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Tools Required for Testing and Connecting TX Matrix Fiber-Optic Components


To test and connect the fiber-optic cables to the TX Matrix router and to T640 routers, you need the following tools and parts:

  • One fiber-optic array loopback connector for testing TX-SIBs and T640-SIBs

  • One fiber-optic array loopback adapter for testing fiber-optic array cables

  • Small slotted screwdriver, at least 4 in. long (for the fiber-optic array connectors)

  • 2.5-mm ball hex driver for the fiber-optic array loopback connector and adapter

  • Dust-free resealable plastic bags for temporary storage of fiber-optic array adapter dust covers

  • Dry cloth cleaning tool for cleaning optical components

    Use a dry cloth cleaning tool, such as USConec's In-Bulkhead-Connector (I.B.C.) Cleaning Tool (see Figure 1).

    Figure 1: Cleaning Tool and Adapter
    Cleaning Tool and Adapter

    You can order the dry cloth cleaning tool (part number 8037) and cleaning adapter (part number 8485) from REALM Communications Group. Call 408-203-5956.

  • Electrostatic discharge (ESD) grounding wrist strap