Damage to the fiber during stripping may not always cause the fiber to break immediately. It is very possible for a damaged fiber to remain unbroken during the production line processing. Unless the weakened fiber breaks during production processing, there is no way to measure if the fiber has been damaged or not. A product with damaged fiber may pass all standard production testing (visual inspection, IL / RL, etc), but will be extremely susceptible to future field failure. Controlling stripper blade quality and stripping processes are essential to ensure maximum product life.
Additional resources from the FOC team include:
- 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?
Contact FOC with questions at: (800) 473-4237 / 508-992-6464 or email: FiberOpticCenter@focenter.com and we will respond ASAP.