Fiber Optic Joint Sleeve, also called fiber protection sleeve, splice protection sleeve, which are universally used when aligning and jointing two or more fibers together in fusion splicing process. Fusion splicing offers a simplified and convenient way to achieve fiber optic connectivity. Providing a rather consistent and low loss mating of fiber optic stands, fusion splicing is preferred by many installers as an efficient method to connect fibers together.
Generally speaking, fiber protection splicing sleeve is typically used to protect fiber joint in the fiber optic fusion splicing work. It basically consists of three parts: a hot adhesive inner tube and a strength member, enclosed in a cross-linked, polyethylene heat shrinkable outer tube. The protection sleeve is meant to protect the splice joint and exposed fiber after the splice has been completed. Here we introduce the commonly used splice protection sleeve for you.
Types of protection sleeve
The protection sleeve can be divided into two types, single fiber joint sleeve and ribbon fiber joint sleeve.
Single Fiber Joint Sleeve is often with 40mm, 45mm or 60mm length, which are designed to offer simple, convenient and reliable ways to protect and reinforce single fiber splice. The highly transparent tube of single fiber splice sleeve allows for direct view of the inside joint part, which facilitates regular inspection and maintenance.
Ribbon Fiber Joint sleeve is used to protect mass fusion splices of fibers. Different from single fiber splice protection sleeve, it is capable of accommodating multiple fiber splices, ranging from 2, 4, 8, and up to 12 spliced fibers. The tubes of ribbon fiber splice protection sleeve are clear to allow viewing of the fiber during and after splicing.
> Splice point protection and intensity improvement
> Highly reliable safe protection to optical fiber splicing
> Keep optical transmission performance of optical fiber
> Clear sleeve makes it easy to detect splice before shrinkage
> Easy operation and reduction of the risk of fiber managing or installation
> Air-proof configuration keeping the splice point’s good resistance of humidity and temperature
> Operating temperature ranging from -45℃ to 100℃
> Steel needle Diameter: 1.0mm,1.2mm,1.5mm (Standard Single Fiber)
> 40mm, 45mm , 50mm , 55mm , 60mm, optional
> Fiber Optic Distribution Network
> Outdoor FTTx Infrastructure (FTTH, FTTB, FTTC, FTTO, etc.)
> Access Network xDSL, CATV
> Wireless Network Back Haul
(Mainly used on splice trays for Fiber Optic Splice Closure, Fiber Optic Terminal Box, Rack Enclosures, etc.)