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Connect the PIC Cables

Warning: Do not look directly into the ends of fiber-optic cables or into the transceivers on the interface faceplate. Single-mode fiber-optic cable emit laser light that can damage your eyes.

Caution: To prevent damage to fiber-optic transceivers and fiber-optic cables, observe the following precautions:

  • Do not leave a fiber-optic transceiver uncovered except when inserting or removing cable. The safety cap keeps the port clean and prevents accidental exposure to laser light.
  • Do not bend fiber-optic cable beyond its maximum bend radius. An arc smaller than a few inches in diameter can damage the cable and cause problems that are difficult to diagnose.
  • Do not let fiber-optic cable hang free from the connector. Do not allow fastened loops of cable to dangle which stresses the cable at the fastening point.

  1. Identify the appropriate cable to be connected to each PIC. For cable specifications, see the M10i PIC Guide.
  2. If the PIC cable connector port is covered by a rubber safety plug, remove the plug.
  3. Insert the appropriate cable connector into the PIC cable receptacle.
  4. Arrange the cable in the cable management system to prevent it from dislodging or developing stress points. Secure the cable so that it is not supporting its own weight as it hangs to the floor. Place excess cable out of the way in a neatly coiled loop in the cable management system. Placing fasteners on the loop helps to maintain its shape.

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