With increasingly developing optical fiber access networks, telecom technicians and installers often need to realize fusion splicing works. To provide them with reliable accessories, Telenco distribution offers fusion splice protection sleeves available in different lengths, for different diameter sizes and in various colors. When to use these accessories? Discover hereafter our smart tips for you.
Splices are required by a diverse type of situations. For instance, the most commonly met occasion for realizing a splice is when an optical cable already installed is not long enough for the new run to create. In this typical case, skilled telecom technicians and installers have the possibility to splice up together two fiber optic cables in order to create a permanent connection.
According to your jobsite needs you can choose between realizing a mechanical splice or a fusion splice. If you hesitate between the two techniques, then here are our smart tips for you:
When choosing to realize a fusion splice, you need to insert a suitable smoove or fusion splice protection sleeve on one of the optical cable ends. Remove the coating and decontaminate the fiber. Optical ends need to be cleaved afterwards with a cleaver that will help you realize precise perpendicular cuts. Then place the two ends into a holder : they will be inspected with the use of a magnifying viewer and automatically aligned. The splicer cleans the area to be spliced by sending a small electrical spark, then a larger spark that will raise up the temperature of the glass in the optical fiber above its melting point in order to fuse the two ends together.