When planning and purchasing cable-assemblies for any installation, it’s recommended to verify from your supplier that they provide connector end-faces that meet or exceed industry standards on end-face cleanliness (for example, IEC 61300-3-35). If your supplier cannot ensure, or suggests an increase in cost is needed in order to meet such standards, you might want to consider a new supplier—–meeting these standards is common industry practice and not difficult to achieve. Almost all manufacturers I’ve dealt with abide by such standards—certainly all the “big names”—-but it’s always good to include a requirement in your purchase contract or supplier drawings that such standards are adhered to.
Additional resources from the FOC team include:
- Category Resource FOC Installation Page
- Glossary, Acronyms, Military Specifications for Connectors: http://bit.ly/2a2EFn8
- Q&A Resource: email technical questions to AskFOC@focenter.com
Have questions about this FOC Tip?
Contact FOC with questions at: (800) 473-4237 / 508-992-6464 or email: FiberOpticCenter@focenter.com and we will respond ASAP.
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