Any nicks to the fiber during stripping create an EXTREMELY weak point in the fiber. The transition point where the protective coating ends and the stripped fiber begins is especially prone to damage, and is always the weakest part of the entire fiber length of a product. This where most fiber breaks occur, either in production line or in the field.
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.