The Guide to Fiber Patch Cord Type by Takfly

The Fiber patch cord type is a critical component of any fiber optic network. They are used to connecting individual fiber optic cables, and they come in a variety of styles to meet the needs of different applications.

 

Let’s take a look at the different fiber patch cord types available, as well as the factors you need to consider when choosing the right fiber patch cord type in bulk as per the business needs.

 

fiber patch cord type

 

Fiber Patch Cord Type and Uses

There are two main types of fiber patch cords: single-mode and multimode. Single-mode fiber patch cords are used for long-distance communication, while multimode fiber patch cords are used for short distances.

 

Within each fiber optic patch cord type, there are several different connector types to choose from. The most common connector types are LC, SC, ST, FC, and 12-core/24-core high-density MPO/MTP connectors. Each connector type has its advantages and disadvantages, so you need to choose the type that best suits your application.

Factors to Consider When Choosing a Fiber Patch Cord

There are several factors you need to consider when choosing a fiber patch cord type, including:

 

-The type of fiber optic cable you are using: If you are using single-mode fiber, you need to choose a single-mode fiber patch cord. If you are using multimode fiber, you can choose either a multimode or single-mode fiber patch cord.

-The connector type: The connector type must match the connector type on your fiber optic cables.

-The length of the patch cord: The length depends on the distance between the two devices you are connecting.

-Environment: If the patch cord is used in a harsh environment, you need to choose a waterproof patch cord and waterproof pigtail designed for such an environment.

 

PD LC Duplex Outdoor Waterproof Patch Cord

It is designed to operate in harsh environmental scenarios. It comes with an IP67-rated waterproof housing and is available in optional cable diameter ranges between 4.5mm – 8mm

 

Specification:

-End face type: APC & UPC

-Single-mode and multimode fiber types

-Optical cable size range: 4.5-8.0mm twin-core optical cable

-Insertion loss ≤0.3dB

-Tensile strength>70N

-Operating temperature: -20 to 70 (C)

-IP67

-Outer sheath material: PVC, LSZH, PU

– Custom lengths available

 

Mini IP SC Waterproof Pigtail

It is a small simplex connector with a high water and dust resistance level. It is made of a specific material and has high resistance:

-Resistant to high and low temperatures, acids and alkalis, water and rain

 

Specification:

-End face type: APC and UPC

-Single-mode and multimode fiber types

-Optical cable size range: 3.0-5.0mm single-core circular optical cable or 2.0*3.0mm, 2.0*5.2mm single-core  drop cable

-Insertion loss ≤0.3dB

-Tensile strength>70N

-Operating temperature: -20 to 70 (C)

-IP67

-Outer sheath material: PVC, LSZH, PU

– Custom lengths available

 

ODVA-MPO/MTP Fiber Patch Cord Type

Our ODVA MPO/MTP waterproof patch cords are designed to provide superior performance and reliability in demanding outdoor environments. It is known for its simple operation and reliable and cost-effective installation specifications. Let’s take a look at its specs and highlights:

 

Specification:

-End face type: PC and APC

-Single-mode and multimode fiber types

-Optical cable size range: 3.0-7.0mm

-Test wavelength: SM: 1310/1550 nm and MM: 850/1300 nm

-Operating temperature: -20 to 70 (C)

-IP67

-Outer sheath material: PVC, LSZH, PU

-Dynamic bending radius up to 20D

Custom lengths available

 

Applications:

This fiber patch cord type product is becoming the standard interface in 3G 4G and WiMax Base Station remote radios, and also in Fiber-to-the-Antenna applications. In addition, this fiber patch cord has the following applications:

 

-Supports Asynchronous transmission mode (ATM)

-Supports Gigabit Ethernet

-Active device/transceiver interface

-Used to CATV, video, and multimedia

-Parallel optical Interconnect between PC and Patch Cards

-Used for Telecommunications

-Provide industrial and military applications

-Optical switch interframe connections

 

About us

At Takfly Communication, we take pride in offering cutting-edge tech and communication solutions. Being in the industry for over 22 years, we have refined our R&D process to the point that our business has expanded to over 128 countries and regions. We deal in bulk manufacturing of a wide range of products including data center and FTTH passive optical devices, fiber management systems, WDM wavelength division multiplexers, polarization-maintaining and high-power products, fiber patch cord type products, and fiber-optic active equipment.

 

Please feel free to visit our website to explore our products, or contact us anytime for any queries regarding our fiber cords and other products.

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