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




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.


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  Answered by AskFOC Technical Team June 18, 2018



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