freemexy: Only Connect: On Traceable Fiber Optic Patch Cords from Amphenol

Only Connect: On Traceable Fiber Optic Patch Cords from Amphenol

Jul 30 2019 at 03:35

Here is a product that will light up your day! Anyone that has had to trace cables in patching bays will know the pain of trying to identify where the cables are patched if they are not labelled, which is nearly always the case.Fiber optic patch cord
Enter Amphenol’s Traceable Fiber Optic Patch Cords, an easy way to see where the patch lead is. Similar systems have been around in copper networking for ages but this is fairly new to Fiber optics.
The red LEDs are installed at both ends of the cable jumpers, and are especially crucial when there are a lot of cross connects. These TIA/EIA and IEC standard-based assemblies are capable of 400Gb/s and support both single-mode bend-insensitive fiber (≤ 0.15dB) and multi-mode OM3 and OM4 fiber (≤ 0.50dB) with an operating range of <0.3dB change from -40°C to +85°C.Expected durability is 500 mating cycles (<0.2dB change) with ultra physical contact (UPC) connector return loss of ≤-55dB. Molex offers a similar solution in which the fiber link will flash green to help installers find and identify the fiber optic cable.These systems are not cheap, but they will save time if you are going to be doing a lot of patching, which by the sounds of the latest generation 5G networks you will be doing!
Look out for my next blog on 5G Networks and how cables are going to be a vital element in the enhancement of speed and data transfer.



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