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How does dust contamination negatively impact a mated connector pair and where does it come from?



Dust is the most common contaminate that negatively impacts optical connectors.  The dust particulates that are in the contact of a mated connector pair interferes with the signal path. Smaller particles in contact will obstruct signal path which creates a loss. Larger particles of dust may interfere with the mating process. 






  Answered by AskFOC Technical Team WITH the Sticklers MicroCare Corporation Team April 12, 2017



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