Fiber Optic Cleaning Kit is one of the first things that come to mind. I think every fiber technician should have one. To make sure minimal data loss, optical connections must be kept clean and free of dust, and other pollutants. Fiber Cleaning kit will have everything from lint free wipes to different types of swaps. They also will include a type of fast drying, residue free cleaning solvent which removes organic and ionic soils.
In their tool bags, you also will find some Patch Cords/Jumpers. It is always good to have both single and multimode jumpers. A fiber jumper sometimes is called fiber patch cord and it is a length of fiber cabling fitted with LC, FC, SC, MTRJ or ST connectors at each end. Fiber jumpers are used in the same manner as patch cords, to connect end devices or network hardware to the structured cabling system. It is always good practice to have a number of fiber jumpers available.
The Handheld Optical testing equipments are very important, one of those handheld devices would be an Optical Power Meter. A fiber optic power meter is used for absolute optical fiber power measurement as well as fiber optic cable loss related measurements. There will be different types of meters depending what mode, wavelength and connector type. Another handheld device you may find is a Visual Fault Locator. Fiber visual fault locator is is a kind of device which is able to locate the breakpoint, bending or cracking of the fiber glass. It can also locate the fault of OTDR dead zone and make fiber identification from one end to the other end. Designed with a FC,SC,ST universal adapter, this fiber fault locator is used without any other type of additional adapters, it can locates fault up to 10km in fiber cable, with compact in size, light in weight, red laser output. Optical Fiber Identifier is another very valuable handheld optical testing device. Optical fiber identifier is an essential installation and maintenance instrument which can identify the optical fiber by detecting the optical signals transmitted through the cables, during this process the fiber optic identifier do no harm or damage to the fiber cable and it also do not need opening the fiber at the splice point for identification or interrupting the service.
You will find all of these things and more in a fiber technician’s tool bag. If you would like to fill your tool bag with the best fiber optic cleaning supplies, fiber optic cable jumpers, the best quality handheld fiber optic equipment and accessories then visit FiberStore website where you will find many fiber optic products.