In-Depth Understanding of Fiber Optic Patch Cable

Fiber optic patch cable can be one of the most commonly used components in fiber optic networks, since the increasing popularity of fiber optic cable. Fiber optic patch cable serves as a bridge during the information transferring through fiber optic cable. This post aims to help you get a better understanding of fiber optic patch cable and propose solutions by Fiberstore.

What is Exactly Fiber Optic Patch Cable?

Fiber optic patch cable, often called fiber optic patch cord or fiber jumper cable, is a fiber optic cable capped at either end with connector that allows it to be rapidly and conveniently connected to CATV (Cable Television) 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”.


Fiber optic patch cables are used for wide applications, such as, connections to CATV, telecommunication networks, computer fiber networks and fiber test equipment, including communication rooms, FTTH (Fiber to The Home), LAN (Local Area Network), FOS (fiber optic sensor), Fiber Optic Communication System, optical fiber connected and transmitted equipment, defense combat readiness, etc.

Types of Fiber Optic Patch Cables

Fiber optic patch cables can be divided into different types based on varies criteria.

In terms of fiber cable mode, fiber optic patch cables can be described in single-mode and multi-mode fiber patch cables. Single-mode fiber optic patch cables use 9/125 micron bulk single-mode fiber cable and single-mode fiber optic connectors at both ends. Single-mode fiber optic cable jacket color is usually yellow. While multi-mode fiber optic patch cables use 62.5/125 micron or 50/125 micron bulk multi-mode fiber cable and terminated with multi-mode fiber optic connectors at both ends. Multi-mode fiber optic cable jacket color is usually orange.

From fiber cable structure aspect, fiber optic patch cables can be classified into simplex fiber optic patch cables and duplex fiber optic patch cables. Simplex fiber patch cable has one fiber and one connector on each end. Duplex fiber patch cable has two fibers and two connectors on each end. Each fiber uses “A” or “B” or different colored connector boots to mark polarity.

By connector construction standard, fiber optic patch cables include FC, SC, ST, LC, MTRJ, MPO, MU, SMA, FDDI, E2000, DIN4, and D4. Cables are classified by the connectors on either end of the cable; some of the most common cable configurations include FC-FC, FC-SC, FC-LC, FC-ST, SC-SC, and SC-ST.


Fiberstore Solution

Fiber optic patch cables with high quality are characterized by low insertion loss, high return loss, good repeatability, good interchange, excellent environmental adaptability. Fiberstore can supply various types of fiber patch cables, including LC-LC Duplex 9/125 Single-mode Fiber Patch Cable and LC-LC Simplex 9/125 Single-mode Fiber Patch Cable. With LC to LC termination, complete with Lucent Technologies aqua jacket, bandwidth transmitting rates up to 10 gigabits, cost-effective solution that specifically designed for gigabit Ethernet applications, these fiber optic patch cables can provide 100% optically tested to ensure high performance. Fiberstore provides high standard and trusted quality, accurate return purchase and barter service, professional maintenance service to satisfy your requirements.

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