- Optical Tracer Patch Cord
- Fiber Optic Distribution Frame
- Fiber Optic Splice Closure
- Fiber Optic Termination Box
- Fiber Optic Patch Cord
- Fiber Optic Cable
- Fiber Optic Converter
- Fiber Optic Passive Parts
Network Cabling Nightmare - Fiber Optic Damage
This situation disrupted 3 floors of one area within a NYC Hospital. We were summoned for emergency mending. We were able to patch it up quickly that night. A couple of days afterwards we conducted a permanent solution. When we started troubleshooting we had no idea where the issue was. We just knew there was a group installing cable in the data center the night before. We shot a laser beam light over the fiber from one of the fiber heads within the data center. Once we looked around we saw some light inside the ceiling. As we checked nearer the opening through the wall where the larger bunch of fiber had been coming through was basically illuminated red like a X-mas tree. We had singled out the problem to this place. We were able to pull back a certain amount of slack and when we pulled it out from the wall the laser was beaming out from the cut fiber!
The moral from this experience is use suitable equipment in addition to common sense please! Basic laws of physics will confirm, you should not tug down on a cable that's rubbing against another cable or maybe a bunch of cables for an extended time period with out catastrophe. This was expensive to fix and created an embarrassing situation for the contractor. Think before you pull!