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How to Install Fiber Fast Connector: Essential Guidelines

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Fiber optic fast connectors are also used as live connectors to connect two continuous optical paths formed by optical fibers.

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Connectors play a crucial role in our daily lives, yet there are some connectors that remain less familiar, such as fiber optic fast connectors.

In this blog post, we will explore the key aspects of installing fiber fast connectors and highlight important guidelines to ensure optimal performance, with a focus on low insertion loss.

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By following these guidelines, you can achieve efficient and reliable fiber optic connections. Let’s dive in!

  1. Compatibility of Optical Fibers:
    When connecting optical fibers, it is essential to consider their transmission modes and fiber cores. Avoid connecting optical fibers with different transmission modes or different fiber cores together, as this can lead to signal degradation or mismatch.
  2. Connector Compatibility:
    Ensure that the connectors you use have the same transmission mode, fiber core, and compatible pin face types. Connecting connectors with different pin face types may result in poor connection quality and signal loss.
  3. Designing Chassis/Cabinet Space:
    During the design of your chassis or cabinet, pay attention to the space allocated for laying optical cables. This ensures a natural and smooth cable layout, minimizing right-angle transitions that can impact signal performance.
  4. Residual Length Processing:
    Follow construction requirements and ensure an appropriate amount of residual length between cable components placed at a distance. Coil the excess cable according to the specified guidelines. Avoid folding or bundling the cable, as this can cause signal loss and deterioration.
  5. Cable Assembly Bundling and Fixing:
    When tying and fixing the cable during the installation process, maintain the right amount of tightness. The cable’s outer skin should have a slight deformation, and there should be no excessive pressure on the optical fiber. Excessive tying or squeezing of the cable can negatively impact transmission performance. Consider using cable clips for secure and proper cable fixing. Always adhere to the recommended cable usage method.

Understanding Fiber Optic Fast Connectors:

Fiber optic fast connectors serve as live connectors, joining two continuous optical paths formed by optical fibers. These connectors come in various types but share the same material, performance, stability and cost-effectiveness.

Proper Handling During Installation:

To ensure the best performance, handle the optical fibers with care during the peeling process to prevent damage.

Place the cable in the clamp, aligning the edge of the skin with the marking on the clamp, and then close the clamp cover.

Use a clamp to cut the optical fiber, remove the cable from the clamp after cutting, and match it with the corresponding icon on the product bag.

Installing the Fiber Fast Connector:

  1. Observe the bending state of the optical fiber and press the white crimping cover on the main body to the bottom.
  2. Tighten the tail cap on the main body and deduct the shell.
  3. The LC uniboot connector differs from the LC optical connector and offers reversible polarity for easy operation.
  4. The innovative LC uniboot fiber connector, with its unique structure and compact design, excels in high-density wiring environments.
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Ensuring Optimal Performance

For optimal performance, pay attention to return loss requirements. The UPC ceramic jack with a “pre-scale: spherical end” should have a return loss of ≥40dB, while the APC ceramic inserts (prename: bevel, 8-degree arc) should have a return loss of ≥55dB.

Fiber fast connectors are essential for efficient fiber optic connections. By following the installation guidelines discussed in this blog post, you can ensure a reliable and low insertion loss connection.

Proper handling, compatibility checks, and adherence to recommended practices will contribute to stable and high-quality fiber optic communication.

New Trending Non Fusion Splicing Fast Connector

As technology advances, fast connectors will continue to evolve, opening up new possibilities for both electrical and optical connections.

As one of Huawei key upstream suppliers, Fibconet proudly presents our no fusion fiber optic connection solutions.

These connectors stand out with four significant advantages over traditional “cold junction quick connectors” and “hot melt fast connectors”:

fusion-free physical fast connector

1. Simplified Operation

With just 2 tools and 3 easy steps, stable connections are established. The process is designed to be straightforward and can be mastered by anyone through instructional videos, making it completely accessible without any barriers to entry.

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2. Stable Connections

Thanks to the automatic alignment design, these connectors boast an on-site installation success rate of ≥98%, ensuring reliable and consistent performance.

3. Built for Longevity

Featuring a V-groove design and substituting traditional matching gel with optical silicone grease, these connectors are engineered for an extended lifespan, providing up to 25 years of service.

4. Comprehensive Service

At Fibconet, every purchase of 200 connectors includes a complete set of installation tools.

Moreover, customers benefit from five years of unconditional free repairs and technical guidance, ensuring peace of mind and support whenever needed.

If you require further assistance or have specific fast connector needs, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We are here to help you achieve seamless fiber optic connectivity.

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