FIBER OPTIC CENTER GLOSSARY
There are 23 names in this directory beginning with the letter K.
Mechanical arrangement of guide pins and sockets, keying plugs, contacts, bosses, slots, keyways, inserts or grooves in a connector housing shell or insert that allows connectors or the same size and typw to be lined up without the danger of making a wrong connection.
Wire, aramid or synthetic mesh that is placed around the cable to be installed, intended to provide positive pulling power. Also known as pulling or mesh grips.
A short pin or other projection which slides in a mating slot or groove to guide two parts being assembled. Generally used in round, shell-enclosed connectors to prevent mating wrong connectors and to assist in polarization.
Connectors in which the plug and adaptor are fixed in alignment to prevent rotation and physical fiber endface damage.
Mechanical arrangement of keyways, inserts or grooves in a connector shell or insert that allows connectors of the same configuration to be used without the danger of interconnection to the wrong mating connector.
Keying Plug Contact
A component that is inserted into a cavity of a connector housing or inseert to assure engagment of identically matched components.
The video signal that is used to delete that portion of the background signal that is to be replaced with another video signal.