Another Way to Maintain a Fiber-Optic Network
There are numerous components required to construct an efficient and long-lasting fiber-optic network. Understanding the primary function of each component will enable one to grasp what is quintessential when purchasing, installing, and then managing a custom system. Fiber-optic pigtails are an additional means of joining one fiber to another fiber and/or operating device. This post will further explain the product and the importance of pigtails when utilized within fiber-optic applications.
What is a fiber-optic pigtail?
A fiber-optic pigtail is basically a fiber cable that has a connector on one end and a terminated opposite end. As mentioned above, the purpose of a pigtail is to connect to a device as well as establish a joint connection with another cable; the way in which the pigtail is constructed, seamlessly allows this function. The connector attached at the end should be the connector designed specific to the device powering the cable; the terminated end should match the cable type the pigtail would be connecting to through a fusion or mechanical splicing process.
What types of fiber-optic pigtails exist out there?
Pigtails are recognized as well as categorized by fiber type, connector type, and fiber strand count.
Fiber-optic pigtails are available in both single mode and multimode. Single mode fiber-optic pigtails are associated with the color yellow. Multimode fiber-optic pigtails are coupled with the color orange, though OM3 and OM4 are fitted in an aqua-colored jacket. Furthermore, we offer LC, SC, and ST as the designated connector types to be found at the selected end. And there are 1 to 48 strand fiber count options, both jacketed and unjacketed, simplex and duplex.
|| There are divisions in regard to UPC and APC versions assigned to fiber-optic pigtails.
||| Fiber-optic pigtails have female or male connectors specific to insertion.
Forming that Unified and Lasting Connection
Fusion and mechanical splicing are the best ways in founding a connection between the terminated ends of the fiber. A fusion splicer allows one to splice the pigtail onto the cable with ease and in a short amount of time. As for mechanical splicing through the mechanical splicer, the connection could be permanent or temporary since the mechanism employed holds the fiber-optic cables into place.
To further the optimization and integration of the fiber pigtail, armored and waterproof options are also available to fully be compatible with common fiber-optic cable types.
To End With
The fiber-optic pigtail is an additional method of expanding as well as maintaining a fiber-optic network. Manufactured to set up a precise connection through an innovative design, the pigtail enables one to reduce termination costs through innovative and user-friendly processes.
Over the years, the fiber-optic pigtail has proven to be a worthwhile investment and Fiber Savvy provides a wide array of options to enhance networking projects. We are always here to offer assistance with your project.