A mechanical splice is a junction of two or more optical fibers that are aligned and held in place by a self-contained assembly (usually the size of a large carpenter's nail). The fibers aren't permanently joined, just precisely held together so that light can pass from one to another.
- "Mechanical splice". Federal Standard 1037C. August 7, 1996.
- How To Splice Fiber Optic Cable Using Mechanical Splice Kit Picture and Video Instructions
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