Cleaning the fiber with high purity of Isopropyl Alcohol is necessary to create a good bounding with the fiber. Lower grade alcohols contain H2O which could leave miniscule small drops on the fiber which might be captured when inserting the fiber into the epoxy/ferrule. When heating the ferrule the water needs to outgas, creating air-bubbles in the epoxy.
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Additional resources from the FOC team include:
- Category Resource:
- Glossary, Acronyms, Military Specifications for Connectors: http://bit.ly/2a2EFn8
- Q&A Resource: email technical questions to AskFOC@focenter.com
Have questions about this FOC Tip?
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