SSF LC Connector: SSF and 900µm Tubing

SSF LC Connector Termination with SSF™ Fiber in 900µm Tubing

For instructions on terminating Cleerline Fiber with common connector systems from other manufacturers, visit the Compatible Connector Instructionals Downloads page


  • LC

    1. Ensure a minimum of 50mm of fiber exits the fan tubing. Unscrew boot from rear of connector and slide onto fan tubing.

  • LC 2. Slide included 900μm build tube section onto fan tubing.1
  • LC 3. Place onto VFL using an LC type adapter. Ensure activator slide tab is in “open” position – slide towards rear of connector. Open hinge on connector.
  • LC4.DO NOT USE STRIPPERS. Use only finger tips/nails to gently remove “Soft Peel” 250μm coating completely to fan tubing. 2
  • LC

    5. Cleave fiber measuring from fan tubing. For SSF™ LC = 12mm. 3

  • LC

    6. Insert fiber into the rear of connector until a slight “bow” is created and the light emitting from connector window dims and/or extinguishes.

  • LC 7. Slide activator tab towards connector tip. Remove from VFL, Install dust cap.
  • LC 8. Slide build tube forward and seat in rear of connector, ensure fiber is straight, close hinge. Slide boot forward and tighten until secure.
    1. Notes:
  1. If terminating fiber at 250um (no jacketing or fan-out tube), utilize part number SSF-S250BT-10 build-up tubes (included in connector pack) for proper connector installation.
  2. SSF™ Fiber does not require the use of alcohol cleaning as the glass fiber is not exposed being protected with SSF™ proprietary coating. Remove the soft peel coating completely from all sides of the fiber with fingers only. Do not use strippers.
  3. Due to the extreme durability and bend insensitivity of SSF™ fiber your cleaver may require a wheel height adjustment procedure to allow successful cleaving of SSF™ fibers.
SSF LC Connector: SSF and 900µm Tubing