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ASKFOC_web2-QUESTION:  We recently had a customer ask that we put mating sleeves on the cable connectors before we ship to him.   I think that he may end up with a dirty end face even though the dust cap will be on the other end of the mating sleeve.  The cable assembly will be sealed in a plastic bag.  What is your opinion?

ANSWER:  Shipping mating sleeves on the connector ferrules instead of dust caps is very rarely done, and a traditional ferrule cap provides the best protection in most cases.  Using a brand new, clean and capped “mating sleeve” (adapter) should not cause any issues.


SM6AskFOCIcon  Answered by AskFOC Technical Team December 12, 2016


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