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The Basic Knowledge of Optical Fiber and Pigtail


How do fiber optic work?

Optical fiber communications composed of thin glass by the plastic protective overcoat layer. Glass essentially consists of two parts: the core diameter of 9 to 62.5μm, a low refractive index outer cladding diameter of 125μm glass material. Although according to the different materials
used, there are some other types of fiber, but is mentioned here that the most common types. Light in the core portion of the fiber to the “total internal reflection” mode transmission, but also refers to the light entering end of the fiber, the interface between the core and the cladding reflected back and forth, and then transmitted to the other end of the fiber. Core diameter of 62.5μm, outer cladding diameter of 125μm fiber called 62.5/125μm fiber.

What is the difference between multimode and single-mode fiber?

Multimode Fiber Optic Patch Cables

Almost all of the Multimode Fiber Optic Patch Cables dimensions are 50/125μm or 62.5/125μm, and the bandwidth (the amount of information transmission fiber) is usually 200MHz to 2GHz. Multimode optical transceiver via multimode fiber can be up to 5 km of transmission. In the light emitting diode or a laser light source.

Single Mode Fiber Cable

The size of Single Mode Fiber Cable 9-10/125μm, and compared with a multimode optical fiber, it has unlimited bandwidth and low loss characteristics. The single mode optical transceiver used for long-distance transmission, and sometimes up to 150-200 km. Using a narrow spectral line LD or LED as a light source.

Single mode fiber is cheap, but compared to multi mode fiber device, it is more expensive. Single-mode devices typically can run on single mode fiber, but also be run on a multi mode fiber, and multimode device only runs on multimode fiber.

How is the loss with using of the Fiber Optic Patch Cables?

It depends on the the wavelength of the transmitted light and the kind of optical fiber

When 850nm wavelengths for multimode fiber: 3.0 dB / km
When 1310nm wavelength for multimode fiber: 1.0 dB / km
When 1310nm wavelength for single mode fiber: 0.4 dB / km
When 1550nm wavelength for single mode fiber: 0.1 dB / km

Fiber Optic Pigtails

Fiber Optic Pigtails ony has one end connector, and the other end is an optical fiber core breakage, by fusion connected with other core cable, often appear in the fiber optic terminal box for connecting cable and fiber optic transceivers.

Fiber optic pigtails devide into multimode and singlemode fiber pigtails. Multimode fiber pigtail is orange and wavelength of 850nm, the transmission distance of 500m, for short-range connectivity. Single mode fiber pigtail is yellow, there are two wavelengths, 1310nm and 1550nm, transmission distance of 10km and 40km.

Fiber optic pigtail connector was devided into single mode and multimode by the mode of fiber optic cable; By overall structure can be divided into FC, SC, ST, MU, LC, F25, etc. By the end structures can be devided into PC、UPC、APC.

Here are some fiber optic pigtails products in, as shown in figure:

Multimode LC/SC/ST/FC Pigtail

Multimode LC/SC/ST/FC Pigtail

ingle-mode LC/SC/ST/FC Bunch Pigtail

Our provide wide degree flexibility on fiber pigtails, including 9/125 single-mode, 62.5/125 multimode 50/125 multimode and 10G 50/125um OM3 types, simplex fiber, 4 fibers, 6 fibers, 8 fibers, 12 fibers, 24 fibers, 48 fibers and so on.These fiber pigtails can be with fan-out kits and full compliant to Telcordia, EIA/TIA and IEC standards. Welcome to our store to know more information.

Development and Benefits of Multi Core Single Mode Fiber


1. The development of multi core single mode fiber

A typical optical fiber is single mode fiber structure, the outer cladding / inner cladding surrounding the core constitutes a waveguide. A common multi core single mode fiber includes a number of cores, and each core has their own single mode optical fiber inner cladding. Thus, each core is a fiber optic of the waveguide, i.e., one single mode fiber optic cable’s function is equal to a plurality of single core fiber. The obvious advantage of this fiber is low cost, low production costs of about 50% compared with ordinary fiber. In addition, Fiber optic cables can increase integration density, but also can reduce construction costs. Back in the late 1970s, foreigner proposed the idea which uses multi-core optical fiber manufacturing high density fiber. However, because of the imperfect manufacturing technology, fiber affected by the residual stress, low mechanical strength, poor reliability, has not developed into practical and commercialization. Into the 1990s, fiber optic communication in the FTTH ( fiber to the home ) development has encountered higher cost of obstacles, and the intense competition in the copper. To overcome this obstacle, we must significantly reduce the cost of fiber optic cable manufacturing, and requires the development of high-density large armored fiber optic cable, in order to facilitate the laying of fiber optic cable and reducing installation costs. Thus, in 1994, France Telecom proposed a new concept of multi core single mode fiber and design a 4 core fiber optic cable. In July 1994 made more than 100 kilometers Single Mode Fiber Cable, and use different core and structures fiber optic cables and non-fiber ribbon cable into the cable experiment. Compared with the common Single Mode Fiber, the cable density increase many times. Initially confirmed that the proposed multi core single mode fiber can reduce manufacturing costs while addressing the fiber optic cable and the development of high- density optical fiber optic cable. Since then, France Telecom and Alcatel have carried out a 4 core single mode optical fiber research and development , studied from optical design, perform manufacture, drawing techniques, optical properties, a 4-pin cable, and mechanical connections from each a core of separation and termination of ordinary single mode fiber and other aspects of a comprehensive. Currently, the cost per meter per core for $ 0.03, while the cost per meter of ordinary single mode fiber is $ 0.055. We can say that multi-core single mode fiber forward practical development. This article focuses on the structure of multi-core single mode optical fiber design, manufacturing processes, and fiber properties, but also a brief introduction to the new fiber optic FTTH applications in the technical and economic advantages.

2. Design of multi core single mode fiber

To meet the needs of FTTH systems. The design of multi-core fiber should meet the following key requirements: 1.31 um and 1.55um wavelength dual-window work; Crosstalk between each core is greater than -35 dB: precise geometry; Easy identification of each core and ordinary Single mode Fiber Optic Cable. Further, since the optical fiber length shorter in FTTH network (≤ l0 km), so the requirements for dispersion and attenuation of the fiber is relatively relaxed, there are strict requirements on bending and micro bending losses. Each of the core is respectively located on the vertices of a square, the center of the square is the central axis of the multi core single mode fiber. Each core is a single mode optical fiber waveguide, cutoff wavelength 1.3 um. In order to reduce the bending loss and crosstalk, reinforce fiber molded capacity constraints, therefore compared with the conventional G652 optical fiber, the refractive index difference has increased. 3 core is a simple step structure, a refractive index difference 0.0062; another annular core refractive index profile, the refractive index difference 0.0l, this core is provided in order to facilitate identification of each of the cores.

The main advantage of multi core Single Mode Fiber Cable

1. Attenuation coefficient

By the testing and research of nearly 200km long fiber, the attenuation coefficient of the multi core single mode optical fiber reached levels close to the corresponding single core fiber.

2. Bending and micro-bending loss characteristics

Bending and micro bending loss characteristics of the multi-core single mode fiber optic are good, negligible additional loss introduced. This is due to the higher refractive index and limits the ability of a strong mold. Multi core single mode fiber optic in the l310nm and 1550nm wavelength mode field diameter was 8.4 ± 0.21un and 9.75 ± 0.25um, slightly smaller than the ordinary single mode optical fiber.

3. Crosstalk characteristics

To 30 g of tension around 15 cm in diameter optical fiber on ferrule l0 km optical fiber with characteristic measurement, crosstalk between each core at l 310 nm wavelength, less than-70dB; at 1 550 nm wavelength, less than a 50 dB, are excellent -35 dB in the required index. Even slim to the 30 km, between 0-30g tension variations, changes, crosstalk is also only a few dB.

4. Mechanical strength

With 10m length test, the average intensity of 70N. The conventional 125um fiber diameter of 60 N, it is because of a large cross-sectional area of multi-core single mode fiber. Fracture stress 4.6 GPa, 94% for the conventional 125 um diameter fiber.

Several Types of Fast Connectors From FiberStore


FiberStore has developed and dealt with many type of field assembly connectors for many years, the field assembly connectors can be assembled easily and quickly in the field without the additionalfiber termination tools, and can be directly connected to drop cable and indoor cable, thus significantly reducing the required work time.

Field assembly connector is a revolutionary field installable optical fiber connector been widely used in passive optical construction field. This connector system doesn’t need any additional assembling tools such as as epoxy, adhesive and costly curing ovens, thus allowing the installer and make new connectors within a mere 3 minutes in the field. It also increasing the flexibility of optical wiring design of FTTH network. The Field assembly connectors have already been widely used in optical distribution cabinet, optical testing instrument and optical transmission network.

FiberStore provide high reliability FC, SC fast connectors in Fiber direct-in type and Preset fiber with matching fluid type, catering for 250um to 900um diameter single mode and multimode fiber types, including Multi-mode 62.5/125um and Multi-mode 50/125um.

Quick Assembly connector SC FC
Quick Assembly SC connector can provide a quick and easy termination of fibers in the field, Both single mode and multi mode connector options are available for 900 micron and 3mm drop cable application, allowing the installer to terminate and make connection in 3 minutes in the field. Special fiber optic crimp tool free design makes it easy in assembling.

Pre-polished Ferrule Field Assembly Connector
Pre-polished ferrule field assembly connector type is a part of optical fiber and has been polished and a pre-polished ferrule and a mechanical splice inside the connector body. The polished ferrule ensures a low insertion loss of the connector. Compare to the direct-in connector, it has a much more stable performance and a longer life time. Our pre-polished ferrule field assembly connectors are now available in FC, SC variants, the single-mode versions are available with PC or APC ferrules.

Without Ferrule Field Assembly Connector
Assembly of the SC, FC type quick connector requires only normal fiber preparation tools: a fiber stripping tool, wipes and a fiber cleaver. No electrical power supply is needed. This fast connectors feature a pre-stubbed factory-polished ferrule that couples to the fiber being terminated. Precision mechanical alignment insures low loss with a proprietary gel.

Cable Mechanical Splicer
Fiber mechanical splicer includes fast fiber optic mechanical splice for 250um bare fiber, MC-L925B optical fiber mechanical splicer, and FTTH drop cable mechanical splicer. Cable mechanical splicer take a global leading submicron processing technology, Use core component of high accuracy V groove provide high alignment, its unique structure had got IPR in 2007. As the first domestic mechanical splicer, the cable mechanical splicer sell well in domestic and abroad market and fill the domestic production of technology and product gaps, cable mechanical splicer have taken great role in FTTH.

Fusion Splice-on Connector
Fusion Splice-on Connector is actually an optical fiber fusion, however the welding point is in the inner end of connector, which makes it no necessary for extra protection equipment, such as fiber protection plate(optical fiber splice tray), optical fiber terminal box, optical fiber distribution frame, after it finished splice fusion. Compared to mechanical optical fast connector, this new practical connector can improve the span life of welding point of connector and reduce maintenance cost.

Besides Fast Connector, we also offer a variety of connector type , including ST, FC, SC, LC, MU, FDDI, E2000 (other connectors types such as OM4 50/125 ST-ST connectors) Fiber Connector etc for Fiber Patch Cord Assembly.

Basic Knowledge About Fiber Optic Cable


From data and voice to security and video conferencing, many of today’s IT infrastructure services rely on fiber optics to transmit information faster, farther, and in greater amounts than ever before. So fiber optics are more and more popularity in our internet. This post will try to answer some of the basic questions about fiber optic cable.

What Is Fiber Optic Cable?

A fiber optic cable is a network cable that contains strands of glass fibers inside an insulated casing. These cables are designed for long distance and very high bandwidth (gigabit speed) network communications.

Fiber Optic Cable

Single Mode vs. Multimode Fiber Optic Cable

Single mode fiber gives you a higher transmission rate and up to 50 times more distance than multimode, but it also costs more. Single-mode fiber has a much smaller core than multimode fiber-typically 5 to 10 microns. Only a single lightwave can be transmitted at a given time. The small core and single lightwave virtually eliminate any distortion that could result from overlapping light pulses, providing the least signal attenuation and the highest transmission speeds of any fiber cable type.

Multimode fiber gives you high bandwidth at high speeds over long distances. Lightwave is dispersed into numerous paths, or modes, as they travel through the cable’s core. Typical multimode fiber core diameters are 50, 62.5, and 100 micrometers. However, in long cable runs (greater than 3000 feet (914.4 ml), multiple paths of light can cause signal distortion at the receiving end, resulting in an unclear and incomplete data transmission. For example, you can try to compare the single mode duplex fiber vs multimode duplex fiber optic cable, and well know they are different.

The Relationship between Fiber Optic Cable and Fiber Patch Cord

A fiber patch cord is a fiber optic cable capped at either end with connectors that allow it to be rapidly and conveniently connected to CATV, an optical switch or other telecommunication equipment. Its thick layer of protection is used to connect the optical transmitter, receiver, and the terminal box. This is known as “interconnect-style cabling”.

What Types of Connectors Should be Used for Fiber Optic Cable?

There are a number of connector styles on the market including LC, FC, MT-RJ, ST, and SC. There are also MT/MTP style connectors that will accommodate up to 12 strands of fiber and take up far less space than other connectors. This connector is intended for use with indoor loose tube no-gel cable constructions. However, the most popular connectors are SC, which pushes in then click when seated, and ST, also known as bayonet style, that is pushed in and twisted to lock. That should be a consideration when making product selections.

What kind of jacket rating and type do you require?

Fiber cable jackets come in many styles. As an example, fiber can be Indoor only, Outdoor only, Indoor/Outdoor, Tactical and it can also have Plenum or Riser ratings.

Jacket color is relatively standardized.

a) Multimode = Orange

b) 50/125um 10G = Aqua

c) Single Mode = Yellow

d) Indoor/Outdoor or Outdoor = Black

e) Custom jacket colors are also available for indoor fiber cables


Whether you are working in a residential or commercial environment. FiberStore offers a wide variety of fiber cables, and other fiber optic cables related products, such as fiber patch cable, fiber optic connector, fiber transceiver. No matter how complex or simple your installation needs are, we have the expertise to provide you with the right products and information for both your fiber optic cable, custom fiber optic assembly and fiber optic connector needs. If you wanna customize your fiber optic products, pls give us a call, our Tel is  +86 (755) 8300 3611 or sent your detail requirement email to Thank you!

Various Advantages Of Fiber Optic Cables


Communication industry has been stormed by the advent of fiber optic cable. The main advantages offered by these cables include a wider bandwidth, light weight, small size and in any case has more flexibility. In addition to it, the core reason behind its popularity is that advanced technology used by these cables. As we know the fiber optic cable, the fiber optic cable is a cable containing one or more optical fibers. The optical fiber elements are typically individually coated with plastic layers and contained in a protective tube suitable for the environment where the cable will be deployed. For example, the 10g fiber cable is has plastic layers and contained in a protective tube, we can offer different jacket color and any length are available for these cables .

In fact, the whole fiber optic technology makes use of fiber optics. The typical fibers today are made out of glass or plastic since it is possible to make them thin and long. Also both glass and plastic are transparent at particular wavelengths, which allow the fiber to guide light efficiently. These optical fibers are thin, ultra-flexible and transparent and transmit the light between two ends of the fiber quality as compared to copper wire. So, with their superior technology these are more appropriate for smooth communication between far distances. In addition to it, the usage of these cables results in much less loss of signals which means uninterrupted and smooth communication. More than 80% of the distance data traffic through the intelligent use of these fiber optic technology is transferred.

Other advantages of fiber optic cables include it is inexpensive and suits properly to extremely thin diameters in the range between 0.8mm to 40mm. Will be extremely thin, a number of fibers run together along many connections in the same cable. It provides a clearer telephone lines and TV reception, as the light signals that are in the same cable does not interfere with each other to function. This ultimately leads to less loss of signal. These cables can also be called as the safer ones because no electricity passes through these cables and hence there will not be any fire issues.

In comparison with other lines such as copper wires, these cables are definitely the superior ones because they are lightweight and small sized. With the above advantages, it is obvious why fiber optic cables that are used in many telecommunications and computer networks. These cables are the most trusted and best replacement of copper cables.

Know more about the various advantages of fiber optic cables info, or you want to buying some fiber optic cables to instead of your copper cables. You can visit the FiberStore company, we are the professional fiber optic cable manufacturer, we can provide the standard fiber optic cables and customize the optical cables, and provide related of cable products such as fiber patch cord, fiber optic connector, fiber testers and tools. Welcome to our company to choose your fiber optic products.

Knowledge about Fiber Optic Pigtails


Much about the tech jargon, some people don’t know its meaning. Such as fiber optic pigtails, fiber pigtail is a piece of fiber optic cable with only one fiber optic connector on one side of the cable, there are single mode and multimode fiber optic pigtails, which can be with various types of fiber optic terminations such as SC, FC, ST, LC, MU, MT-RJ, MTP, MPO, etc. the fiber optic pigtail with connector side is used to link the equipment, while the other side of the pigtail is melted together with the fiber cable, by melting together the fiber glasses, it can reach a minimum insertion loss. Fiber optic pigtails are usually used with fiber optic management equipment like ODF, splice closures and cross cabinets. Common types of fiber optic pigtails are usually with 0.9mm fiber cable diameter, and usually installed inside ODF unit. Most commonly used types are SC fiber optic pigtail, ST fiber optic pigtail,FC fiber optic pigail, LC fiber optic pigtail ,MT-RJ fiber optic pigtail,SC/APC fiber optic pigtail, FC/APC fiber optic pigtail and E2000 fiber optic pigtail. They are single mode types and multimode types.

A fiber pigtail is really a single, short, usually unbuffered, optical fiber which has an optical connector pre-installed on one end along with a period of exposed fiber in the other end. The end of the pigtail is stripped and fusion spliced to a single fiber of a multi-fiber trunk. Splicing of pigtails to each fiber within the trunk “breaks out” the multi-fiber cable into its component fibers for connection to the end equipment.Fiber pigtails can have female or male connectors. Female connectors might be mounted in a patch panel, often in pairs although single-fiber solutions exist, to allow them to be connected to endpoints or other fiber runs with patch fibers. Alternatively they can have male connectors and plug directly into an optical transceiver.As the fibers must have connectors fitted before they can affix to other equipment. Fiber pigtails may be one of the common solutions for fiber cable termination, the inclusion of connectors to every optical fiber in a cable.

According to the ITU-T (International Telecommunication Union Telecommunication) standardization organization, fiber optic pigtails are categorized into Fiber pigtail that conforms to G.652 and G.653 fiber splicing technology standard. Fiber optic splicing technology is primarily to use a fiber splicing machine to fuse splice the fiber with fiber or the fiber with fiber pigtails. In this process, the bare fibers of the fiber optic cables are fuse spliced with the fiber pigtails to become a whole. With the fiber optic connector at one end of the fiber pigtails, they are connected to fiber optic transceivers, the optical fibers connected with the twisted pairs, and then connect with the information outlets. Main tools used in the fiber splicing technology include fiber termination box, fiber optic converter, fiber optic transceiver, fiber pigtail, optical fiber coupler, fiber stripper, and fiber optic cleaver, etc. Currently fiber optic pigtail with SC, ST, FC, LC MT-RJ, SC/APC, FC/APC, E2000 fiber optic connectors are available in the market.

FIBERSTORE INC. provide a full range of fiber optic pigtail, it is offered in various sizes and shapes as per the requirement of various industrial applications. These are extensively used in telecom industry and acknowledged for high performance and quality. Furthermore, we make sure that our range is free from any defects and ideal for uses. And we also offer the waterproof fiber optic pigtail, they are produced strictly according to IEC standards, the products feature low insertion loss, high return loss, good interchangeability and repeat push-pull performance, which make them easy to use. The waterproof fiber optic pigtails are with strong jacket and waterproof sealed head connectors; they can be used in harsh environment. If you need some other types of patch cables, such as SC fiber cable, LC fiber patch cable, ST fiber patch cable and so on. Welcome to our company to choose the fiber optic patch cable.

Select The Fiber Optic Patch Cable Types


Fiber patch cables would be the backbone of the fiber optics industry. Fiber Patch (Fiber Patch Cable or Fiber Jumper) is strands of optically pure glass as thin as real hair. Fiber patch cable is definitely an fiber cable which has fiber connectors placed on one ends. General utilization of these cable assemblies includes the interconnection of fiber cable systems and optics-to-electronic equipment. Another information on patch cable, if the fiber connectors are affixed to just one end of the cable, it’s called the fiber optic pigtails, in the event the fiber connectors are affixed to both ends, it is known as a fiber jumper or fiber patchcord.

Fiber Patch Cables Types

Given the high diversity you could face when trying to select a fiber patch, professionals happen to be classifying them to simply communication and organization. There are lots of ways to classify fiber patch cables:

Fiber cable type based classification:

Simplex and Duplex are the two main types of fiber cable. Simplex fiber patch cables feature one fiber then one connector on each side. A Duplex fiber optic cable has two fibers and a couple connectors on both ends.

Termination connector type based classification:

As with any connection system, termination types and compatibility are crucial.

There are generally two methods to terminate a fiber cable:

Indentical connector type for both ends of the cable; two different kinds (Hybrid) of connectors on each side with the cable.

Supported optical fiber modes based classification:

There are 3 different modes available when operating fiber patchcord: singlemode, multimode, and 10 Gigabit multimode.

Size from the fiber cable based classification:

Manufacturers make Fiber Optic Patch cord in the following sizes: 250 um, 900 um, 1.6 mm, 2.0 and 3.0 mm fiber optic cable.

Buy and select the fiber patchcord from FiberStore INC.

With more than A decade experience in the look and manufacture of fiber optic cable assemblies both for harsh and benign environments, FiberStore optical patch cords and connectors are being used on space, military, avionics, marine, and network communications applications worldwide. Our assembly staff is good at processing a multitude of fiber optic termini, including ST, SC, FC, LC, MTRJ, & MU in Single-Mode and Multimode configurations. Our optical fibre patch leads are designed to meet worldwide specifications and requirements for data centre,telecommunications and industrial use. Fibre patch leads are a fundamental element of the optical systems that we manufacture and test in our own factory. When fiber optic patch cables are required, FiberStore delivers the absolute best.

The choice of fibre patch cords and cables can at times be overwhelming and managing these cables onsite can be problematic. We provide a variety of different connector configurations and lengths to make certain your installation is neater and everyday treatments for your fibre optic cabling is a lot easier. Easy to order, fast delivery, product quality and occasional price, top quality service will be the reasons our customers choose us. Should you interesting in, pls visit our website:

Common Kinds of Hybrid Fiber Patch Cord


Recently, it is now apparent that fiber optic cable is steadily replacing copper wire as an appropriate way of communication signal transmission. They span long distances between local telephone systems in addition to supplying the backbone for a lot of network systems. Other system users include cable tv services, university campuses, buildings, industrial plants, and electric utility companies. A fiber-optic method is just like the copper wire system that fiber-optics is replacing. For example, fiber patch cord is one of the most often used components inside the fiber optic network.

Fiber patch cable (also referred to as fiber jumper cable or fiber patchcord) is used for connecting one optical device to a different, sometimes with two different connection types. You can find 4 connector types: LC, SC, ST and MTRJ which may be arranged in a configuration to match your connection needs. Including SC fiber cable (SC LC fiber patch cord), LC fiber patch cable (LC to ST fiber cable), ST fiber patch cable (ST to LC fiber patch cable, ST to SC fiber patch cable), ect.

Connector Types:

1. Same connector type fiber patch cable: This fiber optic patch cable gets the same type of connector on both ends, for example ST, SC, LC, FC, MTRJ, E2000, MU, etc.

2. Hybrid fiber optic patch cables: This fiber optic patch cable has different connectors on each end. One end could be SC and the opposite end could be LC, ST, FC, MTRJ, E2000, MU, etc.

We must learn more details about the fiber optic patch cable types, for instance, the hybrid fiber optic patch cables, LC to ST fiber cable is terminated with LC fiber optic connectors on a single end and ST fiber optic connectors however. Called Lucent Connectors, Little Connectors or Local Connectors, these snap-in connectors are typically useful for high density connections and are compatible with plug-and-play devices for example SFP modules and XFP transceivers. Straight Tip (“ST”) connectors use a bayonet-style coupling type, enabling a simple twist-on and twist-off installation. Do not let many of these connectors of different shapes and sizes fool you. Different devices opt for different connector types.

FiberStore provides different types of fiber patch cords including common single-mode 9/125, OM1 62.5/125, OM2 50/125, 10G OM3/OM4 patch cables, armored patch cable, fiber optic pigtails, multi core patch cables, MPO/MTP fiber and other special patch cables. Should you ever have a career that requires fiber patch or another type fiber optic products related and are not able to find the products on FiberStore, don’t get discouraged. Instead, give us a call or even an email, we are able to assist you in finding what you want as well as make it custom.

Common Types of Fiber Patch Cables


In the event you working in telecommunications industry, acquiring thorough information about fiber optic patch cables is essential. Fiber optic cable are used for linking the apparatus and components in the fiber optic network ,they are with various types of fiber optic connector types. The fiber optic patch cord types are classfied by the fiber optic connector types. For example,we name LC fiber patch cable since this cable is to use LC fiber optic connector. You will find PC,UPC,APC type fiber patch cord, they’re different as a result of polish of fiber connectors. Fiber optic patch cables are available with ST SC LC FC connectors.Fiber optic patch cables may be split into different types according to fiber cable mode, cable structure, connector types, connector polishing types and cable sizes. However nowadays I would like to based on fiber connectors to introduces the normal kinds of fiber patch cable.

Common Forms of Fiber Patch Cable:

SC Fiber Optic Patch Cord
SC fiber optic patch cable is one of the earliest type and something of the very most commonly used fiber optic cable, it is simple to use and value saving, SC fiber cable is widely uesed in fiber optic networks. SC fiber patch cable is by using zirconia sleeve and plastic housing. Oahu is the standard fiber optic cable assemblies, with simplex, duplex patch cords and standard pigtails.

The SC fiber optic patch cord was invented by the Japanese company NTT. It really is probably the most popular fiber optic patch cords. SC fiber optic patch cord features low priced , simplicity along with good durability, SC fiber optic patch cords is with a locking tab about the cable termination, it’s a push and pull type fiber optic connector.

FC Fiber Optic Patch Cord
FC fiber optic patch cords are with FC fiber optic connectors ,the industry screw type connection. FC fiber optic patch cords were quite definitely popular previously ,but people have a tendency to use LC and SC to switch FC more and more. It’s the standard fiber optic cable assemblies, with simplex, duplex patch cords and standard pigtails.

The FC fiber optic patch cable comes in both singlemode and multimode versions, and it is fully intermateable with NTT-FC products. Both smf and mmf versions FC fiber optic patch cord have a zirconia ceramic ferrule with pre-polished PC profile and convex spherical end.

ST Fiber Optic Patch Cord
ST fiber cable connector features a bayonet-style housing along with a long spring-loaded ferrule support the fiber. They are available in both multimode or singlemode versions. Horizontally mounted simplex and duplex adapters are available with plastic or metal housing. It is the standard fiber optic cable assemblies, with simplex, duplex patch cords and standard pigtails.

ST fiber optic patch cords standard was created by AT&T. this sort of cable is with straight tip type terminations. there is only simplex ST fiber optic patch cords with no duplex ones.These days ST fiber optic connectors are generally having a metal housing ,nevertheless, there are plastic housing ST fiber connectors, more and more people often use metal housing ST. ST APC fiber optic patch cord are also available.

LC Fiber Optic Patch Cord
The LC fiber optic patch cable is by using a little form factor (SFF) connector and is perfect for high density applications.LC fiber optic patch cord connector includes a zirconia ceramic ferrule measuring 1.25mm O.D. having a PC or APC endface, and provides optimum insertion and return loss. It is the standard fiber optic cable assemblies, with simplex, duplex patch cords and standard pigtails.

LC will be the short kind of Lucent Connector, LC fiber patch cord connector can be a push and latch structure, with plastic housing and accurate 1.25mm ceramic ferrule. LC type is a well-liked type of small form fiber optic patch cord which decrease the space and it’s also popular for densely installation.

These fiber patch cables are employed in test equipment, telecommunication networks, local area networks and knowledge processing centers. Fiberstore offers a wide selection of connector, fiber and cable types(including fiber optic pigtails) at almost any length in order that our fiber patch can be customized for your unique applications.Take some customize service, please contact our sales via

Types Of Fiber Optic Patch Cable


From the wiki we realize that, Fiber Optic Patch Cord is a fiber optic cable capped at either end with connectors that enable that it is rapidly and conveniently connected to CATV, an optical switch, or another telecommunication equipment. Using a thick layer of protection, it really is used to connect the optical transmitter, receiver, and also the terminal box. This is what’s called “interconnect-style cabling”. Fiber patchcord is the better choice for CATV, Telecom Server, Subscriber Loop, Fiber-to-the-home, and Local Area Network (LAN) applications.There’s another type of fiber cable assembly called Pigtail, it is a short optical fiber permanently attached with a resource, detector, or other fiber optic device at one end and an optical connector on the other. Fiber optic pigtails tend to be for optical device connectivity.

Fiber Optic Patch Cords are created to interconnect or cross connect fiber networks within structured cabling systems. The fiber patch cables types including common single-mode 9/125, OM1 62.5/125, OM2 50/125, 10G OM3/OM4 patch cables, armored patch cables, fiber optic pigtails, multi core patch cables, Fiber MPO/MTP patch cables and other special patch cables. The fiber patchcord are available with the SC, ST, FC, LC, MU, MTRJ, E2000, APC/UPC terminations optical connector. Typical fiber connector interfaces are SC, ST, and LC in both multimode or single-mode applications. Fiberstore supply fiber optic patch cable with different connector and cable type, so we can also customize patch cables in a cut length.

Fiber optic patch cable types:
A fiber patch cords consists of 2 major parts: Optical connector and fiber optic cable.
1)By Optical connector:
LC fiber patch cable; FC patch cable; SC fiber cable; ST patch cable; MU fiber patch cable; MTRJ patch cord; E2000 patch cable; MPO fiber cable.
2)By fiber optic cable types
Single mode fiber optic cable: Generally in yellow color and useful for long transmission distance;
Multimode fiber optic cable: Generally the multimode patch cable are orange or gray and therefore are used for short distance transmission.
3)By fiber optic cable Jacket
PVC: Non-Flame Retardant;
LSZH : Low smoke zero halogen, Flame Retardant

Fiber optic patch cable features:

  • Fiber optic connector type: LC, FC, SC, ST, MU, MTRJ, E2000,MPO
  • Ferrule Interface type: PC, UPC, APC
  • Fiber cores: Simplex, duplex, 4 fibers, 8 fibers etc.
  • Fiber type: Single mode (G.652, G655), multimode(50/125)/(62.5/125)
  • 100% Insertion Return Loss, End Face and Interference inspection
  • Low insertion loss, high return loss
  • Excellent mechanical endurance
  • Insertion loss: <0.5 dB
  • Operation temperature: -20?? to 85??C
  • 10G OM3 OM4 fiber cable available
  • Various jacket material, PVC and LSZH

Fiber optic patch cable applications:

1. Optical Fiber Communication Systems
2. Optical Access Network
3. Fiber optic data transmission
4. Optical Fiber CATV
5. Lan (LAN)
6. Test Equipment

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