[K12OSN] OT building to building ethernet wiring
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?
> 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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