How to Splice Cable Properly?

What is the meaning of Fiber Optic Splicing?

A professional uses fiber optic splicing to join two or more fiber cables. When cable runs are too long for a single length of fiber or when connecting two different types of cable together, such as a 24-fiber cable to four 6-fiber cables, fiber optic splicing is the ideal option. Usually there are two methods to splice fiber cable, mechanical splicing and fusion splicing.

BD-FS-41B Optical Fiber Fusion Splicer

How to Splice Cable?

Step #1 – Strip the outer armor protection layer of the optical cable and secure

Step #2 – Peel off the loose tube and clean it with paper

Step #3 – Use wire stripper to peel off the fiber coating

Step #4 – Use fiber cleaver to make the end face

Step #5 – Use cable splicer tool to splice cable

Step #6 – Evaluation of fiber fusion quality

Step #7 – Reinforce bare fiber

Step #8 – Placing splice into splice tray

Step #9 – Seal

Step #10 – Use VFL and OTDR to test

Step #11 – Label

Tips for Better Splices

Tips #1 –It cannot be spliced when there is light in the optical fiber.

Tips #2 – Splicing when there is light may cause deterioration of splicing quality.

Tips #3 – Do not look directly at the end face of the fiber when cleaving the fiber.

Tips #4 – If the optical fiber is connected to a high-power device, such as EDFA, it may also cause damage to the device.

Baudcom provides all types of fusion splicer and all kinds of test equipment. For more information, please feel free to contact us.

Post time: 2021-06-22


Lomoveishiy – Finland

I needed those to connect my PC on the third floor to have internet access in that room, and ISP installed their modem on the first floor only. After dropping fiber patch cables, plugged in all cables into these media converters at both sides, and link came up instantly. Was much easier than I thought!

Raymond – USA

Great experience – units worked straight out of the box – just needed plug in cables and we were done. I also like the possibility to enable jumbo frames, while we do not have a need for this feature at the current moment it’s great to have this option.

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