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Launch Equalizer, Multimode  

Eliminate the dead zone in fiber testing.


Extended Double Diamond™ Warranty Available (3 Additional Year)

Product Highlights

  • Tests the full length of fiber, including the dead zone—the hard-to-measure first 20 meters.
  • Works between your optical time domain reflectometer (OTDR) and your fiber.
  • Patented QuickMATE Universal Adapters accept ST, FC, SC, and other connectors.

  • Further Details

  • Extremely precise: The length of the fiber is controlled to within -0/+2".
  • Slim profile—small enough to tote in your OTDR case.
  • Stack ’em to test longer lengths.

    When you test your fiber, make sure you test ALL of it. Eliminate the dead-zone effect that an OTDR launch pulse has on loss measurements with this pulse suppressor.

    When using an OTDR, it's often difficult or impossible to measure the loss of the initial section of a fiber because of the launch pulse. The longer the pulse, the longer the section of fiber that can't be measured.

    Solve the problem with the Launch Equalizer. Just connect it between your OTDR and the fiber. The Launch Equalizer compensates for the dead zone, giving you true loss measurements. When testing longer lengths of fiber, opt for a longer Launch Equalizer. Or stack them for just the length you need.

    Connect any type of fiber. The patented QuickMATE adapters accept ST, FC, SC, DIN, E2000, or any 2.5-mm ferrule. And the extremely compact, weather-resistant case makes the Launch Equalizer easy to tote along in your OTDR case.

  • Typical Loss <0.5 dB @ 1210 nM
    Connectors (2) QuickMATE universal panel adapters (FC or ST bulkheads are available on request)
    Size 1"H x 4.9"W x 4.9"D (2.5 x 12.4 x 12.4 cm)
    Weight 0.8 lb. (0.4 kg)

    NOTE: Technical specification weight is the unit weight. It is not the packaged shipping weight. For shipping weight, please contact Black Box customer service at 1-800-316-7107.

    Product Data Sheets

    Double Diamond Warranty
    Extended Double Diamond™ Warranty Available (3 Additional Year)

    Double Diamond™ Warranty (Standard)


    Take the risk out of equipment purchases with the Double Diamond™ Warranty from Black Box Network Services.

    The Double Diamond Warranty is our warranty that protects your Black Box® brand products* from accidental damage, including drops, water, and power surges.

    The Launch Equalizer, Multimode comes with a standard 1 Year warranty already included.

    During the warranty period, Black Box Network Services will repair or replace your damaged equipment within one week of receipt at NO CHARGE!*

    Plus, get an Extended Double Diamond Warranty.

    You can also extend your warranty or protect a previously purchased Black Box® brand product** for an additional year—for only 10% of the purchase price! Or, extend your coverage for a full three years for only 20% of the purchase price!

    Ordering an extended warranty is easy: When viewing a product in your shopping cart, just select the one or three years of additional coverage in the dropdown menu under “Warranty Options.” For details, contact Customer Service at 724-746-5500.

    * Warranty subject to certain exclusions and limitations
    ** Certain products may not be eligible.

    What’s more, we also have a 45-day return policy. Simply call Customer Service for a Return Authorization (RA) number, return your product in new condition and in the original package, and receive a full refund.

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    Price: $438.30

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    Shipping Info

    Weight: 0.925 lbs.
    HxWxD: 2.5 x 5.5 x 8 in.

    What’s more, we also have a 45-day return policy. Simply call Customer Service for a Return Authorization (RA) number, return your product in new condition and in the original package, and receive a full refund.

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