Connecting MPC or MIC Cables to the MX2020 Router
- Have ready a length of the type of cable used by the component. For cable specifications, see the MX Series Interface Module Reference.
- Remove the rubber safety plug from the cable connector
Do not look directly into a fiber-optic transceiver or into the ends of fiber-optic cables. Fiber-optic transceivers and fiber-optic cable connected to a transceiver emit laser light that can damage your eyes.
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.
- Insert the cable connector into the cable connector port on the faceplate.
- Arrange the cable in the cable manager 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. Placing fasteners on
the loop helps to maintain its shape.
Avoid bending fiber-optic cable beyond its minimum 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.