How to Properly Splice

What is the meaning of 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.


How does Fiber Splicing Works?

Step #1 – Strip the fibers

Step #2 – Clean and cleave the fibers

Step #3 – Fuse the fibers

Step #4 – Protect the fiber

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.

Post time:2021-07-09


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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