How To Install SC Fiber Optic FAST Connector onto a 2-3mm Fiber？
If you’re looking to install a fiber optic network, you might be wondering how to install a SC Fiber Optic FAST Connector onto an existing 2 to 3-mm fiber. These Fiber Optic Fast Connectors require no special tools and do not require any epoxy or proprietary tools. The process of installation is simple, and requires no electrical power source. To begin, you need a stripping buffer and fiber cleaver. Next, guide the fiber end into the transparent connector body. The Fiber Optic Fast Connector will then feature an index matching gel. If the fibers are properly mated, a red light will indicate that the mated fibers are fully connected. Finally, the fiber is clamped into place with the built-in clamp.
Before you start the process of installing a SC FAST Connector, it is essential to understand the different connector types and the requirements of each one. Single mode fibers are typically 50/125um connectors while multimode fibers are 62.5/125um. Each connector has a different endface polish, and the polish will influence the return loss of the fiber. Single-mode connectors are classified as UPC or APC, and have slightly-domed ends.
Typically, a Fast Connector SC has five components, a ferrule, a sub-assembly body, a cable, and a stress relief boot. The ferrule is 2.5mm in diameter and can be made of zirconia or a stainless steel alloy. After inserting the ferrule, the fiber cable is secured in place with an adhesive or epoxy.