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What is a fiber optic patch cord?

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Fiber optic patch cords are used to make patch cords from equipment to fiber optic cabling links. It has a thick protective layer, and both ends are installed with movable connectors, which are used to realize the movable connection of optical path.

Application of Fiber Optic Patch Cords

Fiber optic patch cord products are widely used in: communication rooms, fiber to the home, local area networks, fiber optic sensors, fiber optic communication systems, fiber optic connection transmission equipment, national defense warfare, etc. It is suitable for cable TV network, telecommunication network, computer fiber optic network and optical test equipment.

Breakdown Down the Main Applications in Several Areas

  1. Fiber optic communication system
  2. Fiber optic access network
  3. Fiber optic data transmission
  4. Fiber optic CATV
  5. Local Area Network (LAN)
  6. Test equipment
  7. Fiber optic sensor

Precautions for the Use of Fiber Optic Patch Cords

Fiber optic patch cord because of its more brittle body, so in the use of attention and understanding of its precautions, as follows.

  1. The optical modules at both ends of the fiber optic patch cord must be the same wavelength of transmission and reception, that is, both ends of the fiber must be the same wavelength of optical modules, a simple way to distinguish is the color of the optical module to be consistent.
  2. Optical fiber in use do not overbend and ring around, which will increase the attenuation of light in the transmission process.
  3. Fiber optic patch cord after use must be protected with a protective sleeve to protect the fiber optic connector, dust and oil will damage the fiber coupling.
  4. If the fiber optic connector is soiled, you can use cotton swabs dipped in alcohol to clean, otherwise it will affect the quality of communication.
  5. Before use, the fiber optic patch cord ceramic inserts and insert end face must be wiped clean with alcohol and degreasing cotton.
  6. The use of fiber optic minimum bending radius of not less than 150mm.
  7. Protect the core and core end face to prevent bruising, pollution, disassembly and promptly put on the dust cap.
  8. The laser signal transmission, please do not look directly at the end of the fiber.
  9. There are man-made and other irresistible factors damage should be promptly replaced when the damaged fiber patch cord.