Fitel Handheld S178A Core Alignment Fusion Splicer

Fast splice (7sec) at super low loss and fast heating (25sec), 200cycles (Splicing & heating) with two batteries

General Details

FITEL’s line of fiber fusion splicer provides an excellent solution for both field and factory splicing applications. We are continually developing and enhancing our product line to meet the needs of our customers and increasing worldwide demand.

The S178A Hand-Held Core-Alignment Fusion Splicer has been enhanced and updated to version 2. The battery is automatically charged internally when connected to AC mains power even during operation. The new illumination lamp lights up a wide area around the V-grooves and helps operation in low light environment. The redesigned and strengthened heater simplifies the protection sleeve loading process.

  • Internal battery charging
  • Illumination lamp lights up a wide area around V-grooves
  • User friendly LCD display offers 4 different X/Y image layouts
  • Simplified splice result indicator red / green icon
  • Rugged and compact handheld design to endure harsh environmental conditions
  • Fast splice (7 sec) at super low loss and Fast Heating (25 sec)*1
  • 200 cycles (Splicing & Heating) with Internal batteries*2
  • Splice programs available for All METRO/LAN/FTTx fibers including ultra bend-insensitive fibers (e.g. EZ-Bend™)
  • Splicer is compatible with the Seikoh Giken and Diamond Spliceon-connector (SOC)
  • Easy maintenance electrode replacement /mirror free alignment system
  • Easy Software upgrade via the Internet
  • Simplified program fusion and heater programming
  • Easily exchanged fiber holder systems (Tight holder/Removable fiber holder/SOC holder)
  • PC interface software to allow user manage splicing recipes and splicing results
  • Auto-start heater oven option
  • Improved GUI enhancing ease-of-use
  • Large memory for storing 2,000 splice records and last 100 splice result images
  • RoHS compliant
  • Rugged and compact hand-held design to endure any kind of environmental conditions
  • Internal battery charging
  • Fast splice (7sec) at super low loss and fast heating (25sec)
  • 200cycles (Splicing & heating) with two batteries
  • Available for All METRO/LAN/FTTx fibers including ultra bend-insensitive fibers (G657)
  • Applicable for Splice-On-Connector(SOC)
Applicable Fibers SM, MM, DSF, NZD, EDF, BIF/UBIF (Bend insensitive fiber)
Cladding Diameter 80~150 μm
Coating Diameter 100~1,000 μm
Fibers Cleave Length 5~16 mm
Average Splice Loss SM: 0.02 dB, MM: 0.01 dB, DSF: 0.04 dB, NZD: 0.04 dB
Splice Time 7 seconds (semi-auto mode) 9 seconds (regular mode)
Heat Time 25 seconds*6 (S922: 40 mm Sleeve, S921: 60 mm Sleeve) (Pre-heat mode) 31 seconds*6 (S922: 40 mm Sleeve, S921: 60 mm Sleeve) (regular mode)
Splice Programs Max. 150
Automatic Splicing Selection SM: SM, DSF, NZD, BIF/UBIF, MM: MM
Heat Programs Max. 18
Automatic Heating Start Available
Applicable Sleeves 20/40/60 mm
Fiber Holding Tight holder (Loose tube applicable) or Fiber Holder System
Tension Test 1.96 N
Return Loss of Splice 60 dB or greater
Attenuation splice function Intentional high splice loss of 0.1 dB to 10 dB (0.1 dB step) can be made for an inline fixed attenuator
Fiber Image Magnification 304X, 608X
Splice Memory Max. 2,000
Image capture Capacity Last 100 images to be automatically captured + Up to 24 images to be stored permanently
Dimension 127W × 199D × 105H mm (not including shock absorber) 159W × 231D × 130H mm (including shock absorber)
Weight 1.9 kg (without battery) 2.3 kg (with two batteries)
Monitor 3.5” color LCD monitor
Data Output USB ver.2.0 mini
Diaplaying Language 20 languages (e.g. English, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese)
Battery Capacity Typical 80 splice/heat cycles with single battery Typical 200 splice/heat cycles with 2 batteries
Altitude 5,000 mh
Wind Protection Max. wind velocity of 15 m/s.
Operating Temperature -10 to +50°C (0 to 95% Relative Humidity [Non-Condensing])
Storage Temperature -40 to +60°C (0 to 95% Relative Humidity [Non-Condensing])
Humidity 0 to +95% RH (non-condensing)
Power Source AC Input 100 to 240 V (50/60 Hz), DC Input 11 to 17 V without any change of hardware

Standard Package

No. Item P/N Qty
1 S178A Main Body S178-A-A-0001 1
2 Hard Carring Case HCC-01 1
3 Battery Pack S943B 1 or 2
4 Battery Charger S958C 1
5 Spare Electrodes S969 1 pair
6 AC adapter for S178A and S958C S976A 1
7 AC Cable Cord / 1
8 Electrode Sharpener D5111 1
9 Cleaning Brush VGC-01 1
10 User Manual FTS-347 1

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