Recently there are some customers who need the fiber optical patch cord, but they can not tell clearly the detail specification of the patch cords that they need. Here I have listed the important parameters for the patch cords that you need to confirm when you make the order.
1. Which type connectors you need the patch cords with?
First you need to decide which type connectors you need the patch cords with. Usually there are the LC,SC, ST FC etc. connectors. You need to check the equipment or adaptors that you need to connect, which kind of connector they are with, then you just choose the same connector patch cords.
2. You need connector to be with PC or UPC or APC endface
Second you need to decide you need the patch cord connector to be with PC or UPC or APC endface. This is also decided by the equipment or adaptors that you need the patch cords to connect with. Just make them match with each other that will be ok.
3. What is the length you need the patch cords to be?
Choose the length according to the distance of the two points that you need to connect. And mostly it is better for you to make it a little longer for the patch cords than the actual distance.
4. What is the diameter?
For the patch cords, usually there are three diameter: 0.9mm, 2.0mm and 3.0mm. The 0.9mm diameter usually is used for the pigtails. The 2.0mm and 3.0mm diameter usually are used for the normal simplex or duplex patch cords.
5. You need the patch cords to be simplex or duplex?
Simplex means one fiber core with two connectors (one connector at each side) like the below picture.
Duplex means two fiber core with 4connectors (two connectors at each side) like the below picture:
6. Which type fiber you need?
Usually there are SM and MM two types fiber. And for the SM fiber, usually there are the G652D, G657A1 and G657A2. For the MM fiber, usually there are the OM1, OM2, OM3 and OM4.
7. Which type out jacket you need?
For the out jacket, the PVC and LSZH are the most widely used. You can choose according to your own needs. Sopto can provide full range of fiber optical patch cords. So if there is any needs, then please do not hesitate to send us your inquiry.
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