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CablePrep FOCUS Fiber Optic Connector Tool

  • An Ergonomic Design: The tool body is comfortable to hold and easy to navigate with either hand. It is designed for one-handed operation and accommodates both large and small hands. Because the spring-loaded jaws are long and tapered, they easily reach the back of patch-panel enclosures. The tool design prevents pinching the operator's hand when opening or closing the jaws
  • An Integrated Flashlight: A patented removable flashlight improves visibility while navigating through a congested enclosure. The light illuminates individual ports and connectors on the panel as well as the tool tips, which allows the tool to be used in low-light situations. The two standard AAA batteries can be easily changed in the field.
  • Contoured Notch for LC Connectors: During insertion of LC connectors, the patented notch on one tip prevents the latch from being depressed, ensuring positive latching of the connector. During removal, the straight tip depresses the latch and frees the connector from its port.
  • Universal Tips: Made of specially formulated material, the patented tips of the tool provide a firm grasp on small-form-factor connectors. The jaws support the cable to keep it from bending and protect the delicate fibers within.
  • Durability: With the exception of an easily replaced flashlight, the tool can be dropped from a height of ten feet without damage. It can be used in indoor and outdoor environments and has an operating temperature range of -40⁰C to +95⁰C.

FOCUS Fiber Optic Connector Tool
Specially designed for servicing fiber optic cable connectorsin high-density patch panelsin Central Office, FTTP, and OSP applications, the FOCUS tool makes it easy to insert and remove a small-form-factor (SFF) connector without disturbing adjacent connections. Its patented design makes it truly unique in the industry. The FOCUS tool works with the follow fiber optic connector types: SC, SC2, MU, LC, and MTRJ connectors and different cables, including 2 mm, 3 mm, 1.6 mm, jacketed, and 900 um buffered cables. It is designed for accessing high-density patch panels – including those having 144 or more ports - and SFF connectors.

Equipment Damage Mitigation:
Using the FOCUS tool ensures proper snap fits and reduces the risk of damage to connector bodies, ferrule tips, sleeves, cables, and panel ports that might otherwise result from forced insertions and removals.