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Fiber links are terminated with connectors for easy network configuration and maintenance. There are a number of different connector styles available. These include ST, SC, FC, MT-RJ, VF-45 and FJ. This article will describe how to test a network with SC connectors using either the Certifiber or the OMNIFiber.
You must make a reference measurement with Certifiber and OMNIFiber before testing a fiber link. The recommended reference method is ANSI/TIA/EIA method B (for Multimode) or A.1 (for Single Mode).
This procedure describes using a 2 fiber duplex patch cord for cable testing. To differentiate fiber 1 from fiber 2, a patch cord with different colored boots is utilized in the following example. Different manufacturers use a variety of schemes to differentiate fiber 1 from fiber 2 of a duplex patch cord. These include different colored boots, labels or jacket markings. All are acceptable alternatives. Two single fiber simplex patch cords can also be used in place of a duplex cord.
Method B Equivalent
Materials: OMNIFiber or Certifiber , Main and Remote Units
Reference Measurement Procedure: