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What`s the difference between fiber pigtail & fiber patch cord

2017-12-07

What`s the difference between Fiber Pigtail & Fiber Patch Cord

What`s the difference between fiber pigtail & fiber patch cord?

Can we use patch cord as pigtail by cutting in the middle of the cable?

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It`s true that there are still some people that are not familiar with but still interested in such knowledge. Foclink would like to take this topic into the discussion.

For some people, an optical fiber patch cable is ruggedised (providing additional fiber protection) and a pigtail is not (and therefore more brittle).

[Pigtails are expected while dealing with optical components, patch panels, equipment interconnections, etc. ". [I would also expect patch cables to be double-ended (i.e computerized at both ends) and pigtails to be single-ended (or not terminated)."

Patch cables have connectors on both ends. While pigtails have a connector on one end and bare fiber on the other.

In my opinion, i would agree all of the above comments, and also give the simplest understanding. (fiber optic patch cable = fiber optic connector + fiber optic cable + fiber optic connector, while the fiber optic pigtail = fiber optic connector + fiber optic cable. ) We can really use a patch cord as pigtails by cutting in the middle of the cable.

Officially speaking, fiber optic patch cable, often called Fiber Optic Patch Cord or fiber jumper cable, is a fiber optic cable terminated with Fiber Optic Connectors on both ends. I have two major application areas: computer work station to outlet and fiber optic patch panels or optical cross connects distribution center. Fiber Optic Patch Cables can be divided into different types based on fiber mode, cable structure, connector types, connector polishing types and cable sizes. All types of fiber optic patch cables can be found at www.scfiberpigtail.com.

Fiber optic pigtail is a piece of cable terminated with fiber optic connector at only one side of the cable while no connector for the other side, so that the connector side can link to the equipment and the other side can be melted with optical cable fibers. Pigtail fiber optic cables are usually used with fiber optic management equipment like ODF, splice closures and cross cabinets.

Common types for fiber optic pigtails are FC, LC, MU, E2000, MTRJ and ST Pigtail. According to fiber mode types, there are single mode types and multi mode types.

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