Fiber diameters play an important role in the correct amount/volume injected into the connector.
For example, the 900 micron buffered fiber will displace more epoxy than a 250 micron fiber resulting in totally different volumes required to inject into the connector.
In other words, it will take slightly more epoxy for a 250 micron fiber than a 900 micron buffered fiber. Apply the same amount of epoxy for all types of fiber and connectors can lead to problems in the termination. Some of these problems cause reliability issues, bare fiber exposure inside the connector, overflow of epoxy where the mechanical movement (spring action) is locked and preventing optimum contact in mating pairs.
READ THE BLOG: Assuring the correct amount of Epoxy is in the connector
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- Glossary, Acronyms, Military Specifications for Connectors: http://bit.ly/2a2EFn8
- Q&A Resource: email technical questions to AskFOC@focenter.com
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