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.