3M™ No Polish Connector 8800-APC/AS SM SC/APC, Angle Splice

3M™ No Polish Connector 8800-APC/AS
SM SC/APC, Angle Splice, 250/900-µm
Instructions
October 2010
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Contents
1.0 Summary..............................................................................................................................................3
2.0 Connector Preparation.........................................................................................................................4
3.0 Fiber Preparation..................................................................................................................................4
4.0 Fiber Insertion......................................................................................................................................7
5.0 Splice Actuation...................................................................................................................................8
Safety Precautions
Protective Eyewear
cCAUTION
Safety glasses should be worn when handling chemicals and cleaving the optical fiber
Chemical Precautions
cWARNING
Storage, use and disposal of isopropyl alcohol should be per your company health, safety and environmental instructions. Refer to
material safety data sheet for health hazards, safe handling, proper use and control measures.
cCAUTION
Product contains phenylmethyl silicone (63148-58-3), hydrophobic silica (68611-44-9) and may cause minimal eye irritation. Avoid
contact with eyes and wash hands before eating or smoking. Upon eye contact, immediately flush eyes with water while holding
eyelids open and continue flushing for ten minutes. Contact a physician. Upon skin contact, wash with soap and water. Product
Information: Material Safety Data Sheet or 3M Company, St. Paul MN, 55144-1000, (651) 733-1110 Operator 55
Bare Fiber Handling
cCAUTION
Cleaved glass fibers are sharp and can pierce the skin. Use tweezers when handling shards and dispose of them properly per your
company health and safety instructions.
Fiber/Cable Handling
cCAUTION
Optical fiber can be damaged by excessive tensile, compressive and bending forces. Consult the manufactures' specifications for
proper handling instructions.
Laser Safety
cCAUTION
Take the proper precautions when working with optical fiber because invisible laser light may be present. The principal laser hazard
when working with fiber optics is injury to the eye. Never look directly into the fiber or connector using the naked eye or a microscope.
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1.0 Summary
1.1
3M™NoPolishConnector8800-APC/ASterminates250µmor900µmsinglefiberswithSC/APCinterfaceand
anglespliceforsuperioropticalreturnlossperformance.
1.2
Requiredtools,whichareavailableinthe3M™FiberOpticAngleCleaveKit2565.
3M™ Fiber Optic
Angle Cleaver 2535
Lint-Free
Cloths
Isopropyl
Alcohol
3M™ No Polish Connector
Assembly Tool
8865-AT
Fiber Shard
Container
3M™ Fiber Holder
3M™ Fiber Stripper 6365-KS
1.3
Forsituationswhereasuitableworkareaisnotavailable,thecaseandplasticplate,whichareincludedinthe
2565kit,cancreateaworksurface.Thecasecanbesetonlevelground,onavehicle,orhungbythehookand
shoulderstrap.
1.4
Addonefullbottle(1.8fl.oz./53ml.)of99%pureisopropylalcoholintolint-freeclothcontainerto
pre-moistenwipes.
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2.0 Connector Preparation
3.0 Fiber Preparation
2.1
Prior to each termination, clean all tools, including
fiber holder, with a lint-free cloth and reagent-grade
isopropyl alcohol.
3.1
Open all three angle cleaver clamps and levers.
2.2
Carefully remove connector body from the bag.
Remove the dust caps from the front and rear of the
connector body.
3.2
Carefully clean the cleaver clamps using a small
brush.
2.3
Open the actuator button on the assembly tool base.
Insert connector into coupling in the tool with white
actuation cap facing upwards, pushing forward until
it clicks.
3.3
For 900 µm buffer fiber, cut the buffer. If the 900 µm
slides easily from the fiber it is loose tube or semitight buffered fiber.
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In this instance, use the fiber holders' clamp to
prohibit the buffer from moving or stretching during
the stripping process. Place the fiber into the fiber
holder groove, labeled "semi-tight", with the fiber to
be stripped protruding from the back of the holder.
Close the clamp and proceed to strip and clean
the fiber. Once complete, remove the fiber from
the holder. If the 250 µm fiber still moves inside the
900 µm buffer after it is clamped in the "semi-tight"
groove, then the connector must be installed on the
250 µm fiber. Strip at least eight inches (203 mm) of
the 900 µm buffer and complete the installation.
Semi-Tight Buffered Fibers
3.4
3.6
Clean fiber with alcohol and lint-free cloth.
3.7
With the two covers and clamp open, place the
assembly tool fiber holder onto the cleaver. Push the
holder toward the cleaver blade until it stops.
3.8 Place fiber in angle cleaver so that the coating edge is
at 8.0 ± 0.5 mm.
For all fibers, strip the 900 µm and 250 µm coatings
exposing glass for 1.67" to 1.77" (42.5 mm to
45 mm).
Note: Make sure that the natural bow in the fiber is
facing down and laying properly in the bottom of
V-groove in both cleaver clamps 1 & 2.
Coating edge at 8.0 mm
3.5
To verify the correct strip length, use the white
marks on the left side of the cleaver. Align the
coating edge to the left edge of the cleaver and the
fiber tip should be between the two white lines.
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3.9
Close the cleaver clamp #1 first. This process sets the
appropriate cleave length.
3.12
Close the two covers and the clamp on the fiber holder.
The funnel cover will not close completely while in the
cleaver. Do not force or cover can break.
funnel cover
3.10
Close the cleaver clamp #2.
3.13
Note: Ensure there is no fiber bow between the two clamps. If there
is a bow, open both clamps and repeat steps 3.9 and 3.10.
3.11
For 250 µm fiber and tight buffer 900 µm fiber, the fiber
should be placed in the fiber holder tool groove which
is labeled “Tight buffer”. For semi-tight buffer fiber,
it should be placed in the groove labeled “Semi-tight
buffer”. This provides the proper clamping force on the
900 µm buffer.
Depress cleave activation lever (#3) and hold it down until
Clamp #2 slide assembly has fully moved to the right,
indicating that the angle cleave is complete.
Note: If fiber does not break immediately upon activation,
or it breaks so that the cleave length is not 8 mm,
then open clamps and carefully clean the cleaver
clamps with a brush and alcohol-soaked lint-free
cloth. Cut exposed fiber and strip, clean and cleave
again. If issues persist, rotate cleaver blade to the
next position using the supplied wrenches and
try again.
Tight buffer
3.14
Open cleaver clamp #1 and remove fiber holder and fiber
from cleaver.
Note: Do not open activation lever after cleaving until fiber
holder and fiber have been removed.
Semi-tight buffer
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3.15
3.16
Verify the 8 mm cleave length again by using the length
gauge on the assembly base. The 8 mm cleave length is
measured from the end of the 900 µm buffer to the end of
the cleaved fiber. On semi-tight buffer fiber, the 250 µm
coating may protrude 1 mm past the 900 µm semi-tight
buffer. Re-strip, clean and cleave the fiber if necessary to
meet length requirements.
4.2 Place fiber holder in the assembly tool base.
4.3 VERY SLOWLY slide the fiber holder towards the
connector. A bow in the fiber is started once the white line on
the fiber holder is even with the white line (BOW START) on
the base. If a bow is not seen, strip, clean and cleave the fiber
as shown in section 3 and try installation again.
Open activation lever #3 and clamp #2 of angle cleaver.
Dispose of fiber shard per company practice.
Slide very slowly
Bow Start
Note: See photo in 4.4 for more detail.
4.0 Fiber Insertion
4.1
4.4 Slide the fiber holder’s guide funnel fully forward and close
the funnel cover. An audible click can be heard. Check for
proper cleave length again by inspecting the amount of fiber
protruding beyond the funnel end of the holder. The amount
of exposed fiber should be from 0 to 1 mm (0.04").
If a bow is seen before the white line on the holder meets
the white line on the base, then strip, clean, and cleave the
fiber as shown in Section 3 and try again.
When white lines
meet, Fiber Bow
should start.
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4.5
When the fiber holder is pushed toward the connector and
stops, the fiber bow should be seen as below. The fiber will
bow and lift the middle cover for rigid fibers and remain
closed for flexible fibers.
5.3 Open the clamp and lift the covers to release fiber.
5.4 Slide fiber holder from actuation tool.
middle cover
fiber bow
5.0 Splice Actuation
5.1 While there is a fiber bow, press actuator button firmly
to actuate the splice. An audible click will be heard when
properly completed.
Note: If continuity verification is required or you need
to test the link prior to placing in service you will
perform this step now. Do not proceed to step
5.2 until testing is complete. If re-termination is
required, please skip to Section 6, 3M ™ No Polish
Connector (NPC) Re-termination.
Optional: 3M ™ No Polish Connector can be tested in the tool
using a SC coupling.
5.5 5.2 Pull connector from coupling and clean connector end
face with isopropyl alcohol and a lint-free cloth.
Press release lever to allow forward motion of funnel.
Push ears to move funnel forward and actuate buffer
clamp.
5.6 8
fter removing connector from the coupling, replace
A
the dust cap on the ferrule until connector is ready to be
placed in service.
Remove fiber and insert connector with the actuation
cap facing up in the coupling, pushing forward until
it clicks. Follow steps 3.0 through 5.1 to re-terminate
the NPC connector.
6.0 3M™ No Polish Connector (NPC)
Re-termination
6.1
6.2
To re-terminate the NPC connector, remove the connector
from the coupling on the actuation tool and fiber holder
prior to activating the buffer clamp at the boot. Take the
cap popper provided for you in the box of NPC connectors
and place it in the three slots provided on the underside of
the NPC connector shell as shown.
6.3
Firmly press the cap popper into the NPC connector shell
until the activation cap is depressed.
Upon verification that connector has been terminated
satisfactorily, slide the fiber holder up into the back of
the boot. Return to steps 5.2 through 5.6 to complete the
termination of the NPC connector.
For information regarding the proper field testing
procedure refer to the Tech Tip on the 3M CMD website,
www.3m.com/telecom
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3M™ No Polish Connector, Kit and Tool Descriptions
Packaging
8800-APC/AS*
No Polish Connector SM SC/APC Angle
Splice, 250/900 µm
(green housing, green boot)
60/package
2565
Fiber Optic Angle Cleave Kit
1/package
2535
Fiber Optic Angle Cleaver
1/package
8865-AT
No Polish Connector Assembly Tool
1/package
*Every box of 60 contains a 3M No Polish Connector Tool 8865-AT.
3M™ Fiber Optic Angle Cleave Kit 2565 Contents
2535
Fiber Optic Angle Cleaver with brush, tweezers, maintenance parts and spare rubber pads
2501-AS
Fibrlok™ Angle Splice Assembly Tool
8865-AT
No Polish Connector Assembly Tool
6362-TH
Fiber Stripping Tool
6365-KS
Kevlar Snips
Lint-Free Cloths, Cleaning Alcohol Bottle, Work Plate, Fiber Shard Container
8800-APC/AS
No Polish Connector SM SC/APC Angle Splice, 250/900 µm (2 ea.)
2529-AS
Fibrlok™ II Angle Fiber Splice (6 ea.)
2540-AS
Fibrlok™ 250 µm Angle Fiber Splice (5 ea.)
3M and Fibrlok are trademarks of 3M Company.
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