App Notes

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)

General Questions
1) What is your CAGE code?

Product Information
    1)  Where do I get product manuals?
    2)  Where do I get product data sheets?
    3)  Where do I get product outlines?
    4)  Where do I get a copy of your warranty?

Safety Issues
    1)  Where are the Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)?
    2)  Do I need to wear safety goggles to protect my eyes when working with fiber optics?
    3)  Do I need to wear laser safety goggles?

System Design Questions
    1)  How do I design a Fiber optic transmission system?
    2)  What are the basic advantages of a fiber optic transmission system?
    3)  What kinds of fiber optic cables are available and how rugged are they?
    4)  What type of fiber optic connectors are there and what do they look like?
    5)  Why and where are fiber optics used?
    6)  What are the limitations of optical fiber?
    7)  Can I use 50 / 125 micron fiber for multimode systems?
    8)  Can the units function in a Vacuum chamber?   
    9)  What are the terminal blocks connectors?
  10)  How do I hook up multiple units to a single power supply?

IRIG Questions
   1)  What is IRIG and IRIG-B?
   2)  What does IRIG stand for?
   3)  What is the latest IRIG Specification?
   4)  What are the IRIG designations?  What are the other IRIG formats?

 Multi-Mode vs. Single-Mode Fiber
    1)  How do I know what type of fiber I need?
    2)  What is the difference between multimode and single mode fiber?
    3)  Should I install single-mode or multimode fiber?
    4)  What is the maximum distance fiber optic transmitters can operate at?
    5)  I already have single-mode fiber installed, but I am only going a short distance,
         can I use lower cost multimode equipment?

    6)  Can ST/PC connectors be utilized instead of FC/PC for single-mode fiber?

Troubleshooting questions

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