A Fiber Optic Fusion Splicer is a device that uses an electric arc to melt two optical fibers together at their end faces, to form a single long fiber. The resulting joint, or fusion splice, permanently joins the two glass fibers end to end, so that optical light signals can pass from one fiber into the other with very little loss.
Fusion Splicers come with a multitude of components which effect the speed in which they work, the quality of the final splice, as well as how long they can be used in the field before charging the battery and general maintenance.
Below is a convenient chart comparing the Multicom FSPLICE-200 with some of the finest fusion splicers on the market today:
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Before optical fibers can be successfully fusion-spliced, they need to be carefully stripped of their outer jackets and polymer coating, thoroughly cleaned, and then precisely cleaved to form smooth, perpendicular end faces. Once all of this has been completed, each fiber is placed into a holder in the splicer’s enclosure. From this point on, the fiber optic fusion splicer takes over the rest of the process which includes alignment, burn-off and the actual fusion.