View 7 User Manual

View 7 User Manual
View 7
ARC Fusion Splicer
User Manual
Please read this manual before operating your fusion splicer, and keep it for future reference.
2014/11 Rev.0.1
View 7
User Manual
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Contents
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Introduction
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Chapter 1: Technical specifications
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Applicable fiber type
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Splice loss
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Splice mode
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Heat oven
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Power supply
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Dimensions and weight
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Environment
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Other
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Battery precautions
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Chapter 2: Installation
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Safety warnings and precautions
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Operational safety warnings
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Maintenance and external care precautions
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Transport and storage precautions
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Installation
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Unpacking the splicer
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Splicer overview
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Power supply
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Battery
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Charge the battery
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How to check remaining battery capacity
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Battery refresh
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Chapter 3: Basic Operation
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Turning on the splicer
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Adjusting the monitor position
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Adjusting the monitor brightness
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Touch screen On/Off
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Fiber zoom function on screen
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Preparing the fibers
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How to make a splice
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Placing the fibers
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Inspecting the fibers
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Splicing
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How to protect the splice
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Heating procedure
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Chapter 4: Splice Programs
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Displaying the active splice program
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Selecting a splice program
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General splicing steps
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Pre-fusion
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Fusion
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Splicing process
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Splice program parameters under general splicing process
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Chapter 5: Splice Option
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Setting up splice mode
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Chapter 6: Heater Mode
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Selecting heater mode
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Editing heater mode
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Deleting heater mode
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Heater mode parameters
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Chapter 7: Maintenance Menu
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Replace electrodes
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Replacement procedure
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Stabilize electrodes
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Operation procedure
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Diagnostic test
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Operation procedure
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Dust check
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Operation procedure
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Motor calibration
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Operation procedure
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Arc calibration
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Operation procedure
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Electrode setting
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Update software
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Chapter 8: Other Functions & Utilities
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Data storage
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Display splice record
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Delete splice record
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Cancel data storage
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System setting
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Monitor position
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Power save option
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System information
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Appendix I: Reasons for high splice loss and solutions
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Appendix II: List of error messages
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Appendix III: Frequent questions and troubleshooting
Contents
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Important: INNO Instrument strongly recommends all users to read this manual
before operating VIEW 7.
This manual is valid for the following software version:
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Introduction
Thank you for choosing VIEW 7 Arc Fusion Splicer from INNO Instrument. View 7
adopts innovative product design and exquisite manufacturing technology so as to
deliver unprecedented splicing experience to customers.The totally new
technology greatly reduces splicing and heating time, and advanced estimation
method and alignment technique ensure the accuracy of splice loss estimation.
The simple-but-trendy product design, sophisticated internal structure and reliable
protective cover make the splicer be suitable for any operating environment.
Dynamic operation interface and automatic splice mode provide users great
convenience. For more information of VIEW 7, please visit our official website at
www.innoinstrument.com
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Technical Specifications
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Applicable fiber type
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SM(ITU-T G.652&G.657) / MM(ITU-T G.651) / DS(ITU-T G.653)
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Fiber count: Single
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Applicable fiber cables: 0.25mm- 3.0mm/ Indoor Cable (with VFH-40)
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Applicable fiber diameter: Cladding diameter: 80~150μm,
/ NZDS3(ITU-T G.655)
Coating diameter: 100~1000μm
Splice loss
Measured by cut-back method relevant to ITU-T standard:
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SM : 0.02dB
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MM : 0.01dB
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DS : 0.04dB
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NZDS : 0.04dB
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G.657 : 0.02dB
Splice mode
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Preset 35 splice modes
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Internal splice data storage: 2000
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Splicing time: SM Quick mode: 7s
Heat oven
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5 applicable protection sleeve: 20mm, 30mm, 40mm, 50mm, 60mm
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Heating time: 8- 900s
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Cooling time: 0-180s
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Typical heating time: 13s
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Heat mode: Various heat modes available
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Heat oven: VIEW 7 special heat oven
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Power supply
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Standard AC power voltage: AC 100-240V, 50-60Hz
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Standard DC power voltage: DC 9-14V
Dimensions and weight
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Size: Height x Width X Depth = 167mm x 143mm x 163mm
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Weight: 2.80kg (battery included)
Environment
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Operating condition: 0~5000m above sea level, 0~95% relative humidity,
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Storage condition: 0~95% relative humidity, -40~80℃
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Battery: -20~30℃ for long time storage
-10~50℃, 15m/s max wind speed
Other
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Viewing and displaying method: two cameras and 5.0 inch color LCD monitor
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520x magnification for single X or Y view, or 520x magnification for
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Tensile test: 1.96-2.25N
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Terminals: USB2.0 / MINI USB
both X and Y view.
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Battery precautions
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DO NOT collide the battery with sharp or hard objects.
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DO NOT transport or store the battery with metals simultaneously.
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DO NOT throw, drop, impact or bend the battery.
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DO NOT strike the battery with hammers or tread on it.
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DO NOT connect the anode and cathode of the battery to metals such as
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DO NOT let the anode and cathode contact with the external aluminum coating
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DO NOT disassemble the battery under any circumstances.
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DO NOT immerse the battery in fresh water or sea water, and avoid moisture.
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DO NOT use or place the battery near heat source. (e.g. fire, heat oven)
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DO NOT heat the battery or throw it into water.
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DO NOT weld the battery directly.
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DO NOT charge the battery near fire or in high temperature.
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DO NOT put the battery into the microwave oven or high pressure container.
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DO NOT use or place the battery in extremely high temperature
electrical short circuit.
of the battery so as to avoid short circuit.
(e.g. strong sunlight or inside a car which is with poor ventilation) for long period
of time. Otherwise, it may cause overheat, fire, battery malfunction, or shorter
battery life.
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DO NOT use damaged battery. The battery with electrolyte leakage or electrolyte
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If electrolyte leakage contacts with skin or other parts of body, please wash it off
smell shall be kept away from fire to avoid fire or explosion.
with a plenty of water immediately. If electrolyte leakage contacts with your
eye(s), please rinse your eye(s) with water immediately and seek medical advice.
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Installation
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Safety warnings and precautions
As VIEW 7 is designed for fusion splicing silica glass optical fibers, it is very
important that the splicer should not be used for any other purposes. The splicer
is a precision instrument and must be handled with caution. Therefore, you must
read the following safety rules and general precautions in this manual regarding the
use and handling of VIEW 7 at any time. Any behaviors that do not follow the
warnings and cautions will break the safety standard about design, manufacture,
and usage of the fusion splicer. INNO Instrument will not take the responsibility for
those consequences caused by misuse!
Operational safety warnings
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Never operate the splicer in an environment where flammable liquids or vapors
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DO NOT touch the electrodes when the splicer is on.
exist.
Note: Only use specified electrodes for the fusion splicer. Select [Replace
electrode] in maintenance menu to replace electrodes, or turn off the splicer and
disconnect the AC power source or remove battery before replacing electrodes.
Discharging is prohibited before the electrodes are placed as a pair.
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DO NOT disassemble or modify any components of the splicer without approval,
except for the permitted-to-disassemble / modify components or parts by users
stated in this manual. Component replacement and its internal adjustment must
be implemented by INNO Instrument or its authorized technicians or engineers.
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Never operate the splicer in an environment where flammable liquids or vapors
exist. Risk of dangerous fire or explosion could result from the splicer’s electrical
arc in such an environment. DO NOT operate the splicer near hot objects or in
high temperature and dusty / humid atmosphere, or when condensation is
present on the splicer. This may result in electric shock, splicer malfunction,
or poor splicing performance.
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Users should always wear safety glasses during fiber preparation and splicing
operation. Fiber fragments can be extremely dangerous if they are ingested or
come into contact with eyes, skin.
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Take out the battery immediately if the followings are observed when using
the splicer:
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Fumes, bad smell, abnormal noise or over heat.
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Liquid or other matter falls into cabinet
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The splicer is damaged or dropped.
Note: If any of these faults occurs, please contact our service center
immediately. Leaving the splicer in a damaged state without any prompt
measures may cause equipment failure, electric shock, or fire and may result in
injury or death.
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Do not use compressed gas or canned air to clean the splicer. They may contain
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Please use VIEW 7 designed battery only. Using an improper AC power source
flammable materials that could ignite during the electrical discharge.
may cause fuming, electric shock or equipment damage and may even result in
fire, injury or death.
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Please use VIEW 7 designed charger only. Do not place any heavy objects on
the AC power cord. Keep the power cord away from heat source. Using an
improper cord or a damaged cord may cause fuming, electric shock or
equipment damage and may even result in fire, injury or death.
Maintenance and external care precautions
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Always avoid using hard objects to clean V-grooves and electrodes.
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Always avoid using acetone, thinner, benzol or alcohol when cleaning any parts
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Use a dry cloth to remove dust and dirt from the splicer.
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If the outside of the splicer is dirty, plunge a soft cloth into diluted neutral
of the splicer, except for the places advised.
washing up liquid, wring out the cloth and clean. Dry the splicer with a dry cloth
but DO NOT USE furniture polish or other cleaning agents.
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Always follow the maintenance instructions in this manual.
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Transport and storage precautions
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When the splicer is moved from cold to warm environment, you should allow the
splicer to warm up gradually. Otherwise, the condensation generated inside will
bring harmful effects to the splicer.
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Pack the fusion splicer well for long time storage.
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Keep the splicer clean and dry.
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The splicer is precision adjusted and aligned. Always keep the splicer in its
carrying case to protect from damage and dirt. Put cushion package outside the
carrying case for long distance transportation.
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Always avoid leaving the splicer in direct sunlight or expose to excessive heat.
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DO NOT store the splicer in dusty or humid environment. This may result in
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Keep the humidity to a minimum level where the splicer is stored. The humidity
electric shock, splicer malfunction or poor splicing performance.
must not exceed 95%.
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Installation
Important: Please follow the instructions below carefully.
Unpacking the splicer
Hold the handle upwards, then lift the splicer out of the carrying case.
Package
① VIEW 7
⑪ Stripper
② High Precision Cleaver
③ Fiber Holder
④ AC Adapter
⑤ Cooling Tray
⑥ Electrode
⑦ Manual CD
⑧ Battery Pack
⑨ Power Cable
⑩ Carrying Case
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Documents (not shown)
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User manual
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Supplier’s declaration of conformity
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Test protocol
Equipped with VFH-10 fiber holder (Standard package)
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Splicer overview
Loop
Heat oven
On / Off button
Control buttons
Power supply / Battery
Display
USB 2.0
MINI USB
Power supply connector
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Power supply
Battery
Switch off the splicer. Press the [Release] button at the side of the splicer and take
out the battery from the splicer.
Insert
Release button
Take out the battery
Insert the battery into the power unit dock until it clicks into place.
Charge the battery
Connect the battery charger to the battery.
Step 1
Step 2
Charging progress is indicated by five lit LEDs continuously sweeping from 20% to
100% on the battery indicator (see below).
As charging proceeds, one LED is lit when 20% charged. When it’s fully charged,
all five LEDs are lit (i.e. 100%).
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Note: Check and make sure the remaining battery capacity is 20% or greater
before splicing. If the battery capacity is less than 20%, please use AC / DC
adapter to power the splicer. Heat will be generated during the charging
process. Do not stack the battery on top of AC / DC adapter while charging.
How to check remaining battery capacity
You have two ways to check remaining battery capacity.
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If the battery is connected to the splicer, its charging level appears on the top
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If the battery is detached from the splicer, press “PUSH” button on the battery.
right corner of the monitor.
Then the battery capacity will be indicated by LEDs as shown below:
Battery refresh
In order to prevent the aging effect of the battery, the battery needs to be refreshed
periodically. Turn the splicer on and discharging until it consumes all the battery
capacity and the splicer turns off automatically. Fully recharge the battery and redo
discharging.
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Basic Operation
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Turning on the splicer
Press [Power] key on the operation panel, and wait the splicer to be turned on and
move to Workbench page.
Adjusting the monitor position
Users can adjust the monitor position by moving it with a desired angle in purpose
of operation convenience.
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Adjusting the monitor brightness
In the initial interface, press “◀” or “▶” to adjust the monitor brightness until a
clear image can be seen.
Note: The LCD monitor is a precise component produced by manufacturing
factory under strict quality control. However, some tiny dots in different colors
may still remain on the screen. Meanwhile, the screen brightness may not
appear uniform, depending on its viewing angles. Note that these symptoms
are not defects, but are natural phenomenon.
Touch screen On/Off
Users can choose their operation styles based on their operating patterns.
When the touch screen switch is [Off], users
can only perform operation by pressing
buttons.
When the touch screen switch is [On], users
can perform operation by both pressing
buttons or touching the screen.
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Fiber zoom function on screen
Users can zoom in the fiber image by double tapping on the screen so as to
observe the splicing result and check the splicing condition.
Preparing the fibers
3 Steps should be carried out before splicing:
Step 1: Strip the fiber
Remove at least 50mm of secondary coating (valid for both tight and loose tube
secondary coating) and approximately 30~40mm of primary coating with an
appropriate stripper.
Step 2: Clean the fiber
Clean bare fibers with pure alcohol-soaked gauze or lint-free tissue.
Step 3: Cleave the fiber
In order to ensure the best splicing result, cleave the fibers with high precision
cleaver such as INNO Instrument VF series fiber cleaver, and strictly control the
cleaving lengths shown as below.
Note: Remember to slip a heat-shrink sleeve onto either end of the fibers at the
beginning of each fiber preparation.
Examples of cleaving lengths
Tight secondary coating
Primary coating
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Use blue V-grooves (clamping on bare fiber)
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Important: Make sure that the bare fiber and its cleaved section are clean.
• Avoid putting the fibers on a dusty working surface.
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Avoid swaying the fibers in the air.
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Check if the V-grooves are clean. If not, must clean it with pure alcohol-soaked
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Check if the fiber holders are clean. If not, must clean it with pure alcohol-soaked
cotton swabs.
cotton swabs.
How to make a splice
Placing the fibers
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Open the windproof cover.
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Raise the fiber holders.
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Place the fiber into V-grooves and make sure that the fiber ends are placed
between the edge of V-grooves and the electrode ends.
Note: Make sure to avoid sliding the fibers along V-grooves, but rather position
them over V-grooves and tilt them down into place (as shown below).
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Clamp the fiber in position by lowering both sets of fiber holders.
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Close the windproof cover.
Inspecting the fibers
Before continuing with splicing, inspect the fibers whether they are clean and
well-cleaved. If any defects are found, please remove the fibers and prepare again.
a.
b.
c.
Fiber ends visible
on the monitor.
Fiber ends
outside monitor.
Fiber ends above
and below monitor,
not possible to find
automatically.
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Dust on fiber
Tag
Chip
Large cleave
angle
Note: The fibers are checked automatically when you press “Set” button. The
splicer automatically focuses the fibers and checks for damage or dust particles.
Splicing
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Select any appropriate splice mode.
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Start splicing by pressing [SET] button.
Note: If the splicer is set as “Auto mode”, splicing will start automatically once
the windproof cover is closed.
How to protect the splice
After splicing, put the fiber with heat-shrink sleeve into the heat oven. Press [HEAT]
button to execute heat-shrink process to strengthen the splice point.
Heating procedure
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Open the heat oven lid.
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Lift the left and right fiber holders on the splicer. Hold the heat-shrink sleeve
(previously placed onto the fiber). Lift the spliced fibers and hold them taut. Then
move the heat-shrink sleeve to the splice point.
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Place the fiber with heat-shrink sleeve in the heat oven clamp.
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Press [HEAT] button to start heating. Upon completion, the heating LED
indicator will go off with buzzing.
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Open the heat oven lid
Move into the heat oven clamp
Splicing position
Heating LED indicator
[HEAT] button
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Splice Programs
VIEW 7 has an intuitive and simple but very powerful program structure to operate.
Splice programs define arc currents, splice times as well as various parameters
used when performing a splice. Therefore, it is essential to select the correct splice
program. There are a number of “preset” splice programs for common fiber
combinations. Therefore, it is much easier to modify and further optimize the
parameters for more unusual fiber combinations.
Displaying the active splice program
The active splice program is always displayed at the top of the screen (see below).
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Selecting a splice program
Select [Splice mode] from the main menu.
Select [Splice mode] and select
[Select splice mode].
Select an appropriate splice mode
Selected splice mode appears on the screen.
Press [RESET] button to return to initial
interface page.
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General splicing steps
This section explains the steps involved in automatic splicing process and
describes how various program parameters are related to this process. The normal
splicing process can be divided into two sections; pre-fusion and fusion.
Pre-fusion
During pre-fusion, the splicer performs automatic alignment and focusing, where
the fibers are subjected to a low pre-fuse current for cleaning purposes; a pre-fuse
image is also taken. At this point, the user is informed of any problems recognized
in the pre-fuse image, such as a poorly prepared fiber. The splicer will then issue a
warning before the fibers are fused together.
Fusion
During fusion, the fibers are joined together and subjected to five different
currents as illustrated below. An important parameter, which changes during
splicing, is the distance between the fibers. During pre-fusion, the fibers are apart.
With the current phase changing, fibers are spliced gradually.
Splicing process
Arc power and arc time are considered as the two most important parameters (as
shown in the figure below). The name and purpose of those parameters as well as
the effect and importance of the parameters will be described in the next section
“Splice program parameters under general splicing process”. The below figure
shows the arc discharge conditions (relationship between “Arc power” and “Motor
motion”). These conditions can be modified by changing the splicing parameters
listed below. However, depending on the splice mode, certain parameters cannot
be changed.
Arc discharge conditions
Chapter 4 Splice Programs
A: Prefuse Power
B: ARC1 Power
C: ARC2 Power
D: Cleaning ARC
E: Prefuse Time
F: Overlapping Time
G: ARC1 Time
H: ARC2 On Time
I: ARC2 Off Time
J: ARC2 Time
K: Taper Splicing Wait Time
L: Taper Splicing Time
M: Taper Splicing Speed
N: Rearc Time
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Splice program parameters under general splicing process
Parameter
Description
A list of splice modes stored in the splicer database. Upon inputting the
Template
appropriate mode, the selected splice mode stored in database area is
copied to a user-programmable area.
Name
Note
Title for a splice mode expressed in up to seven characters.
Detailed explanation for a splice mode expressed in up to 15 characters.
It is displayed at [Select splice mode] menu.
Set the aligning method for the fibers.
Align Type
“Core”: fiber core alignment
“Manual”: manual alignment
Arc Adjust
Pull Test
Set to adjust arc power according to the fibers’ conditions.
If [Pull test] is set to “On”, a pull-test is performed upon opening the
windproof cover or by pressing [SET] button after splicing.
Loss estimate should be regarded as a reference. Since the loss is
calculated upon the fiber image, there is certain difference with the real
Loss Estimate
value. The estimate method is based on a single mode fiber and calculates
at the wavelength of 1.31㎛. The estimated value can be a valuable
reference, but cannot be used as the basis of acceptance.
This amount is added to the estimated splice loss originally calculated.
When splicing specialty or dissimilar fibers, a high actual splice loss may
Min Loss
occur even with optimized arc conditions. To make the actual splice loss
concur with the estimated splice loss, set the actual splice loss to minimum
value (minimum loss).
Loss Limit
Core Angle Limit
Cleave Angle Limit
An error message is displayed if the estimated splice loss exceeds the
selected threshold (loss limit).
An error message is displayed if the bend angle of the two fibers spliced
exceeds the selected threshold (core angle limit).
An error message is displayed if the cleave angle of either the left or right
fiber ends exceeds the selected threshold (cleave angle limit).
Set the relative position of the splicing location to the center of electrodes.
Gap Position
Splice loss may be improved in the case of dissimilar fiber splicing by
shifting [Gap position] towards a fiber whose MFD is bigger than the other
fiber MFD.
Gap
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Set the end-face gap between the left and right fibers at the time of aligning
and pre-fusion discharge.
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Set the overlap amount of fibers at the fiber propelling stage. Relatively
Overlap
small [Overlap] is recommended if [Preheat Arc Value] is low, while relatively
large [Overlap] is recommended if [Preheat Arc Value] is high.
A cleaning arc burns out micro dust on the surface of the fiber with an arc
Clean Arc Time
discharge for a short period of time. The duration of the cleaning arc can be
changed by this parameter.
Set the prefuse arc power from the beginning of arc discharging to the
beginning of fibers propelling. If [Preheat Arc Value] is set too low, axial
Preheat Arc Value
offset may occur if cleaved angles are relatively poor. If [Preheat Arc Value]
is set too high, fiber end-faces are fused excessively and splice loss gets
worse.
Set the prefuse arc time from the beginning of arc discharging to the
Preheat Arc Time
beginning of fibers propelling. Long [Preheat Arc Time] and high
[Preheat Arc Value] lead to the same results.
Fuse Arc Value
Set arc power.
Fuse Arc Time
Sets arc time.
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Splice Option
Setting up splice mode
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Select [Splice option] in menu.
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Select a parameter to be changed.
Parameter
Description
If “Auto Start” is set to “On”, splicing starts automatically as soon as the
Auto Start
windproof cover is closed. Fibers should be prepared and placed into the
splicer in advance.
If “Pause1” is set to “On”, splicing operation pauses when fibers are
Pause 1
forwarded to gap-set position. Cleave angles are displayed during the
pause.
Pause 2
If “Pause2” is set to “On”, splicing operation pauses after fiber alignment is
completed.
Alignment failure may appear after “Pause2” for a long period. Therefore,
Realign After
Pause2
realign after “Pause2” is needed. Setting to “OFF” will prevent the
implementation of realign function. Manual splicing, rather than setting the
realign to “OFF”, is recommended when there is an axial displacement of
the splicer.
Ignore Splicing Error
Cleave Angle
Core Angle
Setting to “OFF” ignores the faults and continues to complete the splicing
even if the message “Cleave Angle Error” appears.
Setting to “OFF” ignores the faults and continues to complete the splicing
even if the message “Core Angle Error” appears.
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Loss
Setting to “OFF” ignores the faults and continues to complete the splicing
Fat
even if the message “Loss Error”, “Cleave Shape Error”, “Fat Error”, or “Thin
Thin
Error” appears.
Fiber Image On Screen
Gap Set
Pause1
Align
Pause2
Set the displaying method of the fiber image on the screen during splicing
operation.
Arc
Estimate
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Heater Mode
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The splicer provides 32 heat modes including 5 heat modes preset by
INNO Instrument and the rest that can be defined by users. Select a heating mode
that best matches with the protection sleeve used. For each type of protection
sleeve, VIEW 7 has its optimum heating mode. These modes can be found in the
database area for reference. Copy the appropriate mode and paste it to the
user–programmable area. Users can edit those parameters.
Selecting heater mode
Select [Select Heat Mode] in [Heater Mode] menu.
Select [Heater Mode] menu.
Select [Select Heat Mode].
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Select heat mode.
Selected heat mode appears on the screen.
Press [RESET] button to return to initial
interface.
Editing heat mode
Heating conditions stored in heater mode can be edited or changed.
Select [Edit Heat Mode] in [Heater mode]
menu.
Select the mode to be edited.
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Select the parameters to be edited.
Deleting heat mode
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Select [Heater Mode] menu.
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Select [Delete Heat Mode].
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Select the heat mode to be deleted.
Note: The gray modes (20mm, 30mm) are the system preset initial heat modes
which cannot be deleted.
Heat mode parameters
Parameter
Template
Name
Note
Heater
Control
Heat Temperature
Description
Set sleeve type. List of all heat modes are displayed. Selected mode will be
copied to a user-programmable area.
Title for a heat mode.
Title of the heat mode displayed in the upper right corner of the monitor
during splicing or heating process. Max number of character used is 5.
Set the length of heat-shrink sleeve.
Long: protection sleeves over 30mm.
Short: 30mm protection sleeves or below.
Set heating temperature.
Heater Time
Set heating time from the beginning to the heating completed.
Cooling Time
Operating time of cooling fan.
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Maintenance Menu
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The splicer has a function to perform routine maintenance. This chapter describes
how to use the maintenance menu.
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Press □ button, and select [Maintenance menu].
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Select a function to perform.
Replace electrodes
As electrodes are worn out during the splicing process, oxide generated on the
tips of electrodes should be regularly eliminated. It is recommended that the
electrodes should be replaced after 3500 arc discharges. When the number of arc
discharges reaches a count of 3500, a message prompting to replace the
electrodes is displayed immediately after turning on the power. Using the
electrodes without a replacement will result in greater splice loss and reduced
splice strength.
Replacement procedure
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Select [Replace electrodes] in [Maintenance Menu].
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Instruction messages will appear on the screen to turn off the power.
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Remove the old electrodes.
Then turn off the splicer.
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Loosen screw located on electrode cover.
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Take electrodes out of the electrode covers. (electrodes are fixed in electrode
cover)
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Clean the new electrodes with alcohol-impregnated clean gauze or lint-free
tissue, and install them in the splicer.
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Insert the electrodes in the electrode covers.
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Place the electrode covers on the splicer, and tighten the screws.
Note: Do not pull out wiring when replacing electrode. Do not exceed the normal
finger strength when tightening screw.
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INNO Instrument strongly recommends all users to do stabilizing electrodes and
arc calibration after electrodes replacing to keep good splice results and splice
strength (Details are described below).
Stabilize electrodes
In the event of sudden change in environmental conditions, especially when
the splicer is moved from lower altitudes to higher altitudes, the arc power may
become unstable, resulting in higher splice loss. In such case, it takes time for arc
power to be stabilized. In this case, stabilizing electrodes will expedite the process
to set the arc power stable. If many tests are needed until the “Operation
Complete” message appears in [Arc calibration], use this function as well.
Operation procedure
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Select [Stabilize electrodes].
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Place prepared fibers into the splicer for splicing.
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Press [SET] button, and the splicer will begin to stabilize the electrodes
automatically in the following procedures:
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Repeat arc discharge five times to measure the arc position.
•
Perform splicing rapidly.
•
Perform stabilizing electrodes 20 times consecutively to precisely locate
the electrodes position.
Diagnostic test
VIEW 7 has a built-in diagnostic test function that allows the user to evaluate
several critical variable parameters with only one simple step. Perform this function
in case of splicer operation fault.
Operation procedure
•
Select [Diagnostic Test] in [Maintenance Menu].
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•
Execute [Diagnostic test], then the following checks will be made.
Parameter
1
LED Calibration
2
Dust Check
Description
Measure and adjust the brightness of LED.
Check the optical path for dust or dirt and judges whether they
disturb fiber observation. If contamination exists, press the return
button twice to display the location.
3
Motor Calibration
4
Arc Calibration
Automatically calibrate the speed of 6 motors.
Automatically calibrate the arc power factor and fiber splicing
position.
Dust check
Through image acquisition, the splicer detects dust and contaminants on the
splicer, camera, and objective lenses that may result in improper splicing. This
function checks the optical path for the presence or absence of contaminants,
and judges whether they will affect the quality of fiber splicing.
Operation procedure
•
Select [Dust check] in [Maintenance menu].
•
If fibers are set in the splicer, remove them and press [SET] again to start the
•
If dust is detected during the dust check process, the message “Find Dust On
dust check.
The Lens” will be displayed on screen. Press the return button twice, and the
location of contamination will be shown on the screen. Then clean the objective
lenses, and [Dust check] until the message “Operation Complete” is shown on
screen.
Note: If contamination still exists after cleaning the objective lenses, please
contact your nearest sales agency.
Motor calibration
Motors are adjusted at the factory before shipping. However, settings may be
changed in various reasons. This function automatically calibrates the speed of 6
motors.
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Operation procedure
•
Select [Motor Calibration] in [Maintenance Menu].
•
Load prepared fibers in the splicer, and press [SET].
•
Speeds for all motors are automatically calibrated. Upon completion,
the message “Operation Complete” will be displayed.
Note: Perform this function when “Fat” or “Thin” error occurs, or fiber aligning
or focusing takes too much time.
Arc calibration
Atmospheric conditions such as temperature, humidity and pressure are
constantly changing, which creates variability in the arc temperature. VIEW 7 is
equipped with temperature and pressure sensors that are used in a constant
feedback monitoring control system to maintain the arc power at a stable level.
However, changes in arc power due to electrode wear and glass adhesion cannot
be calibrated automatically. Also, the center position of arc discharge sometimes
shifts to the left or to the right. In this case, the fiber splicing position has to be
shifted in relation to the arc discharge center. It is necessary to perform an arc
power calibration to eliminate those problems.
Note: Performing arc calibration function changes the parameter of the system.
The arc power value will not be changed in the splice modes.
Operation procedure
•
Select [Arc Calibration] in [Maintenance Menu] to display arc calibration on the
•
Place prepared fibers into the splicer, and press [SET] to perform arc calibration.
screen.
Note: Use standard SM fiber for arc calibration. Use well-prepared fibers for arc
calibration since dust on the fiber surface affects arc calibration.
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•
The splicer will show up two values on the screen after each arc calibration. If
the value shown on the right-hand side meets 11±2, the message “Operation
Complete” will be shown on screen. Otherwise, set prepared fibers on the splicer
again and redo arc calibration until the message “Operation Complete” is
displayed.
Electrode setting
Set the electrode change warnings. INNO Instrument recommends replacing the
electrodes every 3500 discharge to ensure the best splice results.
•
Select [Electrode Setting] in [Maintenance Menu].
•
Set the electrode caution and electrode warning.
Parameter
Description
Electrode Caution
If actual arc discharge exceeds the set value, a message “Caution! Replace
Electrodes” is displayed when turning on the splicer. INNO Instrument
recommends that this parameter should be set to “3500”.
Electrode Warning
If actual arc discharge exceeds the set value, a message “Warning! Replace
Electrodes” is displayed when turning on the splicer. INNO Instrument
recommends that this parameter should be set to “5000”.
Update software
•
Select [Update Software] in [System Setting].
•
Connect the USB driver with the copy of upgrade files to the USB port.
•
Press “OK”, and then the splicer will process the update automatically. Upon
completion, the splicer will restart automatically.
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Other Functions & Utilities
8
Data storage
This splicer stores up to 2000 splicing results. Contents of data stored are different
depending on the splicing mode.
Display splice record
Splicing results stored in the splicer can be displayed.
•
Select [Display Splice Record] in [Data Storage] menu.
Delete splice record
Splicing results can be cleared by part or whole.
•
Select [Delete Splice Record], and input specific number (Start Splice Record
•
Select [Reset Splice Record], then the splicing results will be cleared.
and End Splicer Record) of splicing results to be cleared.
Cancel data storage
If users do not want to save any splicing results, please select [ON] in [Cancel Data
Storage].
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System setting
Parameter
Buzzer
Temperature Unit
Automatic Heating
Description
Set On/Off of the buzzer.
Set the unit of temperature.
If “Automatic heating” is set to “ON”, heat oven will perform heating
automatically when the fiber is put into the heat oven.
Language
Monitor Position
Select a language to be displayed on the screen.
Set the operational direction of splicer. [Front] is for monitor forward
operation. [Rear] is for monitor backward operation. Refer to next page
for details.
Power Save Option
Set Calendar
Password
Set requested time for [Monitor Shut Down] and [Splicer Shut Down].
Set the system time.
Set the password to access some specific menu such as [Power On
Option] and [Password Lock]. At the time of shipment from the factory,
the password is set to be “0”. If you have forgotten your password
which you have set, please contact the sales agency.
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Monitor Position
The direction of the splicer display before shipping from the factory is set to
“Front”, but users can change it to “Rear”. When [Monitor position] is changed, the
direction of the arrow keys is reversed.
Changing monitor position
•
Select [Monitor Position] in [System Setting] menu.
•
Select the desired monitor position (front/rear).
Note: Press ▲ or ▼ buttons to swift the monitor position quickly on
Workbench.
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Power save option
This function is important for power conservation. If the power saving function is
not set during battery use, the number of splice cycles will be reduced.
•
Insert a power unit, and turn on the splicer.
•
Select [Power Save Option] in [System Setting] menu.
•
Change values of [Monitor Shut Down] and [Splicer Shut Down].
Parameter
Monitor Shut Down
Description
Setting this function will automatically turn off the power supply to the
LCD monitor if the splicer does not operate after a certain period of
time to prevent excessive power loss. When the power supply for LCD
monitor turns off, the LED near ◎ key blinks. Press any keys to turn
on the LCD monitor.
Splicer Shut Down
Setting this function will automatically turn off the power supply to the
splicer if the splicer does not operate after a certain period of time to
prevent excessive power loss.
System information
Select [System Information]. The following information is displayed.
Parameter
Machine Serial Number
Software Version
FPGA
Total Arc Count
Current Arc Count
Description
Display the serial number of the splicer.
Display the version of the software.
Display the version of FPGA.
Display the total number of arc discharges.
Display the number of arc discharges after electrode replacement.
Performing [Replace Electrode] resets this parameter to zero.
Last Maintenance
Production Date
Display the date of last maintenance.
Display the date of production.
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Appendix I
Reasons for high splice loss and solutions
Symptom
Name
Core Axial Offset
Core Angle Error
Reason
Solution
Dust on V-groove or fiber
Clean V-groove and fiber
holder.
holder.
Dust on V-groove or fiber
Clean V-groove and fiber
holder.
holder.
Bad fiber end-face quality.
Check if fiber cleaver is
well-conditioned.
Bad fiber end-face quality.
Core Curve
MFD Mismatch
Check if fiber cleaver is
well-conditioned.
Prefuse power is too low or
Increase [Preheat Arc Value]
prefuse time is too short.
and/or [Preheat Arc Time].
Arc power is too low.
Increase [Arc Power] and/or
[Arc Time].
Bad fiber end-face quality.
Check if fiber cleaver is
well-conditioned.
Combustion
Dust still presents after
Clean fiber thoroughly or
cleaning fiber or cleaning
increase [Clean Arc Time].
arc.
Bad fiber end-face quality.
Bubbles
Separation
Fat
Check if fiber cleaver is
well-conditioned.
Prefuse power is too low or
Increase [Preheat Arc Value]
prefuse time is too short.
and/or [Preheat Arc Time].
Fiber propelling is too less.
Perform [Motor Calibration].
Prefuse power is too high
Decrease [Preheat Arc Value]
or prefuse time is too long.
and/or [Preheat Arc Time].
Fiber propelling is too
Decrease [Overlap] and
much.
perform [Motor Calibration].
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Arc power is not adequate.
Thin
Some arc parameters are
not adequate.
Line
Some arc parameters are
not adequate.
Perform [Arc Calibration].
Adjust [Preheat Arc Value],
[Preheat Arc Time],
or increase [Overlap].
Adjust [Preheat Arc Value],
[Preheat Arc Time],
or [Overlap].
Note: A vertical line sometimes appears at the splice point when MM fibers or
dissimilar fibers (different diameters) are spliced. We call it as “Splicing line”. This
does not affect splice quality (such as splice loss and tensile strength).
Appendix I
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Appendix II
List of error messages
During the splice operating process, if the error messages are shown on the
screen, please follow the solution precisely as shown in the list below. If it is not
possible to solve the problem, the splicer may require service by a qualified service
center. In this case, please contact sales agents.
Error Message
Reason
The fiber endface is placed
Right Fiber Place Error
Solution
Press RESET button, and reload
Left Fiber Place Error
beyond the electrode centerline.
the fibers to make sure that
fiber endface is placed between
V-groove and the centerline of
electrodes.
The fiber is not set correctly at the
Press RESET button, and
Press Motor Distance
bottom of the V-groove, which
reposition the fiber at the bottom
Over Limit
results in that the fiber offsets
of the V-groove.
beyond motor formation range.
Press Motor Error
The motor might be damaged.
Search Fiber Endface
The fiber is not set correctly at
Failed
the bottom of the V-groove.
Consult your nearest sales agent.
Press RESET button, and
reposition the fiber at the bottom
of the V-groove.
Confirm the electrodes in
Arc Failure
Arc discharge does not occur.
the proper position; replace
electrodes.
Align Motor Distance
Over Limit
Search Fiber Clad Failed
Fiber Border Position
Wrong
The fiber is not set correctly at
the bottom of the V-groove.
The fiber is not set correctly at
the bottom of the V-groove.
Dust on the fiber surface.
Press RESET button, and
reposition the fiber at the bottom
of the V-groove.
Press RESET button, and
reposition the fiber at the bottom
of the V-groove.
Re-prepare the fiber; clean the
lens; redo [Dust Check].
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Dust on the fiber surface.
Re-prepare the fiber.
AUTO mode is not applicable in
Unknown Fiber Type
Different fiber types on two sides.
mode to redo splicing.
The fiber is a non-standard fiber.
Fiber Clad Over Limit
Focus Motor Home
position Error
Fiber Endface Gap Wrong
this case; select a suitable splice
AUTO mode can only detect
standard SM, MM, NZ fibers.
Fiber edge is not located in the
Adjust the fiber position; perform
camera range.
[Motor Calibration].
Shock occurred to the splicer
during the splicing process.
Perform [Motor Calibration]. If
the problem still exists, please
contact the sales agent.
[Overlap] is too much.
Adjust [Overlap] parameter.
Motor is not calibrated.
Perform [Motor calibration].
The fiber is misplaced.
Press RESET button and
reposition the fiber correctly.
Focus Motor Distance
Over Limit
Dust or dirt on the fiber surface.
Dust or dirt on the lenses.
Prepare the fiber again.
Perform [Dust Check] after the
lenses are cleaned.
It may result in large splice loss
Fibers Mismatch,
Continue?
Different fiber types on two sides.
if you continue to splice. Please
use the proper splice mode
corresponding to the fibers.
Check the condition of the fiber
cleaver. If the blade is worn,
Bad fiber endface.
rotate the blade to a new position
or change a new one, and then
Cleave Angle Over Limit
re-prepare the fibers.
Increase the [Cleave Angle Limit]
[Cleave Angle Limit] is set too low.
to an adequate limit (standard:
3.0˚).
[Core Angle Limit] is set too low.
Increase the [Core Angle Limit] to
an adequate limit (standard: 1.0˚).
Core Angle Over Limit
Dust or dirt on the V-groove or
Clean the V-groove and fiber
fiber holders.
holders. Prepare the fibers and
re-load them.
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Fiber Axis Align Failed
Too large axial offset (>4.0㎛).
Re-prepare the fibers.
The motor is not calibrated.
Perform [Motor calibration].
Dust or dirt on the fiber surface.
Prepare the fiber again.
The lenses are covered with dust.
Fiber is Dirty
Fat Splicing Point
Thin Splicing Point
Appendix II
Perform [Dust check] after
cleaning the lenses.
[Clean Arc Time] is too short.
Set [Clean Arc Time] to 180ms.
It is difficult to identify the fiber
Use MM splice mode (clad align-
core by using the method of core
ment) to splice the unidentified
alignment to splice.
fiber core.
[Overlap] is too much.
Adjust [Overlap] parameter.
The motor is not calibrated.
Perform [Motor Calibration].
Arc power is too low.
Perform [Arc Calibration].
The level of pre-discharge is
Decrease pre-discharge or pre-
too high.
discharge time.
Insufficient [Overlap].
Adjust [Overlap] parameter.
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Appendix III
Frequent questions and troubleshooting
Note: The solutions of common faults for reference are as follows. Please contact sales agents for further support if needed.
•
Power does not turn off when pressing ON/OFF button.
•
Press and hold the key until the LED blinks, and then release the button to turn
off the splicer.
•
Few splices can be made with a fully charged battery pack.
•
•
Enable the power save option.
If degradation appears or the battery pack is stored for an extended period of
time, completely discharge it. And recharge the battery pack.
•
The battery pack has reached the end of its battery life. Change a new battery
pack.
•
The capacity decreases at excessive low temperature.
•
Error message appears on monitor.
•
High splice loss.
•
Please refer to Appendix II.
•
Clean the V-groove and fiber holders.
•
Replace the electrodes.
•
Please refer to Appendix I.
•
The splice loss varies according to the cleave angle, arc conditions and fiber
cleanliness.
•
Monitor suddenly turns off.
•
If the power save option is enabled, the monitor will turn off after an extended
period of splicer inactivity. Press any key to return to the normal state.
•
Splicer suddenly turns off.
•
If the power save option is enabled, the splicer will turn off after an extended
period of splicer inactivity.
•
Identify fiber error in AUTO mode.
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•
AUTO mode is only applicable for SM, MM, NZ fibers. AUTO mode may not be
able to identify while splicing special fibers.
•
Mismatch between estimated splice loss and actual splice loss.
•
The estimated loss is just an estimated number by calculation, for reference
only.
•
•
•
•
The optical components of the splicer need to be cleaned.
Fiber protection sleeve does not shrink completely.
Extend the heating time.
Method to cancel heating process.
•
Press HEAT button to stop during heating process. The LED light will go off
after pressing the key.
•
Fiber protection sleeve sticks to heating plate after shrinking.
•
Forgot password.
•
No arc power change after [Arc Calibration].
•
•
•
Use a cotton swab or a similar soft tip object to push and remove the sleeve.
Please contact the sales agent.
It is the internal parameters that are calibrated and adjusted after arc
calibration. The displayed arc power in each splice mode does not change.
•
Forgot to load fibers while execute some specific maintenance function that
fibers are needed.
•
Return key is invalid in this case. Open the windproof cover, load prepared
fibers in the splicer, and press [SET] to continue or press [RESET].
•
Upgrading failure.
•
When users use the new USB to upgrade, the splice may not be able to identify
the upgrade file correctly. In this case, please re-plug the USB and restart the
splicer.
•
•
Check if the upgrade file name and the format are correct.
•
Please contact sales agent if you still cannot solve the problem.
Other
•
Please refer to the video in the user CD.
Note: Product model and specifications are subject to change without prior
notice.
Appendix III
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