The ST/PC-FC/PC Fiber Patch Cord Simplex MM OM1 62.5/125µm 3.0mm 2m from Opterna is a Simplex patch cord with ST/PC connector at one side and a FC/PC connector at the other one. Fiber patch cords are a type of cables that have two connectors on both ends. Optic patch cords can come in simplex (1 fiber), duplex (2 fibers) or in MPO (12 fibers). The connectors on both sides of the patch cord, allow it to be quickly connected to another device such as an optical switch or other telecommunications/computer device.
OM1 (Optical Multimode 1) is a type of multimode fiber defined by the G.651.1 standard. It has a core diameter of 62.5 microns and is suitable for short-distance communication, up to 300 meters at 1 Gbps. OM1 is commonly used for LAN applications and has been largely replaced by OM2 and higher-grade fibers in modern networks.
LSZH (low smoke, zero halogen) is a jacket material that is designed to limit the release of smoke and toxic fumes in the event of a fire. It is made without halogens, which makes it environmentally friendly and safe for human health. LSZH is highly resistant to moisture and chemicals, making it suitable for harsh environments. It is commonly used in public buildings, transportation systems, and other areas where safety is a primary concern. However, LSZH may be more expensive than other materials, and it may have a lower temperature rating, which may limit its use in certain applications.
A Simplex configuration is a type of cabling arrangement commonly used in data centers and telecommunication networks. It consists of a single cable , terminated with a connector at each end. It is normally used in Half Duplex or Full Duplex data transmitions.
The ST FO Connector is a type of fiber optic connector that uses a 2.5mm ceramic ferrule to align and connect optical fibers. Used in high-speed data communication networks. Provides low insertion loss and high return loss. It features a bayonet-style twist lock and is commonly used in single-mode or mult-imode fiber optic applications. The connector is highly reliable and durable. It is almost obsolette, is not used in new aplications.
PC (Physical Contact), is a type of polishing procedure that makes flat surfacein the ferrule end face. The optical return loss of PC connectors is >-40dB. PC connectors may only be mated with other PC or UPC connectors. It can be identified by the blue boot and is used in single-mode and multi-mode fibers. This polishing procedure is outdated and is replaced by UPC.