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How many options are there for troubleshooting why a connector failed?



There are 4 diagnostic methods that can help to troubleshoot why a connector failed.  They are:

  • In-house optical diagnostic process and tools
  • X-ray inspection services
  • Sonar/ultrasonic inspection services
  • Cross-sectioning services

FOC uses the diagnostic method of cross-sectioning connectors. This technique enables us to actually look inside a fiber optic connector, see the defect, and pinpoint the cause of failure.



Why do fiber optic connectors fail? Cross-sectioning offers a view inside connectors – and insight into why they fail


Cross-Sectioning Fiber Optic Connectors: An Effective Diagnostic Method to Identify Defects and Resolve Process Issues


  Answered by AskFOC Technical Team October 22, 2018



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