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 FibersSM, MM, DSF, NZD, EDF, BIF/UBIF (Bend insensitive fiber)
Cladding Diameter80~150 μm
Coating Diameter100~1,000 μm
Fibers Cleave Length5~16 mm
Average Splice LossSM: 0.02 dB, MM: 0.01 dB, DSF: 0.04 dB, NZD: 0.04 dB
Splice Time7 seconds (semi-auto mode) 9 seconds (regular mode)
Heat Time25 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 ProgramsMax. 150
Automatic Splicing SelectionSM: SM, DSF, NZD, BIF/UBIF, MM: MM
Heat ProgramsMax. 18
Automatic Heating StartAvailable
Applicable Sleeves20/40/60 mm
Fiber HoldingTight holder (Loose tube applicable) or Fiber Holder System
Tension Test1.96 N
Return Loss of Splice60 dB or greater
Attenuation splice functionIntentional high splice loss of 0.1 dB to 10 dB (0.1 dB step) can be made for an inline fixed attenuator
Fiber Image Magnification304X, 608X
Splice MemoryMax. 2,000
Image capture CapacityLast 100 images to be automatically captured + Up to 24 images to be stored permanently
Dimension127W × 199D × 105H mm (not including shock absorber) 159W × 231D × 130H mm (including shock absorber)
Weight1.9 kg (without battery) 2.3 kg (with two batteries)
Monitor3.5” color LCD monitor
Data OutputUSB ver.2.0 mini
Diaplaying Language20 languages (e.g. English, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese)
Battery CapacityTypical 80 splice/heat cycles with single battery Typical 200 splice/heat cycles with 2 batteries
Altitude5,000 mh
Wind ProtectionMax. 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])
Humidity0 to +95% RH (non-condensing)
Power SourceAC Input 100 to 240 V (50/60 Hz), DC Input 11 to 17 V without any change of hardware

Standard Package

1S178A Main BodyS178-A-A-00011
2Hard Carring CaseHCC-011
3Battery PackS943B1 or 2
4Battery ChargerS958C1
5Spare ElectrodesS9691 pair
6AC adapter for S178A and S958CS976A1
7AC Cable Cord/1
8Electrode SharpenerD51111
9Cleaning BrushVGC-011
10User ManualFTS-3471

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