Singlemode OS2 Duplex Patch Cables
- Corning Brand Fiber
- G.657.A2 Bend Insensitive Fiber Optic Cable
- 100% tested
- Maximum Connector Loss: 0.50 dB
- Typical Connector Loss: 0.30 dB
- Typical Return Loss: -55 dB
FiberOptic Supply fiber optic patch cords provide the ideal medium for all your fiber optic interconnect applications. They are designed, manufactured and tested according to protocol and performance dictated by the industry standards. The quality of the components used to build our fiber optic patch cords ensures long lasting and high repeatability connections. FiberOptic Supply offers a wide variety of connector options, jacket colors and diameter as well as different flammability ratings, and have the capability to custom build to meet your most stringent mechanical and performance specifications. All FiberOptic Supply’ patch cords have an identification label and have a unique serial number assigned to them. On each of these labels the part number, serial number, and the length of the patch cord are displayed for easy product recognition and traceability.
Fiber Optic Cleaning
Dirty connectors are one of the major problems in fiber optics, causing high connector loss, high reflectance and contaminating transceivers. Network operators claim that 15-50% of all network problems can be traced to dirty connectors causing connection problems.
Airborne dirt particles are about the size of the core of SM fiber and are usually silica based - they may scratch PC connectors if not removed! Patch panels have mating adapters that can become contaminated if left open to the air or scrape off foreign particles under repeated usage. Test equipment has fiber-bulkhead outputs that need periodic cleaning, since they may have hundreds of insertions of test cables in short time frames.
We recommend you always keep dust caps on connectors, bulkhead splices, patch panels or anything else that is going to have a connection made with it. Not only will it prevent additional dust buildup, but it will prevent contamination from being touched or damaged from dropping.
Always clean connectors before mating, whether for testing or making network connections.
When testing, we recommend that connectors on both the reference and tested cables be cleaned before every test, as every time the connector is exposed to air, it can accumulate dust. Typical airborne dust is almost the size of the SM fiber core, so cleaning every time is even more important than MM. A secondary effect is that if the connectors are dirty, it can scratch the end finish (most dirt is silica (sand) based) and cause higher reflectance if not loss.
** Fiber Optic Cleaning material presented (c) The Fiber Optic Association, Inc