MTP/MPO Fiber Optic Patch Cord Test Methods
一、Three testing methods:
For method A , using two MPO / MTP Fiber jumpers and a connector (consider a direction, as shown in the upper half portion of the following picture ) to set the reference value . After setting the reference value, then the link to be tested come in (the lower half portion of the following picture ) and to be tested.
Method A test results for each direction including the loss of the fiber and the connector ;Therefore , method A is used to test such fiber link: a fiber link with a connector at one end and the other end does not.
For Method B, only using one MPO/MTP fiber optic patch cord (consider a direction, as shown in the upper half portion of the following picture )to set the reference value .After setting the reference value , then the link to be tested come in (the lower half portion of the following picture ) and to be tested.
Method B test results including both ends loss of the fiber link and connection . Thus, Method B is used to test such fiber optic link: both ends of the link are with connector, which connectors loss is an important part of the entire loss.
For Method C , using three optical fiber patch cords and two connectors (one-way)and the length between the two fiber optic patch cords are less than 1Meter; to set a reference value ;using the fiber link being tested to replace the fiber optic patch cords between the connectors when testing the link.
Thus , Method C test results just including the fiber loss ,not including the loss of the both two ends .
二、Please pay attention to the following items before the testing
- Firstly, ensuring the testing patch cords and being tested patch cords connectors end faces are clean ;
- Ensuring the testing patch cord and the being tested patch cord are made and female separately , MPO / MTP patch cords are male connectors with female connectors during the testing and operation ;
- As the MPO / MTP patch cords are with A, B, C polarity distinction, please pay attention to select the appropriate test line when testing the link..
- The test equipment must be carried out with a multi-channel multi-function devices