Wednesday, October 28, 2009
How To Terminate Fiber Optic Cable Using AFL Fast Connectors
AFL Fast Connectors
Warning: Always wear protective eyewear when terminating optical fibers. Dispose of cut or cleaved ends properly.
Let’s Get Started:
First, you’ll want to cut the outside jacket off the fiber optic cable, maybe about 18 inches from the end. Electrician snips will be fine with most types of fiber optic cable. You may or may not need to cut the kevlar depending on what style fiber connector your using. Since were using AFL Fast connectors, we’ll cut the kevlar down.
If your using a 250μm buffered fiber, you’ll then slid the boot over the fiber strand, small end first.
Check the fiber for integrity by bending the stripped end of the fiber slightly. This insures that you have not damaged it during the stripping step.
Maintaining slight force on the fiber, release the wedge unit by squeezing it from the side until the wedge pulls out of the connector body. Slide the locking piece from the bottom of the wedge unit and remove the wedge from the connector assembly. Slide the boot up and engage it over the rear of the connector body. Apply the connector housing onto the assembly from the front.
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