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Infrared Rework Stations: Technological Benefits and ACHI Brand Review
Infrared soldering stations, their special features in comparison with hot air soldering stations. Product range and advantages of infrared soldering station by the brand ACHI.
Uni-T UT81B Oscilloscope Review
This handheld scope multimeter combines functions of full fledged multimeter and oscilloscope with analogue bandwidth up to 8 MHz.
Tools and Equipment for Setting up a Service Center
In this article we will try to help you establish a workshop for servicing electronics from the very beginning.
Tools for Apple Products Repair
Need to disassemble your iPhone? We will help you choose tools for repairing Apple products.
How to Test a Capacitor with a Multimeter
In this article, we have selected and further explored the best options for fast and high-quality testing of capacitors.
What Is the Difference Between SMART LED Strips and Regular RGB Strips
In this article we will try to explain what are the main differences between SMART and regular RGB LED strips.
SIGLENT SDG1000X Arbitrary Waveform / Function Generators Series Video Review
Dual-channel function/arbitary waveform generator with 30 MHz and 60 MHz max. output frequency and 150 MSa/s sample rate.
Fiber Optic OTDR Launch Cable Box
We need an OTDR Launch Cable Box in order to better see the beginning of the FO line. More precisely – in order to assess signal loss on the patch cord, socket and cross-connect of the near end of the FO line.
Fiber Optic Measurements, OTDR Trace Recording and Analysis (Part 2)
The next part of the article concerning OTDR trace recording and analysis. Let us consider in detail measuring kilometric attenuation by a reflectometer.
Fiber Optic Measurements, OTDR Trace Recording and Analysis
Fiber network installation requires recording and analyzing the OTDR trace. OTDR trace is a .sor, .trc, or other format file containing a graph with the data about the measured duct.
Optical Testers and OTDRs
A review of the most popular Optical Testers and Optical Time Domain Reflectometers – one of the most important tools in fiber optic network installation and maintenance process.
Optical Fiber Fusion Splicing
This is the most high-tech part of your work. Fusion splicing usually takes a little less time than previous steps – cable punch down, splice closure / ODF preparation, and fiber preparation.
Optical Fiber Preparation
Earlier articles dealt with cable termination, wiping fibers, preparing FO splice closures (or ODFs) and pulling the cable into them. We continue installation and need to do something important before the fusion.
Mechanical Fiber Optic Splicing
Initially, mechanical optical fiber splicing used to be seen as a cheaper alternative to fusion splicing. Let’s have a look at advantages and disadvantages of this method.
Wooden Construction Kit Bluetooth Controlled EcoBot Buggy Video Review
A wooden construction set to assemble a 3D model of a Buggy car, that is controlled from a gadget via Bluetooth
Fiber Optic Precision Cleavers
A cleaver is a mechanical precision device whose task is to cleave the end of an optical fiber so that the cleavage surface was as flat as possible and if possible at 90 degrees angle to the fiber itself.
Mechanical Splicing and Optical Fiber Fusion Splicing, Measuring and Aligning Fibers
Arc fusion splicer is one of the most costly and complex fiber optic installation tools. This is a smart device, which performs the entire process of fiber alignment and splicing.
Optical Fiber Adapters and Connectors
From this article you will learn about adapters and connectors used in FO cables. Optical cross connect cases are characterized by the adapters used (or if we put it simply – optical sockets).
Fiber Optic Splice Closures and Optical Cross Connects
There are many designs for fiber optic splice closures. The most widespread and most often used design has a dome-like container from which cable bushing sleeves are sticking out.
Optical Fiber Punch Down: Necessary Tools and Procedure
For optical fiber stripping, as well as for splicing, a number of specific tools are needed: strippers, screwdrivers, side cutters, scissors for Kevlar, as well as a pump or bottle for alcohol.
Optical Fiber Fusion Splicing: Optical Cables Classification
We would like to offer a series of articles on installing and maintaining fiber optic networks for your attention. The first article in a series is devoted to the types of fiber optic cables.
CIC 21-632 Hydraulic Robot Arm Video Review
DIY kit for assembling a robotic arm that functions without motors or batteries. Powered by water, it can lift up to 50 grams of weight.
CIC 21-616 Super Solar Recycler DIY Kit 6 in 1 Video Review
DIY set to build 6 robots powered by solar battery: a street roller, walking robot, bottle yacht, drummer robot, flying bird, and a racer.
CIC 21-615 Educational Solar Robot Kit 14 in 1 Video Review
The solar robot can be transformed into 14 different models with a multitude of movements on both land and water.