If the cabinets are close together, the signal may go through a single, directly- connected fiber optic cable. If the cabinets are far apart, it may be easier to connect the cabinets through an LIU or fiber shelf.
For each fiber indicated in the fiber optic Cable Running List:
- Install a lightwave transceiver on the cabinet connector at the position in the FROM column in the running list.
- Select a cable indicated by the CABLE CODE and LENGTH in the running list. Connect 1 of the fibers to each connector on the lightwave transceivers just installed. The fiber is numbered 1 or 2. The connector on the transceiver is labeled TX or RX. Keep track of which fiber connects to which transceiver connector. Label both ends of these cables.
- Route the fiber optic cables from the transceiver out of the cabinet. Secure the cables to the cable-tie rack. Keep the fiber optic cables clear of the heavier I/O cables.
- If the cabinet in the TO column in the running list is located remotely from the FROM cabinet, connect to the TO cabinet by way of the LIU.
- Install a lightwave transceiver on the cabinet connector at the position in the TO column in the running list.
- Route the cables from the FROM cabinet down into the cable trays of each EPN cabinet. Connect the cables to the lightwave transceiver just installed on the TO cabinet.
- Connect the fiber that comes from the TX connector of the FROM transceiver to the RX connector of the TO transceiver and vice versa.
- Route the cables through the cabinet and through cable organizers as provided. Secure the cables to the cable-tie rack.
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