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Old 04-21-2021, 8:41 AM
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There are “snap-on” SC/LC connectors that don't require epoxy and polishing, they just use a waveguide and butt the fiber up against the ferrule and have a mechanical friction clamp for the sheath.

I’m highly skeptical of these connectors as they seem like a prime source of failure if the cable is tugged on, even a little. The upside is you can re-terminate them in 10 seconds without throwing away the connector, but you might need to strip a little more off the fiber.

Proper termination, in my mind, still requires glue, crimp and polishing.

A $100 termination kit will probably get you by for 32 connectors on an 8-pair cable that you’ll never need to replace until past 240 GbE.
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