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How to Test Fiber Optics for Continuity

Before installing your fiber optic network, one of the most important steps that you can take to ensure that data will be transmitted properly is to test your cables and connectors for continuity.SYOPTEK have introduced  fusion splicer products and visual fault locator  products for testing cables and connectors .This tutorial will help you find out if your fiber cables and connectors are fit for transmission in just a few simple steps.

 STEP 1 
Attach your fiber optic tracer or visual fault locator to the connector of the cable being tested
     
 STEP 2     

Send a light signal into the cable. While you’re doing this, watch the other end of the cable closely. If light is detectable in the fiber core, this means there are no breaks in the fiber, and that your cable is fit for use.
     
 STEP 3 

Using the fiber microscope, inspect the connectors’ fiber ends to ensure that they are smoothly polished and able to provide effective connection and transmission.

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