CablingInstall’s Weekly Top 5: Static-charged endfaces, grounding and bonding, cable thief on the lam

July 22, 2016
Also popular this week: A look at cable-certifier characteristics and a newly published fiber-optic network design guide

Here’s a look at the most popular stories from this website over the past week, with fiber-optic cabling dominating the headlines for better and for worse.

How static can lead to fiber-endface contamination

A video produced by fiber-cleaning-tool provider Sticklers explains the potential dangers of a static charge on the endface of a fiber-optic connector. The video then describes the best cleaning approach to take, considering both wet and dry wiping processes.

Is your certifier up to flux?

Taken from the pages of Cabling Installation & Maintenance’s July issue, this article by Softing’s Mike Bunning takes on cable-certifier topics including modularity, operating costs, encircled flux, Category 8, and distributor support.

ANSI/TIA-607-C: A newly released version of a standard that has come a long way

Going back to CI&M’s June issue, this article by Legrand North America’s Cindy Montstream outlines the latest revision of the TIA’s grounding and bonding standard, describing what changed from version “B” to version “C” and also offering up some design recommendations.

FOA publishes fiber-optic network design guide

FOA president Jim Hayes authored this 11-chapter book aimed at network designers, contractors, supervisors as well as management personnel responsible for communications and IT departments, construction and facilities management.

Fiber-optic cable thief captured on CCTV, remains at large

A ne’er-do-well in Phillipstown, U.K. made off with approximately £10,000 worth of fiber-optic cable from a windfarm in the middle of the night. His image was captured on camera but he remains on the lam.

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