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QUESTION:

Are there Standards on the amount of contamination for multi-fiber end-faces?

 

 

ANSWER:

The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) created Standard 61300-3-35, which provides guidelines about the size and amount of dirt and contamination for single and multi-fiber end-faces and also specifies both the pass/fail requirements for endface quality and a process to verify the connector meets these requirements.

Visual inspection can reveal that there is potential trouble with dust or dirt but remember, many times this might not be visible.

 

READ THE FULL BLOG ARTICLE HERE: Ensuring Clean Fiber Connections

 

 

  Answered by AskFOC Technical Team June 18, 2018

 

 

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