500 Series - LaunchLITE Test Leads

The Ridgemount LaunchLite series of test cables have been designed to offer both short and long lengths of fibre in a secure yet compact format for test & measurement applications.

They are ideal as test leads for production operators, OTDR launch leads for installers and as virtual network links or delay lines for technicians testing transmission equipment and devices.

Various configurations are available including all Singlemode and Multimode fibre types terminated with the required connector interface. Custom solutions can be manufactured allowing long fibre lengths to be supplied in compact housings.

Ridgemount LaunchLITE assemblies are ideal for technicians and installers working on the following network types. Please contact Ridgemount for advice and support to specifying suitable components.


  • Industrial Transport Control
  • Security and Surveillance Systems
  • CATV and Broadcast Systems
  • Base Station Interconnection
  • Storage and Data Centres
  • LAN Ethernet Neworks
  • Telecommunications Systems
  • FTTH Distribution

LaunchLITE Fibre Coils



Horseshoe Enclosure [520]
Ruggedised Carry Case [535]

125mm x125mm x50mm
220mm x191mm x100mm

Holds up to 1km. Indoor Use.
Holds up to 10km. Outdoor Use.

Fibre Optic Connectors

FC, SC, ST, E2000, EC,
LC, LX.5, MU

UPC and APC Options.
IEC 61754 Interface Standards

Insertion Loss
Return Loss Wavelength


UPC >53dB APC > 63dB
<0.5dB (1300nm – 1550nm)

IEC 61300-3-4 (1310nm)
IEC 61300-3-6
Measured at min attenuation @ 23 C

Part Number: 520

Part Number: 535

1615 [FCUPC 9/125 FCUPC 3mm]
1675 [FCUPC 9/125 FCAPC 3mm]
7685 [FCAPC 9/125 SCAPC 3mm]

0504 [Length = 500metres]
1004 [Length = 1000metres]
6004 [Length = 6000metres]

LaunchLITE Test Leads



Production Test Leads [540]
Adjustment Leads [542]

Insertion Loss <0.1dB[T]
Return Loss UPC>53dB / APC>65dB

IEC 61300-3-4(B) 1310nm & 1550nm
IEC 61300-3-6

Equipment Connector
[Equipment End]

[Other available on request]

Red Boot
Premium Grade.

Launch Connector
[Device or Cable End]

FC, SC, LC, MU, E2000, ST, EC, LX.5 – UPC and APC Options

Black Boot.
Master Cord Grade.

Optical Fibre

Singlemode SMF283e

High Concentricity G652d Fibre

Example Test Lead 540
Part Number: Test Lead 540
Part Number: Test Lead 540
Part Number: Launch Lead 542

1114 [FCUPC 9/125 FCUPC 2.4mm]
1174 [FCUPC 9/125 FCAPC 2.4mm]
1184 [FCUPC 9/125 SCAPC 2.4mm]
1114 [FCUPC 9/125 FCUPC 2.4mm]

0014 [Length= 1m]
0014 [Length= 1m]
0014 [Length= 1m]
0011 [Length= 1m]

Any questions? Get in touch with a member of the team today.