The OP280MT is designed to check for breaks in a ribbon fibre and to verify correct polarity of ribbon fibre connectors, hybrid cables and distribution boxes quickly and conveniently.  Each of the twelve fibre is illuminated with bright 635nm red LASERs.

The Ribbon Fibre Visual Fault Locator can be used for single mode or multimode applications and is pre-programmed with various sequences for automatic or individual scanning of each fibre. User defined patterns can be programmed via the USB data port.

Note: Included with each OP280MT is a 30cm SAVer cable available in either male or female MTP connectors. This will help prevent the output interface from potential damage or premature replacement which can create significant downtime. The SAVer cable can simply be re-polished or reordered from Tech Optics whenever it becomes damaged.

  • 12 Individual red LASERs; one per fibre
  • Use for fault location at least one kilometer
  • Internal rechargeable battery
  • USB operation
  • Programmable patterns for the various connection types



Laser Sources, red visible light


Optical Interface

MTP/MPO APC male or female

Internal Fibre


Laser Wavelength


Output Power (Typical)

0.50 mW into 9/125

Internal Battery

Li-ion 900mAh

Power Supply & Charge

+5VDC 1A, fast charge

Data Interface & Charge

USB 2.0, charging @100mA


8.5” x 3.5” x 1.2”


1.43lb (0.65kg)