Comparison: Splice-on vs. mechanical splice fiber-optic connectors

Video describes the differences between the two connector types, especially in the areas of mechanical design and labor and tools costs.

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A new video from Fiber Optics For Sale Co. (FO4SALE.com) compares splice-on vs. mechanical splice fiber-optic connectors. The video thoroughly describes the differences between the two connector types, especially in the areas of mechanical design and labor and tools costs. Reliability concerns are also addressed.

Further, "the main reason that many installers still [elect to] stay with mechanical splice connectors" -- according to Colin Yao, the discussion's presenter -- is also revealed.

Watch the video here.

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