RB-PEN25 - Fiber optic cleaning pen for SC, ST and FC connectors (2.50mm ferrules), 800 cycles
The RB-PEN25 is an efficient yet cost effective tool to keep optical connectors clean. Model is designed for optical connectors using 2.50mm ferrules, most known connectors being SC, ST and FC type.
A cleaning pen has a one time use cleaning band that swipes the critical contact surface of the optical connector. Process is completely mechanical. A single press would allow the cleaning tape to swipe contact area and eliminate most foreign particles that would cause communications issues. This is also known as a one-click cleaning pen. RB-PEN25 is intended for use with optical female connectors of SC, ST and FC type. They can be active equipment connectors or couplers in patch panels. Cleaning fiber contact surfaces is a necessity in fiber optic deployments. Dust can settle into the optical connectors during maintenance and installation of fiber circuits, sometimes with serious effects. A single dust particle in the wrong place can stop a long haul fiber link and sometimes even damage the optical gear because of reflections that could damage optical contact surfaces permanently.
The RB-PEN25 has an estimated capacity of 800 cleaning cycles. It has an indicator when cleaning tape is exhausted and also an extender of the cleaning arm for hard to reach connectors. Pen comes with a small translucent cap that can be used to clean also male 2.50mm ferrules when needed, although for regular male type connectors a cleaning cassette is recommended.
Additional information on RB-PEN25 optical cleaning pen: PDF User Manual;