Fibre Optic Cable

Fibre optic cables are network cables that contain one or more transparent optical fibres that are used to carry light. The optical fibres are typically glass or plastic pipes contained in a protective tube suitable for long distance, very high performance data networking and telecommunications. A key advantage of fibre optic cables over metal conductor cables is superior performance in terms of bandwidth and data carrying performance.
Fibre optic cables have revolutionised networking due to their ability to transmit signals extremely fast, have a higher bandwidth and are less susceptible to interference. Fibre optic cables are in internet, phone and TV applications. They’re also used in decorative lighting, for example you can get fibre optic Christmas trees. Their ability to save space means that they are used in lighting and safety features of cars. They are used in the medical field, mechanical inspections and can be used as fibre optic sensors for electrical currents, sounds and chemicals.

How do Fibre Optic Cables Work?
Fibre optic cables carry communication signals using pulses of light generated by small lasers or light-emitting diodes (LEDs). The cable consists of one or more strands each approximately the thickness of a human hair. The centre of each strand is called the core, this core is the pathway for light to travel. The core is surrounded by a layer of glass that reflects light inward to avoid loss of signal and allow the light to pass through bends in the cable.

Types of Fibre Optic Cable
• Single-Mode: The simplest form in which all signals travel down the middle of the fibre without reflection. Suitable for data transmission over long distances (>100 km)
• Multimode: Around 10 times bigger than single-mode fibres, allowing light beams to travel through various paths (or multiple modes). Suitable for data transmission over relatively short distances (≤2 km)
Optical fibres are classified according to their modal type and transmission speeds: OM1 – Multimode 62.5/125 μm & OM2 – Multimode 50/125 μm 1 Gbit.
Fibre optic cable assemblies consist of a group of fibre optic wires gathered together in a protective casing. They’re used to transmit data, using total internal refraction of light. The individual strands are often coated with a material such as plastic to prevent the fibre from damage and the assembly may also have a layer of light-absorbing glass between fibres to prevent interference if light leaks from one fibre.

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RS Stock No. 162-1690
Mfr. Part No.6206613-3
BrandCOMMSCOPE
TWD2,864.20
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3m Multi Mode Terminated MTRJ 62.5/125µm MTRJ - - - - Grey - - -
RS Stock No. 622-6422
Mfr. Part No.6206613-3
BrandCOMMSCOPE
TWD3,166.00
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3m Multi Mode Terminated MTRJ 62.5/125µm MTRJ - - - - Grey - - -
RS Stock No. 425-8562
BrandRS PRO
TWD3,836.00
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2m Multi Mode Terminated SMA 0.2mm SMA - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 121-3929
BrandRS PRO
TWD437.00
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2m Multi Mode Terminated SC 900µm SC - - - - Blue - - -
RS Stock No. 121-3930
BrandRS PRO
TWD508.00
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3m Multi Mode Terminated SC 900µm SC - - - - Blue - - -
RS Stock No. 193-0188
Mfr. Part No.FIBSTSC2
BrandStartech
TWD456.00
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- Multi Mode - - - - - - - - Orange Duplex - -
RS Stock No. 536-7184
BrandRS PRO
TWD658.00
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5m Multi Mode Terminated LC 50/125µm SC - - - - Orange - - -
RS Stock No. 186-1635
Mfr. Part No.50FIBLCSC1
BrandStartech
TWD540.00
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1m Multi Mode Terminated LC 50/125µm SC - - - - Orange Duplex - -
RS Stock No. 193-0189
Mfr. Part No.50FIBLCST10
BrandStartech
TWD798.00
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- Multi Mode - - - - - - - - Orange Duplex - -
RS Stock No. 738-8483
BrandRS PRO
TWD1,051.00
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50m Multi Mode Terminated ST 62.5/125µm ST - - - - Orange - - -
RS Stock No. 144-6094
Mfr. Part No.2160046-1
BrandCOMMSCOPE
TWD2,196.00
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1m Multi Mode Terminated LC 50/125µm LC - - - - Light Blue - - -
RS Stock No. 536-8424
BrandRS PRO
TWD1,199.00
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2m Single Mode Terminated E2000 9/125µm LC - - - - Yellow - - -
RS Stock No. 447-9539
Mfr. Part No.91.99.371.00100
TWD956.00
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1m Multi Mode Terminated SC 50/125µm SC - - - - Orange - - -
RS Stock No. 536-6462
BrandRS PRO
TWD633.00
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5m Multi Mode Terminated ST 50/125µm ST - - - - Purple - - -
RS Stock No. 535-7250
BrandRS PRO
TWD473.00
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5m Multi Mode Terminated ST 50/125µm ST - - - - Orange - - -
RS Stock No. 447-9517
Mfr. Part No.91.19.372.00300
TWD957.00
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3m Multi Mode Terminated ST 50/125µm SC - - - - Orange - - -
RS Stock No. 144-6078
Mfr. Part No.6536969-1
BrandCOMMSCOPE
TWD2,231.00
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1m Multi Mode Terminated LC 50/125µm LC - - - - Light Blue - - -
RS Stock No. 536-7213
BrandRS PRO
TWD522.00
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3m Multi Mode Terminated SC 50/125µm SC - - - - Orange - - -
RS Stock No. 193-0192
Mfr. Part No.A50FBSTST1
BrandStartech
TWD428.00
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- Multi Mode Terminated - - - - - - - Light Blue Duplex - -
RS Stock No. 123-5713
BrandRS PRO
TWD13,919.00
1 Reel of 250 Metre(s)
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250m Single Mode Unterminated Unterminated 8.9mm Unterminated - - - 24 Black Tight Buffer - -