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Epoxy Filled Fiber-Optic Cable Splice Housing

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000103442D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-17
Document File: 1 page(s) / 36K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Ferruzzi, LJ: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

Disclosed is an epoxy-filled fiber-optic splice housing to be used in the field repair of damaged duplex fiber-optic cable. (Image Omitted)

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Epoxy Filled Fiber-Optic Cable Splice Housing

      Disclosed is an epoxy-filled fiber-optic splice housing to be
used in the field repair of damaged duplex fiber-optic cable.

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      Fiber-optic cables are subject to being damaged while being
used in the field.  This splice provides a universal housing that
would accommodate a variety of splices.  By design, this housing
allows the proper strain relief to be maintained so that the actual
splice will not see any mechanical stress when the cable is pulled or
relocated.

      This splice housing is made of plastic and is tapered at both
ends to allow the housing to move freely while being relocated.

      The following procedure for installing the splice is followed:
1.   Cut out the damaged piece of fiber-optic cable.
2.   Install bend limiters.
3.   Strip off 5 1/2" of outer cable jacket.
4.   Tape, knot and cut du Pont Kevlar ends.
5.   Strip buffered coating off fiber.
6.   Install splices using splice procedure.
7.   Place "bend limiters" fibers and splices in housing.
8.   Fill with 5 minute epoxy and allow to cure.
9.   Insert "snap on cap".

      Disclosed anonymously.