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Using fusion splice-on connectors takes guesswork out of field fiber cable termination

Terminating and polishing fiber-optic connectors at remote and outdoor locations can be tricky to downright challenging based on the type of environment you have to work in. One of the most consistent solutions is using pre-polished fusion splice connectors. One of the best we have found is the Fuse Connect series from AFL. AFL’s FUSEConnect™ fusion-spliced, field-installable connectors are uniquely designed and feature only four to five components. The factory pre-polished ferrule eliminates the need for polishing, adhesives, and crimping in the field, which minimizes the potential for operator error and expensive connector scrap.   FUSEConnect connectors utilize a fusion splicer to terminate the connector in the field, addressing return loss concerns present in analog optical networks. This advanced process yields true APC performance for SC/APC and LC/APC configurations, and is compliant to GR-326-CORE. FUSEConnect is compatible with Fujikura fusion splicers and most other fiber holder-based fusion splicing platforms. Click here for a spec sheet: