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Determining over polishing of the connector is difficult to gauge.   For the most part, manufacturers of connectors specify critical lengths of the end of the ceramic ferrule to the base of the metal flange.  This critical length then translates to the correct exposure in relation to the connectors’ housing and assure proper mating engagement while in the adapter.   Since there are no available length gauges to measure this correctly and the length of the ferrule in the metal flange is not typically available, the alternatives of monitoring a connectors polish life is to “count” an internal maximum times to be re-polished.

That maximum number varies with different suppliers and can only truly be determined by long term reliability testing involving vibration, environmental and other mechanical tests.

READ THE BLOG:  “How can I tell I have over-polished a connector?“ asked more often than you might think…


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