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Why does the Leviton SC/APC FastCAM Connector Require a Special Cleaver?

Adventurer

The instruction sheet for the Leviton SC/APC cleaver states than a special "Angled" cleaver must be used during termination.  Why is this?

  • Re: Why does the Leviton SC/APC FastCAM Connector Require a Special Cleaver?
    Adventurer

    Leviton SC/APC FastCAM connectors (49991-ASC) have a fiber stub within the connector that has been cleaved at an angle of 8° (from perpendicular to the fiber).  The prepared fiber that is inserted into the connector must have this same 8° cleave in order for the the inserted fiber and the existing stub to mate.  Our standard Opt-X cleaver (49886-LNX) and the CTA-30 cleaver (49886-CTA) cleave with a 0° (from perpendicular) angle plus or minus their margin of error.  If the standard cleavers are used the inserted fiber and the stub will have a significant gap and high loss.  The Leviton APC Cleaver (49886-APC) provides the needed 8° cleave.