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Fitel S178A
Hand-Held Core Alignment Splicer

 
  • Rugged and compact hand held design to endure any kind of environmental conditions
  • Fast splice (7 sec) and Fast Heating
  • 200 cycles (Splicing and Heating) with 2 batteries
  • Available for All METRO/LAN/FTTx fibers including ultra bend-insensitive fibers (G657b)
  • Applicable for Splice-On-Connector(SOC)
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The FITEL S178A optical fiber Hand-Held Core-Alignment Fusion Splicer is the latest, state-of-the-art addition to the S17x series of splicers. By combining speed, precision, durability and portability in one unit, the S178A Fusion Splicer ushers in an entirely new range of applications for core alignment splicing.

Equipped with a new alignment system that can save up to 20% splicing time, the S178A Splicer’s improved heating mechanism can also reduce protection sleeve shrink time by more than 30%. In addition, a newly incorporated USB 2.0 interface speeds PC communication and image/video transfer, while enhancing reliability.
 
Specification Fitel S178A
Applicable Fibers SM, MM, DSF, NZD, EDF, BIF/UBIF (Bend insensitive fiber)
Cladding Diameter 80~150 μm
Coating Diameter 160~900 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 (S922: 40mm Sleeve, S921: 60mm Sleeve) (Pre-heat mode)
31 seconds (S922: 40mm Sleeve, S921: 60mm 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 1.96N
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
Displaying 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
Operating Temperature -10 to +50 °C (without excessive humidity)
Storage Temperature -40 to +60 °C (without excessive humidity)
Power Source AC Input 100 to 240 V (50/60 Hz), DC Input 11 to 17 V
 
The S178A Splicer Package gives extra options with a standard style that accommodates both fixed clamps and removable fiber holders.
Increasing the number of batteries means increased operating time.
 
Configurable Options
Fiber Holder Type 1 16 mm Tight Holder S712T-016
2 10 mm Tight Holder S712T-010
3 Fiber Holder System
No. of Battery Packs
(S943B)
0 No Battery
1 1 pack (with 1 S958B battery charger and 1 S977A AC adaptor)
2 2 packs (with 1 S958B battery charger and 1 S977A AC adaptor)
Example: Model number S178A21, S178A unit with 10mm clamps and 1 battery pack
 
Ordering Information
Model  Description Buy Online Price
S178A10 Fitel S178A-1-0 Hand-Held Core Alignment Splicer with 16mm clamps and no battery pack Discontinued
S178A11 Fitel S178A-1-1 Hand-Held Core Alignment Splicer with 16mm clamps and one battery pack Discontinued
S178A12 Fitel S178A-1-2 Hand-Held Core Alignment Splicer with 16mm clamps and two battery packs Discontinued
S178A-2-0 Fitel S178A-2-0 Hand-Held Core Alignment Splicer with 10mm clamps and no battery pack Discontinued
S178A21 Fitel S178A-2-1 Hand-Held Core Alignment Splicer with 10mm clamps and one battery pack Discontinued
S178A22 Fitel S178A-2-2 Hand-Held Core Alignment Splicer with 10mm clamps and two battery packs Discontinued
S178A30 Fitel S178A-3-0 Hand-Held Core Alignment Splicer with 1 set of Fiber Holders and no battery pack Discontinued
S178A31 Fitel S178A-3-1 Hand-Held Core Alignment Splicer with 1 set of Fiber Holders and one battery pack Discontinued
S178A-3-2 Fitel S178A-3-2 Hand-Held Core Alignment Splicer with 1 set of Fiber Holders and two battery packs Discontinued
Included Accessories
  • 1 Hard Carrying Case
  • 1 AC adapter
  • 1 Electrodes (pair)
  • 1 Electrode sharpener
  • 1 V-Groove Cleaning Brush
  • 1 User Manual
Included
S178A Kits
S178A-BK-10 Fitel S178A-BK-10 Hand-Held Core Alignment Splicer Basic Kit with 10mm Fiber Clamps Discontinued
S178A-BK-250 Fitel S178A-BK-250 Hand-Held Core Alignment Splicer Basic Kit with 250um Fiber Holders Discontinued
S178A-BK-900 Fitel S178A-BK-900 Hand-Held Core Alignment Splicer Basic Kit with 900um Fiber Holders Discontinued
S178A-EX-10 Fitel S178A-EX-10 Hand-Held Core Alignment Splicer Extended Kit with 10mm Fiber Clamps Discontinued
S178A-EX-900 Fitel S178A-EX-900 Hand-Held Core Alignment Splicer Extended Kit with 250 and 900um Fiber Holders Discontinued
S178A-VK-10 Fitel S178A-VK-10 Hand-Held Core Alignment Splicer Value Kit with 10mm Fiber Clamps Discontinued
S178A-VK-250 Fitel S178A-VK-250 Hand-Held Core Alignment Splicer Value Kit with 250um Fiber Holders Discontinued
S178A-VK-900 Fitel S178A-VK-900 Hand-Held Core Alignment Splicer Value Kit with 900um Fiber Holders Discontinued
Optional Accessories
S712S-250 FFitel S712S-250 Fiber Holders, 250 um coating diameter fiber. For S153A/S178A Discontinued
S712S-900 Fitel S712S-900 Fiber Holders, 900 um coating diameter fiber. For S153A/S178A Discontinued Discontinued
S712T-010 Fitel S712T-010 Tight Holder, 10 mm Fiber Clamp for S153A/S178A Discontinued
S712T-016 Fitel S712T-016 Tight Holder. 16 mm Fiber Clamp. For S153A/S178A Discontinued
S943B Fitel S943B Battery Pack For S153A/S178A Discontinued
S422 Fitel S422 Tool Kit with Single Fiber Cleaver Discontinued

*NOTE: Items ordered with optional NIST calibration will require
approximately 10 days to complete the certification.