Advantages of Using a Fiber Optic Box


Signals are also flagged for importance, which creates a more organized system of signal delivery. Crashing or stalling of systems due to signal overload is eliminated through fiber optic installations. It is more clear and stronger for signals to transmit through fiber cable.

Signals are also less susceptible to disruptions caused in the airwaves by other systems such as electrical noises, radio frequencies, electromagnetic interference or alarm systems. Besides being more efficient, the fiber box is also much faster than the previously used copper box. This has resulted in more of the internet bandwith being utilized. Increased bandwith and capacity encourages more effective data handling and transfer. Signal security is also much higher with fiber cabling than electric interfaces. This is extremely essential where sensitive and confidential transmissions are involved.

3 Common Fiber Optic Cable Problems

Too Long

A fiber optic cable that has excess length after a connection has been made will at risk of bending, twisting or winding around itself. These actions can result in permanent damage to the fibers and components within the cable. Cables are available in a range of different lengths and you should ensure that you get the correct one with the use of a measuring tape. Position all the equipment that you intend to connect with the cable measure the distance between them to get an idea of the approximate length. There are some varieties that contain a rod to prevent it being bent and these can be used to prevent a recurrence of the same problem.


Performance problems can occur in the event that the connectors of the fiber optic cable are not fitted properly. You should check every connectors to make sure whether it is the case and rectify it by inserting them properly. If the problem continues to occur, replace the cable with a version that makes use of spring loaded connectors that fit securely without slipping out of place.


Where the fiber optic box within the cable are broken or damaged in some way, this will not be immediately evident when simply considering it with the naked eye. In order to check this, a fiber optic tracer can be utilized to highlight any faults within the cable. This implement resembles a miniature flashlight that uses an LED and can be fitted to the cable connector for the purpose of checking continuity. If the fibers are all intact and working correctly, the light that is shone at one of the cable should be visible at the other end of the cable.