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Fiber Optic Cleaning Solvent Pen
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Fiber Optic Cleaning Swabs - 2.5MM Diameter
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Fiber Optic cleaning cards

5 cards with sealed cleaning zones - perfect for troubleshooting (12 sealed zones each)

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Fiber Optic Cleaning Swabs - 1.25MM Diameter
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£26.00
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Fiber Optic Cleaning Cube

Cleaning cube with wipers (cleans up to 500 end-faces)

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Fiber Optic Cleaning Kit Case
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Fluke Networks Quick Clean Cleaner 1.25 mm is part of the NFC-KIT-CASE-E Enhanced Fiber Optic Cleaning Kit.

Cleaning is critical. Fluke Networks’ Quick Clean Cleaners instantly clean fiber optic bulkhead connectors and end-faces. Just push the tool tip to engage cleaning action and pull back on the wheel – it’s that simple.



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Fluke Networks Quick Clean Cleaner 2.5 mm is part of the NFC-KIT-CASE-E Enhanced Fiber Optic Cleaning Kit.

Cleaning is critical. Fluke Networks’ Quick Clean Cleaners instantly clean fiber optic bulkhead connectors and end-faces. Just push the tool tip to engage cleaning action and pull back on the wheel – it’s that simple.



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Fiber Optic Box Kit

Fiber Optic Cleaning Kit - Includes cleaning cube with wipes, five cards with sealed cleaning zones, solvent pen and 2.5mm port cleaning swabs

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Fluke Networks Quick Clean Cleaner MPO is part of the NFC-KIT-CASE-E Enhanced Fiber Optic Cleaning Kit.

Cleaning is critical. Fluke Networks’ Quick Clean Cleaners instantly clean fiber optic bulkhead connectors and end-faces. Just push the tool tip to engage cleaning action and pull back on the wheel – it’s that simple.



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Fiber Optic Cleaning Kit
Case, Cube, Pen, 1.25+2.5 Swabs, 10 Cards

Fiber Optic Cleaning Kit - Includes cleaning cube with wipes, ten cards with sealed cleaning zones, solvent pen, 2.5mm port cleaning swabs and 1.25mm port cleaning swabs in a rugged carrying case.

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Enhanced Fiber Optic Cleaning Kit

The complete solution for precision end-face fiber optic cable cleaning. Contains everything needed to eliminate the #1 cause of fiber optic link failure: contamination
Supports all fiber connector types in datacenter and campus environments
Quick Clean™ Cleaners—no training required!
Solvent pen precisely dispenses specially formulated fiber optic cleaning solution
Cards for convenient cleaning of fiber end-faces
Rugged carrying case stores and transports all fiber optic cleaning tools





Dirt, dust and other contaminants are the enemies of high-speed data transmission over optical fiber. Today's network applications require more bandwidth than ever, making loss budgets tighter than ever. Hence, it is critical that all optical connections are free of contaminants to avoid having application performance issue.

Fluke Networks' Fiber Optic Cleaning Kits contains the best fiber optic cleaning tools to effectively remove the toughest contaminants in any fiber network. You can choose between the easy-to-use Quick Clean Cleaners, the convenient cleaning cube/card and the best optic solvent pen to clean both patch cords and fiber end faces inside ports.  All fiber optic cleaning materials are lint-free and enable an optimal wet and dry cleaning process.

What To Avoid When Cleaning End-faces There are as many different cleaning techniques as there are fiber optic network technicians. While some techniques work some of the time, reliable and lasting performance of your fiber links require inspection and proper cleaning processes with every mating. Here are some well-known bad habits:

Dry Cleaning: Traditionally, dry cleaning has been proven to be only partially effective in eliminating contaminants from fiber end-faces and connectors.  The challenge had been that the dry cleaning materials were either not good enough to uplift the various types of dirt or greasy contaminants, or they actually introduced static to the fiber ferrule that attracts dust.  With technological advancement and better dry cleaning materials, however, a new class of fiber cleaning tools have been created to provide a cost effective and efficient solution for cleaning more than 50% of contaminants from optical networks.  It is therefore very important to avoid using simple swabs or cleaning papers to perform dry cleaning on any fiber connectors.  Instead, use Fluke Networks’ Quick Clean Cleaner to eliminate most of the dust and harmful particles in your fiber plant.

Wet Cleaning: Cleaning with only a pre-soaked wet wipe or excessive solvent will leave liquid behind on the end-face which also causes problems. As that excess solvent dries, it can leave behind of film of dissolved contaminants that were never properly removed. In addition, residual isopropyl alcohol (IPA) can leave behind a “halo” as it dries that not only causes attenuation, but also can be very hard to remove. No solvent should remain at the conclusion of a cleaning.

Canned Air and Dusters: Canned air and dusters are ineffective and should not be used to clean end-faces. The only thing dusters do is blow large particles around. On a patch cord, this may be effective, but inside a port this can result in those same particles settling elsewhere. Dusters are ineffective on smaller, statically-charged particles and totally useless on oil-based contaminants such as buffer gel or body oil. Last, dusters often expel a propellant that becomes a whole new contaminant that now requires an effective cleaning process to remove.

Thinking New Equals Clean: Do not be lulled into thinking that end-faces on factory-terminated patch cords or pigtails will be clean when they are brand new and covered with a dust cap. Though dust caps are great at preventing damage to the end-face, the caps themselves can be a source of contamination. The plastic used to create dust caps will outgas a residue as its plasticizers deteriorate over time and the surface of the cap may contain mold-release substances used in their high-speed production process. Don’t be surprised to find a contaminated end-face upon removal of a protective cap. For repeatable and reliable end-face cleaning, always use Fluke Networks’ tools to follow the recommended

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Fluke Networks Fiber Viewer with 400X Microscope
For inspecting fiber end-faces, recommended for multi mode fiber.

Fiber Viewer - 400X magnification with 2.5mm Universal Adapter

Convenient video microscope enables end-face inspection inside ports and on patch cords. 400x magnification probe enables inspection of both multimode and singlemode end-faces inside ports and on patch cords
Miniature display boasts an exceptionally sharp 1.8” screen
Grip trigger activation extends battery life
Various probe adapter tips allow for inspection through many different connector port types

Use FiberInspector™ Mini fiber inspection scope to examine installed fiber terminations or ensure terminations are smooth and clean. Avoid the #1 cause of fiber link failure: dirty end-faces. Dirt, dust and other contaminants are the enemy of high-speed data transmission over optical fiber. Today's network applications require more bandwidth, making loss budgets tighter than ever. It is critical that all optical connections are clean and free of contaminants to ensure application success. The Fluke Networks FiberInspector Mini Video Microscope puts the solution to contaminated end-faces in the palm of your hand. This portable video microscope works ten times faster than traditional scopes. Simply insert the probe and inspect installed fiber connectors through the bulkhead adapters without accessing the backside of the patch panels. Using a video microscope also completely ensures that no harmful laser light ever reaches your eyes.

Its miniature size makes the FiberInspector Mini fiber inspection scope extremely portable and convenient. The device displays exceptionally sharp images on its 1.8” screen. Extend battery life in the grip trigger mode, when the device only shows images when squeezing the sides of the display. With a range of standard and accessory probe tips, end-faces can be inspected when using many different connector types, including LC connectors.

Resolve Damage

When damage is observed upon inspecting an end-face, it must be determined what needs to be done, if anything. Some damage may be minor enough to ignore while other problems require complete re-termination.

Chipped end-faces?

Solution: Visually determine if chips are within acceptable limits, up to 5% of the outside edge of the fiber cladding generally may be chipped, as this is a common result of the polishing process. Any chips on the fiber core are not acceptable. If chips are beyond acceptable limits, the fiber should be re-terminated.

Scratched and epoxy bleed fiber end-face?

Solution: If the end-face is scratched, has polishing debris or has excess epoxy bleed, then repolish it with fine lapping paper until visual inspection shows scratches and debris gone.

Cracked or shattered fiber end-face?

Solution: If the end-face is cracked or shattered, then re-terminate the fiber. Cracks can spread, making the end-face unacceptable.

Resolve Contamination

Once contamination has been discovered using a fiber microscope, it is crucial that it be properly removed to avoid creating more problems. Proper cleaning products and procedures are a requirement as improper processes are not only ineffective, but also potentially damaging.

Effective fiber optic end-face cleaning involves two key components: specialized solvent and wipes or swabs. Fiber optic solvent is required to dissolve certain contaminants and to act as a lubricant so that debris does not scratch the end-face as it is removed. Do not use isopropyl alcohol (IPA) as this chemical can leave a residue as it dries. Kits offered by Fluke Networks contain everything needed for precision cleaning of end-faces on connectors and inside ports.

After cleaning, always inspect the end-face again before insertion to guarantee all contaminants were removed. If necessary, repeat your cleaning steps to remove any lingering soils not removed by the first cycle.

Prevent Downtime

Fluke Networks’ fiber microscopes will allow you to avoid the most common problem with fiber networks. In a survey commissioned by Fluke Networks, dirty end-faces were found to be the #1 cause of fiber link failure. It is estimated that 85% of fiber failures are due to end-face contamination. So it is imperative to inspect and, if necessary, clean end-faces every time they are mated.

It is equally important to inspect and clean both sides of any connection as contamination can migrate from one end-face to another upon insertion. In addition, do not wait until you experience a problem to first clean. Dirt or debris crushed between two end-faces in a mating can cause permanent damage such as cracks, scratches or pits that require re-termination, not just cleaning.

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£479.00
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