SCTE 93 2020

Test Method For Connector/Cable Twist

This document provides procedures for evaluation of 2 and 3-piece pin type connectors. While this

method can determine the relative degree of twisting imparted to a given cable by the connector under test

(CUT), it does not take into consideration those factors that tend to influence cable twist during field

installation. Results obtained using this procedure should not be construed to imply that cable twisting

would occur similarly in the field. Some of those mitigating factors are:

  • Connector design
  • Connector/cable alignment
  • Cable construction variations
  • Cable size
  • Plant architecture- aerial or underground.
  • Cable lashing tension
  • Cable clamping hardware