How FTTH Fast Connector for FTTH Drop cable installation method？
Unlike traditional drops that require rearrangement of the fiber, FTTH Fast Connectors can be installed and removed repeatedly, and they are easier to maintain than splices. They also save time and money. However, the material cost of connectors is higher than for splices, and providers need to balance this against greater flexibility. This article explains the pros and cons of FTTH Fast Connectors for FTTH Drop cable installation.
FTTH cable generally consists of 1-2 fiber cores with two or three steel wires on both sides. The steel wires protect the optical fiber in the middle, which is vulnerable to damage. Mechanical connection involves stripping the fibre, lining up the fiber with the fast connector, and fixing it into place. Fiber optic fast connectors are easier to install than fusion splice machines.
Another difference between FC and Fast Connector Fiber is that they use a factory-terminated drop cable. In addition, the Fast Connector APC are usually factory-terminated on both ends. The drop cable installation method uses prefab cables with factory-terminated end plugs. This method reduces installation time and cost, and requires less skill and equipment. Using prefabricated cable for FTTH installation makes it easier to install fiber to homes, and it requires less time and effort.
FTTH networks are based on PON technology. The feeder cable stretches from the central office, then to the fiber distribution hub, where a PON splitter is located. The distribution cables then extend toward the subscriber location. Lastly, the drop cable connects the final link to the ONT, which is a part of the network. In some cases, fiber to home (FTTH) networks require a copper medium.