How Should Fiber Optic Connectors be Cleaned?

POSTED 03.21.2018

Anyone working with fiber optic connectors will probably have learned the hard way that the most likely source of system issues is dirty connectors.  Utilizing proper cleaning procedures is essential for any type of fiber system installation or maintenance.

Dirty connectors make an endface geometry measurement, at least, in-accurate, at most, totally useless.  Because of this, FiBO Interferometers promote overall endface health, where cleanliness is a significant portion.  A useful overview of best practices can be found here.

Science of Cleaning Fiber Connectors

For more information regarding fiber cleaning best practices, contact Brian Teague,