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Negative loss reported on SimpliFiber

When you normally see a negative loss figure, it would indicate a "gainer". This is not the case with the SimpliFiber; it is the opposite to what you would normally expect.

For example:

    A reading of -1.3 dB on the SimpliFiber is a loss of 1.3 dB.

If the SimpliFiber reported a loss of 1.3 dB, this would then be considered a gainer which of course is impossible when testing a passive cabling system. The most likely cause is that your reference setting was not valid and/or you did not allow the source the warm up/stabilize.

Author: Adrian Young

Creation Date: 2014-03-19

Last Modified: 2014-03-19

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