[K12OSN] OT building to building ethernet wiring

dale dalen at czexan.net
Tue Oct 19 21:34:13 UTC 2004

Jim Kronebusch wrote:
>>	What is your opinion on splicing connectors on the end of fiber?  
>>Is this something end users can now do, or is it still something 
>>best left to a professional splicer?  Also FYI, I found a trendware 
>>transciever for $62 http://www.buy.com/retail/product.asp?
> sku=10333171&loc=101&sp=1
> I have actually put a lot of fiber ends on our multi-mode around campus for 
> both data and for our Dynacom/Safari video system.  I have done it enough to 
> know that if you haven't done it before, don't plan on doing it much in the 
> future, and don't have the equipment, just drop the money and have a 
> professional do it.  It takes kind of a knack to get used to it.  I toasted 
> a lot of hot melt connectors before I finally figured it out.  You need a 
> tool to strip the shielding off down to the small .005" glass fiber (about 
> the size of a strand of dark hair).  You need a kit to hold the hot melt 
> connectors and heat them up while you insert the fiber.  After removing the 
> tip from the heater and letting it cool you need to use an eye piece and 
> carefully break the protruding glass off just out outside the porcelain tip 
> of the connector.  Then with a couple grits of polishing cloth and a tip 
> holder that keeps the porcelain perpendicular to the world you need to 
> slowly polish the protruding glass fiber flush and clean.  You will need a 
> magnification device with lighting shining on the tip to be sure you have a 
> concentric set of perfect circles in the center part of the porcelain tip.  
> The smaller darker circle will be the glass and the outer circle will be the 
> melt.  Maybe there are better ways to do this but this is how the kit I got 
> ahold of works.  If your circles are oblong and/or rough/scratched you will 
> have connectivity problems.  With that said I'll leave it up to you.  
Jim and Petre,
	Thanks for the info.  I think I'll be leaving this to a professional.



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