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I am noticing a large epoxy ring with visual inspection. Can you help me understand what I am looking at?


ANSWER:  Occasionally we receive visual inspection pictures from multimode connectors that shows an evident rough epoxy ring around the fiber.  To get a bit more in depth with the answer, I have five bullets of tips and info plus a photo in my blog post to help with this: https://focenter.com/noticing-a-large-epoxy-ring-with-visual-inspection/  Another influence, outside of the details in my blog, might be that the ferrules are insufficient filled with epoxy into the ferrule might relate to air bubbles as well. Please see another FOC blog that describes more details about this: https://focenter.com/assuring-the-correct-amount-of-epoxy-is-in-the-connector/

SM6AskFOCIconAnswered by AskFOC Technical Team September 3, 2015



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