How to fusion splice fiber optic cable


How to Fusion Splice a Fiber Optic Pigtail Using a Fusion Splicer

In this tutorial, we will show you how to fusion splice two fiber optic strands together in an easy 11 step process.

1 Prep Fiber

Prep Fiber Strip off the outside jacket. "Nibble" off outer jacket in about 30mm segments

2 Take off coating

Take off coating Take off acrylate coating using the fiber stripper in a smooth perpendicular motion. Then, dab a lint free wipe in fiber optic cleaning solution to wipe off coating.

3 Clean Fiber

Clean Fiber Clean the fiber again with a lint free wipe. Slide the wipe towards the end of the fiber, once or twice, until it squeaks. The squeak indicates the fiber is clean.

4 Cleave the Fiber

Cleave the Fiber Cleave the fiber with a cleaver unit by opening the body cover and put the stripped fiber on the v-groove. Then close the holder cover. Close the main cover and move the slider forward to cleave the fiber.

5 Clamp Fiber

Clamp Fiber Place the fiber in the clamp style fiber holder and clamp down the fiber.

6 Splice Sleeve

Splice Sleeve Repeat the process with the other fiber, but first put on the splice protection sleeve.

7 Close the Lid

Close the Lid Close the lid and check for accuracy. Hit the set button once, and if there is a cleave error repeat the process.

8 Set

If accuracy is achieved, hit the set button again and the splice will complete.

9 Slide Protection Sleeve

Slide Protection Sleeve
Open up both clamp style fiber holders, and slide the protection sleeve up in between both fibers.

10 Protection Sleeve Heater

Protection Sleeve Heater Put the sleeve in the protection sleeve heater, close the lid, and the sleeve will set automatically.

11 Cooling Tray

Cooling Tray Once the unit beeps to indicate it is complete, move the fiber to the cooling tray, and you're done!