Cutting the Fiber Optic Wire
Fiber optics technology can be considered as one of the greatest revolutions in the communication field. The first application for the fiber optics technology was based on the theory presented by Alexander Graham Bell in 1800s. The theory stated that the light can carry the voice recording through the wiring’s use.
In 1970s, the minute glass tubing was created by the Corning Glass Works. The people could use this glass tubing as the wave guide for transmitting the information by using the light media. This invention then was largely used not only in United States but also in the world. By the middle 1990s, the telecommunications industry then replaced the conventional copper wire with the fiber optic cable.
You probably are including to the people who also use this wire in your home. To apply this wire, you sometimes need to adjust the wire and need to cut the wire. You will find cutting the fiber optic wire is similar in cutting the conventional cable with little difference. Since the difficulty level is moderate, you can do it by yourself in your home. You will need some things like the metal scissors, sharp knife, wire strippers, gloves, and the wire cutters.
The first thing you should do is removing the outer wire jacket by using the sharp blade or the wire strippers. You should cut through the jacket material then you pull off the jacket. You will find the Kevlar fibers protruding and the coated wires with the glass fiber tubing when you remove the jacket.
After that, you should twist Kevlar fibers to the strand like the rope with your finger. You need to snip the fibers with the metal scissors. The next thing you need to do is scoring the glass tubing with the sharp knife. This will help you to make the scratch on the glass tubing to mark the place where you will cut. Use your fingertips to hold the cable so you can score the tubing. After that, you bend the glass tubing which is exposed and break it off cleanly. You can snip the remaining wire with the wire cutters.…