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Fundamentally, Insertion Loss is the loss of power that results from inserting a cable into a network or transmission path. Keep in mind that, inevitably, some power is lost because every connection represents a break in the fiber optic system. That’s why your production process must minimize Insertion Loss.

You want to see low Insertion Loss measurements, which indicate that the path or system is performing with the least errors. If a cable connection has a high Insertion Loss, the power at the receiving end can start to increase the bit error rate.

 

READ THE BLOG: How to Accurately Measure IL/RL

 

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