Sumitomo Electric


Direct Core Monitoring Fusion Splicer

Ultra-fast, ultra-reliable splicing – in every environment.

Sumitomo Type 71C+ next to a drink can



Pure Productivity

2.1kg with battery.

200 splices & heat cycles per charge.

Dual independent ovens for maximum productivity.

6 seconds per splice.

14 seconds per heat shrink.

Powerful, yet Simple.

Pure Touch-driven Design, with Buttons for Quick Access

Easy to Learn, with Integrated Multimedia Tutorials

4.1″ Large Screen

Unlike many new players, Sumitomo fusion splicers have been designed based on over 15 years of intensive installer feedback, and are now the tool of choice for productive installers.

Type 71 Fusion Splicing
Type 71 - Rain-proofing



Built Tough. Designed for Reliability.

Works in all Australian Weather Conditions

Drop-proof from bench height (5 faces).

IP52 dust/water rated.

Rugged container with portable work-bench attachment included.

Web-based remote diagnostics

Melbourne-based service centre.



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<h2>Sumitomo Type 71C+ Specifications</h2><table class="ta1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"><tbody><tr><th rowspan="6" width="190">Applicable optical fiber</th><td width="155">Material</td><td width="402">Silica Glass</td></tr><tr><td>Profile type</td><td width="402"><p>Single Mode Fiber (SMF)/ITU-T G652</p><p>Multi Mode Fiber (MMF)/ITU-T G651</p><p>Dispersion Shifted Fiber (DSF)/ITU-T G653</p><p>Non-Zero Dispersion Shifted Fiber (NZ-DSF)/ITU-T G655, G656</p><p>Bend Insensitive Fiber (BIF)/ITU-T G657</p><p>Erbium Doped Fiber (EDF)</p></td></tr><tr><td>Number of fiber</td><td>Single</td></tr><tr><td>Cladding diameter</td><td>φ80 to φ150 μm *1</td></tr><tr><td>Coating diameter</td><td>φ100 to φ1,000 μm</td></tr><tr><td>Cleave length</td><td width="402"><p>5 to 16 mm (with coating clamp)</p><p>10mm (Drop cable / Indoor cable with fiber holder)</p></td></tr><tr><th rowspan="2">Applicable Cable*2*3</th><td width="155">0.25 mm primary coated 1-fiber drop cable</td><td width="402">3.1mm or 2.6mm×2.0mm (excluding messenger steel wire)</td></tr><tr><td width="155">0.25 mm primary coated 1-fiber indoor cable</td><td width="402">2.0mm×1.6mm</td></tr><tr><th rowspan="7" width="164">Splice Performance</th><td>Splice loss (typical)*4</td><td width="402"><p>SMF : 0.02 dB</p><p>MMF: 0.01 dB</p><p>DSF : 0.04 dB</p><p>NZDSF : 0.04 dB</p></td></tr><tr><td>Screening load (typical)</td><td>1.96N - 2.09N (at stage)</td></tr><tr><td>Splice time (typical)</td><td width="402"><p>Approx. 6 seconds (SM G652 Quick Mode)</p><p>Approx. 7 seconds (SM G652 Std.Mode)</p><p>Approx. 8 seconds (Auto Mode)</p></td></tr><tr><td>Splice & Heat cycles*5</td><td>Approx. 230 cycles</td></tr><tr><td>Splice program</td><td>Maximum 300 splice programs can be selected and customized.</td></tr><tr><td>Splice data storage</td><td>10,000 splices</td></tr><tr><td>Splice image capture</td><td>200 splices</td></tr><tr><th rowspan="5">Fiber Alignment method</th><td>Core</td><td>Aligns the left and right fibers by the center of their cores.</td></tr><tr><td>Adaptive</td><td width="402"><p>The alignment method mainly for BIF. It is used in splicing</p><p>optical fiber with complicated core profiles.</p></td></tr><tr><td>Diameter</td><td>Aligns the left and right fibers by their outer diameter.</td></tr><tr><td>AIAS</td><td width="402">The axis is moved beforehand. AIAS is effective to splicing of fiber with high eccentricity.</td></tr><tr><td>ATTN</td><td width="402"><p>“Attenuation”. Fibers are spliced by shifting the centers of the left and right fiber cores to achieve intentional high splice</p><p>losses.</p></td></tr><tr><th rowspan="5">Heater Performance</th><td>The number of heaters</td><td>2 built-in heaters are available</td></tr><tr><td>Sleeve length</td><td>Up to 60mm</td></tr><tr><td width="155">Protection sleeve *6</td><td width="402"><p>The protection sleeve for single fiber, up to 60mm</p><p>length, up to φ5mm diameter.</p><p>e.g.</p><p>FPS-1 (single, 60mm, Cleave length 5-16mm)</p><p>FPS-61-2.6 (thin, single, 60mm, Cleave length 5-16mm)</p><p>FPS-40 (single, 40mm, Cleave length 5-10mm)</p><p>FPS-40-2.6 (thin, single, 40mm, Cleave length 5-10mm)</p></td></tr><tr><td>Heating time(typical) *7</td><td width="402"><p>Approx. 14 seconds (Slim 60mm 0.25 Quick Mode)</p><p>Approx. 18 seconds (Slim 60mm 0.25 Std. Mode)</p></td></tr><tr><td>Program</td><td>Max. 100 settings</td></tr><tr><th rowspan="4">Physical Characteristics</th><td>Size (Main body) *8</td><td width="402">120W×154D×130H(mm)</td></tr><tr><td>Weight</td><td>Approx. 2.1 kg (With Battery pack BU-11)</td></tr><tr><td>Display size</td><td>4.1" touch screen color LCD display</td></tr><tr><td>V-groove illumination</td><td>White LED</td></tr><tr><th rowspan="5">Power Conditions</th><td>Power consumption</td><td>Max. 100W</td></tr><tr><td>AC operation</td><td width="402"><p>With AC adapter ADC-1430S</p><p>Input: AC 100-240V 50/60Hz 1.1A</p></td></tr><tr><td>DC operation</td><td>Input: DC 10-15V, 7.5A</td></tr><tr><td>Battery operation</td><td>(With BU-11) 11.1V (4600mAh)</td></tr><tr><td>DC output</td><td>12V For Sumitomo’s hot jacket remover</td></tr><tr><th rowspan="2">In - Out Terminal</th><td>Serial port</td><td>USB 2.0 mini-B type</td></tr><tr><td>Storage media</td><td>SD / SDHC memory card</td></tr><tr><th rowspan="4" width="164">Environmental Conditions</th><td>Operating temperature</td><td>-10 to +50°C</td></tr><tr><td>Storage temperature</td><td>-40 to +80°C</td></tr><tr><td>Humidity</td><td>0 to 95%RH with no dew present</td></tr><tr><td>Altitude</td><td>Up to 6,000 m</td></tr><tr><th rowspan="3">Environmental Durability*9</th><td>Shock resistance</td><td>Drop from 76cm on 5 faces (Excluding top face)</td></tr><tr><td>Water resistance</td><td width="402">Equivalent to IPx2 (Operates normally after being exposed to water dripping at 3mm/min. for at least 2.5 min on each of 4 surfaces tilted at 15 degree.)</td></tr><tr><td>Dust resistance</td><td width="402">Equivalent to IPx5 (Operates normally after 8 hours in a dust chamber containing dust of particle size 75 um or below)</td></tr></tbody></table><div class="memo"><p>*1 Cladding diameters, except φ125μm, are applicable only for splicing in room temperature.</p><p>*2 Fiber holders appropriate for the fiber coating and fiber count are required.</p><p>*3 These fiber holders cannot be used with loose tube cable which optical fiber is free to move about in.</p><p>*4 With Sumitomo identical fibers (in room temperature). Measured by cut-back method relevant to ITU-T and IEC standards.</p><p>*5 Splice & Heat cycles may vary depending on the battery status and the operating environment.</p><p>*6 The 40mm protection sleeves can be used only if the cleave length is less than 10mm. Do not use the 40mm protection sleeves for fibers with more than φ250μm coatings.</p><p>*7 With Sumitomo protection sleeve FPS-61-2.6, Coating diameter φ250μm (in room temperature, powered with AC adapter, DC output port not in use)</p><p>*8 The projection parts are excluded.</p><p>*9 Confirms the battery operation in tests carried out by Sumitomo. Does not guarantee that the product is free of faults or damage.</p></div>