April 20, 2022 | 9:30am-1:30pm Pacific Time
The main source of signal loss in a fiber optic link is most commonly connector related. Of the possible issues, over 85% of these problems are typically caused by dirty fiber optic end faces. With the ever-growing popularity of multi-fiber ribbon cables being deployed in FTTA applications, it goes without saying that fiber end-face inspection is critical to minimize having to revisit a site and to minimize potential issues in the future. Jeremy Davis, Fiber Optics Solutions Engineer, VIAVI Solutions will lead the training. This course will cover the following topics:
Basic review of what end face inspection entails and the current standards
- Discussion about the impact of dirty end faces and the IEC 61300-3-35 standard
- Proper end-face inspection techniques of multi-fiber connectors such as OptiTip, HMFOC, and others
- Various tips available, bulkhead adapter for both patch cords and ports (using an adapter)
- Explanation of the various inspection tools and cleaning options available
- P5000i, FC Probe, Sidewinder – Click cleaners, solvents, cletop, etc.
- Best practices for inspecting and cleaning in various environments
- Wet to dry cleaning
- Review of Verizon test requirements and how to achieve passing results
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