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Some insight when it comes to changing a connector supplier…..  let’s discuss a singlemode SC connector for first example:  Starting from the point that the SC is an industrial standard connector, everyone knows that it is standardized on the connection point, meaning that all other area’s like the inner-housing, ferrule size and ferrule shape, housing color, backside and strain relief boot are custom to the manufacturer.

From Our FOC TIPS series, a tip on ferrule size:

Ferrule Size:  specification of ferrules is critical to performance. Often we look at the inner diameter but we learn that very limited customers do have the ability for incoming inspection. FOC offers gauge kits to confirm if you receive the right inner diameter in the range of 125-128u in incremental of 0.5um and assure that you receive the quality you’re paying for. It still happens, and most of our customers will agree, that that the connector manufacturer change their ferrule supplier. You might not notice this until you polish the connector and discover that you see a change in geometry. The shape of the ferrule is directly related to polishing thus geometry and IL and RL values of the assembly.

READ THE BLOG:  Changing your connector supplier


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