The Most Common Fiber Optic Patch Cables

Fiber optic patch cord common type is made of glass fiber, there are also some kind of plastic fiber patch cable,generally the glass fiber patch cords can be classified into single mode fiber patch cord and multimode fiber patch cords. Usually people use yellow color on single mode fiber patch cable, while orange color are used on multimode fiber patch cables.

Common fiber optic patch cords can not be bent too much, or the attenuation will increase when you doing so. After the usage, it is suggest to put the dust cap back onto the fiber patch cable connectors, so that it can avoid damage by dusts or oil. If the fiber patch cord connectors get dirty, you can use fiber optic cleaning tools to clean it. Fiber optic patch cords can be with different length, its jacket materials are usually made of PVC. There are different cables used to make fiber patch cables, like LSZH,OFNR,OFNP,Plenum,etc. Single mode patch cord are with 9/125 fiber, multimode are with 50/125 or 62.5/125 fiber.

Fiberstore provides various types of fiber optic patch cables including single-mode, multimode, multi-core, armored patch cables, as well as fiber optic pigtails and other special patch cables. Singlemode fiber cable is primarily used for applications involving extensive distances. Multimode fiber, however, is the cable of choice for most common local fiber systems as the devices for multimode are far cheaper. The common core sizes of multimode fiber are OM1 62.5 micron and 50micron in OM2 or 10 Gigabit Laser Optimized OM3 and OM4. We carry single-mode and multimode optical fiber patch cables with a variety of connector types such as LC, SC, ST, MTRJ, MU, E2000, SMA, etc. And the most popular connector types are SC, ST, LC, MTRJ, and FC. Most common patch cables have LC SC fiber patch cable, LC LC fiber 125 50, LC LC fiber patch cable, ect.

Following are the four most common multimode fiber cords.

OM1OM1 Multimode Fiber Cord 62.5/125 always apply in fiber optic telecommunications and high speed transmission systems. We supply high quality OM1 fiber patch cords to ensure the performance and reliability of data storage, servers, and network switches. The fiber Cords are with high return loss and low insertion loss. These fiber Cords are compatible with all major brands like Cisco, HP, Foundry and Juniper. Most common patch cables have OM1 LC fiber patch cable, OM1 SC fiber patch cable, OM1 ST fiber patch cable, ect.

OM2 Multimode Fiber Cables 50/125 are used in fiber optic telecommunications and high speed transmission systems that require simultaneous, bi-directional data transfer. They are specifically designed for use with today’s narrower aperture components. 50μm fibers offer as much as ten times the bandwidth of 62.5μm fibers. It supports longer distances with lower loss than 62.5/125 fiber cable, and can be used in all major brands like Cisco, HP, Foundry and Juniper equipment.

10G OM3 Multimode Fiber Optic Patch Cord 50/125 allowing speeds of 10GB/s up to 100GB/s faster than standard 50μm fiber cable. Work with both VCSEL laser and LED sources. Our 10G fiber optic patch cords are 100% optically tested for maximum performance. We have all lengths and connectors available. 10G OM3 Duplex fiber optic patch cord cable consists of two fibers, usually in a zip cord (side-by-side) style. Use duplex multimode or single mode fiber optic cable for applications that require simultaneous, bi-directional data transfer. Workstations, fiber switches and servers, fiber modems, and similar hardware require duplex cable.

10G OM4 Multimode Fiber Optic Patch Cord provide 10 gigabit data transfer speeds in high bandwidth applications and they are five times faster than standard 50μm OM4 multimode fiber. OM4 was developed specifically for VSCEL laser transmission and allows 10 Gig/second link distances of up to 550 meters. Most common OM4 fiber patch cables have OM4 5m LC to LC, OM4 LC SC fiber patch cable, OM4 SC SC fiber patch cable, ect.

Common Singlemode Fiber Patch Cords

Singlemode 9/125 fiber patch cables can be divided in to simplex and duplex. Single-mode Simplex Fiber Cable is single strand and Single-mode Duplex Fiber Cable is zipcord cable which is tight-buffered and jacketed. The Single-mode fiber patch cables offered in standard PC polish and UPC (Ultra Polish). Single-mode fiber cable indoor type is usually with a yellow color jacket so that it is easy to identify. We usually use SMF as the short form for single-mode simplex fiber cable or single mode duplex fiber cable. Single mode fiber cable indoor type including the single mode fiber cable used to make patch cables; the diameter is usually 1.8mm, 2mm or 3mm, Single-mode fiber cable is used for long distance data transmission. These cables are round type, we also supply ribbon single mode fiber patch cables. Common Single mode patch cables have LC LC singlemode fiber patch cable, LC SC single mode fiber patch cable, SC ST single mode fiber patch cable, ect.

Fiberstore specializes in the highest quality fiber-based patch cords. We list our large quantity in stock Multimode 62.5/125, Multimode 50/125, and Single-mode 9/125 fiber patch cables with wide selection of fiber connector types, ferrule interface type, fiber cores, fiber type, fiber diameter, cable jacket type, fiber length, etc. Custom your own special fiber optic patch cables at Fiberstore.

Ordering information for Fiberstore fiber optic patch cords:
Fiber connector 1: LC, FC, SC, ST, MTRJ, DIN, D4, E2000, MPO, MTP
Fiber connector 2: LC, FC, SC, ST, MTRJ, DIN, D4, E2000, MPO, MTP
Ferrule Interface type: PC, UPC, and APC
Fiber cores: Simplex, duplex
Fiber type: Single mode and multimode
Cable Jacket: PVC (OFNR riser-rated), LSZH and Plenum
Fiber length: User-defined

Usually choosing a fiber optic patch cable for any given application requires considering two issues, installation requirements and environmental or long-term requirements. Installation requirements include where and how the cable will be installed, such as pulled in conduit outdoors or placed in cable trays in a building. Long term requirements need to consider moisture or water exposure, temperature, tension (aerial cables), or other environmental factors. If you can’t figure it out, just get advices from our sales or mail to

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