Episode 9: Fiber Optic Closure Specs Explained – GR-771-CORE: Environmental Criteria
Will the fiber optic splice closures in your network withstand the rigors of being in an outside plant environment? Find out how to ensure they will in this episode of PLP’s Fiber Tips and Tricks. We’ll cover the basics of the Thermal Aging, Hot/Cold Assembly, and Thermal Cycling requirements of the GR-771-CORE standard. While these are just a few of the many GR-771-CORE requirements, all three tests are essential for designing and selecting a closure that will withstand the rigors of any outside plant network. The GR-771 standard contains all the general, electrical, mechanical and environmental requirements for fiber optic slice closure products. It is referred to by service providers as the base requirements for these products.
Look for PLP’s video series, Fiber Tips and Tricks: each episode will include one concept, tip, or piece of information intended to help fiber optic splicer and technicians, engineers, and other communications industry personnel expand their knowledge about the products, systems, techniques, and science behind today’s fiber networks.
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