Cleaning

A major optical system manufacturer has stated that more than 30% of the optical boards returned from the field were found to only have contaminated optical ports. No other problem was found. Proper cleaning would have saved time and money.

What Happens If Fibre Optic Connectors Are Not Perfectly Clean?

Your choice is simple: you either can clean properly when you install the system, or you can go back (again and again) and troubleshoot the network until the problem is found and fixed.  This is particularly true for the new, high-speed fibre optic networks operating above 600mHz. The specific problems include:Finger print oil blocks the optical signal and needs to be removed before mating

• Initial Cleaning. If a connector is not cleaned properly initially, the odds are that insertion loss will increase or back reflection will increase, or both. In this case the network will suffer performance problems immediately, and the problems will exacerbate when the network speeds increase.

• Reconfigurations. If network components are reconfigured without following proper cleaning procedures, it is very likely that clean connectors will be contaminated by dirty connectors. Performance problems will result, especially if the reason for the reconfiguration was to boost network speeds.

• Troubleshooting. If a network is disrupted for testing or upgrades, and proper cleaning is not performed, then once again the signal will be degraded and problems will be encountered when the network is brought back on-line.

The bottom line is this: Cleaning must be a priority for all personnel who come in contact with an optical network. If you don't clean properly, you're going to spend MORE money trouble-shooting the network and re-working the connectors.

Do it right the first time. Clean EVERY connector, every time you touch it.

 

Please note over the next months the cleaning products will be re-name branded to Sticklers.

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MultiClean™ pre-saturated wipes

Buy 2 and save £3.98 each
  • Removes solder paste, flux residues, finger prints, uncured epoxy residues, light oils and grease
  • Economical
  • Ideal for cleaning fibre optic cable prior to splice and cleaning connectors.
  • Water and alcohol mix
  • ESD-safe
  • No rip, no lint, heavy duty wipe
  • Unique “slam-shut” package for extra long service life
  • Pre-saturated Wipe Container 100 - 5” x 8.5” wipes

Product Information The MultiTask Surface Cleaner - MultiClean™ pre saturated wipes provide fast and safe cleaning in almost any production environment. Using a strong, shred-proof disposable wipe saturated with high purity isopropyl alcohol and deionized water, it is well suited for cleaning medical devices, electronics and any surface-that requires hygienic grade cleaning. Versatile, it cleans most solder pastes and fluxes found in electronics production. It also cleans organic and ionic residues, light oils and other contaminants commonly found in the manufacture of medical devices. With excellent materials compatibility it is both safe and easy to use.

This product is great for cleaning off the gel from loose tube fibre cables and cleaning your hands before working with fibre.

We have also found it to work well when preparing fibre for Splicing. More cost effective than fibre cleaners. 

 

STICKLERS Fibre Optic Splice & Connector Cleaner

Unique Microcare 3 way Mini-Pump Dispenser

Over 400 cleans [85g] of Aircraft Safe Solvents

Non-Flammable – HFC / HFE Ozone Safe Solvents

Non-Pressurised & Non-Corrosive

Unlimited Shelf Life

bare fibre – splice and connector preparation

For all connectors, fibre - safe for glass and plastic

optical fibres, lenses and coatings.

connectors and alignment sleeves

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Fibre Wipes (Tub 90 wipes)

Convenient Lint-Free Wipes Reduce Costs, Boost Quality

  • Optical-Grade Lint-Free Wipe
  • Engineered to Work with Solvents
  • Stronger and Less Linting than Cellulose Wipes
  • Ideal for "Wet/Dry" Fibre Optic Connector Cleaning
  • Great for Cleaning Bare Fibre
  • Very Affordable Cleaning
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FibreAide Lint-free fibre cleaning wipes.

Packed in bags of 50

FiberAide wipes are designed for two critical cleaning applications: (a) the one-time cleaning required during the installation of fiber optic cables, accessories or components, or (b) the installation, maintenance and repair of fiber networks in harsh environments.

One-Click Cleaner

One-Click Cleaner

The connector cleaner is ergonomic and very easy to use thanks to its design as a pen / pencil. You can do more than 525 cleaning. It is optimal to use in FTTx applications. It cleans connectors from dust and impurities that can affect the light transmission. Designed for male and female connectors of 2.5 mm including SC, ST, FC and E2000.

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Universal Cleaning & Inspection Kit

The Universal Cleaning Kit including  x400 Field Microscope and LASER Fibre Checker.

The ideal kit for cleaning connector end faces, on patchcords and inside adaptors and for cleaning bare fibre during connector preparation or splicing.
Contains:

1 x Laser Fibre Checker
1 x Microscope Field  x400

2x Fibre Optic Splice & Connector Cleaner
2 x Lint free wipes
25 x FibreAide Wipes
30 x Cleaning Sticks for 2.5mm
20 x Cleaning Sticks for 1.25mm
1 x Case

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Universal Cleaning Kit

The NEW Universal fibre optic cleaning kit for all connector and fibre types.

The ideal kit for all fibre & connector types including plastics, ceramics, metals, lenses, adhesives, electronics, cured epoxy surfaces and optical coatings.

Contains:

2 x  Cans of Sricklers fibre optic splice & connector cleaner.

1 x Lint free wipes tub
1 x Box Cleanwipes (400)

25 x Lint free foil wrapped wipes.
30 x Cleaning Sticks for 2.5mm
20 x Cleaning Sticks for 1.25mm
1 x Orange Case (approx. 20cm x 12cm x 12cm)

CleanWipes

High Purity lint free wipes for Wet/Dry Cleaning
Unlimited Shelf Life
Colour Coded Cleaning Channels
Absorbent Polyester
400 Wipes per CUBE
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Connector Cleaning Sticks

Price per 50 pack

For cleaning Fibre Optic Connector End-Faces within
Alignment Sleeves, 2.5mm & 1.25mm

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Compressed Air

Nothing delivers compressed as well as BIG BLAST, 100 psi directly to the component. Non-corrosive and plastic safe this can be used on all optical fibre types as well as electronic components.

RoHS and WEEE Compliant

Ultra Pure; Residue Free

MCC-AIR Big Blast - 96 PSI - 7bar
Non-Flammable; Non-Corrosive
Non Toxic; Ozone Safe
392g / 325ml Compressed Air