Types of Optical Fiber Patch Cord

Fiber optic patch cord is one of most commonly used components in fiber optic network.

fiber optic patch cords sometimes is also called fiber optic jumper or fiber optic patch cables. generally there are two types of fiber optic patch cords: single mode fiber optic patch cords and multimode fiber optic patch cords.

here the word mode means the transmitting mode of the fiber optic light in the fiber optic cable core. usually single mode fiber optic patch cord are with 9/125 fiber glass and is yellow jacket color, multi mode fiber optic patch cord are with 50/125 or 62.5/125 fiber glass and is orange color.

Optical Fiber Patch Cord

Fiber optic patchcord are used for linking the equipment and components in the fiber optic network ,they are with various kinds 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 optic patch cord because this cable is with LC fiber optic connector.there are PC,UPC,APC type fiber patch cord, they are different because of the polish of fiber connectors.

Fiber optic patch cord are with various kinds of cables,PVC, Riser, Plenum, OFNR,OFNP,LSZH (LSOH),10 Gig Aqua, there are simplex fiber optic patch cord and duplex fiber optic patch cord and multi fiber cable assemblies,and there are ribbon fan out fiber cable assemblies and bundle fiber optic cable assemblies.Typical fiber optic patch cord cable diameter can be 0.9mm,2mm,or 3mm.

1) LC Fiber Optic Patch Cord

LC is the short form of Lucent Connector, LC fiber patch cord connector is a push and latch structure, with plastic housing and accurate 1.25mm ceramic ferrule. LC type is a popular kind of small form fiber optic patch cord which reduce the space and it is widely used for densely installation.

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2) E2000 Fiber Optic Patch Cord

E2000 fiber optic patch cord is one of the latest style yet one of the most expensive cable.Developed by Diamond, E2000 features a spring-loaded shutter used to protect the ferrule from dust and scratches. E2000 fiber connectors is similar size of SC fiber connectors.

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3) SC Fiber Optic Patch Cord

The SC fiber optic patch cord was invented by the Japanese company NTT. It is one of the most widely used fiber optic patch cords. SC fiber optic patch cord features low cost , simplicity as well as good durability, SC fiber optic patch cords is with a locking tab on the cable termination, it is a push and pull type fiber optic connector.

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4) ST Fiber Optic Patch Cord

ST fiber optic patch cords standard was developed by AT&T. this kind of cable is with straight tip type terminations. there is only simplex ST fiber optic patch cords and no duplex ones.These days ST fiber optic connectors are usually with a metal housing ,although there are plastic housing ST fiber connectors, more and more people tend to use metal housing ST.ST APC fiber optic patch cord are also available.

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5) FC Fiber Optic Patch Cord

FC fiber optic patch cords are with FC fiber optic connectors ,which is a screw type connection. FC fiber optic patch cords were very much popular in the past ,but people tend to use LC and SC to replace FC more and more.

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6) MU Fiber Optic Patch Cord

Same as SC,MU fiber optic patch cord is also the invention of NTT in Japan ,it is with plastic housing and a push pull structure.MU is also a small size fiber optic patch cord, MU fiber optic connector is similar size of LC and sometimes people name MU to be small-SC. MU fiber optic patch cords are developed to replace SC in the future.

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7) MTRJ Fiber Optic Patch Cord

The name MT-RJ comes that MTRJ fiber optic connector is developed from MT type and RJ type connectors. MT-RJ features two-fiber connection ,that is to say ,two fiberglass connection within one MT-RJ fiber optic connector. another special point is MT-RJ is with plastic housing and plastic ferrule. there are female type MT-RJ fiber optic patch cords and male type MT-RJ fiber optic patch cords, the difference is male type MT-RJ is with two pins on each of the MT-RJ fiber optic connector.

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8) SMA Fiber Optic Patch Cord

SMA905 and SMA906 series are usually designed with stainless steel ferrules and are typically used in medical applications. We supply medical use SMA 905 and SMA906 series fiber connectors & cable assemblies.Ceramic ferruled SMA also available.

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9) MPO Fiber Optic Patch Cord (MTP type also available)

MTP/MPO are usually used in ribbon fiber optic patch cords or ribbon fan out multi fiber assemblies.The ribbon fiber optic cables features multi fiberglass inside each single jacket ,MTP/MPO are also multi fiberglass core inside each single connector.that is to say, there are several fiberglass connections in each single MTP/MPO fiber optic patch cord ,for example,4 fiber,8 fiber,12 fiber ,etc. typical MTP/MPO fiber optic patch cord assemblies like MTP/MPO to 8 LC ,MTP/MPO to 12 MT-RJ ,etc. MTP/MPO fiber optic patch cords are also available by single mode and multimode, PC and APC polish.

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10) Fast Deployment Emergency Fiber Optic Patch Cord

we supply various kinds of Fast Deployment Fiber Patch Cable Assemblies for Emergency use.they are with strong special designed mobile reel and strong cable structure,features fast deployment.

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11) Military Fiber Optic Patch Cord

This military fiber optic cable is with specially designed pre-installed connectors at each end of the cable,when people put any of the two connectors together they can be directly locked ,providing waterproof and ductproof connection of the cables.The orientation pin inside the connector ensures fast blind connection, and the precision ferrule makes interchangeable and repeatable connection with excellent performance.

12) Bending Insensitive Fiber Optic Patch Cord

Fiber optic patch cords with Bend insensitive fiber are optimized for enhanced low micro-bending sensitivity compared to the regular SMF fiber patch cable. The bending insensitive single mode fiber cable is with two attractive features: low intrinsic attenuation and excellent low macro-bending sensitivity.

13) 45 Degree and 90 Degree Fiber Optic Patch Cord

Available by both single mode and multimode,the 45 degree and 90 degree fiber optic patch cords are used in special applications. This fiber optic patch cords can be with various jacket types like ONFR Riser or OFNP Plenum. this fiber optic patch cords are also available with custom length and polish.

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Fiber Optic Patch Cords Specifications (compliant with Telcordia and IEC standard):

Types: single mode, multi mode


Insertion Loss (dB): ≤ 0.2 (UPC)

Exchangeability: ≤ 0.2 dB

Tensile Strength: ≤ 0.2 dB ( 0 to15 Kgf )

Temp. Range: (- 40 to +80 degree centigrade)

Geometric Specification of Fiber Optic Patch Cords Finished End-face (fiber optic patch cord that passed Geometric test is of super performance) :

Types: PC Connector, APC Connector

Radius of Curvature: 10 to 25 mm, 5 to 15 mm

Apex Offset: ≤50 um, ≤100 um

Fiber Spherical Height: -90 nm , +50 nm

Angular Offset: 8°± 0.5°C (APC)