Fiber optic networks have become incredibly popular in recent years, and it’s not hard to see why. The fiber optic cables in these networks are capable of transmitting data way faster than traditional copper cables. There are, however, some issues that you can run into with fiber optic cables if you’re not careful. Take a look at several of the most common fiber optic cable issues below.
Broken fiber optic cables
Fiber optic cables aren’t quite as durable as copper cables are. They can accidentally break when they’re being installed if they’re bent or turned in certain directions. They can also sustain damage if they’re ever tampered with when they’re either in the ground or installed in a building. Most damaged fiber optic cables will need to be replaced as opposed to repaired to get them up and running again.
Stretched-out fiber optic cables
When some installers are putting fiber optic cables into place, it can be tempting for them to try to stretch them out to make them fit. This is never a good idea. If fiber optic cables are stretched too much, it can do damage to the different components inside them. It’s essential for installers to use the right size fiber optic cables during an installation to avoid this problem.
Bad connectors on fiber optic cables
There are a whole host of connectors that can be used to join two fiber optic cables together. The key is using the right connectors based on the type of fiber optic cables you’re using. Connectors need to fit properly and create next to no interruptions in a fiber optic network connection. New connectors may need to be added to a fiber optic network if other connectors aren’t getting the job done for one reason or another.
If you ever have any of the fiber optic cable issues listed here, Connected Fiber would be happy to provide you with the fiber optic services you need. We can test fiber optic cables and make the necessary repairs to them. Call us at 910-443-0532 today to set up an appointment.