Patch Cord Connector Type

A patch cord is a long cable with connectors on both ends that connects end devices to power sources. These cables are most commonly used to connect two electronic devices. Copper cables with RJ45, TERA, or GG45 connections on both ends are the most common. Patch cords are also known as patch cables. Fiber patchcords can be classified into a variety of categories based on the optical connectors used on both ends. Several common fiber patch cord connector types include SC, LC, FC, ST, and MT-RJ. In this article, we will talk about what is patch cord connector and five types of connectors.


Optical Patch Cords

FC Fiber Optic Patch Cord

FC connectors are commonly used in SM fiber optic components and high-speed fiber optic communication lines for single mode fibers. The anti-rotation key on this high precision ceramic ferrule connector reduces fiber end face damage and fiber rotational alignment sensitivity. The key is also used to align fibers in the ideal, low-loss position in a repeatable manner. FC fiber optic patch cable features a zirconia ceramic ferrule with a pre-polished PC profile and a convex spherical end, and is available in single mode and multimode versions.


ST Fiber Optic Patch Cord

In both field and indoor fiber LAN applications, ST connectors are commonly employed. It may be used with multimode and singlemode fibers thanks to its high precision ceramic ferrule. The ST fiber optic cable connectors have a bayonet-style housing and a lengthy spring-loaded ferrule that binds the fiber and prevents overtightening and fiber end damage. Metal or plastic housings with phosphor bronze or zirconia split sleeves are offered for horizontally mounted simplex and duplex adapters. ST fiber patch cables are an older connector that is still often used in multimode networks, such as LANs in buildings and campuses.


LC Fiber Optic Patch Cord

The LC connector uses the SC duplex connector’s traditional assembly, with a separate ceramic ferrule and shell, and the overall size is cut in half. The LC series patch cord connection comes in simplex and duplex formats, with a stand-alone simplex design and a “behind the wall” (BTW) connector. A push-lock construction is used for the LC fiber patch cord. High performance, often used in dense installations, and highly favoured for single mode applications.


SC Fiber Optic Patch Cord

In analog CATV, field-deployed lines and single-mode fiber optic telecommunications, SC connectors are becoming increasingly popular. For calibrating single mode fibers, the high precision ceramic ferrule structure is the optimum option. Because of the connector’s exterior square form and push-pull coupling mechanism, it may be packed more densely in instruments and patch panels. Protects against rotational sensitivity and fiber end face damage with a keyed outer body. SC connectors are also available in multimode versions. SC optical fiber jumpers are one of the most often used optical fiber cables in optical fiber networks because they are simple to use and cost effective.


MTRJ Fiber Optic Patch Cord

MTRJ connectors have the same shape and latch as RJ45 connectors. A unified connector has two distinct fibers. ST and SC connectors are more difficult to terminate and install. Because of the reduced size, there are twice as many ports on the panel than with ST or SC connectors. Fixed and unfixed are the two options. For patch panels to pair with pinless connectors on MTRJ jumpers, pin variants include two tiny stainless steel guide pins on the connector surface. NTT’s first precision molded MT ferrule, together with precision metal guide pins and accurate housing dimensions, ensure fiber alignment when mated in MTRJ fiber optic connectors. MTRJ fiber patch cords are dependable and simple to install.


Baudcom offers all types of Fiber Optic Patch Cord. For more information, please feel free to contact us.

Post time: 2021-05-20


Lomoveishiy – Finland

I needed those to connect my PC on the third floor to have internet access in that room, and ISP installed their modem on the first floor only. After dropping fiber patch cables, plugged in all cables into these media converters at both sides, and link came up instantly. Was much easier than I thought!

Raymond – USA

Great experience – units worked straight out of the box – just needed plug in cables and we were done. I also like the possibility to enable jumbo frames, while we do not have a need for this feature at the current moment it’s great to have this option.

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