Ferrule Mate is a type of dry cloth cleaning tool from Seikoh Giken. It can be used in the field or in the factory. It is a complete solution to effectively clean both ferrules within adapters (female connectors) and cable assemblies (male connectors).
:: Ferrule Mate Cleaner Description
:: Step by Step Instruction for Cleaning Ferrule Inside Adapter (Female Connector)
1) Remove dust cap from adapter
2) Remove protective cap from Ferrule Mate cleaner. Align Ferrule Mate cleaning guide with respective adapter.
3) Insert cleaning tip straight into adapter. Do not insert cleaning tip into adapter at an angle.
4) Push Ferrule Mate cleaning forward until spring-loaded cleaning guide stopper is at rear position. Maintain pressure and press and release the click button one time. For extremely dirty connectors, two button pushes may be necessary.
:: Step by Step Instruction for Cleaning Connector Ferrules (Male Connector)
1) Flip open tip cover on Ferrule Mate Cleaner to expose cloth and cleaning tip
2) Insert connector ferrule into ferrule guide until connector ferrule housing contacts cloth and cleaning tip. Press and release click button one time. For extremely dirty connectors, two button clicks may be necessary.