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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Description Price Length Propagation Mode Terminated/Unterminated Connector A Connector B Core Diameter Reel Length Number of Cores Sheath Material Minimum Bend Radius Sheath Colour Cable Construction Data Rate Fibre Type
RS Stock No. 193-0177
Mfr. Part No.SMFIBLCSC10
BrandStartech
TWD1,404.00
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- Single Mode - - - - - - - - Yellow Duplex - -
RS Stock No. 186-2019
Mfr. Part No.SMFIBLCSC1
BrandStartech
TWD776.00
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1m Single Mode - LC SC 9/125µm - - - - Yellow Duplex - -
RS Stock No. 186-1651
Mfr. Part No.MPO8LCPL3M
BrandStartech
TWD9,509.00
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3m Multi Mode Terminated MTP/MPO LC 50/125µm - - - - Light Blue - - -
RS Stock No. 193-0174
Mfr. Part No.50FIBLCST2
BrandStartech
TWD548.00
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- Multi Mode - - - - - - - - Orange Duplex - -
RS Stock No. 192-9623
Mfr. Part No.FIBLCST1
BrandStartech
TWD516.00
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- Multi Mode - - - - - - - - Orange Duplex - -
RS Stock No. 186-1652
Mfr. Part No.MPO8LCPL5M
BrandStartech
TWD11,781.00
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5m Multi Mode Terminated MTP/MPO LC 50/125µm - - - - Light Blue - - -
RS Stock No. 186-1644
Mfr. Part No.50FIBLCLC10
BrandStartech
TWD910.00
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10m Multi Mode Terminated LC LC 50/125µm - - - - Orange Duplex - -
RS Stock No. 193-0193
Mfr. Part No.FIBSTSC3
BrandStartech
TWD590.00
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- Multi Mode - - - - - - - - Orange Duplex - -
RS Stock No. 193-0190
Mfr. Part No.MPO8LCPL2M
BrandStartech
TWD10,040.00
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- Multi Mode - - - - - - - - Light Blue Duplex - -
RS Stock No. 193-0180
Mfr. Part No.50FIBLCLC15
BrandStartech
TWD1,114.00
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- Multi Mode - - - - - - - - Orange Duplex - -
RS Stock No. 186-1637
Mfr. Part No.A50FBLCSC2
BrandStartech
TWD516.00
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2m Multi Mode Terminated LC SC 50/125µm - - - - Light Blue Duplex - -
RS Stock No. 196-3843
Mfr. Part No.MPO12PL5M
BrandStartech
TWD10,964.00
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5m Multi Mode - Female MPO/MTP Female MPO/MTP - - - - - Light Blue - - -
RS Stock No. 193-0178
Mfr. Part No.FIBLCST3
BrandStartech
TWD595.00
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- Multi Mode - - - - - - - - Orange Duplex - -
RS Stock No. 193-0188
Mfr. Part No.FIBSTSC2
BrandStartech
TWD526.00
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- Multi Mode - - - - - - - - Orange Duplex - -
RS Stock No. 186-1640
Mfr. Part No.50FIBLCSC2
BrandStartech
TWD548.00
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2m Multi Mode Terminated LC SC 50/125µm - - - - Orange Duplex - -
RS Stock No. 193-0175
Mfr. Part No.50FIBLCSC3
BrandStartech
TWD595.00
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- Multi Mode - - - - - - - - Orange Duplex - -
RS Stock No. 186-1635
Mfr. Part No.50FIBLCSC1
BrandStartech
TWD516.00
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1m Multi Mode Terminated LC SC 50/125µm - - - - Orange Duplex - -
RS Stock No. 186-1643
Mfr. Part No.A50FBLCLC10
BrandStartech
TWD1,282.00
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10m Multi Mode Terminated LC LC 50/125µm - - - - Light Blue Duplex - -
RS Stock No. 193-0189
Mfr. Part No.50FIBLCST10
BrandStartech
TWD920.00
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- Multi Mode - - - - - - - - Orange Duplex - -
RS Stock No. 196-3841
Mfr. Part No.MPO12PL1M
BrandStartech
TWD8,534.00
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1m Multi Mode - Female MPO/MTP Female MPO/MTP - - - - - Light Blue - - -