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Connecting the FMD96 to a TCX1000-RDM20


The TCX1000-RDM20 has optical connectors to which you can connect fiber-optic cables.

Before you connect a fiber-optic cable to a TCX1000-RDM20, ensure that you have taken the necessary precautions for safe handling of lasers (see Laser Safety Warnings for Class 1M Juniper Networks Devices).

Also, inspect the fiber-optic cable with a scope, or use a fiber-cleaning device to clean the connector before inserting it into the TCX1000-RDM20 port.

To connect a fiber-optic cable to an optical connector in the TCX1000-RDM20 (see Figure 1):

  1. If the fiber-optic cable is covered by a rubber safety cap, remove the cap. Save the cap.
    Figure 1: Connecting a Fiber-Optic Cable
    Connecting a Fiber-Optic

    Do not look directly into a fiber-optic connector or into the ends of fiber-optic cables. Fiber-optic transceivers and fiber-optic cables connected to transceivers emit laser light that can damage your eyes.


    Class 1M laser product.


    Do not stare into the laser beam or view it directly with optical instruments even if the interface has been disabled.

  2. If the optical connector is covered by a rubber safety cap, open the cap.
  3. Insert the cable connector into the optical connector of the TCX1000-RDM20.
  4. Insert the other end of the cable connectore into the optic connector of the FMD96.
  5. Secure the cables so that they do not support their own weight. Place excess cable out of the way in a neatly coiled loop. Placing fasteners on a loop helps cables maintain their shape.Caution

    Do not bend fiber-optic cables beyond their minimum bend radius. Bending the cables beyond their minimum bend radius can damage the cables and cause problems that are difficult to diagnose.


    Do not let fiber-optic cables hang free from the connector. Do not allow fastened loops of cables to dangle, which stresses the cables at the fastening point.