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What is Mechanical Fiber Splice?

1. What is Mechanical Fiber Splice?

mechanical fiber spliceFiber optic mechanical splice performs a similar function to the fusion splice except that the fibers are held together by mechanical means rather than by a welding technique. Mechanical splices a few look like fusion splice protection sleeves. In a mechanical splice, two cleaved fiber tips are mechanically aligned to each other by a special housing. Usually, index matching gel is positioned between the fiber tips to maximize coupling and minimize back reflection.


2. What’s the cost of Mechanical Splice, comparing with fusion splices?

Mechanical splice is more expensive than fusion splices. But if you take into account the expensive fusion splicing machines that fusion splices need, the average cost is actually much lower for mechanical splice if you just do a few splices. As the Mechanical splice no need for the special tools in assemble.