Mechanical Splice

Mechanical Splice

´╗┐Mechanical Splice

The process of splicing fiber optic are these 12 steps that are:
1. Remove the mechanical splice from its protective packaging and load the splice into the assembly tool by pressing firmly at the ends of the splice. Do not depress the raised section on the mechanical splice.
2. Strip approximately 3cm of buffer and/or coating from the optical fiber using a stripper.
3. Clean the optical fiber by pulling the fiber through a lint-free wipe soaked in optical fiber cleaning fluid.
4. Place the optical fiber in the cleaver, with the length specified by the mechanical splice manufacturer.
5. Cleave the optical fiber.
6. If a gauge is provided, check the cleave length with the gauge.
7. Repeat steps 2 through 6 for the other fiber end to be spliced.
8. Push one cleaved optical fiber into one end of the mechanical splice until it stops moving.
9. Push the other cleaved optical fiber into the other end of the mechanical splice until it stops moving.
10. Place both optical fibers in the clamping mechanisms on the opposite sides of the splicing tool, forming a modified loop in the optical fiber, as shown in Figure 25.28.
11. Pivot the splicing tool handle down until it contacts the top of the splice, then squeeze the tool handle to complete the assembly and lock the spliced ends in place.
12. Remove the optical fibers from the clamping mechanisms and lift the mechanical splice from the tool.
You want to make sure you do not have any trouble with splicing because it is permanent and cannot be undo. Also if you have to redo it, that will be a lot of money


Custom excerpt from Cabling: The Computer Guide to Copper and Fiber Optic Networking (4th ed) E-Book Received from the Internet on 5/12/2016

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