by ignoring this indication.

CAUTION There is a possibility of personal injury or physical loss resulting from improper use by ignoring this indication.

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\VARNING Nevel' operate the splice!' in an environment where flammable liquid or vapor exists. Extremely dangerous fire and explosion could result from the splicer's electrical arc In such an environment. Do not disassemble or modify the splicer. AC adapter and battery pack. In particular. do not remove or bypass any electrical or mechanical device (e.g. a fuse or safety switch) incorporated into the design and manufacturing of this equipment. During arc discharge. the electrodes generate high voltage and high temperature, and it causes personal injury. Do not touch the electrodes during the operation (though arc discharge IS not possible when the wind protector is opened). Turn the splicer power off, and disconnect the AC power cord (or remove the battery pack) when replacing the electrodes. This equipment is designed for splicing optical glass fibers only. Do not attempt to splice any materials other than the optical glass fibers. Never use a canned type au' cleaner to remove dust, or to clean the splicer. The electrical arc may ignite any remaining gas mixture.

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Safety glasses should always be worn during the fiber preparation and the splicing process. A glass fiber fragment can be extremely dangerous if it comes into contact with the eye, skin. or IS ingested. Use only specified power supply unit and proper AC power source . â&#x20AC;˘ Only the AC adapter / battery charger (ADC-07) or the battery pack (BTR-04) can be used for supplying power to the splicer. â&#x20AC;˘ Proper AC power source to the ADC-07 is ACIOO-240V 50-60Hz. Check the AC power source before use. Improper AC power source out of the range can cause personal injury. emitting smoke or equipment damage. Abnormal high AC output voltage or frequency from an AC generator is a common fault. Measure the output AC voltage by a circuit tester hefore connecting the AC power cord. Improper high voltage or frequency from generator causes personal injury. emitting smoke or equipment damage. Make sure the generator is regularly checked and serviced Do not put a heavy object on the power cord. Also. do not pull. heat up or modify the power cord. Using an Improper cord or a damaged cord can result in a fire, emitting smoke. equipment damage or personal injury.


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WARNING Connect the AC power cord properly to the appliance inlet and wall socket. When inserting the AC plug, confirm no dust or dirt on terminals. and insert it fully, Incomplete connection can cause a fire, emitting smoke or personal injurv, This appliance MUST be Grounded/ Earthed. Use only supplied 3-core AC power cord. NEVER use a 2-core mains cord. extension cable or plug. Use only the specified battery charger (ADC-07) to recharge the battery pack (BTR-04) with a battery charger cord (DCC-OS). Personal injury or equipment damage can result from using not specified battery charger. Proper AC power source to the ADC-07 is ACIOO-240V: 50-60Hz. Check the AC power source before use. Improper AC power source can cause personal injury. emitting smoke or equipment damage. The appliance inlet is used to disconnect the power cord in the event of a fault. Be sure to position the splicer so that it is easy to disconnect the power cord quickly Disconnect the AC power cord from the appliance inlet or the wall socket immediately when the equipment emits smoke or bad smell. or is noisy or hot. Leaving the abnormal condition can cause a fire, personal injury or equipment damage. Disconnect the AC power cord from the appliance inlet or the wall socket when the equipment is damaged (e.g. by dropping). It may cause personal iniurv or equipment damage. Disconnect the AC power cord from the appliance inlet or the wall socket when liquid (e.g. water) or an object (e.g. screw) falls inside the splicer. It can cause personal injury or equipment damage.

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Do not touch the splicer, AC power cord and AC plug with a wet hand. It can cause personal injury.

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Do not operate the splicer when it is wet with dew. It can cause personal injury or equipment damage. Do not use the splicer In circumstance of extremely hot temperature. It may cause personal injury or equipment damage.

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Do not throw the battery pack away into a fire. Or. do not heat it up. It can cause a dangerous explosion. When carrying the carrying case using the shoulder belt. check the belt and hook for damage beforehand. Carrying the case with a damaged belt will cause the belt to break or come off and result in personal iniurv or e ouiurnent damage.


Page 6 Do not short-circuit both terminals of the battery pack and the AC adapter / battery charger. Large electrical current can cause personal injury. a fire or equipment damage.

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CAUTION Do not store the equipment in any area where extreme heat and humidity are present. It may cause equipment damage. During / after heating the fiber protection sleeve, do not touch the ceramic heater and the fiber protection sleeve. The high temperature may cause personal injury. Do not place the splicer in an unstable place. In a case of dropping the equipment, it can cause personal injury 01' equipment damage. Precise adjustment and alignment have been made to this splicer. Do not give a strong shock. Use a carrying case to transport and store the splicer. The carrying case will prevent damage and provide protection from moisture, vibration and shock during storage and transportation. Keep the splicer free from sand. dust. lubricants and other contaminants. It degrades the splicing performance.

Replace the electrodes properly, · Only specified electrodes can be used. • Set the new electrodes to the correct position. • Replace the electrodes as a pair. Not following the above cautions can cause abnormal discharge. It can result in equipment damage or degraded splicing quality. Do not use any other chemical except alcohol to clean the objective lens, Vrgroove. mirror. LCD monitor. body and so on. Doing so may cause blurring. discoloration or deterioration. The splicer requires no lubrication. Oil may degrade the performance and damage the splicer. Repair 01' re-adjustment should be performed by an authorized engineer. Failure to repair the equipment can result in personal injury 01' equipment damage. Please contact a sales agency in your country in the event of any problem. Fujikura Ltd. accepts no responsibility for personal injury or physical loss including equipment damage resulting from improper use or modification.

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§ 2. Description of Products § 2.1. Product Specification 1

Applicable Fiber

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Power Arc Compensation Proof Test Force Splicing Result Memory

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• Silica based optical fiber Single Mode (SM) Fiber, Multi Mode (MM) Fiber, and Dispersion Shifted (DS) Fiber None Zero Dispersion Shifted (NZ-DS) Fiber • Fiber Configuration • Ny 900um outer coating single fiber • UV 250um outer coating single fiber • FSM-30RS: 2 - S fiber ribbon or 2 - S glued (ribbonized) single fibers • FSM-30R12: 2 - 12 fiber ribbon or 2 - 12 g-lued (ribbonized) single fibers • Typ. 0.05 dB with Single Mode Fiber • Typ. 0.02 dB with Multi Mode Fiber • Typ. O.OS dB with Dispersion Shifted Fiber • Typ. 0.1 dB with None Zero Dispersion Shifted Fiber Sample fibers in accordance with ITU-T 0.652,0.651, 0.6530.655 are used. Typ. 40 seconds Automatic compensation by atmospheric pressure Maximum Altitude: 3500m heig-ht Approx.2N • Memory Capacity: 150 splicing results • Storage Data: Estimated loss, Fiber Offset, Error, Cleave Angle, Arc Conditions, Comment (22 letters) FP-04(T) • 40mm sleeve for l-S fibers: FP-05 • 40mm sleeve for 1-12 fibers: FP-03 • 60mm sleeve for single fiber: FP-03(40mm) • 40mm sleeve for single fiber: Typ. 100 seconds ( FP-05 at 25 degree C Ambient by using the ACAdapter) 150mm(W) I 150mm(D) I 150mm(H) 2.Skg with AC Adapter I 3.3kg with Battery Pack • Battery Pack (BTR-04) NiCd, DC12V; 2S00mAh • AC adapter I battery charger (ADC-07) Input voltage: AC100 to 240V (50 to 60Hz) Battery charge time: typical 2 hours Maximum Permissible Wind Speed: 15 m/s


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ยง 2.4. Description of Splicer

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Tube Heater Cover Tube Heater Clamp

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§ 3. Outline of Splicing Operation STEP 1 Confirm necessary items Check the necessary items before starting a splicing operation. See Figure 2 - 1 'Components of FSM-30R' on Page8 and Figure 2 - 2 'Necessary Items' on Page9. STEP 2 Power supply to splicer • Using the AC adapter (ADC-07) Insert the ADC-07 into the power unit dock of the splicer until it clicks. Then, connect the AC power cord to the inlet of the AC adapter. When using an AC generator, measure the AC output voltage by a circuit tester before connecting the AC power cord

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• Using the Battery Pack (BTR-04) Insert the full charged BTR-04 into the power unit dock until it clicks. Note I: To extend operational time. it is possible to set a power saving function. see § 6.5.3 'Power Saving Function' on Page68. STEP 3 Set up the splicer In factory default setting. a [READY] state appeal'S on the monitor after pressing the "ON" key. If a [Power-On Menu] is enabled (See § 6.5.6 on Page70). the [Power-On Menu] appears before the [Ready] state. • [Power-On Menu] [1] Confirm the splice and heater mode. [2] Change the splice and heater mode if necessary (See § 6.2.1 on Page52). [3] Perform the Arc Test to give the best splicing quality (See § 6.3 on Page60). [4] Quit the Power-On menu. • [Ready] state [1] Confirm the splice and heater mode. [2] To change the splice and heater mode. 01' to perform the Arc Test. press the "MENU" key. § 6.2.1 (Page52) shows how to change the splice and heater mode. and § 6.3 (Page60) shows how to perform the Arc Test.

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Page 13 STEP 4 Setting the fiber ribbon in the fiber holder At first, clean approx. 1m length of the fiber coating with alcohol-impregnated gauze to prevent dust from entering in the fiber protection sleeve. Notez. Following procedures are for splicing the fiber ribbons. Concerning the single fiber preparation. refer to ยง 4.4.2 'Single Fiber on Page27. Fiber protection sleeve

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Figure 3 - 1 Setting Fiber Ribbon in Fiber Holder STEP 5 Strip the fiber ribbon Set the fiber holder onto a hot jacket stripper. Close both the covers. and heat the fiber for 5 seconds approximately Then. slide the fiber holder base and clamp gently. Hold this point firmly during the heating and sliding.

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Page 14 STEP 6 Cleaning and Cleaving the fiber ribbon Completely clean the fiber surface by wiping with alcohol-impregnated gauze 01' non-dust tissue.

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Place the fiber holder on the fiber cleaver. Arrange the fibers in a line by touch. Press down the anvil lever slowly until the cleave blade scratches the fiber. Press down the anvil lever quickly like striking when the anvil cleaves the fiber. Slowly release the IHeSSU1'e on the anvil lever . A spring force will bring it to its open position.

Figure 3 - 3 Fiber Arrangement on Fiber Cleaver STEP 7 Set the fiber holder onto the splicer Set the left and right fiber holders onto the splicer, simultaneously place the fibers in the V-groove.

I Notefi. Be careful that the fiber end does not touch the V'groove. Arrange the fibers in the V-groove coming straight from the fiber holder by aligning the fiber holder position. Close the fiber holder clamps, and carefully lift down the fiber clamps onto the bare fiber. Finally. close the wind protector.


Page 15 STEP 8 Splicing operation All splicing processes are shown in Figure 3 . 5 (PagelS) and Figure 3 - 6 (Page Is). and progressed by the "SET" key. Inspect the fiber image on the monitor during the splicing operation. See ยง 4.7 'Splicing' on Page33, STEP 9 Remove the spliced fiber from the splicer Open the wind protector. Pull up the fiber clamps and keep them away. Then. press the "SET" key to perform the proof test. After the test. open both the outside lids of the fiber holders.

I Note6: Do not open the fiber holder clamp. Slide the fiber protection sleeve near to the splicer. and hold the left fiber ribbon outside of the fiber protection sleeve with left hand. Open the left inside lid of the fiber holder, and make small tension with left hand. Open the right inside lid of the fiber holder. and hold the right fiber ribbon with right hand. Remove the spliced fiber from the splicer with keeping small tension to prevent the fiber bend during the transportation.


Page 16 STEP 10 Reinforce the spliced point Slide the fiber protection sleeve centrally over the spliced point. Place the spliced fiber into the tube heater with small tension, then the left tube heater clamp is automatically closed. Close the right tube heater clamp by left hand with keeping small tension toward the right side. Note": The spliced point and fiber protection sleeve should be at the center

of the tube heater. Noted: Confirm that the fiber protection sleeve is set with the tension member to the bottom. Note9: Confirm that the fiber inside the fiber protection sleeve has no twisting and no bending. Close the tube heater cover. and press the "HEAT" button. Center ~

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§ 4. Detail of Splicing Operation § 4.1. Preparations before Splicing Operation Prepare necessary items. See Figure 2 - 2 'Necessary Items' on Page9. Note: Check and clean the splicer and tools before starting the operation. See § 5.1 on Page42.

§ 4.2. Power Supply to Splicer Use the AC adapter (ADC-07) or battery pack (BTR-04) for power supply to the splicer. Connection is described below.

§ 4.2.1. Using AC Adapter (1) Inserting the AC adapter Before inser~ing the AC ad~pter into the splicer. check to see that ~ the AC cord IS not plugged In. Insert the AC adapter into the power unit dock of the splicer until it clicks. Make sure the AC adapter does not come off.

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(2) Connecting the AC power cord Plug the AC power cord into the appliance inlet of AC adapter as far as it goes. Connect the AC plug into the wall socket fully. . . When connecting to an AC generato~, do n?t f~il to measure the . . output voltage of the generator by USIng a CirCUIt tester. § 4.2.2. Using Battery Pack Insert a full charged battery pack into the power unit dock of the splicer until it clicks. Make sure the battery pack does not come off. § 4.2.3. Power On Press the "ON" key on the panel keyboard after inserting the AC adapter or the battery pack.

Check I: If water is condensed onto the surface of the splicer due to temperature difference from the outside air, warm up the splicer for about 10-20 minutes. Check2: When the outside ail' temperature is below 0 degree C. be sure to perform warmup of about 10-20 minutes after turning on the power.


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ยง 4.2.4. Removal of AC adapter or Battery Pack To remove the power unit (AC adapter or battery pack): (1) Turn off the power to the splicer when in [Ready] state. (\Vhen using

the AC adapter. it is necessary to disconnect the AC cord from the AC adapter.) (2) Push the power unit from the left side while pushing the power unit release button on the rear bottom of the splicer.

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§ 4.3. Selection of Splice Mode and Heater Mode § 4.3.1. Power-On Menu

In factory default setting. the [READY] state appears on the monitor after pressing "ON" key. When a [Power-On Menu] is enabled (See § 6..5.6 on Page70). the [Power-On Menu] appears before the [Ready] state. If the [Power-On Menu] is disabled. skip over this section. and see § 4.3.2 'Ready State' .

[1] See bottom line [1] on the monitor screen. and confirm that the splice mode and the heater mode are suitable for the splicing operation. [2] If necessary to change the splice mode or the heater mode. move the cursor on [2]. Then. press "SET" key. § 6.2.1 on Page52 describes how to change the splice and heater modes.

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Page 28 § 4.3.2. Ready State In factory default setting. a [READY] state appears on the monitor after pressing the "ON" key.

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§ 4.3.3. Battery Indicator In a case of using the battery pack. confirm remaining battery power before splicing with a battery indicator shown in Figure 4 - 3. If the remaining battery life is smalL then recharge the battery pack (See § 4.10 on Page-l I).

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Note I: To extend operational time. it is necessary to set a power saving function, see § 6.5.3 'Power Saving Function' on Page68. Notez. The battery indicator will disappear when "ADC-OT is selected 01' detected. see § 6.5.2 'Power Source T}1Je Selection' on Page67. Noted: The battery indicator cannot show accurate remaining ba ttery power. in particular when the battery pack is getting old. 01' when being used in low or high temperature environments.


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ยง 4.4. Fiber Preparation (Setting on Holder, Stripping and Cleaning) Before setting fiber ribbons on the splicer, it is necessary to perform the fiber preparation. This operation includes fiber setting on the fiber holder. stripping and cleaning. Check: Clean approx. 1m length of the fiber outer coating with alcohol-impregnated gauze or tissue. It can prevent dust from entering into the fiber protection sleeve.

ยง 4.4.1. Preparation of Fiber Ribbon

(1) Setting the fiber protection sleeve Slide the fiber protection sleeve over one of the fiber ribbons to be spliced. Note I: Place the fiber ribbon with the tension member downward.

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(2) Setting tho fiber ribbon in the fiber holder

If there is some bent in the section about 10 cmlong from the ribbon end. straighten that section by rubbing with fingers. There is no difference between the left and right. fiber holders. However. it is necessary to place each in the direction in which the model name is legible at the front (or the lids opening side is on front).

INote2: Use fiber holders that conform to the number of fibers. Open the lids of fiber holders. Place the fiber ribbon with the No.1 fiber rearward and set it so as to come out 30-40mm more from the holder end. and then close the lids of fiber holders.

ICheck: Make sure the ribbon end is straight.

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Page 26 (3) Stripping [1] Open the clamp and top cover of the hot jacket stripper. [2] Set the fiber holder on the holder base of the stripper and then close the clamp and top cover.

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Figure 4 - 7 Stripping Fiber Ribbon [4] Open the clamp and top covel' of the stripper and take out the fiber holder. [5] Remove coating fragments remaining on the stripper side.


Page 27 (4) Cleaning Completely clean the fiber surface with alcohol-impregnated gauze or non-dust tissue, Note 1: Use a high-puI'ity alcohol of higher than 99% level. Note 2: Only use clean gauze. Note 3: There may be cases in which adjoining fibers are arranged over each other due to adhesion of alcohol to their surfaces. so gently flick the fiber ends to align the fihers.

ยง 4.4.2. Single Fibers The stripping operation for single fibers is different from that for fiber ribbons. Before setting a single fiber in the fiber holder. first remove its coating. The stripping tool varies with the coating material. See the table below. Applicable Fiber Coating Coating Holder Stripper Diameter Material PS-02 FH-025 UV curable 0.25mm FH-09 JS-01 Nylon 0.9mm [1] Remove the coating 30 - 40 mm using the stripping tool. [2] Completely clean the fiber surface with alcohol-impregnated gauze. [3] Set the fiber. aligning its stripping end with the top of the protruding portion of the fiber holder.

Figure 4 - 8 Setting Single Fiber in Fiber Holder [4] Close the fiber holder lids.


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ยง 4.5. Fiber Cleaving (1) To unlock the anvil lever [1]. press it gently. And. slide the stopper [2] (Figure 4 -9).

[1] Anvil lever

[2] Stopper

Figure 4 - 9 Unlocking the anvil lever

Figure 4 - 10 Unlocking the stopper

(2) Remove the fiber clamp cover [3] Figure 4 - 9. Keep this cover for transportation and storage.

Figure 4 - 11. Removing fiber clamp

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(3) Set the stripped optical fiber on the cleaver. (4) Press down the anvil lever [1] slowly until the cleave blade scratches the fiber.

Fiber Holder

Figure 4 - 12 Setting a fiber holder (5) Press down the anvil lever quickly like striking when the anvil cleaves the fiber. (6) Slowly release the pressure on the anvil lever [1]. A spring force will bring it to its open position. Note: Operation of anvil lever [1] is introduced in URL http://www.fujikura.co.jp/splicer/ct20/operate.mpg Note: After pressing it halfway down. releasing the pressure on the anvillever[1] may result in bad cleaving quality. Releasing the anvil lever [1] quickly might cause the cleaver to spring up and possibly cause damage. (7) Remove and discard fiber fragments and put into a proper disposal container.

(8) Attach the fiber clamp cover [3].to the upper fiber clamps. (9) Press the anvil lever [1[down, until the stopper [2] can be slid in place to lock the anvil lever.


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ยง 4.6. Setting Fibers Procedure on Splicer

ICheck: Make sure there is no twist over the entire fiber ribbon. (1) Open the wind protector. (2) Set the fiber holders on the splicer. following the steps below: [1] Pull up the fiber clamps and keep them away by turning outward. [2] Push down the holder clamp levers. II...L\ o

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Figure 4 - 1:3 Before Setting Fiber Holder Note 1: Before placing the fibers in the Vrgroovos. check the grooves are not dirty. If dirty. clean them with thin cotton swabs or the like. See ยง 5.1.1 'Cleaning Vrgrooves' on Page 42. [3] Hold the outside of each fiber holder between thumb and index finger. and set the fibers in the Vrgrooves, aiming at the space between two adjacent Vrgrooves to prevent the fiber ends touching the Vrgrooves.

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[4] Finely adjust the fibers by moving the fiber holders slightly so that the fibers are aligned straight in the Vrgrooves from the fiber holders, Note 2: After setting the fibers. make sure they are properly placed in the Vigrooves. (It is easy to adjust by observing the fiber condition with using an optional magnifier [l\fGS-O~3].) [5] Pull up the holder clamps to fasten the fiber holders,

Figure 4 - 15 Fastening Fiber Holders by Holder Clamps [6] Pull up the fiber clamps, turn and set them on the fibers.

Figure 4 - 16 Setting Fiber Clamps on Fibers (3) Close the wind protector.


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ยง 4.7. Splicing A CCD camera catches the beams launched from an LED light after passing through fibers. and the LCD monitor displays side view fiber image. In order to obtain a good splice loss. the splicer makes various kinds of inspection but cannot catch all defects of fibers. Therefore. those who perform splicing are requested to visually inspect the fiber condition shown on the LCD monitor. :Ul addition to relying on the splicer. Note the following points. (1) Fiber Image Observation before Splicing Note 1: To delete the help message and the mode indications. press "...., key. Once deleted. the help message is not displayed on the [READY] screen until the splicer is turned off. To display the messages again, press "..." key.

Press "SET" key. The splicer operates till completion of the operation: [Moving Fibers Forward] - [Cleaning Arc Discharge] - [Gap Setting] - [Fiber Inspection (X N viewsj]. Then. the splicer pauses for the inspection (See Figure 3 - 5 on Page18 and Figure 3 - 6 on Page l O). During this operation. cleave angle check. fiber offset check. gap check, etc.. are automatically made. Note 2: In case any of the permissible values is found to have been exceeded as a result of these checks. the buzzer sounds and an error message is displayed on the screen. For details of the error messages. refer to ~ 7.1 'Error Message List' on Page82.

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Press "T" key to change the X view to the Y view. and examine the fiber condition.


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If the cleaving condition is not good as shown in Figure 4 - 17, though no error message is displayed, press "RESET" key. Then, perform the fiber preparation again from the beginning.

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During this operation. observe the fiber images on the screen as below, . If the fibers are moving forward, slightly hopping up and down, the cause for this is attributable to the presence of dust in the Vigrooves or to improper fiber setting. ~ Press "RESET" key. After [READY] is displayed. clean the Vvgrooves and reset the fibers .

• The presence of dust or impurities on the fiber surface may make it impossible to perform image processing properly, ~ Press "RESET" key. After [READY] is displayed. perform the fiber preparation again or clean the wind protector mirrors and objective lenses. Concerning the cleaning procedure, refer to § 5 'Maintenance of Splicing Quality' on Page42.


Page 35 (2) Fiber Image Observation during and after Splicing Press "SET" key again. The splicer operates till completion of [Al'c Discharge] and [Inspection (XN Viewsr], and finishes splicing. See Figure 3 - 5 on Page18 and Figure 3 - 6 on Page19. x

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[1] During arc discharge. observe the fiber condition on the monitor. Each fiber glows during arc discharge. If the fiber profile while glowing is

irregular. or there is a very bright point. the cause for this is due to burnout of large particles of dust adhering to the fiber surface. The burning dust may deform the fiber core. so it is recommendable to repeat splicing even if the estimated splice loss is good. [2] Inspect the spliced state with the monitor. It is recommendable to redo splicing if the spliced state is abnormal as shown in Figure 4 - 18. Bubble o

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Page 36 To see the estimated splice loss. press "T" key.

The splice loss is shown, reflecting the measured results of the fiber offset. core distortion, fiber angle, etc. Note 2: To input a comment in the splicing result memory, press "l\fENU" key. See ยง 6.4 'Splicing Result Memory' on Page62. Note 3: To cancel the data stored in the splicing result memory because of failure in splicing. press "MENU" key. See ยง 6.4 'Splicing Result Memorv' on Page62. Note 4: To perform Re-Arc discharge. press "ARC" key. After the additional arc discharge. the splicer inspects the spliced fiber again in two directions (X and Y).


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ยง 4.8. Fiber Removal from Splicer (1) Open the wind protector.

(2) Pull up the fiber clamps and keep them away by turning backward. (3) Press "SET" key. -4 The splicer is subjected to perf01'111 the proof test (2N). Note: At this point. open the tube heater cover and the left and right heater clamps for later reinforcement of the spliced point. (4) How to open the left and right heater clamps Example: Assume that the left fiber ribbon protection sleeve.

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[2] Hold the left fiber ribbon outside the fiber protection sleeve. [3] Open the inner lid of the left fiber holder. In this case. apply some tension to the fiber ribbon to prevent the spliced point from being bent 01' twisted.

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[4] Open the inner lid of the right fiber holder. [5] Keep the spliced fiber rrbbon away from the splicer. holding the fiber ribbon and applying some tension to it.


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§ 4.9. Reinforcing Spliced Point (1) Setting the spliced fiber in the tube heater [1] Move the fiber protection sleeve to the center of the spliced point and place in the tuber heater. [2] Make sure the spliced point and the fiber protection sleeve are placed in the center of the tube heater.

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Figure 4 - 21 Setting in Tube Heater [3] Move down the left fiber ribbon to make it touch the heater clamp pin and the left clamp closes (See Figure 4 - 22 on next page). [4] Next close the right clamp of the tube heater with your hand, slightly pulling the right fiber ribbon. Note2: The left clamp has spring tension to prevent fiber bend inside the fiber protection sleeve. When pulling the right fiber ribbon slightly. confirm sliding motion of the left clamp.


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[5] Close the tube heater COVel'.

Figure 4 - 22 Setting in Tube Heater Check 1: Are the spliced point and fiber protection sleeve placed in the center of the tube heater? Check 2: Is the fiber ribbon twisted or bent? Reinforcing the spliced point in the twisted or bent state may break the fibers. [6] Press the "HEAT" key. The buzzer sounds upon completion of shrinking. (2) Removing the fiber protection sleeve [1] Open the tube heater cover and the left and right tube heater clamps and slowly remove the splice reinforcement. applying some tension to it. Noted. At the time of removal there may be cases in which the end of the fiber protection sleeve is adhering to the inner surface of the tube heater. Therefore. it is necessary to remove the reinforcement. gently tearing it off with a thin cotton swab. [2] Visually check the splice reinforcement for bubbles and impurities. (3) Removing the fiber holders and setting the fiber clamps [1] Push down each holder clamp to front side. and remove the fiber holders. [2] Pull up. turn and gently set the fiber clamps on the V'groove. [3] Pull up the holder clamps. [4] Close the wind protector.


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ยง 4.10. Recharging Battery Pack The battery pack (BTR-04) uses Ni-Cd battery cell. If the battery pack is repeatedly recharged regardless of its sufficient remaining power. its capacity will be reduced. In such a case. completely discharge the battery pack to eliminate the phenomenon. See ยง 6.6.5 'Battery Pack Discharging Function' on Page79. The recharging procedure is as follows: (1) Connect the battery charge!' (ADC-07) to the battery pack (BTR-04) using the battery charger cord (DCC-OS). Note: The connecting ends of the charger cord are different: one is the batterv side and the other is the char er side. (2) Plug the AC power cord into the battery charger. And. connect the AC plug into the wall socket or others. (3) The battery charger starts charging with the "CHARGE" lamp turned on. Recharge is finished in about two hOUl'S though the recharge time depends on the remaining battery power. Upon completion of charging. the "CHARGE" lamp goes off.

Figure 4 - 23 Battery Charging Method Note 1: When the "CHARGE" lamp blinks. the battery pack is considered abnormal. It is recommendable to replace it with a new one. Note 2: If recharge is not finished in more than three hours after the start. the battery charger may be out of order. so stop the battery charger and consult us. Note3: When the "CHARGE" lamp is not turned on. the battery charger. the battery pack or the battery charger cable maybe out of order, so stop charging and consult us.


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ยง 5. Maintenance of Splicing Quality ยง 5.1. Cleaning and Checking before Splicing ยง 5.1.1. Cleaning Vrgrooves Dirty Vrgrooves will cause misalignment (offset) of the fibers. so clean the grooves at the proper time. (1) To clean the Vvgrooves, it is necessary to keep the fiber guides away. Press "MENU" key with the splicer in the [READY] state. select [Cleaning VrGroove] and press "SET" key in the [Main Menu], (2) Before cleaning the Vrgrooves. do not fail to turn off the splicer power and remove the AC adapter 01' battery pack. (3) Open the wind protector. and remove the fiber clamps. (4) Clean the Vrgrooves with alcohol-impregnated thin cotton swabs

Figure 5 " 1 Cleaning Vrgrooves with Cotton Swab Note: Be sure to use a high-purity alcohol of higher than 99% level. Using a lew-purity alcohol may leave the Vigrooves dirty. 5 If the V'grooves cannot be cleaned with cotton swabs, rub their bottoms with the endfaces of the fiber ribbon cleaved by the fiber cleaver.

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ยง 5.1.2. Cleaning Fiber Clamps If dust or dirt adheres to the fiber clamps, the fibers will be misaligned or become difficult to clamp the Vrgrooves. Moreover, the fiber clamping force will be decreased. Therefore, it is important to perform the cleaning frequently. (1) Pull up each fiber clamp.

(2) Gently clean the fiber-contact surface of the fiber clamp with an alcohol-impregnated thin cotton swab. If too much alcohol is put on the clamp surface, wipe it off with a dry thin cotton swab. Note: Be sure to use a high-purity alcohol of higher than 99% level. Using a low-purity alcohol may leave the clamps dirty.

Figure 5 - 3 Cleaning Fiber Clamp


Page 44 § 5.1.3. Cleaning Wind Protector Mirrors 'When the mirrors inside the wind protector become dirty, a black shadow is reflected on the monitor screen. Then. the splicer may fail to operate properly (1) Open the wind protector and observe the mirror surface. If there are

visible large particles of dirt or dust. blow them off with air or the like before cleaning the mirrors. Note 1: When blowing off dust. never use a spray type air. Otherwise. abnormal arc discharge may occur, possibly damaging the splicer. The gas mixture may be flammable. (2) Gently clean each mirror with an alcohol-impregnated thin cotton swab. If too much alcohol is put on the mirror surface. wipe it off with a dry thin cotton swab. Note 2: Be sure to use a high-purity alcohol of higher than 99% level. Using a low-purity alcohol may leave the mirrors dirty 3 Check to see that there are no unevenly cleaned spots on the mirror surface.

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Figure 5 - 4 Cleaning Wind Protector Mirrors § 5.1.4. Arc Test Optimized arc power is necessary for low splice loss. Perform the Arc Test: • before starting a daily splicing operation. • when the splice mode is changed. · after replacing the electrodes. Refer to § 6.3 'Arc Test Function' on Page60.


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ยง 5.1.5. Cleaning Fiber Cleaver If the cleave blade or clamp pads of the fiber cleaver becomes contaminated, the cleaving quality could possibly degrade, and the fiber surface or end-face may become contaminated, resulting in higher splice loss. Clean the cleave blade, clamp pads with an alcohol-impregnated thin cotton swab as shown in Figure 5 . 5.

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ยง 5.1.6. Cleaning Hot Jacket Stripper If the hot jacket stripper is dirty, the coating cannot sometimes he removed completely. Clean the blade and heater with an alcohol-impregnated thin cotton swab to prevent improper coating removal.

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§ 5.2. ·Periodical Checking and Maintenance § 5.2.1. Arc Count Check & Electrode Replacement When the arc counter exceeds 1000 times. it is necessary to replace the electrodes. (1) To check the arc count. refer to § 6.6.7 'Maintenance Information' on Page80. (2) For details of the electrodes replacement. refer to § 6.6.3 'Electrode Replacement Function' on Page75.

§ 5.2.2. Dust Check of Optical Path If dust or other impurities exist in the optical path of the splicer, they are shown on the monitor screen and the splicer may fail to operate properly. Check for the presence or ahsence of dust. (1) Turn on the splicer power. and display the [READY] message. Check dust or dirt visually on the monitor screen. If dust exists. the monitor screen darkens partly.

(2) Perform the dust check function in the maintenance menu. See § 6.6.1 'Dust Check Function' on Page73. If the presence of dust is confirmed, clean the wind protector minors and ohjective lenses. See § 5.1.3 'Cleaning Wind Protector MUTOI'S' on Page44 and § 5.2.3 'Cleaning Objective lenses' on Page47. Note: If dust cannot be completely removed by cleaning the wind protector mITI'OI'S and ohjective lenses. consult your nearest sales agency.


Page 47 ยง 5.2.3. Cleaning Objective lenses When the surface of each objective lens becomes dirty, impurities are shown on the monitor screen and the splicer may fail to operate properly. Clean the objective lenses according to the need. for example, when the result of the dust check in the maintenance mode is not good. The cleaning procedure is as follows: (1) Before cleaning the objective lenses. do not fail to turn off the splicer power and remove the AC adapter 01' battery pack. (2) Remove the discharge electrodes. Refer to ยง 6.6.3 'Electrode Replacement Function' on Page75. I Notel: When l'emoving the electrodes. be cal'eful not to damage their tips. I (;3) Observe the lens surface. If there are visible large particles of dirt or dust. blow them off with ail' or the like. Notez When blowing off dust. never use a spray type air. Otherwise. abnormal arc discharge may occur. possibly damaging the splicer. The propellant may be flammable. (c1) Gently clean the objective lenses with alcohol-impregnated thin cotton swabs. If too much alcohol is put on the lens surface, wipe it off with a dry thin cotton swab. Note3: Be sure to use a high-purity alcohol of higher than 99% level. Using a low-purity alcohol may leave the lenses dirty.

Figure 5 - 7 Cleaning Objective Lenses (5) Make sure there are no unevenly cleaned spots on the lens surface. (6) Install the discharge electrodes. Refer to ยง 6.6.3Electrode Replacement Function on Page7.5. (7) Close the wind protector and turn the splicer power on. (8) Then check the arc power using the arc test function. See ยง 6.3 'Arc Test Function' on Page60.


Page 48 ยง 5.2.4. Diagnostic Test Check to ensure that every function of the splicer is normal by performing the diagnostic test. See ยง 6.6.2 'Diagnostic Test Function' on Page73.

ยง 5.2.5. Complete Discharge of Battery Pack It is necessary to completely discharge the battery pack every month in order to prevent its degradation. See ยง 6.6.5 'Battery Pack Discharging Function' on Page78.

ยง 5.2.6. Rotating Cleave Blade If the cleaver does not cleave properly, rotate the blade 1/16th of a turn to replace the worn out blade position with a sharp blade position. 1. Remove the blade cover. I Note r Be careful not to touch the blade as this could cause damage to the blade. 2. Using a small slotted screwdriver, loosen the blade lock screw. 3. Rotate the circular blade 1/16th of a turn. Notez: When rotating the blade, do not touch the cutting edge. Move the blade with a thin cotton swab for eas ' and safe rotation. 4. Tighten the blade lock screw. 5. Attach the blade cover. Blade Height Adjustment After the circular blade has been rotated a complete revolution (16 positions), its height needs to be adjusted to compensate for the wear. 1. Loosen the blade lock screw. 2. Using a .89mm hex wrench, loosen the adjuster lock screw. 3. Using a 1.5mm hex wrench, turn the adjuster clockwise so that the reference dot aligns with the next position mark. Never attempt to rotate the adjuster more than 2 position marks. 4. Tighten the adjuster lock screw. 5. Tighten the blade lock screw. Now the 16 blade positions may be used again. If the cleaver does not cleave properly, rotate the blade.

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§ 6.2. Splice Mode and Heater Mode § 6.2.1. Selection of Splice Mode and Heater Mode The FSM-30R can splice fiber ribbons or single fibers of the types shown below. And, the tube heater equipped on the splicer can heat and shrink fiber protection sleeves shown below. 'p. ce od e • SliM Number of Fibers Fiber 10 (#) 12 (#) 8 Type 5 6 1 2 4 SMl

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Note l. Only the FSM-30RI2 has (#) splice modes. The FSM-30R8 does not have them. Notez: It is possible to delete and make the splice mode and the heater mode. See § 6.2.4 on Page58. Before splicing, select the appropriate splice mode and heater mode in the following ways. Refer to Figure 6 - 1 'Menu Map I' and Figure 6 - 2 'Menu Map 2' on Page50 and 51. (I) Press "MENU" key in the [READY] state. The [Main Menu] is displayed. (2) Next, press "Ji.." or "T" key to move the cursor to [Splice & Heater Mode] on the [Main Menu], and press "SET' key. The [Splice Mode Select] is displayed. (3) Press "Ji.." or "T" key to move the cursor on the splice mode to be used, and press "SET' key. The splice mode is set, and then the [Heater Mode Select] is displayed. (4) On the [Heater Mode Select]' press "Ji.." or "T" key to move the cursor on the heater mode to be used, and press "SET' key. The heater mode is set, and the display returns to the [Main Menu]'


Page 53 搂 6.2.2. Editing Splice Parameters

It is usually not necessary to change the splice parameters when splicing normal telecommunications fiber. If the splicing condition of factory default setting is not suitable for your application, change the splice parameters by following procedures. (1) Move the cursor on the splice mode to be edited in the [Splice Mode Select] state(See Figure 6 - 1 and Figure 6 - 2). (2) Press "ARC" key. The [Splice Mode Edit] state appears. (3) Press "Ji.." or "T" key to move the cursor onto the parameter to be changed, and press "SET' key. (4) Press "Ji.." or "T" key to change the numerical values. After pressing "SET' key, the changed value is stored to the internal memory. Note I: If [Fiber Type] or [Number of Fibers] is changed, all values in the editing mode will be deleted. Instead of the deleted values, the splicer enters the default values set at the factory in Fujikura before shipment. Note2: When it is necessary to return all values of parameters to the initial factory default values, change [Fiber Type] or [Number of Fibers] to temporary values. Then, return [Fiber Type] or [Number of Fibers] to the previous one. After performing the above operation, the factory default values are entered to the editing mode. :)p I i ':>8 ~,k,de Ed i 1: F'.:.~e

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Page 54 Following tables show settable parameters. Page 1 Parameter

Description

Splice Mode

Number of this splice mode in 30 programmable areas (not possible to change)

Fiber Type

Type of optical fiber ( SM, DS, MM or NZ)

N umber of Fibers

Number of Fibers (30R8: 1- 8, 30R12: 1- 12)

Mode Title

Comment for this splice mode

Arc Power

The arc intensity expressed in bits

Arc Time Prefuse Time

The total arc discharge time including the prefuse time The fiber end-faces heating time from the start of arc discharge till the start of fiber stuff movement.

Overlap

The overlap amount of both left and right fibers

Gap

The distance between fiber end-faces during the prefuse.

Gap Set Position

The position at setting fiberends gap

Page 2 Parameter

Description

RearcTime

The additional arc discharge time after splicing

Cleaning Arc Time

The time to perform short arc discharge at gap setting in order to remove dirt or dust

Angle Error

The permissible value of cleave angle

Offset Error

The permissible value of fiber offset

Gap Error

The permissible value of variation in end-face gap

Loss Estimation

Selects whether to turn the splice loss estimating function on or off

Splice Loss Error

The permissible value of estimated loss

Mode Field Dia.

The mode field diameter of optical fiber

Taper Splice...

To enter the [Taper Splice] menu


Page 55 â&#x20AC;˘ Taper Splicing Function The taper splicing function improves the splice loss by pulling the fibers already spliced during the arc discharge. Fujikura has already stored the optimum values of taper parameters for the typical Fujikura fiber in the internal memory It maybe necessary to reop timize the values when using other manufacturer's fiber or other types of fibers. Using this function without reoptimizing may cause worse splice loss. To view or change the taper condition. move the cursor on the [Taper Splice...] in the [Splice Mode Edit] state, and press the "SET" key. Then. [Taper Splice] menu shown in below is displayed.

Figure 6 - 4 Taper Splice Parameters FOl' details of the taper parameters, refer to the following table. Parameter

Description

Taper Splice

Turn the taper splicing function on or off

Taper Wait

The heating time from the stuff motion till the start of pulling spliced fibers

Taper Time

The time for pulling spliced fibers

Taper Speed

The speed of pulling spliced fibers


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ยง 6.2.3. Editing Heater Parameters It is not necessary to change the heater parameters when using the Fujikura fiber protection sleeves. To heat and shrink a fiber protection sleeve produced by another manufacturer, it maybe necessary to change the heater parameters by the following procedures. (1) Move the cursor on the heater mode to be edited in the [Heater Mode Select] state (See Figure 6 . 1 and Figure 6 - 2). (2) Press "ARC" key. The [Heater Mode Edit] state appears. (3) Press "~" or "T" key to move the cursor on the parameter to be changed, and press "SET" key. (4) Press ,,~., or "T" key to change the numerical values. After pressing "SET" key, the changed value is stored to the internal memory.

Note I: If [Sleeve Type] is changed, all values stored in the editing mode will be deleted. Instead of the deleted values, the splicer enters the default values set at a factory in Fujikura before shipment. Notez: When it is necessary to return all parameter values to the initial factory default values, change [Sleeve Type] to temporary value. Then, return [Sleeve Type] to the previous one. After performing the above operation, the factory default values are entered to the editing mode.

Figure 6 - 5 Heater Parameters


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Following tables show set.table parameters. Parameter

Description

Heater Mode

Number of this heater mode in 10 programmable areas (not possible to change)

Sleeve Type

The type of fiber protection sleeve

Mode Title

Comment for this heater mode

The typical time from pressing "HEAT" key till the finish of sleeve cooling time. The heater time is Heat Time automatically changed by software with the outside air temperature etc. The heating temperature for the fiber protection Heat Temperature sleeve What degree the fiber protection sleeve is to be Cool Finish Temp. cooled to finish the heating cycle Noted: Only the heat time is usually required to adjust for making a new heater mode for another manufucturers fiber protection sleeve.


Page 58 搂 6.2.4. Arrangement of Splice Mode and Heater Mode The FSM -30R has 30 programmable areas for the splice mode and 10 programmable areas for the heater mode. In the factory default setting. there may be many unnecessary modes for operators in the mode select menu. The following figure shows an example of the mode arrangement using the mode deleting function and the mode making function. Spl Ice Mode Select

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[1] Move the cursor on the splice mode (or heater mode) to be deleted on the mode select menu. Note I: It is not possible to delete the selected splice mode or the selected heater mode (i.e. displayed at the bottom of monitor screen). Select another mode before deleting. [2] Press "ARC" key. The [Splice :Mode Edit] (or [Heater Mode Edit]) state appears. [3] Press "ARC" key again in the [Splice Mode Edit] (or [Heater Mode Edit]) state. [4] A message "Delete this mode?" appears on the monitor screen. Press "SET" key to delete the mode.


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(2) Making Splice .Mode or Heater Mode [1] Move the cursor on the blank area (deleted area) on the mode select menu. [2] Press "ARC" key. A message "Do you make a new mode'?" appears on the monitor screen. Press "SET" key. [:3] The [Splice Mode Edit] (01' [Heater Mode Edit]) is displayed.

Notez. When the new mode is made. the splicer sets the default factory values in the mode parameters according to the [Fiber Type] and [Number of Fibet's] (or [Sleeve Tvp ej).

If it is necessary to change the parameters: [1] Press "....., 01' " ..., key to move the cursor on the parameter to be changed. and press "SET" key [2] Press"....路' or "..., key to change the numerical values. After pressing "SET" key. the changed value is stored to the internal memory


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§ 6.3. Arc Test Function Optimized arc power is necessary for low splice loss. Pel-form the Arc Test: · before starting a daily splicing operation, · when the splice mode is changed. • after replacing the electrodes. This is the function to check to see if the arc power is appropriate. If the arc power is inappropriate, the splicer corrects it automatically. ",te Te:=;t

(1) Press ".." or "T" key to move the cursor on [Arc Test] on the [Main Menu] or [Power-On Menu]' and press "SET" key.

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[4] Measurement of melt-back amount After the discharge. the melt-back amounts of the left and right fibers are measured. and displayed for each pair of fibers by the image processing circuit of the splicer.

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ยง 6.4. Splicing Result Memory The splicer can store 150 splicing data in the internal memory. The contents of the stored data cannot be changed, but comments on each data can be input and edited.

ยง 6.4.1. Storing Splicing Results The splicing results are automatically stored when the proof test is done after the splicing operation has been finished. Even if removing the fibers before performing the proof test. the data are automatically stored after pressing "SET' or "RESET" key. (1) When storing a comment to the splicing data, press "MENU" key in the [FINISHED] state after the arc discharge. The [Memory Storage] menu is displayed. See Figure 6 - 7 on Page63. (2) Press "." or "T" key to move the cursor to [Storage/Comment Input], and press "SET" key. The [Comment Input] screen is displayed, then it is possible to input the comment. (3) After inputting the comment. move the cursor on [FINISH] and press "SET" key.

Note 1: After a splicing data has been stored. the memory number automatically shifts to the next. Note 2: When the last splicing data of No. 150 is stored, the memory number returns to No. 001 and the splicer continues storing data. At that time, the previous data stored are erased. Note 3: When no change is made to the comment, the splicer automatically stores the previous comment in the same way. So, it is not necessary to input the comment every time if the comment to he stored is always the same.


Page 63 ยง 6.4.2. Cancel of Storing Splice Results

In this case. press "MENU" key on the [FINISHED] state to display the [Memory Storage] menu, set the cursor to [Cancel Memory Storage] and press "SET" key. The splicing results are not stored after the proof test.

Data Storage after Proof Test

"SET" after selecting [FINISH]

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Page 64 ยง 6.4.3. Display of Splicing Result Memory

(1) Select [Memory Menu] on the main menu. and the memory menu is displayed on the monitor. (2) Next. select [Memory Display] on the memory menu and a list of splicing results is displayed as shown below.

Note: The memory number of stored splicing data is indicated in white. The number of not stored data is indicated in green. (3) Press "A" or "โ€ข., key to move the cursor to a splicing result to be referred. and press "SET" key. Following screen appears, and it shows the contents of the splicing result.

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Item Splice Mode. Estimated Loss and Error Message Fiber Offset (before splicing) and Cleaved Angle (left/right) Splice Condition (Arc Power. Arc Time, Overlap, etc.)


Page 65 § 6.4.4. Clearing Splicing Results

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(1) Select [Clear Memory] on the Memory "Menu. The [Clear Memory] screen is displayed. (2) Press"." or "T" key to move the cursor to [Partial Memory Clear] or [Clear All Memory], and press "SET" key. (3) Clearing • [Clear All Memory]: The confirmation screen is displayed. Press "SET" key. Then, all memory is cleared. • [Partial Memory Clear]: [1] The range setting screen is displayed. Select the start position and change the numerical value, then press "SET" key to set the start position. Set the finish position in the same way. [2] After setting both the start and finish positions, press "ARC" key. The confirmation screen is displayed. [3] Press "SET" key on the confirmation screen. Then, the selected area in the memory is cleared. Note: After the partial memory clear, the remaining data below the deleted area is automatically carried up as shown in following figure.

After deleting the Nos. 13-17 data, Nos.18 - 150 data are carried up.

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"SET" after selecting [Partial Memory Clear]

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ยง 6.5. Utility Menu Select [Utility Menu] on the Main Menu. and press "SET" key. Then the utility menu appears on the monitor.

ยง 6.5.1. Language Selection It is possible to select the language of messages displayed on the monitor. ยง 6.5.2. Power Source Type Selection In order to make the battery indicator and the low battery warning errors behave correctly, the type of the installed power supply unit is required to be selected in this function. One item in the list below is to be selected as a power source type. Power Source Type

Description

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The type of the installed power supply unit IS detected automatically. To enable the "Auto Detect" function, it is necessary to have a power supply unit with "ID" mark on label. If an old type of power supply unit without "ID" mark is installed, the "Auto Detect" function does not detect it correctly.

DETECT OFF

The type of the installed power unit is ignored. The battery indicator and the low battery alarm are controlled with the same way as BTR-04 (NiCd).

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In this state, the battery indicator disappears and no battery alarm is given. The battery indicator function and the low battery alarm indicate according to NiCd typical characteristics. If another power source IS 111 fact present, accuracy of indication may be reduced. The battery indicator function and the low battery alarm indicate according to other external battery characteristics. Depending on which battery or DC power source is used, indication may again be approximate.

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Page 68 ยง 6.5.3. Power Saving Function This function is intended to save the battery power. When the splice!" gets into the idling state or the wind protector is opened, the power saving mode works to turn off the power supply to the monitor 01" sphcer.

Monitor Power Shut Down Time

The interval from the time at last operation (the key pressed or the wind protector closed) until the time at which to turn off the monitor power can be set in 10 seconds. With this function on. the monitor power is turned off when the wind protector is opened. In the case of the monitor power being turned off with the wind protector opened, it is turned on again after closing the wind protector. In the case of the monitor power being turned off with the wind protector closed, it is turned on again after pressina "SET" key. The interval from the time at the last operation until the time at which to turn off the splicer power can be set to 1 minute. o

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Note I: The power saving function is turned off when 0 (OFF) is set on the monitor and the snlicer DOWel" shut-down time. Notez. To increase the number of splices when using the battery pack. Use a power saving function of Fujikura hot jacket stripper (HJS-02). The monitor shut down time should be short. The splicer shut down time or the actual splice cycle should be short. o

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ยง 6.5.4. Pause Function With this function on, the splicer pauses after the gap setting and the fiber inspection. To continue splicing. press "SET" key. ยง 6.5.5. Displaying Sensor Value The atmospheric pressure and the supply voltage arc displayed. The displayed values should be considered as reference beca use they may differ somewhat from the environmental values.


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ยง 6.5.6. Configurations for Customizing Splicer (for Supervisors) This function is provided to enable or disable the performing various functions to customize the splicer, or to prevent the operator from changing the conditions of the splicer by mistake. (1) Press "JIJ.." or "T" to move the cursor to [Configurations] on the Utility Menu. Press "SET" key and the [Enter Password] screen is displayed as shown below.

Figure 6 - 10 Password Entering Screen Note: The password is initially set to 0 (zero) in the factory. (2) Press "JIJ.." or "T" and "....., 01' ,,~., key to move the cursor to each of the password characters. Press "SET" key and the characters are entered. (3) After entering the password, set the cursor to [FINISH] and press "SET" key. When the password agrees with the preset password, the [Configurations] screen is displayed (See Figure 6 - 11 on next page). When the entered password does not agrees, the screen is returned to the Utility Menu. (.4) Press "JIJ.." or "T" key to move the cursor to the function to be changed and press "SET" key. The settable contents are shown in Table 6 - 1 "Configurations for Customizing Splicer" on Page72.


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Figure 6 - 11 Configuration Settings

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Page 72 Table 6 - 1 Configurations for Customizing Splicer Description

Item Company Name Comment Change Password Power-On Menu

Set the company name displayed on the start screen just after power-on. Set the comment to be added to the company name displayed on the start screen just after power-on. Change the password to enter the [Configuration]. Display the [Power-On Menu] before going to [READY] state (See ยง 4.3.1 on Pagezz).

Power-On Dust Check

Selects whether to perform the dust check or not after the power-on.

Splice Mode Edit Splice Mode Selection Heater Mode Edit Heater Mode Selection

Selects whether to enable or disable the editing or selection of each mode. If "disable" is selected, the operator cannot change or edit the mode.

Clear Memory

Selects whether to enable or disable the clearing memory. If "disable" is selected, the splicing results cannot be deleted.

Memory Cancel

Storage

Monitor Power-Off Splicer Power-Off Arc Test Dust Check Diagnostic Test Battery Discharge Maintenance Information MotOI' Drive Electrode Replacement Clear Arc Count Number of Rearcs Last Maintenance Next Maintenance

Selects whether to enable or disable the editing splice mode. If "disable" IS selected, the splicing results are forcibly stored. Selects whether to enable or disable the changing of each power-off time. If "disable" IS selected, the operator cannot change the power-off time. Selects whether to enable or disable each function. If "disable" is selected. the operator cannot use the function. Select whether to enable or disable the referencing to the maintenance information. If "disable" IS selected. the operator cannot view the maintenance information. Selects whether to enable or disable each function. If "disable" IS selected. the operator cannot use the function. Limit the number of Rearcs after splicing to prevent the operator from improving the splice loss by many Rearcs. Input a numerical value. The date of the last maintenance performed. The date of the next maintenance scheduled.


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ยง 6.6. Maintenance Menu The splicer has a function to perform routine maintenance. How to use this function is described helow. At first. press "A" or "...., key to move the cursor to [Maintenance Menu] and press "SET" key. The Maintenance Menu is displayed.

ยง 6.6.1. Dust Check Function The splicer has the function of observing the fiber condition by image processing. In the image processing process, if dust or dirt exists on the screen. the fiber condition cannot be measured accurately. causing misjudgment in some cases. This function automatically judges whether the viewing mechanism provided in the splicer is dirty with dust. vaporized glass deposits. etc.. as to affect the image processing operation.

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Page 7,4 ยง 6.6.2. Diagnostic Test Function

This is the self-diagnostic function to ensure the splicer functions normally. (1) Press ",6." or "T" key to move the cursor to [Diagnostic Test] on the Maintenance Menu and press "SET" key. [Diagnostic Test] is displayed and the splicer automatically performs the following processes: [1] LED (X view & Yview) Brightness Check [2] Z-Motor (left and right) Operation Check [3] Dust (X view & Y view) Check (2) After finishing the above processes, the splicer measures the fiber stuff amount (Overlap), so strip the left and right fibers according to the instructions on the monitor and set them. (3) After setting both fibers. close the wind protector and press "SET" key. The splicer automatically performs the following processes: [4] Stuff Amount (Overlap) Check [5] Arc Test [6] Gap Set Position [7] I/O Port Check [8] Memory Check (4) Check Results After finishing the diagnostic test. the splicer shows the check result. If the result is not good, consult your nearest sales agency.

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ยง 6.6.3. Electrode Replacement Function This function is used to replace the electrodes. The discharge electrodes are worn at each discharge and glass deposits adhere to their surfaces. Wearing of the electrodes can be known from the rounding of their tip. Using them in that state will cause splicing defects such as increase in splice loss. fiber separation, etc. Therefore. it is necessary to replace the worn electrodes at regular intervals. Normally replace them when the arc count reaches 1000. For replacement, use tn)e ELCT2-16 discharge electrodes. The electrode replacement procedure is as follows: (1) Select the SM8 mode in case of the FSM -30R8 or the SM 12 mode in case of the FSM-30R12. (2) Select [Electrode Replacement] on the maintenance menu. The screen shown rrght is displayed. (3) Press the "OFF' key. and remove the AC adapter or battery pack. [1] Open the wind protector. [2] Remove the electrode cover of the electrodes as shown in Figure 6 - 15 on next page. [:3] Loosen the screw by a screwdriver. and remove the electrode fixture. Figure 6 - 14 Electrode Replacement [4] Remove the electrode.


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Figure 6 - 15 Electrode Removing Method [5] Remove the adhesive cover of the new replacement electrode and clean the electrode surface with alcohol-impregnated gauze or non-dust tissue, [6] Place the new electrode with the electrode collar lightly pressed against the Vrgroove. [7] Repeat the above procedure to replace the electrode on the other side. INote: Tighten the screw of electrode fixture lightly by a screwdriver. Caution 1: Use care not to make the tip of the electrode touch anything. Deformation of the electrode tip may cause abnormal arc discharge.

ICaution 2: Replace two discharge electrodes as a pair at the same time. [8] Place the electrode fixture, and temporarily fasten with the screw. Lightly press the electrode collar against the Vrgroove, then tighten the screw. Caution 3: Press the electrode collar against the Vrgroovc. Incomplete pressing will change the arc discharge conditions or cause damage to the arc discharge generator.


Page 77 [9] Attach the electrode cover. (..t) Close the wind protector and install the AC adapter or battery pack.

Then, press "ON" key to turn the power on. (5) Check again to see that each electrode is properly set and press "SET" key. (6) Stabilize the electrodes.

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Figure 6 - 16 Electrode Stabilizing Function First. set 8 (or 12) fiber ribbon in one side of the fiber holder, and perform stripping and cleaning. Without cleaving the ribbon. set the fiber holder onto the splicer across both left and right Vrgrooves. Make sure each fiber is properly laid across both Vrgrooves, and set down both fiber clamps. Press "SET" key. and arc discharge is automatically repeated 30 times. After 30 repetitions of arc discharge, the Electrode Replacement function is finished. Note: If the fibers are melted or cut. stop the arc discharge by pressing "MENU" key during the wait time, and set the new fiber again. (6) After completing stabilization. the Arc Test screen appears on the monitor. Perform the arc test. (7) The arc counter is automatically cleared to zero.


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ยง 6.6.4. Clearing Arc Count This function is used to initialize the arc counter to zero. Note I: It is not necessary to perform this function after performing the Electrode Replacement function (ยง 6.6.3) because that function clears the arc counter. Notez: When the arc counter exceeds 1000. a warning message appears at power-on.

(1) Press "A" 01' "T" key to move the cursor to [Clear Arc Count] on the [Maintenance] menu and press "SET". The screen shown right is displayed. (2) If you want to initialize the arc counter to zero, press "SET" key. If you do not want to initialize it to zero, press "MENU" key. Pressing "MENU" returns you to the maintenance menu.

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Page 79 ยง 6.6.5. Battery Pack Discharging Function The battery pack uses NiCd cell. If the battery pack is repeatedly recharged regardless of its sufficient remaining power, its capacity will be reduced. In such a case, use this function to eliminate the phenomenon. It is necessary to completely discharge the battery pack every month in order to prevent its degradation. Note: It takes approximately three hours to completely discharge the battery pack when it is initially fully charged. (1) Install the battery pack, and turn the

power on (See ยง 4.2.2 "Using Battery Pack" on Page20). (2) Press "A" or "..." key to move the cursor to [Battery Discharge] on the maintenance menu, and press "SET" key. The screen shown right is displayed. (3) The splicer discharged the battery power. It indicates the battery voltage on the monitor. (4) When the remaining power is used up, the splicer is turned off automatically, finishing the complete discharge of the battery pack. Figure 6 - 18 Battery Discharge


Page 80 ยง 6.6.6. Manual Motor Operation It is possible to operate the left and right Zrmotors manually, Select [Motor Drive] on the Maintenance Menu. Select the type of the motor, and move it backward and forward by pressing "~" and "T" key. Note: When the motor is driven to move in one direction to the limit of its movement, it stops with the buzzer sounding. The motor cannot be driven to move more in that direction. ยง 6.6.7. Maintenance Information To check the splicer condition concerning the maintenance, refer to the maintenance information. Or, when the splicer is found out of order, notify us of the details shown in the maintenance information. The displayed information cannot be changed. The meanings of each item of information are shown in the table below. Press "~" or "T" key to move the cursor to [Maintenance Information] on maintenance menu, and press "SET" key. The screen as shown in right figure is displayed. Figure 6 - 19 Maintenance Information Item

Meaning

Serial Number

The serial number of the splicer.

Arc Count

The number of arc discharges performed from the last replacement of electrodes till the present time.

Total Arc Count

The total number of arc discharges that have been performed. This number cannot be reset.

Last Maintenance

The date on which the last maintenance of the splicer was done is stored.

Next Maintenance

It is recommendable to perform inspection every year because the splicer is a precision machine.

Software Version

The software version of the splicer.


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ยง 7. Trouble Shooting ยง 7.1. Error Message List When an error occurs and one of the following error messages is displayed, record the enol' message. Next. press the "RESET" key. and make remedy as shown below. Enol' Message Close Cover Cover Opened

Reason

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Wind protector is opened hefore splicing. Wind protector is opened during splicing.

Close the wind protector. "RESET' is not necessary.

Cleave length is more than lOmm. Too Long Fiher Lenses or wind protector minors is dirty.

Too Dark

Lenses or wind protector minors are dirty.

Close the wind protector. Acceptahle cleave length is lOmm. Cleave length will he long if the fiber holder is set on the cleaver without pushing to the edge of cleaver base. Clean the objective lenses and the wind protector minors (See ~ .5.1.3 and ~ .5.2.3). Clean the objective lenses and the wind protector minors (See ~ 5.1.3 and ~ 5.2.3).

No illumination from LED Consult sales agency. Mismatch of Number of Fibers

Mis"selection of the splice mode (numhel' of fihers) Some fibers are broken. Fiber surface is dirty.

Dirty Fiber or Mirror

Cleaning arc discharge time is short (or off). Lenses or wind protector minors are dirtv.

Bad Fiber Setting

Fibers are set improperly in the V-grooves. Large fiber offset

Select the appropriate splice mode (See ยง 6.2.0. Prepare the fiber (stripping. cleaning and cleaving) again. Prepare the fiber (stripping, cleaning and cleaving) again. Reset the cleaning arc time to the initial value (20ms). Clean the objective lenses and the wind protector minors (See ยง 5.1.:3 and ~ 5.2.3). Set the fibers properly in the Vrgrooves. Set the fibers again. or clean the Vrgroove (See ยง 5.1.1).


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Error Message

Reason

Replace for another Battery Remaining battery power Too Low Battery is small. Voltage Cleave length is less than 10mm.

Remedy Recharge the battery (See ยง 4.10). Acceptable cleave length is 10mm.

ZL (or ZR) Motor Fibers are set improperly Set the fibers properly. When the taper splicing is Overrun Check and change the taper on, the taper time is too time or the taper speed to the long, or the taper speed is initial value (See ยง 6.2.2). too fast. ZL (01' ZR) Motor Motor or the driving Consult sales agency. Trouble system is out of order. Fiber Guide Fiber guide system is out Consult sales agency. Trouble of order. When dirt or dust on the fiber surface is burnt by the arc Dust or dirt on fiber discharge, core distortion may surface occur. Enough fiber cleaning is very important to keep the best splicing quality. Clean the Vrgroove Dirty Vrgroove (See ~ 5.1.1). Clean the fiber clamps High Es tim a te d Dirty Fiber Clamp (See ~ 5.1.2). Loss Replace the electrodes Electrodes are worn or dirty. (See ~ 6.6.3). Wrong arc discharge Initialize the arc discharge parameters (See ~ 6.2.2). parameter Perform the arc test Arc power is not adequate. (See ~ 6.3). Re-examine the permissible Strict permissible value value of splice loss (See ~ 6.2.2). Re-examine the permissible Strict permissible value value of cleaving angle (See ยง 6.2.2). Large Cleave Angle Clean the fiber cleaver Actual cleave angle is (See ยง 5.1.5), or rotate the large. cleaver blade (See ~ 5.2.6).


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Error Message

Large Fiber Offset

Large Gap Difference

Thin Fiber or Fat Fiber

Reason

Remedy

Strict permissible value

Re-examine the permissible value of fiber offset (See ~ 6.2.2).

Fibers are not set properly Set the fibers again. in V-grooves. Clean Vrgrooves and set fibers Vrgroove is dirty correctly (See ยง 5.1.1). Prepare the fiber (stripping, Fiber surface dirty. cleaning and cleaving) again. Re-examine the permissible Strict permissible value value of gap difference (See ~ 6.2.2). Fibers are cleaved improperly.

Prepare the fiber (stripping, cleaning and cleaving) again. Rotate the cleaver blade Cleaver blade is worn. (See ยง 5.2.6). Wrong arc discharge Initialize the arc discharge parameters (See ยง 6.2.2). parameter Perform the arc test Arc power is not adequate. (See ยง 6.3). Fibers cleaved improperly.

Bubble in Fiber

Dirt on fiber end-face Cracked fiber end-face

Prepare the fiber (stripping, cleaning and cleaving) again.


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§ 7.2. Trouble Shooting If troubles other than those mentioned in the following table have occurred, or when the causes could not be eliminated by taking the specified remedial measures, there is the possibility of the splicer being out of order. Consult your nearest sales agency.

Trouble

Splicer power is not switched on

Screen shows nothing

Check

Splicer power is Is remaining suddenly switched battery power off used up? Panel keyboard is not working

Fibers are not appearing on monitor screen Fiber protection sleeve is not shrinking perfectly

No arc discharge

Remedy

Is the battery pack or the AC adapter Install the power unit (See § 4.2). installed? Plug the cord in properly Is the AC power (See § 4.2). cord plugged in? This is not a trouble. Close the wind protector when it is opened. Is the POWel' Or, press "SET" key when the wind saving function turned on? protector is closed. To turn this function off. see § 6.5.3.

Is the splicer in the power saving state? Are fibers set in Vrgrooves? Is the wind protector opened? Is fiber protection sleeve set properly? Is the heater mode right? Is the wind protector open? Are discharge electrodes set properly?

Recharge the battery pack (See § 4.10). This is not a trouble. Close the wind protector when it is opened. 01', press "SET" key when the wind protector is close d. To turn this function off. see § 6.5.3. Set the fiber holders properly (See § 4.6). Close the wind protector, Set the sleeve in propel' position (See § 4.9). Select a proper heater mode (See § 6.2.1) Close the wind protector. Set the electrodes properly (See § 6.6.3)


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Trouble

Check

Remedy

Battery pack is recharged. but sufficient splice count is not attained

Is the power saving function used? Was the battery pack repeatedly recharged though not used up? Is the battery pack old?

To save the battery power, the power saving function is necessary (See § 6..5.3). Cause is due to the memory effect of battery pack. Discharge it completely (See § 6.6.5) Replace the battery pack to new one. Refer to the supervisor for confirmation. If you are the supervisor, see ~ 6.5.6.

Some functions are unable to be performed

Does a supervisor disahle the functions?

Error message appears during operation

Make remedy as shown in "Error Message List".

Refer to § 7.1.

Dust or dirt on fiber surface

When dirt or dust on the fiher surface is hurnt by the arc discharge, core distortion may OCCUl'. Enough fiber cleaning is very important to keep the best splicing quality.

Dirty Vrgroove High Estimated Loss

Dirty Fiber Clamp Electrodes are worn or dirtv Wrong arc discharge parameter Arc power is not adequate. Strict permissible value

Clean the Vrgroove (See § 5.1. 1). Clean the fiber clamps (See § 5.1.2). Replace the electrodes (See § 6.6.:3). Initialize the arc discharge parameters (See § 6.2.2). Perform the arc test (See § 6.3). Reexamine the permissihle value of splice loss (See § 6.2.2).


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§ 8. Guarantee and Contact Address § 8.1. Guarantee 1. Guarantee period and limits

If the splicer becomes out of order wit hin one year from the date of delivery. we will repair it free of charge. However. not e that repairs will be charged for in the following cases regardless of the guarantee period: (1) Trouble 01' damage due to natural disaster. (2) Trouble or damage due to abnormalvoltage supply. (:3) Trouble or damage due to mishandling. (0 Trouble or damage due to handling in disregard of the operating procedures or instructions described in the instruction manual. (5) Consum ab les (discharge electrodes etc.) 2. Before sending the splicer Please consult us first. 3. Necessary information for the repair

Attach papers to the splicer in order to inform us of details as described below. (J) lour full name. section. division. company. address. phone number and fax number. (2) Model name and serial number of the splicer. (3) Encountered Trouble • What state did your splicer get into at what time? What is its present state" • The state of the monitor anel the contents of the relevant error message etc. c

,4, Transportation

when sending the splicer As the splicer is a high ·precision machine. use the attached carrying case without fail for transportation and storage in order to protect it against humidity. vibration and shock. When you request us to repair the splicer. please send it together with its accessories.

5. Not e for Repair Please note that the contents of the memory such as splicing results, splice mode. etc.. may be lost depending on the kind of repair.


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ยง 8.2. Contact Address Inquiries concerning products should he made to the nearest sales agency or one of the following: Fujikura Europe Ltd. C51 Barwell Business Park Leatherhead Road, Chessington, Surrey KT9 2NY England Tel. +44-20-8240-2000 (Service: +44-20-8240-2020) Fax. +44-20-8240-2010 (Service: +44-20-8240-2029) URL http://www.fujikura.co.uk Alcoa Fujikura Ltd. 260 Parkway East Duncan, SOUTH CAROLINA 29334 U.S.A. Tel. +1-800-AFL-FIBER (Service: +1-800-866-3602) Fax. + 1-864-433-5560 (Service: + 1-800-433-5452) P.O.Box 3127 Spartanburg, SC 29304-3127 URL http.swww.afl-link.com Fujikura Asia Ltd. 460 Alexandra Road #22 -01 PSA Building Singapore 119963 Fax. +65-6-2780965 Tel. +65-6-2711312 URL http://www.fujikura.com.sg Fujikura Ltd.

Optical Fiber & Equipment Department International Sales & Marketing 1-5-1 Kiba, Kotoku, Tokyo, 135-8512, Japan Tel. +81-3-5606-1164 Fax. +81-3-5606-1534 http://www.fujikura.co.jp/front_e.htm

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Frequently Asked Questions 1. How to splice the optical glass fiber • Is any quick refel"ence to understand all splicing procedul"e? ---.-§3 Page 12 • What aloe the necessary items for splicing the fibers? ......-----.-.--§ 2.3 Page 9 • How to use the AC adapter or the battery pack for supplying the power to the splicer? .-.----§ 4.2 Page 20 · How to change the splice mode or the heater mode? ---.-§ 4.3 Page 22 • "That is the correct procedure to prepare the fiber (i.e. Fiber setting onto fiber holder. strip. clean and cleave)? --... § 4.4 & § 4.5 Page 24 • What is the correct procedure to set fiber holders onto the splicer? ------.§ 4.6 Page 30 • What is the correct procedure to operate the splicer? ---.....------.-§ 4.7 Page 33 • What is the correct procedure to remove the spliced fiber from the splicer? ... ----§ 4.8 Page 37 • What is the correct procedure to shrink the fiber protection sleeve? ...... ---§ 4.9 Page 39

2. To maintain the best splicing quality • Cleaning and Checking the splicer & tools before use? ... --------... --§ 5.1 Page 42 • What are periodical checks needed for splicer and tools? .-----.... ------§ 5.2 Page 46 • A fiber guide encumbers cleaning the Vrgroove. How to remove it? .... ----.....---§ 5.1.1 Page 42

3. How to ODerate the arc fusion sDlicer 'Basic Questions' • How to switch X / Y view in [READY]. [PAUSE] or [FINISHED] state? ---§ 4.7 Page 33 • How to see the measured data in [PAUSE] or [FINISHED] state? -----.. ----..... § 4.7 Page 33


Page 90 • How to make an additional arc discharge to improve the splice loss? ................ § 4.7 Page 33 · How to recharge the battery pack? ................ § 4.10 Page 41 • How to view the fiber image without overlapped messages in [READY] state? ................ § 4.7 Page 33

4. How to operate the Arc fusion splicer 'Usual Questions' · How to disable or enable the [PAUSE] function? ................ § 6.5.4 Page 68 • What is the easiest adjusting method to get adequate arc power? <Arc test) ................ § 6.3 Page 60 · How to increase the arc power without performing the arc test? ................ § 6.2.2 Page 53 • How to return modified arc parameters to factory default parameters? ................ § 6.2.2 Page 53 • How to extend the heater time because of not enough shrinking? ................ § 6.2.3 Page 56 • The LCD monitor is turned off quickly. How to extend the time? ................ § 6.5.3 Page 68 • How to disable the power saving function? ................ § 6.5.3 Page 68 • Where to find any menu command map? ................ § 6.1 Page 50

5. How to operate the Arc fusion splicer 'Advanced Questions' · Surplus splicing modes exist. How to arrange the modes? ................ § 6.2.4 Page 58 · Surplus heater modes exist. How to arrange the modes? ................ § 6.2.4 Page 58 · How to change threshold level to indicate the cleaved angle error? ................ § 6.2.2 Page 53 · How to change threshold level to indicate the fiber offset error? ................ § 6.2.2 Page 53 • How to change threshold level to indicate the fiber gap error? ................ § 6.2.2 Page 53 • How to change threshold level to indicate the splice loss error? ................ § 6.2.2 Page 53 • How to input the same comment into a splicing result memory without typing the comment after every splicing? .........--..... § 6.4.1 Page 62


Page 91 • How to enter a comment after every splicing into the splicing result memory? ... -.... -..... --.§ 6.4.1 Page 62 • How to cancel the data storage into the splicing result memory because the splicing failed? ......... _ § 6.4.2 Page 63 • How to clear all splice result data or a part of data? ................. § 6.4.4 Page 65

6. Customizing the Arc Fusion Splicer (For a supervisor) • How to prohibit editing the splice or heater mode parameter? .-- § 6.5.6 Page 70 · How to prohibit selecting the splice or heater mode? ...........--....§ 6.5.6 Page 70 • Operator tries many additional arcs Cre·arcs) to improve splice loss. How to limit the numbers ofre·arcs? .................§ 6.5.6 Page 70 • How to prohibit clearing the splicing result memory? ................. § 6.5.6 Page 70 • How to enable to perform Dust Check while the splicer is turned on? .......§ 6.5.6 Page 70 • [Power On Menu] is useful to change the mode, or to perform the Arc Test before going to [READY] state. How to enable it? ................. § 6.5.6 Page 70 • How to indicate owner's company name or comment after power on? ................. § 6.5.6 Page 70

7. Trouble Shooting • The main power or monitor power is turned off quickly. .§ 7.2 Page 85 • The battery pack is recharged, but sufficient splice count is not attained. § 7.2 Page 85 • Some functions can not be performed (not be permitted). .....§ 7.2 Page 85 • An error message appears on the monitor during a splicing operation. .................§ 7.1 Page 82 • Other problems except for the above. . --.§ 7.2 Page 85 ... ---

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