Fibre optic patch leads are essential for building a robust optical communication network to link devices and network components. Fibre patch leads with either simplex or duplex fibre optic cables terminated on both sides with connectors of various types help quick connection to any kind of telecommunication equipment. To ensure fibre durability and optimum optical transmission, it is essential to know how to use and take care of the fibre patch leads during connecting, disconnecting and other routine maintenance.
Multiple fibre optic interfaces can be linked and connected using the fibre patch leads. Whether it is to connect optical transceiver modules, fibre cassettes or adapter panels, fibre optic patch leads are used. Here we take an example of connecting and disconnecting a fibre patch lead to a transceiver and explain the how-tos.
Disconnecting the fibre patch leads
Although it looks straightforward, specific points need to be noted during the fibre optic patch leads’ connecting and disconnecting process.
When it comes to periodic maintenance of fibre optic patch leads, to ensure optimal performance at all times, these two aspects are important – keeping them clean and properly stored.
The optical fibres are fragile and even little contamination like dust surrounding the optic fibres can degrade the optical signal. That is why it is imperative to maintain the cleanliness of the devices and connection points to achieve reliable optical transmission. Fibre optic cleaning involves cleaning the connectors. Both dry and wet cleaning methods include pen cleaners, foam swabs, fibre cleaning wipes, and much more.
The fibre optic patch leads need to be stored in a way that they are not damaged. When looping them during connection or storage, it should be noted that there can be microscopic damages within the optic fibre cable due to mishandling. In addition, there could be visibly damaged fibre optic patch leads due to increased bending radius or stretching. When such damages occur, the signal will be degraded, which will not be apparent at first, but the loss will become significant over time.
Buy Quality Fibre Optic Patch Leads from Apollo Technology – Stay Connected Anywhere, Anytime
At Apollo Technology, we offer fibre optic patch leads that are of top quality. In addition, we have duplex or simplex fibre optic cables, which are terminated at either end along with connectors. These connectors enable them to easily and quickly get connected to an SPF, fibre-optic termination tray, an optical switch or any other type of telecommunication equipment.
If you have any specific requirements to be met, you can feel free to discuss this with us. We would be happy to customise patch leads to precisely cater to your needs. Our friendly staff will help you in choosing the right product. You can call us on 03 9775 1795 or write to firstname.lastname@example.org We would be happy to assist you.