Termination Guide for AFBR-452xZ
Step-by-Step Plastic Cable Connectoring Instructions
The following step-by-step guide describes how to termi-
nate plastic fiber optic cable. It is ideal for both field and
factory installations. Connectors can be easily installed on
cable ends with standard tools such as wire strippers and
Finishing the cable is accomplished with the Avago Tech-
nologies AFBR-4594Z Polishing Kit, consisting of a three
hole polishing fixture, 600 grit abrasive paper and 3 mm
pink lapping film. The connector can be used immediately
The following materials are needed for plastic fiber termi-
1. Plastic optical fiber cable (Example: HFBR-EUD500Z)
2. Wire cutters or scissors
3. 16 gauge wire stripper (Example: Ideal Stripmaster
4. AFBR-4594Z polishing kit
5. Duplex connectors AFBR-452xZ
Step 2: Putting on the Connector
Place the connector on each end of the fiber, and slide the
connector down until the fiber jacket stops it. The fiber
should protrude no less than 1.5 mm (0.06 in) from the
end of the connector.
Manually press connectors together. The connectors are
secured when top halves latch into the ferrule halves.
Step 1: Stripping the Fiber
The zip cord structure of the duplex cable permits easy
separation of the channels. The channels should be sepa-
rated a minimum of 100 mm (4 in) to a maximum of 150
mm (6 in) back from the ends to permit connectoring, pol-
ishing and cable end flexibility.
After cutting the cable to the desired length, strip off ap-
proximately 7 mm (0.3 in) of the outer jacket with the 16
gauge wire strippers.
The separated duplex cable should be stripped to roughly
equal lengths on each cable end.
During insertion of the fiber into the connector, make sure
that the orientation of the connector is correct (see next
figure). So you make sure that the optical channels are
connected correctly (Tx1 --> Rx2; Tx2 --> Rx1).