How to choose Fiber Patch Cables

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How to choose Fiber Patch Cables

When choosing fiber patch cables, consider the following factors:

Cable Type: There are two types of fiber cables: single-mode and multi-mode. Single-mode cables have a smaller core and are used for longer distances, while multi-mode cables have a larger core and are used for shorter distances.

Connector Type: The most common connector types for fiber patch cables are LC, SC, and ST. LC connectors are the most popular due to their small size and high-density capabilities.

Cable Length: The length of the cable will depend on the distance between the devices you are connecting.

Cable Performance: Consider the cable's insertion loss, attenuation, and return loss.

Cable Quality: Look for cables that are UL and RoHS compliant and are manufactured by a reputable company.

Cable jacket: Choose jacket material suitable for the operating environment, temperature and to avoid any physical damage.

It is also a good idea to consult with a professional or the manufacturer for specific recommendations for your application.