Update of Connector Theory and Installation and UL Classified Installation Tools
The number and type of connectors in any Telecommunications equipment installation continues to grow in scope. From the AC power supply side to the equipment use connectivity and grounding and bonding. The most critical connections for safety are the grounding and bonding and most difficult to inspect once installation is complete. This presentation will summarize recommended installation methods as well as some globally available technologies becoming more common place in North America and their related installation characteristics. We will also review the current trend of independent contractor use of UL Classified connector installation tools and the downside risks for owners and connection quality and third-party listing.