LC/UPC to SC/APC Singlemode Duplex OS2 Fiber Patch Cable, 5 Meters
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LC/UPC to SC/APC | 5 Meters | Singlemode Duplex | 9/125 | Standard Connector
OS2 fiber patch cables are known for their outdoor use and for their loose-tube construction, compared to OS1's tightly-buffered design and indoor use, this allows OS2 fiber to transmit over longer distances. This also makes OS2 fiber cords best for use with underground and burial applications.
Fiber optic cabling is the medium of choice for longer distance and challenging cabling runs. These cables are thinner than copper patch cords and immune to EMI (Electromagnetic Interference) making them perfect for riser runs and uplink cables.
There are two basic types of fiber cabling, single-mode and multi-mode. The cables listed here are single mode. Inside these cables you will find three basic layers. Starting from the inside, you have the core which is surrounded by the cladding. Both are protected with the jacket on the outside. Single mode cables have a thinner "core size". The core size is simply the thickness of the optical fiber inside the cladding. The cladding is material that surrounds that core which basically serves as the boundary for the signal, keeping the light refined to the core and not allowing it to escape. The thicker the core size, the more refraction the signal exhibits, the more signal degradation that occurs and the shorter the distance an intelligible signal can transmit. For example, these cables are 9/125. 9 is the diameter of the core, and 125 is the diameter of the cladding, both in micrometers. Lastly, the jacket is the part of the cable you see. This layer protects the cable and provides easy identification based on its color. TIA-598C recommends yellow for single mode.
In addition, single mode cables are more "stable" as they are only thick enough to carry one wave of light. This eliminates distortion caused by overlapping light signals making them ideal for applications that require couplers or other branching devices.
Cisco GBIC Compatibility with GLC-LH-SM to WS-G5486
|Core Size||9 Micron|
|Cladding Size||125 Micron|
|Polish Type||LC - Ultra Polish (UPC) and SC - Angle Polish (APC)|
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