New Building-Tools and Wiring

May 27, 2018 General Studies

One of the first decisions I would need to make is the design selection of the network type. Products in the same group each follow the same networking rules, and you can count on them to work together properly. This will also dictate what tools and testing would be done during and after installation is complete. Today’s most common network types include Ethernet, token ring, and ATM. Each of these three offers a viable alternative for supporting a LAN, each with its own costs and performance benefits. I would choose multi-mode fiber optic cable.

On premise cabling- cabling installed in a building or campus – involves short lengths, rarely longer than a few hundred feet, with 2 to 48 fibers per cable typically. The fiber is mostly multimode, except for the enlightened user who installs hybrid cable with both multimode and single-mode fibers. Splicing is practically unknown in premises applications. Cables between buildings can be bought with double jackets, PE for outside plant protection over PVC for building applications requiring flame retardant cable jackets, so cables can be run continuously between buildings.

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Today’s connectors often have lower loss than splices, and patch panels give more flexibility for moves, additions and changes. Most connectors are ST style with a few SCs here and there. Termination is by installing connectors directly on the ends of the fibers, primarily using adhesive technology or occasionally some other variety of termination method. Testing is done by a source and meter, but every installer should have a flashlight type tracer to check fiber continuity and connection. Required tools Hand Held Electronic Cable Labelers to label the ends of the cables for easier identification.

The telecom installation drop-light is light weight and compact unit is ideal for use while installing copper and fiber connectors in those hard to reach areas in and around equipment racks, cabinets and frames. Cable pulling lubricant: for pulling inner duct, communications, coaxial and fiber optic cables. Always follow these rules when working with fiber: 1. Dispose of all scraps properly. 2. Always use a properly marked container to dispose of later and work on a black pad which makes the slivers of glass easier to spot. 3. Do not drop them on the floor where they will stick in carpets or shoes and be carried elsewhere.

Do not eat or drinks anywhere near the work area. Fiber optic splicing and termination use various chemical adhesives and cleaners as part of the processes. Follow the instructions for use carefully. Remember, even simple isopropyl alcohol, used as a cleaner, is flammable Fiber Optic Patch Cable Assemblies Patch Cables, Mode Conditioning, Pre-Terminated Assemblies, MTP Cables & Modules Fiber Optic Test Instruments Test Kits, Power Meters, Length Testers, Fault Locators, Talk Sets, & Connector Adapters Fiber Optic Hardware & Accessories Termination Boxes, Mating Sleeves, Bare Fiber Adapters, & Optical Attenuators


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