FiberXP OTDR Launch Cables
FiberXP OTDR launch cables are used with an OTDR to minimize the
event dead zone and to allow measurement of the complete link loss of
a fiber. Without an OTDR launch cable, the initial length of fiber and
initial connector remain hidden. Top quality fiber optic launch cables
serve as both a launch cable and a receive cable. When connected to
the OTDR and to the link under test they can disclose the insertion
loss and reflectance of both near-end and far-end fiber connections
allowing end-to-end loss measurement. Also known as launch cords,
launch leads, receive cables, fiber optic launch cables and fiber rings,
these low cost OTDR launch cables are available in both multimode
fiber and single mode Corning fiber versions. They are offered in a
selection of lengths depending on need. It is suggested that the OTDR
launch cable be slightly longer than the dead zone. Each OTDR launch
cable features 1 meter pigtails, a portable lightweight ring design and a
repositionable carabiner.

Note: One should never attempt to use an OTDR without a launch cable or, in some cases, a receive cable. Also, your launch and receive cables need to more than an arm's-length long. If you do not know why, join us for a training session by contacting BDI Datalynk.

Let is help you design a Launch Cable for your particular application. Give us a call at 512-785-9024 or send us an email and together we can decide on a Launch Cable to match your needs. They usually take 4-5 days as they are made to order.