|The power meter option lets you monitor the output power produced by a source such as an optical network interface card or optical test equipment. You can also monitor the power received at the end of the cabling. |
You can monitor power at 850 nm, 1300 nm, 1310 nm, and 1550 nm.
The power meter option is available with OFTM-5611, OFTM-5612, OFTM-5631, and OFTM-5632 modules.
From the Home screen, press F1 and select Power Meter, then press ENTER.
Now press TEST and select the wavelength of your source.
The measurement is a real time measurement. It is a continuous test. Any changes will be recorded by the OptiFiber. An example is shown below:
The measurement units can be changed from dBm to µW by pressing F1.
If you should see the following screen:
Disconnect the source before connecting the OTDR to the cabling. Live sources can damage the OTDRs receiver.
- OTDR, Fiber Testing