Fitel S179 Fusion Splicer

Hand-Held, Core Alignment Fusion Splicer

The FITEL S179 Hand-Held, Core Alignment Fusion Splicer offers powerful performance, delivering fast and reliable optical fiber splicing even under harsh environmental conditions. By combining speed, precision, durability, portability and state-of-the-art communication methods in one unit, this fusion splicing machine opens the door to an entirely new range of applications. The FITEL S179 Fusion Splicer is completely suitable for use with all Metro, LAN and FTTx fibers, including ultra bend-insensitive fibers.

Designed with users in mind, the FITEL S179 Fusion Splicer delivers rapid splicing and heating with consistent results, splice after splice. A large-capacity battery system helps save time by allowing 200 splicing cycles (splicing/heating) in one charge.1 wide LCD screen with touch panel offers easy and intuitive operation, a proportionately wide splicing chamber makes optical fiber easier to load than previous and comparable splicers. For improved visibility in low-light conditions, 3+1 LED lights illuminate the entire splicing chamber. A detachable, left-side V-groove makes cleaning and maintenance a breeze.

The S179 Fusion Splicer was also designed to meet the rigors of use in the field. While a substantially lower profile and lighter weight enhance portability, this splicer's canopy design and ruggedized body provide resistance to shock, water and dust exposure. A powerful, high propulsion motor (8N) helps ensure stable splicing of even the most rigid indoor and drop cables. Internal battery charging, embedded Near Field Communication (NFC) and Smartphone readiness combine with other features to make the S179 one of the most powerful and user-friendly fusion splicing machines available today.

1In semi-auto splicing mode and regular heating mode

Features and Benefits

>Exceptional performance for fast and consistent fiber splicing

>Enhanced ease of use and portability

>High-speed splicing and heating2

>Ruggedized body design

>Easy, intuitive splicer operation

>Compatible with Splice-On-Connectors (SOC)

>State-of-the-art communication methods

>Shock Resistant: Equivalent to IK07 rating Mechanical impact3

>Drop Resistant: 76 cm drop tests from 5 different angles4

>Water Resistant: Equivalent to IPX2 rating drip proof5

>Dust Resistant: Equivalent to IP5X rating dust proof6

2High-speed splicing (6 seconds on semi-auto mode) and fast heating (9 seconds at power mode)

3IK07 rating Mechanical impact means that the machine protects against 2 jour impact, it is equivalent to 500g force from 40cm. This does not guarantee that the machine will always be undamaged under these conditions.

4Standard operations could be carried out after conducting the above tests. These tests were performed at the Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. laboratories with no significant damage resulting. This does not guarantee that the machine will always be undamaged under these conditions.

5IPX2 rating drip proof means that the machine can be exposed to 3 mm/min drips for 10 minutes with 15 degree tilt and still function.

6IP5X rating dust proof means that the machine can be exposed to dust particles with a diameter of 0.1 μm to 25 μm and still function.







Technical Specs

Applicable Fibers: SM (ITU-T G.652, G.657A1 and G.657A2), MM (ITU-T G.651), DSF (ITU-T G.653), NZD (ITU-T G.655), BIF/UBIF (Bend Insensitive Fiber ITU-T G.657B3)

Cladding Diameter: 80 - 150 μm

Coating Diameter: 100 - 3000 μm

Fiber Cleave Length: 5 - 16 mm

Average Splice Loss: SM:0.02dB, MM:0.01dB, DSF:0.04dB, NZD:0.04dB

Splice Time: 6 seconds (Semi-auto mode), 9 seconds (Regular mode)

Heat Time: 9 (60mm, Tyco SMOUV1120-1, coating diameter 250-900μm, Power mode)7, 13 (60mm, FITEL S921, coating diameter 250μm, Power mode), 15 (60mm, FITEL S921, coating diameter 900μm, Power mode)

Splice Programs: Max. 300

Automatic Splicing Selection: Available

Heat Programs: Max. 100

Automatic Heating Start: Available

Applicable Sleeves: 20/40/60 mm

Fiber Holder: Tight holder (loose tube applicable) or Removable Fiber Holder System

Tension Test: 1.96 N

Splice Return Loss: 60 dB or more

Attenuation Splice Function: Intentional high splice loss of 0.1dB to 15dB(0.1dB step) can be made for an inline fixed attenuator

Fiber Image Magnification: 278X, 556X

Splice Result Strage: 20,000

Image Capture Capacity: Last 100 images to be automatically captured + up to 100 images to be stored permanently

Dimension: 138W x 211D x 114H mm (not including shock absorber), 170W x 238D x 122H mm (including shock absorber)

Weight: 1.6 kg (without battery), 1.9 kg (with battery)

Monitor: 4.3" wide color LCD monitor with touch screen

Propulsion (motor): 8 N (designed value)

Data Output: USB ver. 2.0 mini B

Battery Capacity8: Typical 200 splice/heat cycles, 120sec/cycle, Typical 230 splice/heat cycles, 90sec/cycle

Altitude: 5000 m

Wind Protection: 15 m/s

Operating Temperature: -10 to + 50 °C (without excessive humidity)

Storage Temperature: -40 to +60 °C (without excessive humidity)

Humidity: 0 to + 95% RH (non-condensing)

Power Source: AC Input 100 to 240V (50/60Hz), DC Input 11 to 24 V without any change of hardware

7The heating time may vary depending on the type of sleeve. In addition, the first heating cycle after turning the power on can be longer than the standard heating time.

8The number of splicing and heating cycles the machine can perform with a fully charged battery at 20 ̊C in semi-auto splicing mode and regular heating mode. The number of cycles may vary depending on the battery status and operating conditions.