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Fiber Optic Connector Cleaning Swabs

A wide variety of swabs are available that are designed specifically to clean fiber optic connectors. Swabs are constructed without adhesives and binders, and made of low linting materials to avoid bandwidth-robbing contamination.

Features & Benefits

  • May be used wet or dry to remove dirt and oil contamination
  • Free of fibers, seams, hard surfaces. bionders and adhesives
  • Can be used with Electro-Wash® PX or CZ solvent cleane


  • Clean fiber optic end faces and alignment sleeves
  • Removal of slurry from ferrule polishing fixtures
  • Clean test ports

1.25mm Fiber Optic Cleaning Swabs

The 1.25 mm Fiber Optic Sleeve Cleaning Swab is ideally suited for cleaning contamination from 1.25 mm fiber optic sleeves, back planes and polishing pucks. The 1.25 mm diameter polyester tip fits tightly and conforms to the inside of all 1.25 mm mating sleeves, adapters and slurry polishing fixtures. US Patent 6,795,998 and foreign patents.


2.5mm Economical Foam Swab

The 2.5mm Fiber Optic Foam Swab is an excellent choice for FTTH, CO, or Data Com applications. While some foam can generate particles, this swab is manufactured with a tough, medical-grade urethane foam that provides excellent particle entrapment, and has resulted in millions of successful cleaning operations.

  • Flexible swab head conforms to connector face
  • Open-cell structure gives the best solvent holding capacity, enables less solvent to do more work


2.5mm Precision Fiber Optic Swabs

Engineered to quickly and easily clean all 2.5 mm connector end-faces and alignment sleeves, this swab is made from proprietary microporous foam that immediately absorbs oil and solvents from fiber surfaces.

  • Head conforms to a connector face
  • Wrapped foam swabs provide outstanding particle entrapment; captures contaminants from alignment sleeves and keeps them from being transferred to the back plane end face
  • Patented — U.S. Patent numbers 6523908 and 6393651 and foreign patent


MTP Connector Cleaning Swabs

Cleaning swab features an exclusive chamois material engineered to quickly and safely clean MTP connectors. The material has super absorption which pulls soils and solvents from end faces even in deeply recessed MTP connections where wiping is difficult.


SFF Flat Connector Swab

Flat swab head enables both wet and dry cleaning simultaneously. Swab provides outstanding particle entrapment. No adhesives, binders, or fibers to leave residues.


SFF High Density Connector Swab

Soft swab head conforms to connector face and alignment pins. Provides outstanding particle entrapment, does not generate particles. Strongest seams available, will not split even with rigorous scrubbing. No adhesives, binders, or fibers to leave residues.




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Part # Size

1.25mm swab - 100 swabs/bag


2.5mm Precision Swab - 100 swabs per bag

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What precision cleaning solvent works best for fiber optic connectors?

In the Chemtronics product line, Electro-Wash PX (available as a bulk liquid and aerosol) and Fiber-Wash MX (available as an aerosol, pen, or presaturated wipes) are the best options. Fiber-Wash AQ pen is available for a water-based clean, which has low VOC, GWP (global warming potential), and is nonflammable. Fiber-Wash NF contains a nonflammable solvent that quickly evaporates. Fiber Optic Cleaning Tools: Cleaners, Wipes, Swabs Learn more in our Blog Follow our Linkedin


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