In nearly all installation situations—-in a patch-bay on an equipment rack, in a termination junction box, on the faceplate of electronic equipment—-access to one of the connectors of any mated pair is very limited. If this “back-side” connector end-face is contaminated, it is very difficult (and sometimes impossible) to have access to remove the connector for cleaning. This makes it even MORE important to ensure that these connectors, when installed, are in a clean and pristine a state as possible.
Additional resources from the FOC team include:
- Category Resource FOC Installation Page
- 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.
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