Fiber Optic Patch Cord

A fiber optic patch cord is simply a fiber-optical cable couped at both ends with connectors which enable it to quickly and easily connect to CATV, a digital switch or any other telecommunications equipment. Its thin optical layer acts like a shield around the transmitting fiber. It transmits data at light waves through the fiber optics. This enables internet connections to be available almost everywhere and at lower speeds.

An optical fiber patch cable has two different types of connections – one using optical fibers and another using electrical conductors. The most commonly used are single fiber optical patch cord, which can transfer data at high speeds and can carry more than one pulse at a time. It is also the most expensive.

A fiber optic patch cord with an aluminum housing and ferrule inside the plastic housing is commonly used in conjunction with a thin aluminum housing and fiber patch board. It is less expensive and provides higher data rates. Fiber optics inside the plastic housing allows for greater data rate capability. The plastic housing also facilitates easy installation and use.

Fiber optic patch cables have several different connectors that are commonly used in different applications. These are: male threads/male pin connector, female threads/female pin connector, gold plated male threads, copper male threads, ribbon and many more. It is important to note that different manufacturers often produce different connectors.

Another important aspect of these fiber optic patch cords are their compatibility with different cabling systems. There are five main types of Fiber Optic Networks namely, Copper, Fiber Optic Cables, Fiber Optic Switches and Patch Cords. These provide different features and functionality. Some of these are also available in different colors such as blue, black and red.

The Fiber Optic Patch Cords have been greatly used in numerous fields. However, improper installation may lead to different faults and damage to the equipment or network. In order to avoid these complications, it is important to properly install the Fiber Optic Patch Cords. Installation procedures of different Fiber Optic Networking can be obtained from the Internet.

One of the major advantages provided by Fiber Optic Patch Cords is their superior compatibility with fiber optic cables. In fact, these are known to function well even at higher distances. Some of these cables are of the form called Jacket Type and they consist of several copper strands interconnected by plastic jackets. In some other cases, fiber optic patch cord is used as a conductor for ATM machines while conducting phone lines. Some of the Fiber Optic Cords are of the jacket type with the copper strands inside while the remaining part of the cable is made of plastic jackets.

Another fiber optic patch cord found in various fields is the armored fiber patch cord. This particular type has several outer jackets that protect it from external interference and prevent signal degradation. The outer jackets are made of fiber glass. Some of these jackets have the fiber glass covered with plastic film. The inside part of the fiber glass is made of an anti-static material to prevent electrostatic discharge.

Last but not the least is the Sma or semi-metallic flexible fiber optic patch cord. It is often used for low Earth orbit telecommunications systems such as communications, networks etc. The most important advantage of this type of Fiber Optic Patch Cords is their excellent durability. It can handle extreme temperature and pressure. They also operate at higher frequencies than other common types of cabling.