The tough and rugged Multicom Family of Fiber Optic Fusion Splicers are drop/impact, dirt/dust, and water-resistant – and they come with an unmatched 3 Year Domestic Warranty (MUL-FSPLICE-200 & 300), 2 Year Domestic Warranty (MUL-FSPLICE-150), or a 1 Year International Warranty (MUL-FSPLICE-150, 200 & 300). All Fusion Splicers employ high-speed image processing and special positioning technology allowing the fusion splicing to be completed in as little as a FAST 7 seconds and can heat shrink in as little as an ULTRA-FAST 9 seconds (8 & 10 seconds for the MUL-FSPLICE-150). The Fusion Splicers are compact in size, lightweight, and ideal to work just about anywhere including harsh outdoor environments, dark and remote worksites. See the video!

Multicom Fusion Splicers are more than merely Fusion Splicers alone, they come as all-inclusive kits that include:

  • MUL-FSPLICE-150, 200 or 300 Fiber Optic Fusion Splicer
  • Quick-change rechargeable lithium battery
  • Universal fiber optic fiber holders
  • Precision Optical Fiber Cleaver
  • USB Thumb Drive with Operating Manual
  • Hardcopy of Operating Manual
  • Splice-on Connector Adapter
  • Non-conductive Tweezers
  • 3-Hole Fiber Stripper
  • Sheathing Stripper
  • Power Cord & AC Adapter
  • Spare Electrodes
  • Heat Shrink Cooling Tray
  • Cleaning Bulb
  • Heavy-Duty Carrying Case with Work Shelf
  • Cleaning Alcohol Dispenser

Below is a convenient chart comparing the Multicom MUL-FSPLICE-150MUL-FSPLICE-200, and New MUL-FSPLICE-300 with some of the finest fusion splicers on the market today:

Why does choosing the right Fusion Splicer matter?
Fusion Splicers have a built-in integrated system of internal processors, motors, and microprocessors that dictate the correct alignment of fibers. But Fusion Splicers have different ways of aligning fibers during fusion – a difference that can impact alignment precision and splicing performance. If you don’t get the correct alignment, you’re going to have fiber optic losses which will be an impediment to data transmission at the point of the fusion splice. So you have to pick the right splicer to fuse any two fibers so precisely that light travels through the medium with as close to zero loss as possible.

Multicom Fusion Splicers use the State-of-the-Art Core-to-Core Fiber Profile Alignment System (PAS), to melt two optical fibers together at their end faces. The resulting joint, or fusion splice, permanently joins the two glass fibers end to end so that optical light signals can pass flawlessly from one fiber into the other with as close to zero loss as possible. Fusion Splicers come with a multitude of components that affect the speed at which they work, the quality of the final splice, as well as how long they can be used in the field before charging the battery, and general maintenance.

Why 6 motors?

Multicom’s MUL-FSPLICE-300 uses 6 Motor Technology:

  • 2 Driving Motors
  • 2 Aligning Motors
  • 2 Focusing Motors – These motors are not included in 4 Motor Fusion Splicers

The two additional Focusing Motors are installed on the optical lens. The motors will change the distance between the fiber and lens to make an enhanced focusing image. Once the fiber is placed in the holders, the motors will drive the lens closer or further away from the fiber, so the fiber image will be displayed differently visually on the monitor. Then the software will process the image and auto-ID the fiber type.

For instance, if a user puts Singlemode fiber in the left holder of the splicer and a Multi-mode fiber in the right holder, after closing the cover, the auto-focusing kicks in – based on the reflection ratio, the preset software will identify the fiber type and the 6 Motor Fusion Splicer will give a warning that there are two different and incompatible fiber types about to make a fusion.

How does a Fusion Splicer work?
Before optical fibers can be successfully fusion-spliced, they need to be carefully stripped of their outer jackets and polymer coating, thoroughly cleaned, and then precisely cleaved to form smooth, perpendicular end faces. Once all of this has been completed, each fiber is placed into a holder in the splicer’s enclosure. From this point on, the fiber optic fusion splicer takes over the rest of the process which includes alignment, burn-off, and the actual fusion.