AQ2180 and AQ2180H Optical Power Meter Series

Portable, cost-effective power meters designed for installation, commissioning and maintenance

Yokogawa AQ2180 Optical Power Meter Series


  • AQ2180 – +10 dBm max. power (Standard)
  • AQ2180H – +26 dBm max. power (High Power)
  • Up to 7 working wavelengths
  • Compact and lightweight
  • Versatile data storage and transfer large memory capacity stores up to 999 measurement results
  • Auto switching of measurement wavelength


Compact portable optical power meters are crucial tools used to test and verify that insertion losses are within specifications in fiber links deployed by cable TV, enterprise, service provider, carrier, Ethernet and FTTH networks.

The AQ2180 series of full-featured palm-sized and lightweight optical power meters is designed for use with an optical Light source to perform optical loss measurements on optical fiber cables. Optical connections to the AQ2180 are made via the universal adapter interface on the top of the unit. The instrument has 7 working wavelengths (AQ2180H is 5 wavelengths) to totally satisfy your needs. It can be extensively used in telecommunication projects and other situations where optical power of wavelengths close to infrared ray needs to be measured.

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  • Specifications
Model: AQ2180 Optical Power Meter Series
Sensor AQ2180 AQ2180H
Wavelength: 850 / 1300 / 1310 / 1490 / 1550 / 1625 / 1650 nm 1310 / 1490 / 1550 / 1625 / 1650 nm
Photo Detector: InGaAs
Optical Fiber: SM ( ITU-T G.652), GI( 50/125 μm),
GI( 62.5/125 μm)In fiber
SM ( ITU-T G.652)In fiber
Optical Connector: FC, SC, LC, ferrule2.5 , ferrule1.25 (Standard) FC, FC, SC, LC, ferrule2.5 , ferrule1.25 (Standard)
Power Range: -70 ~ +10 dBm -50 ~ +26 dBm
Noise Level: -60 dBm -40 dBm
Uncertainty: ±5% ±5%
Display Resolution: 0.01dB, 0.01dBm, 0.0001uW
Unit: ABS value: dBm, mW, μW / Relative value: dB
Modulation: CW, CHOP(270Hz, 1kHz, 2kHz)
Measurement Interval: approx.150 ms
Measurement mode: Absolute measurement, Relative measurement
Memory function: 999 records
I/O: USB-B (mini)
Accessory: Connector adapter, Four AAA Cell batteries, Carrying pouch, Protector, Operation Guide, User’s Manual (CD)
Power Source: Battery life time: 40 hours
Power save: Automatically power off in 10 minutes no operation key
Battery check: Low battery indicator
Power Requirements: Two AA Cell batteries
Temperature Range: Operating temperature: -10 ~ 50°C
Storage temperature: -20 ~ +70°C
Humidity Range: Operating Humidity: 20 ~ 80%
Storage Humidity: 5 ~ 95%
Dimensions: 63(W) × 116(H) × 35(D)
Weight: approx.160g
Environment: RoHS, WEEE, REACH
Safety/EMC: CE marking, C-tick, KC