If the blades are dull, coating edge at the stripped boundary may be rough and jagged. Such a rough coating edge can lead to lateral forces on the fiber when it is inserted into the ferrule holder / ferrule assembly (causing degraded product performance). It is better that the stripped edge is cut cleaning and 90-degree angle to the fiber, so that the edge will butt evenly against the rear of the ferrule during potting.
Additional resources from the FOC team include:
- Category Resource
- 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.