Fibre optic cable hygiene refers to the practice of maintaining cleanliness and proper handling of fibre optic cables to ensure their optimal performance and longevity. It is important because even small amounts of dirt or contaminants on the end faces of the fibres can cause significant signal loss, resulting in poor performance or complete failure of communication.
Cleanliness: Dust, dirt and other contaminants can accumulate on the end faces of the fibres, causing signal loss, attenuation, and other problems. Keeping the fibres clean with the use of specialised cleaning tools is essential to ensuring optimal performance.
Handling: Fibre optic cables are sensitive and can be easily damaged, especially at the connector end. Proper handling techniques, such as avoiding bending the cable at a sharp angle, pulling on the cable, or crushing the connector, are important to ensure the longevity of the cable.
Protection: Fibre optic cables are vulnerable to damage, and it is vital to protect them from physical damage and environmental factors such as moisture, extreme temperature, and UV exposure.
Proper storage: Fibre optic cables should be stored in a dry, cool location and in a manner that will prevent damage to the cable or connectors.
Proper fibre optic cable hygiene can help prevent costly downtime and repairs, ensure optimal performance, and extend the lifespan of fibre optic cables.
DexGreen fibre experts have put together a handy guide on how to care for your fibre cabling, tools, and components to help keep signal loss to a minimum.
This is a discrete 1-splice enclosure that is designed for the quick splicing of fibre cable within the premises.
The Internal CSP is compact, and slim, allowing for a professional, discrete install. This variation allows for inline installation, for multiple connection distribution.
The enclosure features a 1f Splice Point and a large rear exit, for compliance with an entry point.
The DexGreen Internal CSP can accommodate cables from 2.9mm to 6mm. There is overlength management to safely route fibres into the splice point, with strain relief.
The Internal CSP also features DexTidy, our discrete internal fibre solution.
The DexTidy is a discrete cable system that a single person can safely and efficiently install. The cable naturally blends into the installation environment and is suitable for installation in green and brownfield scenarios. As well as being easy to install the
DexTidy is aesthetically pleasing and a discrete package specifically developed for use in homes and businesses where a sleek visual style is essential. Complementing the solution with future-proof cable designs. Simple and coherent products ensure an expeditious installation.
The DexTidy solution is among the quickest fibre deployment methods available today. With active training and support through online videos, smartphone apps, VR/AR simulation, and in-field visits, DexTidy is simple and easy to use!
Capping adds a layer of security to the cable, protecting against knocks, snags, or tears, ultimately reducing future fault occurrences. The capping also refines the overall aesthetic of the design by camouflaging the cable & bend managers under one uniform housing, which can be painted and decorated any way the end user may like.
Dex Bend Manager is a universal bend manager designed to maintain the minimum bend radius of optical fibre cables when surface-mounted within buildings. The bend manager can be fixed to the wall with an adhesive integrated into it and can be manipulated in any direction required by the installer. The finished installation is discrete and assures safe long-term installation of fibre optic cables.
DexGlue is a flame-retardant, fast-curing easy to apply adhesive designed for the installation of fibre optic cable within buildings. It can be dispensed through various easy to apply mechanisms to ensure minimal waste and an aesthetically pleasing finished install.