What is Fiber Optic Patch Cord Definition
Fiber Optic Patch Cord Definition
Fiber optic patch cord (also called as fiber optic jumper, Fiber jumper cables, Fiber optic patch cable) means fiber optic connector plugs at both ends of the optical cable. Optical fiber jumpers are similar to coaxial cables, but there are no mesh shielding layers. The center is the glass core that is transmitted by light. The difference between optical fiber jumper and pigtail is that fiber optic pigtail only has one end with connector.
Put it simply:
Fiber Optic Patch Cord = fiber optic connector + fiber optic cable + fiber optic connector
The classification of fiber optic patch cord can be based on the cores number, fiber connectors, transmission medium, application environment and so on.
Fiber Optic Patch Cord types
1.Single-mode fiber optic patch cord: The general optical fiber jumper is yellow, the joint and the protective sleeve are blue, and the transmission distance is longer. Included G652D,G657A
2.Multi-mode fiber optic patch cord: General optical fiber jumpers are shown in orange, others are gray, and the joint and protection are beige or black, and the transmission distance is shorter. There are 50/125, 62.5/125, OM3(50/125-150), OM4(50/125-300)
3.And other optical fiber jumpers such as plastic as transmission medium.
Different fibers fiber optic patch cords
1.Simplex or Duplex fiber optic patch cord
2.Banded fiber optic patch cord
3.Bundled fiber optic patch cord
Based on application environment:
1.Armored fiber optic jumper
2.Waterproof fiber optic jumper
Fiber Optic Patch Cord fiber connector type
It can be divided into FC fiber optic jumper, SC fiber optic jumper, ST fiber optic jumper, LC fiber optic jumper, MTRJ fiber optic jumper, MPO fiber optic jumper, MU fiber optic patch cable, SMA fiber optic patch cable, FDDI fiber optic patch cable, E2000 fiber optic patch cable, DIN4 fiber optic patch cable, D4 fiber optic patch cable and so on.
The most Common fiber optic patch cord type
1.FC type optical fiber jumper: Metal head, fastening way is screw button. Generally used on the ODF side
2.SC type optical fiber jumper: Connector for GBIC optical module, rectangle plastic head, plug and bolt, no rotation. (the most used on a router switch)
3.ST type optical fiber jumper: commonly used in optical fiber distribution frame, the shell is round, and the fastening way is screw buckle. For 10Base-F connections, connectors are usually ST types. (Commonly used in fiber wiring frame)
4.LC optical fiber jumper: a connector connected to SFP module, which is made of a convenient modular latch (RJ) latch mechanism. (often used by routers)
The connector ends of optical fiber jumpers have different combinations, which can be the same or different. For example SC-SC, LC-LC, FC-FC, SC-LC, FC-ST, LC-E2000 and so on. This allows fiber optic jumpers to be more flexible in connection with optical path activities.
What is the Application of fiber optic patch cords
The optical fiber jumper is used to do the jumper connection from the device to the optical fiber wiring link. There is a thicker protective layer. Fiber optic jumper products are widely used in
computer fiber networks
fiber test equipment
FTTH (Fiber to The Home)
LAN (Local Area Network)
FOS (fiber optic sensor)
Fiber Optic Communication System
Conclusion for fiber optic patch cords
The optical fiber jumper of Teleweaver Technology Company uses high quality zirconia ferrule and PVC cable jacket, 100% Insertion, and it has good performance in insertion loss and return loss. The product can be customized according to the customer’s special requirements, such as the cable diameter and the length of the fiber optic jumper. Therefore, the quality is guaranteed, the price is moderate and the delivery time is relatively short. Free sample can be provided for testing.