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How Much Do You Know About Fiber Optic Patch Cords?

Oct 5th 2015 at 9:27 PM

When a fiber optic cable is covered with connectors at two ends, it is called as a fiber patch cord. It is also called as fiber optic jumper. Technically professionals say that there are two big parts of fiber patch cord: fiber optic cables and optical connectors.


Latest DWDM (dense wavelength division multiplexing) groups need high functional connectivity to send data more than hundred kilometer. High functional connectivity refers high input optical power. If the fiber patch cord connectors are manufactured of interior quality, the fiber cable will get spoiled or burned. Low quality connectors raise network downtime. Therefore it is important for telecom firms to improve the specifications of connectors or available patch cord to optimize function at the time of long distance data sending.


There are single-mode and multimode fiber patch cables on the market. Single-mode cords are usually availed for telecommunication groups. They are availed for setting up availability points for higher accuracy networks. Multimode cords are availed for connecting high accuracy networks such as Gigabit Ethernet, Ethernet and fast Ethernet. Most of these patch cables have one strand of fiber, which shows that information would transmit only in one side.

Fiber patch cords can also be categorized according to the connector types. There are various kinds of fiber connectors but a lot of them share same characteristics. LC, SC and ST are some common connectors. Most of the connectors are spring filled. The spring design pushes the ends of the fiber to each other hence to remove the airspace, which would lead to greater dB losses.


The panels of fiber optic patch cable are placed in nineteen inch relay racks. The panels can also be kept in cabinets, on freestanding rails and on walls. For installation process, you want to plan the place of the fiber connectivity with a lot of attention firstly. You can pick between patch panel and direct cross connection. It is important to organize your direction and dressing of the patch cords if you select to avail fiber panels. You also get an option to avail the cable management brackets to prevent the dangling cables. They are availed for lightwave equipment connections and horizontal cabling. You must plan the cabling layout to prepare the panels comfortably for right cable lengths. These two kinds of panels must be very similar to each other.

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In bigger fitting process, the patch place may contain a lot of patch panels. They are normally kept side by side, hence the cables can cross link straight without climbing the rails in a path on the top of the racks. Horizontal fiber connections let a length of about ten meters like fiber jumpers, cross connect, patch panels. If you cross this specified limit, the lightwave tool may or may not be effective and functional. Therefore it is highly essential that you consider the standard very seriously. The poor or improper quality will damage the process. For more information, you can visit

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