The majority of our customers manufacture fiber optic cable assemblies, which are widely known as patch cords.
Patch cords can be simplex or duplex.
- A simplex cable consists of a single strand of optic fiber.
- A duplex cable is composed of two insulated single-conductor optic fibers.
(We encourage you to review the Fiber Optic Center Glossary to familiarize yourself with the wide range of industry terminology.)
READ THE FULL BLOG ARTICLE HERE: Introduction to Fiber Optic Cable Assembly Manufacturing Part 1: Components of the fiber optic patch cord and optic fiber geometry
Additional resources from the FOC team include:
- Category Resource:
- Glossary, Acronyms, Military Specifications for Connectors: http://bit.ly/2a2EFn8
- Q&A Resource: email technical questions to AskFOC@focenter.com
Have questions about this FOC Tip?
Contact FOC with questions at: (800) 473-4237 / 508-992-6464 or email: FiberOpticCenter@focenter.com and we will respond ASAP.