A fiber optic jumper, in the context of networking hardware, is a section of fiber optic cable that has the same connector on both of its ends. The purpose of a fiber optic jumper is to connect one or more devices or equipment in a fiber optic network.Get more news about Fiber Jumper,you can vist our website!
The majority of fiber optic jumpers have the same type of connector on both ends. Although rare, a fiber optic jumper can be of the hybrid form, meaning it can have different kinds of connectors on each end. Connectors on the end of fiber optic jumper cables can be of various types, including SC, ST, FC, LC, MU, MTRJ or E2000. Fiber optic jumpers can be of two types: single mode (with a yellow cable jacket) and multimode (with an orange cable jacket). These jumpers can be simplex (with one connector on each end) or duplex (with two connectors on each end).
How to Select The Perfect Fiber Jumper Cables?
Fiber jumper cables are mainly used for connection in the context of optical fiber communications including applications like cable TV (CATV), inside buildings and in fiber to the home (FTTH) installations. Nowadays, optical fiber jumpers are varied in cables and connector types. It is hard to determine the differences between one fiber optic cable jumper and another. This article would put emphasis on guiding you to select the perfect fiber jumper cables from the following six perspectives.
Fiber jumper cables comes in two general types, singlemode and multimode optical fiber jumper. They are different in fiber diameter, classifications of fiber strands, jacket color, transmission speed and etc.
Singlemode fiber jumper cable generally has a 9 micron diameter glass fiber. There are two sub groups (referred to as OS1 and OS2) but most cable is “dual rated” to cover both classifications. Multimode optical fiber jumper can have several different diameters and classifications of fiber strands. The two diameters currently in use are 62.5 Micron and 50 Micron. Within the 50 Micron diameter multimode cable, there are three different grades (referred to as OM2, OM3, and OM4). The cable types used in the patch cord should match that of the network cabling to which they are attached via the patch panel.
The fiber optic cable jumpers may be available in different “jacket diameters” (such as 2mm or 3mm). Thinner diameters (1.6 or 2mm) may be preferable in dense installation within a single rack since they take up less space and are more flexible. Fiber optic cable jumpers that route from rack to rack (especially via cable tray) may be more suitable if they have the thicker jacket that results in larger diameters thus making them more rigid.
Flammability of the jacket material could become an issue if the area they are in has special requirements for flame spread or products of combustion in case of a fire. In these cases, optical jumpers may have to be classified as “Plenum Rated” (OFNP) rather than “Riser Rated” (OFNR).