Fibre Optic Splicing and Termination
Our engineers terminate fibre optic cables onsite whether installed by us, yourselves or existing cables. All cable types including Single mode Fibre (9/125µm) or Multimode (62.5/125µm and 50/125µm ) can be terminated with the required type of fibre termination.
The Fibre cables can be terminated and presented with ST, SC, LC, MTRJ, FC/PC type fibre terminations to suit the equipment to be connected. The preferred method is Fusion Splicing pre-manufactured 'Pigtails' with the required fibre termination onto the main fibre optic cable. This would then normally be presented in a fibre optic patch panel and installed in a patching rack. We can offer variations to the presentation with wall mounted, Industrial hazardous area fibre termination boxes.
Our preferred method of fibre optic termination is to splice a fibre onto a pigtail which is pre-terminated with the required type of connector. This provides the best results with minimal loss with the latest fusion splicing equipment our engineers can splice high volumes of fibres in situ.
The ST is still the most popular multimode connector because it is cheap and easy to install. It has a bayonet mount and a long cylindrical ferrule to hold the Fibre. Most ferrules are ceramic, but some are metal or plastic and because they are spring-loaded, you have to make sure they are seated properly.
Single mode networks use FC or SC connectors in about the same proportion as ST and SC in multimode installations.
SC is a snap-in connector that is widely used in single mode systems for its excellent performance. It's a snap-in connector that latches with a simple push-pull motion. It is also available in a duplex configuration.
FC/PC has been one of the most popular single mode connectors for many years. It screws on firmly, but make sure you have the key aligned in the slot properly before tightening. It's being replaced by SCs and LCs.