Basic Fiber Questions
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Bare Fiber Adapter
Do you know that this
little tool could be your
best "friend" when
testing and
Do you know how to use
the test equipment to the
right to determine which
connector yields the
higher loss on a segment
of fiber?
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1.)  Per ANSI/EIA/TIA-568B.3, what is the maximum attenuation allowed per mated pair of
connectors?  What is the maximum attenuation allowed for a mechanical splice?
2.)  Which multimode fiber cable provides for 10GbE at 300 meters?
3.)  How does one perform a Link Loss Budget Analysis for a fiber optic system?  In other
words - how does one analyze the resulting attenuation of a fiber segment?  Is the Power too
high or is it too low and what does a good technician do about it in both respects?
4.) Using a Power Source & Light Meter, do you know how to determine which connector has
the higher attenuation when testing a fiber segment?
5)  Do you know how to use a Bare Fiber Adapter and a VFL?
6.)  Do you know how to read an OTDR Trace?  If so - what is a Gainer? What are LSA's?
7.)  What is the maximum pulling tension for installing indoor fiber optics cable?
8.)  Considering reference cables, can you explain Method B? Can you explain Method A?
9.)  What are the 4 elements that make up a fiber optic transmission system?
10.)  Erbium-doped optical fiber is used for what purpose?
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