About Fiber Optic Pigtail

Fiber optic pigtails are recommended or sometimes required when there is a need to make a transition from thin buffered fibers (250-900um), typical for distribution cables and not suitable for direct optical fiber connector termination, to cross-connection or equipment connection point. Pigtails mechanically or fusion connected to the distribution cable fibers simplify cabling system installation and servicing significantly. Fiber optic pigtails are used to achieve accurate mounting for precision alignment of fiber optical components. The fiber pigtails are usually used with fiber optic management equipment like ODF, splice closures and cross cabinets.

Fiber pigtail is piece of fiber optic cable with only one fiber optic connector on one side of the cable while leave the other side no connectors, so that the connector side can link to the equipment and the other side can be melted with optical fiber cables. Commonly used fiber optic pigtail types are SC, ST, FC, LC MT-RJ, SC/APC, FC/APC, E2000 fiber optic connectors. They are single mode types and multimode types.

Fiber optic pigtails the typical use is to link the fiber optic cable with fiber optic equipment, the fiber optic pigtail with connector side is used to link the equipment, while the other side of the pigtail is melted together with the fiber cable, by melting together the fiber glasses, it can reach a minimum insertion loss. Common types of fiber optic pigtails are usually with 0.9mm fiber cable diameter, and usually installed inside ODF unit. Most commonly used types are SC fiber optic pigtail, ST fiber optic pigtail,FC fiber optic pigail, LC fiber optic pigtail ,MT-RJ fiber optic pigtail,SC/APC fiber optic pigtail, FC/APC fiber optic pigtail and E2000 fiber optic pigtail.

Key Features

. Low insertion loss and back reflection loss
. Good exchangeability
. Good durability
. High temperature stability
. Compliant to IEC, TIA/EIA, NTT and JIS specifications
. Multimode and singlemode fibers
. Suitable for fusion or mechanical splicing


Types: single mode, multimode
Terminations: FC, SC, ST, MU, LC, D4, DIN, E2000, MT-RJ, MPO, SMA, E2000
Insertion Loss (dB): less than 0.2 (PC and UPC)
Exchangeability: less than 0.2dB
Tensile Strength: less than 0.2 dB (0 to 15 kgf)
Temperature Range: -40℃ – +85℃

FiberStore INC. offer the waterproof fiber optic pigtail, they are produced strictly according to IEC standards, the products feature low insertion loss, high return loss, good interchangeability and repeat push-pull performance, which make them easy to use. The waterproof fiber optic pigtails are with strong jacket and waterproof sealed head connectors; they can be used in harsh environment. What’s more we also offer the fiber jumpersMPO cable and more. If you would like to purchase our products, please contact us.