ISO / IEC 14763-3

The IEC14763-3 (2009) standard is commonly used when certifying fiber optic LAN or building datacom installations.

Fiber optic testing in general compliance with the popular IEC14763-3 (2009) standard requires appropriate:


Your choice of fiber cable certification test equipment will also depend on: Fiber type (single-mode, multimode), required test wavelengths, test volume, connector type, and any two-way loss test requirement. Compliance also requires appropriate test procedures.

These handheld instruments and test kits meet the standard requirements for testing and certifying multimode and singlemode fiber cabling.

User Manuals and Equipment Training

The links below have user manuals and instrument training powerpoints.

Multimode Loss Test Equipment

Instruments with 850 / 1300 nm LED source, Category 1 compliant. The required mandrel wraps are supplied as standard. These instruments can also test 1300 nm single-mode systems with up to 10 dB loss.

Basic: suitable for low volume or occasional use. The instruments can be locked by a supervisor to a particular wavelength.

KI9812 LED Source
KI9600-Ge power meter
KI9600XL-Ge5 power meter for MPO/MTP (or KI9600XL-Si5 for 850 nm only)
KITS™ Software for reporting (manual data entry)

General: Automated Data Handling for medium to very high density testing

KI2803 LED Source
KI28603 LED Source with VisiTester VFL
KI2600-Ge power Meter
KI2600XL-Ge5 power meter for MPO/MTP (or KI9600XL-Si5 for 850 nm only)
KITS™ Software for reporting

KI2703-Ge LED Loss Test Set
KI27603-Ge LED Loss Test Set with VisiTester
KITS™ Software for reporting

Bi-Directional on one fiber

KI7744C-Ge 850 / 1300 nm Two-Way Tester
KITS™ Software for reporting

Multimode & Single-mode Loss Test Equipment

KI2824 LED / Laser Source
KI28624 LED / Laser Source with VisiTester VFL
KI2600-Ge power Meter
KI2600XL-Ge5 power meter for MPO/MTP (or KI9600XL-Si5 for 850 nm only)
KITS™ Software for reporting

KI2724-Ge LED / Laser Loss Test Set
KI27624-Ge LED / Laser Loss Test Set with VisiTester
KITS™ Software for reporting

Bi-Directional on one single-mode fiber

KI7742C-InGaAs 1310 / 1550 nm Two-Way Tester
KITS™ Software for reporting

Polarity / Continuity Test Equipment

Any of the Loss Test Equipment can perform continuity / polarity testing using test tones.

If multiple sources are available, they can perform polarity testing on 12 fibers at a time using MultiFiber ID.

Loss Test Instruments fitted with either a VFL or VisiTester can perform quick visual testing.

Alternatively a Visual Fault Locator pen KI6350 can be used.

All Kingfisher visible lasers conform to current laser safety standards.

Connector Inspection Equipment

FiberSafe Connector Inspection Microscope KI6610 (x200) / KI6611 (x400) with required connector adaptors and OPT684 digital camera.

FiberTester Kits

Many of our FiberTester kits contain the above equipment. 
Most popular for this application are the clean / inspect / test kits: TK037TK071A

Connector Summary

Connector styles

All Kingfisher Tier 1 equipment has interchangeable connectors SC, LC, ST, universal 1.25, 2.5 mm etc, or additional connectors as stated.

PC/APC Connectors

All power meter ports handle both PC and APC connectors. All light source ports and microscope adaptors are specified as PC or APC at time of ordering.

Duplex LC / SC Connectors

All power meter ports & microscopes handle duplex connectors using the relevant universal connector adaptor.

MPO/MTP Connectors

XL series power meters, and KI6100 series microscope. OTDR KI6703 850 / 1300 nm, 1310 / 1550 nm

These standards compliant test procedures show you how to test fiber optic attenuation (loss) in accordance with IEC14763-3 (2009).

These procedures may be specific to combinations of performance and specification features provided only on Kingfisher brand fiber optic test equipment.

Simplex / Duplex Multimode Loss Test Procedures

One cord multimode permanent link test using an 850 / 1310 nm light source & power meter or loss test set
One cord multimode permanent link test using an 850 / 1310 nm two-way or bidirectional loss test set

Three cord multimode permanent link test using an 850 / 1310 nm light source & power meter or loss test set
Three cord multimode permanent link test using an 850 / 1310 nm two-way or bidirectional loss test set

Three cord multimode channel test using an 850 / 1310 nm light source & power meter or loss test set
Three cord multimode channel test using an 850 / 1310 nm two-way or bidirectional loss test set

Test Lead Verification

MPO / MTP Multimode Loss Test Procedures

One cord multimode permanent link test using an 850 / 1310 nm light source & power meter or loss test set

Three cord multimode permanent link test using an 850 / 1310 nm light source & power meter or loss test set

Three cord multimode channel test using an 850 / 1310 nm light source & power meter or loss test set

Test Lead Verification

Simplex / Duplex Single-mode Loss Test Procedures

One cord single mode permanent link test using a 1310 / 1550 nm light source & power meter or loss test set
One cord single mode permanent link test using a 1310 / 1550 nm two-way or bidirectional loss test set

Three cord single mode permanent link test using a 1310 / 1550 nm light source & power meter or loss test set
Three cord single mode permanent link test using a 1310 / 1550 nm two-way or bidirectional loss test set

Three cord single mode channel test using a 1310 / 1550 nm light source & power meter or loss test set
Three cord single mode channel test using a 1310 / 1550 nm two-way or bidirectional loss test set

Test Lead Verification

MPO / MTP Single-mode Loss Test Procedures

One cord single mode permanent link test using a 1310 / 1550 nm light source & power meter or loss test set

Three cord single mode permanent link test using a 1310 / 1550 nm light source & power meter or loss test set

Three cord single mode channel test using a 1310 / 1550 nm light source & power meter or loss test set

Test Lead Verification

Polarity / Continuity Test Procedures

These craft procedures are specific to equipment and situations, and are not covered by these standards.

Procedures for eye safety are the responsibility of the organisation performing relevant work, and will need to conform to current laser safety standards, particularly for visible laser fault finders.

Connector Inspection Procedures

Although not formally related to this standard, the IEC/ EN 61300-3-35 standard is commonly used as a reference for this activity
Procedures for eye safety are the responsibility of the organisation performing relevant work, and will need to conform to current laser safety standards, particularly for microscopes. 
 

Procedures

OTDR

KITS reporting software is an integrated report building solution that helps you to produce reports in compliance with the popular IEC14763-3 (2009) standard.