Do’s and Don’ts in fiber splicing - Baudcom

Do’s and Don’ts in fiber splicing

What is Fiber Optic Splicing?

It is a process used by a professional to fuse two or more fiber cables. Fiber optic splicing typically results in lower light loss and back reflection than termination making it the preferred method when the cable runs are too long for a single length of fiber or when joining two different types of cable together, such as a 48-fiber cable to four 12-fiber cables.

Click here, you can find steps on how to splice fiber optic cables.

When Do We Need Fiber Optic Splicing

When you want to joint two fibers or fiber optic cables together, this is when we need fiber optic splicing. And usually there are two ways to splice the cables, mechanical splicing and fusion splicing.

Click here, you can find how to select a fusion splicer.

Do’s and Don’ts in fiber splicing


1. Keep the environment clean. Keep the environment as clean as you can, or the dust will cover on the fiber and influence the accuracy of splicing.

2. Handle fiber with extreme care. Optical fiber is very fragile, it can be broken if the cable is bent or curved.

3. Find the most suitable tools. The saying goes a handy tool makes a handyman. When you choose the most suitable tools, your work will be done more easily. For fiber splicing, you need to choose a fiber cleaver and a fusion splicer.


1. Don’t splice when there is light in the optical fiber, because splicing when there is light may cause deterioration of splicing quality.

2. Don’t look directly at the end face of the fiber when cleaving the fiber or it may be blinding. Most laser light sent down an optical fiber is at a level that will permanently damage an eye for sure and fast too.

3. Don’t splice the optical fiber if it is connected to a high-power device, such as EDFA. It may also cause damage to the device.

4. Don’t eat or drink while splicing fiber optic cables. It will make the environment dirty.

5. Don’t smoke when working with fiber optic cables. It may cause fire.

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Post time:2021-07-09


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