Epoxy on the technician’s finger transfers to the outside of the ferrule during in-process product handling. This accidental contamination may result in a fiber that is not centered perfectly within the adapter sleeve and, therefore, not aligned. Such process issues can be remedied by improved process controls. Also, the adapter sleeves within adapters can become contaminated and/or damaged after use. Always have new adapters available to try when troubleshooting IL/RL problems.

 

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