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Fiber Optic Patch Cords

We are a leading supplier of fiber optic products including fiber optic patch cords for short distance network connections. We have a comprehensive selection of fiber optic patch cords in both single mode and multimode varieties terminated with LC, SC, and ST connectors. These are available in PC, UPC, and APC polish types to suit the application.

Our single mode and multimode fiber optic patch cords have all been inspected with interferometers and tested with insertion loss and reflection test equipment. This ensures that every fiber optic patch cord we ship meets industry standards for exceptional performance.

A popular LC to LC fiber optic patch cord we offer is the Fiber Optic Patch Cord, LC to LC, Single-Mode 9/125, Duplex. This single mode duplex fiber measures 9/125um and is terminated with LC style connectors. They are designed for high density networking with their small form factor. These LC to LC fiber optic patch cords are compatible with SFP modules and XFP transceivers. The connectors easily snap-in for quick installation, and are available in lengths from one meter to up to 100 meter.

You might want to consider a fiber patch and splice panel to provide security and organization for your fiber network. The Fiber Patch and Splice Panel, Swing-Out, 1U has a two adapter panel capacity. This accommodates patching and splicing in one unit. The swing out master panel allows easy access to terminations and splicing. It can be ordered fully terminated with cabling and pigtails.

Fiber Savvy is an end-to-end provider of fiber optic solutions. The Fiber Splice Tray, 24 Single Fusion Splices, Aluminum, 0.5"x12.25"x4" is designed to route and safely store fiber optic cable and protect the splices. This unit has a capacity of 24 single fusion splices while providing both protection and organization. It has adhesive backed fiber insert holders and comes with cable ties.

Connector Performance

Controlling connector and face geometry of fiber patch cables is crucial for solid network reliability. Radius of curvature, apex offset, and fiber undercut are the three critical parameters that effect long-term connector performance. These parameters are closely monitored and controlled throughout the automation process, thus assuring the highest quality in each and every connector assembly. Because our fiber patch cables include first-rate connectors, you can purchase from Fiber Savvy with confidence.

Radius of Curvature

Another essential connector characteristic is radius of curvature. This describes the radius of the end-face surface measured from the ferrule axis. The correct radius of curvature is necessary to control the compressive forces on the connector end-face. Radius of curvature values between 10 to 30 mm are recommended to avoid fiber damage and to ensure low reflectance and insertion loss. Within this range, your fiber optic patch cables will perform at a high level.

Apex Offset

Apex offset is the displacement between the apex and the sphere that fits the ferrule and-end face and the center of the fiber core. Excessive apex offset can lead to lack of physical contact of the fiber cores and an increase insertion loss. A typical apex offset of 50µm is recommended. Values greater than 50µm can reduce finer-to-fiber contact and cause increases in reflectance over the operating temperature. Apex offset is an important, oft-overlooked aspect of fiber optic patch cables.

Fiber Undercut/Protrusion

Fiber undercut is the distance of the fiber above or below the fitted spherical surface of the ferrule. Proper undercut guarantees that fiber-to-fiber contact will always be maintained over the operating temperature range. An undercut value of ± 50 nanometers is recommended to avoid air gaps between fibers. Larger undercut vales can cause changes in reflectance and insertion loss. Excessive fiber protrusion can increase the compressive load at the end of the fiber causing fiber damage or failure of the fiber-ferrule epoxy bond.

The preceding considerations can help you choose the right fiber optic patch cables for your network. Don’t see what your’re looking for? Fiber Savvy has a friendly and knowledgeable customer service team ready to assist you. Thank you for choosing Fiber Savvy as your fiber patch cable provider. We appreciate your business and we’re honored to include you in our long list of satisfied customers.

If you have any questions, feel free to give us a call. 951-801-5780

About Fiber Savvy

Fiber Savvy is a major industry supplier of fiber optic networking and connectivity products serving all segments of the data fiber optics industry. Supported by a solid network of manufacturers around the globe that specialize in all aspects of networking and connectivity, we have the ability to meet the needs of small, large and Government requirements quickly and cost effectively.

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Our mission is to consistently provide our customers with extensive product choices of the latest top of the line fiber optic networking and connectivity products at competitive prices. We strive to offer the best factory direct savings, end-to-end solutions, maximum product quality and availability, superior service and special savings opportunities.

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