| 1. Each time you use the tool, thoroughly clean both ends of the area where the mechanical splice is going to be placed. To do this, use a lint-free cloth moistened with isopropyl alcohol..
2. Pull the compression lever and fit the mechanical splice ref. 2328. By using the precision stripper ref. 2324, remove 30 or 40 mm of the fiber sheath, and clean the bare fiber with a lint-free cloth moistened with isopropyl alcohol.
3. Now cleave the resulting bare fiber with the cleaving tool ref. 2323 to leave a lenth between 12-13 mm (12.5 mm would be appropriate).
4. Insert the fiber into the splice (through the guide) until it stops.
5. Now enter the fiber within its clamping point (the padded area). To do this, press down the tab on the left and enter the fiber in the foam support that has been opened. Release the tab so that the foam support hold the fiber.
6. Repeat steps 1 through 4 for the second fiber (right side of the tool).
7. Next, enter the second fiber within its clamping point (the padded area). Begin by pushing the second fiber in the direction of the first fiber until you notice as the first fiber begins to curve. For the second fiber can slide, you must have pressed the right tab, so that the foam support cannot hold its sliding.
8. At this point, you must press the tab on the left side and push the first fiber towards the second, so that the curvature of the two fibers is as close as possible. 9. Press down the compression lever to activate the mechanical splicing.
10. Press the tabs left and right to elease the fiber on both sides of the splice made. Then remove the mechanical splice ref.2328 pulling from the center.
Finally, it would remain to check the splicing with real signal, which is an intrinsic checking of the Fusion Splicer by arc ref. 2321.
Regarding mechanical splicers there is no other way for checking the splice that wait until the line is finished.
To do this, make use of both a triple light generator (ref. 2340) and a H45 Meter with optical interface.
The great drawback of this process is that, if there are several splices in series, there is no possibility of identifying that splicing is causing the failure; a heavy more reason to opt for the use of the fusion splicer by arc.