When you strip it, it sure looks bare.  All the color is gone.  
After you strip it, you wipe it off with an alcohol wipe.  
And then when you see it in the fusion splicer screen, it looks bare there too. 
Actually it probably has to be totally bare or the coating would contaminate 
the burn.  

From: Adam Moffett 
Sent: Thursday, August 10, 2017 8:24 PM
To: af@afmug.com 
Subject: Re: [AFMUG] PLC Splitters

If the glass was truly "bare" it would be 125um and also be too fragile to 
handle.  What is referred to as "bare fiber" actually has the 250um acrylic 
coating, probably with color added.  It's the barest the fiber can be while 
still being workable. 

------ Original Message ------
From: "Jason McKemie" <j.mcke...@veloxinetbroadband.com>
To: "af@afmug.com" <af@afmug.com>
Sent: 8/10/2017 6:24:08 PM
Subject: Re: [AFMUG] PLC Splitters

  That must be it, the "bare fiber" description is a bit misleading in that 
case though.  Strange way to specify the diameter.

  On Thu, Aug 10, 2017 at 5:08 PM, Adam Moffett <dmmoff...@gmail.com> wrote:

    A "bare fiber" pigtail has 250um acrylic coating.

    ------ Original Message ------
    From: ch...@wbmfg.com
    To: af@afmug.com
    Sent: 8/10/2017 6:07:52 PM
    Subject: Re: [AFMUG] PLC Splitters

      That sounds strange to me.  

      Is there such a thing as PON on multi mode fiber?

      From: Jason McKemie 
      Sent: Thursday, August 10, 2017 3:37 PM
      To: af@afmug.com 
      Subject: [AFMUG] PLC Splitters

      I'm looking to possibly do a trial GPON deployment on a leg of my active 
network, it looks like the FS.com PLC Splitters are 250µm.  However, singlemode 
fiber is usually spec'd at a cladding of 125µm.  Are they just using a 
different measurement or some sort of oddly sized fiber? 


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