Dirty connector end faces are one of the most common problems in an optical network. Environmental conditions such as oil, dirt, dust, or static-charged particles can cause contamination. All visible contamination should be removed from the end faces of each connector. They should also be inspected for scratches, cracks or chips, and epoxy rings, which can cause damage and air gaps at the insertion point and will require the fiber to be re-terminated.
Cleaning chemicals, wipes, swabs and sticks for fiber optic cable, connectors, optics, microscope lenses, mirrors and more.