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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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