Dirty fiber-optics connectors are a nightmare for both the contractor and the end-user. This article by Jim Hayes tells us how cleaning them without knowing how to do it properly can do more harm than good.
It’s an eye-opening piece that would help contractors set up set up and maintain fiber-optic cables. In it, he shares how to clean off easily missed contaminations and how to assess if they’ve been cleaned properly.
“One of the worst things you can do is touch the connector end with your finger,” he says. This could lead to you leaving dead skin particles on the connector. Oils on your fingers can also have a terrible effect on the connection.
We at Today’s Electrician Magazine are thankful to Jim as we’re also guilty of some of the sins that he points out.