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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Omschrijving Prijs Length Propagation Mode Terminated/Unterminated Connector A Connector B Core Diameter Number of Cores Sheath Colour Cable Construction
RS-stocknr. 536-7140
FabrikantRS PRO
23,30 €
Each
Aantal stuks
2m OM2 Multi Mode Terminated LC LC 50/125µm - Orange -
RS-stocknr. 536-7156
FabrikantRS PRO
21,81 €
Each
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1m OM2 Multi Mode Terminated LC LC 50/125µm - Orange -
RS-stocknr. 535-7452
FabrikantRS PRO
16,12 €
Each
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2m OM1 Multi Mode Terminated ST SC 62.5/125µm - Orange -
RS-stocknr. 121-3902
FabrikantRS PRO
33,84 €
Each
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10m OM4 Multi Mode Terminated SC SC 900µm - Purple -
RS-stocknr. 738-8082
FabrikantRS PRO
197,01 €
Each
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30m OM3 Multi Mode Terminated MTP/MPO MTP/MPO 4.5mm - Blue -
RS-stocknr. 536-8402
FabrikantRS PRO
37,31 €
Each
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5m OS1 Single Mode Terminated E2000 LC 9/125µm - Yellow -
RS-stocknr. 738-8546
FabrikantRS PRO
46,15 €
Each
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2m OS1 Single Mode Terminated E2000 E2000 9/125µm - Yellow -
RS-stocknr. 536-6850
FabrikantRS PRO
16,64 €
Each
Aantal stuks
5m OM2 Multi Mode Terminated SC SC 50/125µm - Orange -
RS-stocknr. 536-7005
FabrikantRS PRO
30,16 €
Each
Aantal stuks
10m OM1 Multi Mode Terminated LC SC 62.5/125µm - Orange -
RS-stocknr. 536-6434
FabrikantRS PRO
15,27 €
Each
Aantal stuks
1m OM3 Multi Mode Terminated SC ST 50/125µm - Purple -
RS-stocknr. 536-7229
FabrikantRS PRO
15,36 €
Each
Aantal stuks
2m OM2 Multi Mode Terminated SC SC 50/125µm - Orange -
RS-stocknr. 121-3921
FabrikantRS PRO
18,50 €
Each
Aantal stuks
5m OM3 Multi Mode - LC LC 900µm - Blue -
RS-stocknr. 121-3936
FabrikantRS PRO
24,64 €
Each
Aantal stuks
5m OM4 Multi Mode Terminated LC LC 900µm - Blue -
RS-stocknr. 535-7531
FabrikantRS PRO
4,64 €
Each
Aantal stuks
1m OM1 Multi Mode Terminated ST Pigtail 62.5/125µm - Black -
RS-stocknr. 121-3903
FabrikantRS PRO
14,99 €
Each
Aantal stuks
1m OM4 Multi Mode Terminated LC LC 900µm - Purple -
RS-stocknr. 164-4255
FabrikantRS PRO
62,11 €
1 Reel of 20 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
20m - Unterminated Unterminated Unterminated 980µm 2 Black -
RS-stocknr. 536-6692
FabrikantRS PRO
20,05 €
Each
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3m OS1 Single Mode Terminated SC SC 9/125µm - Yellow -
RS-stocknr. 536-8418
FabrikantRS PRO
36,11 €
Each
Aantal stuks
3m OS1 Single Mode Terminated E2000 LC 9/125µm - Yellow -
RS-stocknr. 536-6951
FabrikantRS PRO
24,22 €
Each
Aantal stuks
10m OM2 Multi Mode Terminated ST SC 50/125µm - Orange -
RS-stocknr. 536-8200
FabrikantRS PRO
10,08 €
Each
Aantal stuks
2m OS1 Single Mode Terminated SC SC 9/125µm - Yellow -
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