Fiber Optic Cables

 

Get the Best Possible Signal Transmission with Our Selection of Optical Cables

Fiber optic cables reduce issues that are encountered with traditional metal wires, such as loss and interference, and can transmit over longer distances and at higher bandwidths using super-thin, flexible glass or plastic for signal transmission. We stock a wide range of optical cables, both single (1 strand of "fiber") and multi-mode (multiple bundled "fibers"), with lots of customizable configurations available based on color, length and more.

Our assemblies are made in the US and fully tested to Telcordia standards for insertion loss and back reflection. Our single mode cables are tested for APEX, radius and undercut. Available Protocols include Ethernet, Fibre Channel, Infiniband, ATM and Internet.



Fiber Optic Color Codes

Inside each cable or tube in a loose tube cable, the individual fibers are color coded for identification. Fibers follow the same basic ID system originally created for telephone wires, although fibers are identified individually rather than in pairs. For splicing, like-color fibers are spliced to ensure continuity of color coding throughout an entire cable run.

Fiber numbers - Colors:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Blue Orange Green Brown Slate White Red Black Yellow Violet Rose Aqua



Connector Color Codes

In the early days of fiber optics, multimode used orange, black, or gray, while singlemode used yellow.

The advent of metallic connectors, such as the FC and ST, made color-coding difficult, so colored boots were often used. The TIA 568 color code for connector bodies and/or boots is Beige for multimode fiber, Blue for singlemode fiber, and Green for APC (angled) connectors.


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