Patch Cord & Pigtail

Your Trusted China Fiber Optic Patch Cord Supplier

Fiber patch cord is a fiber optic cable with connectors on both ends. People use it to quickly and conveniently connect to CATV, optical switches or other telecommunication equipment.

The cable has a thick layer of protection to connect the optical transmitter, receiver and terminal box. This is called “interconnect-style cabling.”

1. What is Fiber Optic Patch Cord

Fiber optic patch cord is a cable with connector plugs on both ends that actively connects the optical path.

The cable’s center features a glass core for light propagation. In the case of multimode fiber, the core’s diameter is 50 μm to 65 μm.

China Top 3 Fiber Patch Cord Supplier Features

  • Low Insert (≤0.2dB)
  • Full traceability and test certification supplied with each assembly
  • FUltra polish (UPC) supplied as standard and Angle polish (APC) also available
  • High return loss and Good repeatability
  • All connectors are supplied with ceramic ferrules


  • LAN, WAN and Metro Networks
  • FTTH project & FTTX Deployments
  • CATV System
  • Fiber Optic Test Equipment
  • Data-base Transmit Broadband Net
Fibconet patch cord factory
Fibconet patch cord factory

2. Main Raw Materials of Our Patch Cord

We adopt finest materials for brilliant performance, to ensure the products you get in the low IL, great uniformity, less bubble, small concentricity and aperture.
All the materials are ROHS certificated and meet exporting quality level demand.
These are our principle and basement to have a good reputation of quality in the FTTH area.

  1. Ferrul:CCTC 
  2. Fiber: YOFC, Corning, FiberHome, Zhongzhu
  3. Kits: Infore Material uses plastic and zinc alloy.

3. Specification and Structure

Conector FC, SC, LC, ST, MU, E2000, LSH…
Fiber model SM G652D, G657A1, G657A2…
MM OM1, OM2, OM3, OM4, OM5
Cable Dia Ø0.9mm, Ø2.0mm, Ø3.0mm
Strength Member China aramid yarn, Dupont kelvar yarn
Core number Simplex, Duplex, Multicore
Length 1, 2, 3, 5, 10m…or customized
Cable Layout
Cable Layout
Fiber Optic Armoured Patch Cord
Fiber Optic Armoured Patch Cord
FTTH Drop Patch Cord
FTTH Drop Patch Cord

4. Types of Patch Cord

Patch cords can mainly divide into Indoor, Outdoor, Armoured Patchcord, Multicore Bundle Distribution Type, Drop Patch Cord and CPRI Patch Cord.

According to the connector, we can divide the patch cord into FC, ST, SC, LC, MU, MPO, E2000, MTRJ, SMA, etc. Following are some introductions for common types:

① FC

The external reinforcement method is a metal sleeve, turnbuckle fastening method. Generally used on the ODF side (the most used on the distribution frame)

② SC

The connector connected to the GBIC optical module, rectangular shell. Plug-in pin-bolt type fastening method, which does not need to be rotated. (Most used on router switches)

③ ST

Commonly used in optical fiber distribution frames, round outer shell. Turnbuckle fastening method. (For 10Base-F connection, the connector is usually ST type. Commonly used in fiber distribution frame)

④ LC

This connector connected to the SFP module, which is made of a modular jack (RJ) latch mechanism that is easy to operate. (commonly used by routers)

Different connectors of pigtail

According to the contact method of the end surface, it can divide into PC, UPC and APC.

The main difference between APC and UPC lies in the different grinding methods of the ferrule section.
The end face of UPC is a plane with a certain radian, while the end face of APC is an inclined plane with an angle of 8 degrees.

The difference between APC and UPC The difference between APC and UPC
According to the fiber
  • Outside diameter:Ф0.9mm、Ф2mm、Ф3mm
  • Cores: Single mode or multiple mode
  • Fiber type: G652B,G652D,G655,G657A1,G657A2,50/125,62.5/125,OM3(50/125-150),OM4(50/125-300)

Singlemode (SM) is generally yellow,
Multimode (MM): OM1/OM2 are mostly orange, OM3/OM4 mostly use water green sheath, OM5 mostly use green sheath.

5. Customer Encapsulation Size and Type

Item recommendation Patch Cord
Fiber Core Simplex
Diameteer (mm) 0.9, 2.0, 3.0
Fiber Length(M) 0.5, 1, 1.5…, Customized
Input Color Yellow
Output color Yellow
Connector type SC/APC
Jacket PVC,  LSZH

6. Quality Standard


Our patch cord meets the corresponding test characteristics requirements in IEC 61300 (Class U) and GR-326-CORE (Class R).

Fibconet will provide test report when the products are delivered.

Including following ch-aracteristic test data :

  • Insertion Loss (room temperature)
  • Return Loss (room temperature)
  • PPN、SN bar code
  • According to Customer demands

Patch Cord Testing Procedures and Machines

Use an insertion return loss tester.

First, use a light pen to measure whether the jumper is clear, and make sure that the optical fiber is not broken and measure the index.

General carrier-grade indicators

Insertion loss less than 0.3dB return loss greater than 50dB (conventional insertion return loss)

Optical performance testing

Including return loss/insertion loss testing. The test instrument can use the FibKey7602 return loss/insertion loss integrated tester.

Scratches on the end face of optical fiber

Using a video optical fiber magnifying glass to inspect it. For example, many factories use FibViewFV-400PA for inspection.

The instrument provides clear images and is easy to operate. Some customers use the FibKey-5600 variable magnification magnifier for detection.

It integrates 400x, 200x, and 80x magnifying glasses into one and allows for clear and convenient observation of the fiber and ferrule end face condition.

Alternatively, relevant software can also be used for automatic inspection.

7. Package of Our Product

Single PE bag packaging, 100 pieces/per inner box, 400 pieces per outer box (adjustable according to the number of Patchcord/Pigtail meters)

General Packing list Reference

patch cord packing list

Our Package  way

8.Why Choose Us

With over 20 years of experience in optical fiber patch cord production. Fibconet offers products that comply with TIA 604 (FOCIS), IEC 61754, and YD/T industry standards

Each patch cord undergoing 100% rigorous testing.

We offer fiber patch cords conforming to OS2, OM1, OM2, OM3, OM4, and OM5 standards, meeting the application requirements of Gigabit Ethernet10 Gigabit Ethernet and high-speed Fibre Channel.

Contact us for the latest quotation for those products!

9.New Product Invisible Fiber Patch Cord


Invisible fiber patch cord is new product for FTTR.

Using hot-melt technology, no need to nail nails on the wall. which ensures the beauty of the room.

Invisible optical fiber can directly pass through the cracks of doors and baseboards. It has the advantages of concealment, convenience, and plug-and-play.

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