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If a fiber is damaged during stripping, will it affect the finished product?



A fiber that has been damaged during stripping may not break under normal handing during production assembly, but the defect remains in the finished product—–a potential “ticking time bomb”, ready to break at any time in the future, after the customer has already installed the product.

To ensure maximum long-term reliability in the finished product, it is important that the manufacturing site considers this potential by taking preventive measures to help reduce the chance of fiber damage during stripping, and measures to identify such damage, should it exist, before connectorizing. 


READ THE FULL BLOG ARTICLE HERE: The “weakest link” of a connectorized cable assembly and more…


  Answered by AskFOC Technical Team December 10, 2018



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