Adapters Testing Instructions
Testing for insertion loss is carried out as per test method prescribed below:
A standard reference connector set of the plug-adaptor-plug configuration is required.
a) Configure the initial measurement setup as shown in the figure below
{Where LS is Leaser Source, RP is Reference Patch Cord, RA is reference Adaptor & D is Power Meter}
b) Measure Power (P) in dBm.
c) Set to zero
d) Remove the reference adaptor (RA) and replace it with the adaptor
(A) To be measured as shown below:
{Where LS is Leaser Source, RP is Reference Patch Cord, A is Adaptor & D is Power Meter}
e) Measure power (P) in dBm.
f) The value of power shown is the attenuation of the adaptor.
Note: It is important to periodically clean the ferrules of the connectors with iso propyl alcohol to remove any dirt Etc. Refer doc. Adapter and connector cleaning instructions.Note: For details of inspection processes, methods, other tests performed and records refer to quality manual. It can be made available to customers on specific request.
Caution:

  1. Ensure that the inside of adapter and ferrules of connector are cleaned properly with lab grade Iso- propyl alcohol as per method described under cleaning instructions.
  2. The testing should be done with a reference cord and reference adapters only.