How to Install Fiber Optic Box and Cables II


Different type of testing must be performed in order to achieve desired Fiber Optic Box . Test the continuity of the cable with the help of flashlight test. Microscope and magnifying lenses are used to detect scratches and defects in optical


Optical time domain reflectometer must be use to determine the length and attenuation of the fiber optics cable. It is used to identify points where losses are occurring and also the broken points.

Following the above guidelines will ensure the proper framing of your site with fiber optics. While lying out the cable there always is a requirement to terminate or elongate the cable. For such cases, the technique used in fiber optics

is completely different than for the other conventional cable. This method is known as splicing which is practiced to achieve lower insertion loss and it is of two types:

Fusion splicing: In this type, a special equipment known as fusion splicer is used to join the fiber cable. In this technique, cables are aligned and weld together by generating an electric arc. This results in lower insertion loss.

Mechanical splicing: This type of splicing doesn't require any special instruments. It simply makes use of mechanical splice that permanently connect optical fiber box and cables. Adhesive or snap type cover is used to fasten them

completely. It is a quick, easy and handy technique to follow.

In addition, perfect installation can't be achieved without adequate tools and accessories. During fiber optics installation, there are some special and modern equipment that perform this role easily. The installer must have the complete

set of fiber optics tools and test equipment. Typically, the tool set contains:

Handling tools such as cable cutter, buffer tube cutter, cable slitter, rip cords, pulling eyes and electrical tape.

Splicing tools like cable jacket stripper, fiber cleaver, tweezers, polishing puck, plate and pad, fusion splicer and connector crimper.

Testing equipment such as fiber optic power meter, test source, connector adapter, visual tracer, continuity checker and optical time domain reflectometer.

Accessories such as O-ring, lens and bulbs for fiber optic lightening system repair and installation.

Finally, when installing fiber optic box and cables, remember to measure the fiber cable three times to cut it once, so it will reduce problem and stress if you come up with short of length. Also, plan your pattern and run of the cable

prior by communicating properly. Because after cutting the raw material will become difficult to make changes.