Optical Patch Cord for Data Center Applications

Fiber patch cable or optical patch cord is an fiber cable that has fiber connectors on one or both ends. General use of these cable assemblies includes the interconnection of fiber cable systems and optics-to-electronic equipment. If the fiber optic connectors are attached to only one end of a cable, it is known as a pigtail. If connectors are attached to both ends, it is known as a jumper or patch cord.

Singlemode and multimode

Single mode fiber patch cables uses 9/125um glass fiber, Multimode fiber patch cord uses 50/125um or 62.5/125um glass fiber. Single mode and multimode refer to the fiber cable types. Single mode Fiber Patch Cord is used in long distance data transmission. Multimode Fiber Patch Cord is use in short distance transmission. Typical single mode Fiber Patch Cord used yellow fiber cable; Typically multi mode Fiber Patch Cord used orange fiber cable.

Simplex and Duplex

Simplex means this Fiber Patch Cord is with one cord, at each end is only one fiber connector. Duplex can be regarded as two Fiber Patch Cord put side by side. Duplex Fiber Patch Cord usually 
with clip on the fiber connector to combine it.

Connector Options

LC connector

. RJ-style latching mechanism
. 1.25mm ferrule
. Available simplex or duplex; can be duplexed in the field
. Half the footprint of a conventional SC connector
. Compliant to TIA/EIA/604-10, FOCIS 10 for LC type connectors
. 900um, 2.0 mm and 1.6 mm single fiber and zipoord available
. Ultra PC and Angled PC connector polish available for single mode
. Standard angled 8°end face

MTP Connector

. Multifiber connector (8,12)
. High-density interconnect and OEM applications
. Single-mode and multimode designs
. Compliant to TIA/EIA-604-5, FOCIS 5 for MTP Connectors

SC Connector

. Square, push-pull latching mechanism
. Keyed, molded housing provides optimum protection
. 2.5 mm ferrule, pull-proof design
. Available as a duplex connector (568SC) compliant to requirements of TIA/EIA-568-B.3 Fiber Channel standard
. Ultra PC and Angled PC polish available for single mode
. Standard angled 8°end face
. Compliant to TIA/EIA-604-3A, FOCIS 3 for SC Connectors
. Composite ferrule available for multimode

ST Compatible Connector

. Familiar twist-lock bayonet coupling
. 2.5 mm keyed ferrule assembly meets durability and repeatability requirements
. For long-haul and local area network applications
. Ultra PC connector polish available for single mode
. Composite ferrule available for multimode
. Compliant to TIA/EIA/604-2, FOCIS 2 for ST Compatible connectors

FC Connector

. Cylindrical metal coupling nut with keyed inner shroud
. 2.5 mm ceramic ferrule
. Pull-proof ferrule for durability
. For long-haul and local network applications
. Manufactured to Japan Industrial Standard (JIS) C 5970 specifications
. Ultra PC and Angled PC connector polish available for single mode
. Standard angled 8°end face
. Compliant to TIA/EIA-604-4, FOCIS 4 for FC connectors

MT-RJ Connector

. 2-fiber, dual connect, single-ferrule design
. RJ-style snag-free latch
. Multimode and single mode performance to TIA specifications
. High-density interconnect compatible with MT-RJ small-form-factor transceivers

Cable Options

Patch cords and pigtails (what is a pigtail cable)are available with multimode and single-mode fiber in the following cable designs.

900 um Buffered Fiber (Non-jacketed cable)

The 900 um buffered fiber cable is used for splicing and routing fiber in the backplane of the hardware where available space is limited.
Single-Fiber Cable (Jacketed Cable)

Single fiber cable is used for splicing and routing cable on the front or rear of the hardware. The dielectric strength member and the outer jacket provide extra protection to withstand additional handling. The cable is available in OFNR (riser) or OFNP (plenum) ratings.

Zipcord Cable

Constructed with two single fiber cables joined in the middle, zipcord cable allows two single-fiber units to be separated in the middle for connectorization without furcation and routed to different terminals. This cable is ideal for use as a work area, equipment or crossconnect patch cord for 2 fiber applications. The cable is available in OFNR (riser) or OFNP (plenum) ratings.

FiberStore provides a variety of custom simplex, duplex and mini zip, single mode (SM) and multi mode (MM) Fiber Patch Cords and Fiber pigtail assemblies with various types of Fiber Connectors including ST, FC, SC, LC, MU, MTRJ, E2000 …etc.,. that could be built to your specification. Our optical fiber jumper and fiber pigtail range offers choices of any length, connector types and either PVC or LSZH sheath.