Fiber Optic Pigtails for Fusion Splicing

Fiber optic pigtails from Discount Low Voltage are great for fusion splicing inside of a fiber optic enclosure. Each strand is terminated on one end and the other end is left blunt so that it can be spliced to your drop cable to eliminate the need of pesky field terminations. Fiber pigtails are machine polished, and the result is a much lower light loss than can be achieved by hand polishing in the field. Additionally, the protective outer jacket can be removed for installation in tight spaces.

Let’s check out some of these fiber pigtails that are available online from our YouTube channel.

As you can tell we have a few options available in Singlemode and we also have Multimode available in the 62.5 and the 50 micron.

For pricing, availability and to order online visit Discount-Low-Voltage.com

Fiber to the Desktop

AFL’s “Fiber-In-A-Box” solution offers contractors lightweight, easy to use cable packaging with “out of the box” disbursement of fiber cable. No reel supports or pay-off’s are required. Simply set the box down in a convenient place, unlock the built-in braking mechanism and begin pulling. Adjust the braking mechanism to apply the amount of pulling tension required. Stack and configure boxes together to disburse cable from several reels at the same time. this unique cable package solution will save contractors valuable time and cost.

Simplex fiber optic cables provide the strength and flexibility required for today’s fiber interconnect applications. AFL offers the broadest selection of simplex cordage including Plenum, Riser and LSZH, available in all diameters. Our simplex cable is tested to meet Telcordia GR-326 when used in connectorized assemblies. AFL provides customized performance with regard to jacket stiffness and flexibility, diameter, print legend, jacket color and tight buffer strippability. The easy strip option allows removal of up to one meter of 900 μm material without stripping the fiber’s 250 μm coating. Compliant with Directive 2002/95/EC (RoHS).

Okay, let’s take a look at this fiber optic cable from our YouTube Channel.

Let’s go over the features that maybe were not mentioned in the video.

  • Easy count printing – descending marks (feet or meters) indicating amount of cable remaining on reel
  • Light weight and easy to transport with grips on both sides of the box for easy handling
  • Eliminates the need for reel supports and cable spooling equipment
  • Unique braking mechanism allows reel to be locked in place within carton during transport and provides control of tension during cable pulls
  • Boxes can be stacked and configured to support easy pay-off of multiple cable runs
  • Wording under feed-through slot reminds installers of proper pulling methods for optical cable
  • Factory packaging ensures cable is not “over-stressed” in non-factory cable cutting operations where personnel may not be sensitive to proper handling of fiber optic cable
  • Available in lengths of 1000, 2000 and 3000 feet, depending on cable diameter
  • Easy access to reel from top allows installers to repackage excess cable removed from box
  • Easy way to organize, store and manage short lengths of excess cable

If your looking to get a connection for that one piece of equipment and you do it often due to adds, moves and changes this might be a perfect fit for your application. Order online at Discount Low Voltage.com

 

Broadcast Fiber Optic Cable? What’s up with that?

If your looking for a fiber optic cable for a highly congested people application and you’re worried about damage to the cable look no further. Let’s check out a cable by AFL.

Let’s go over some of the applications for this type of fiber optic cable.

– Field deployment in abusive environments

– High traffic areas

– Security and sensing applications

– Broadcast deployments

– Installations in harsh environments

– Sporting and media events

– Temporary installation of of critical lines where quick retrieval and re-use is necessary

So if your looking for a fiber optic cable that is ideal for use in installations where extreme environmental conditions are present, something designed to be deployed and retrieved in the field, a cable that is highly resistant to damage caused by repetitive impact of harsh conditions this broadcast fiber cable is what you’ve been waiting a lifetime for.

On a separate note, if your in the broadcasting industry you should probably watch is video. It’s at a February SMPTE meeting with Jerome Farnan, the director of fiber optics with Winchester Electronics giving a presentation on fiber optic link reliability.

Questions on Broadcasting Fiber contact Mercy Salinas EX232 888-797-3697