Fiber-optic patch cords from China are based on one, two, four, six, eight or 12 cores. Lengths start at 0.5m.
Common single- and multimode fiber-optic patch cords from China suppliers have one, two, four, six, eight or 12 cores, FC, ST, SC, LC, MU, MTRJ or E2000 connectors and PC, UPC or APC end polish.
Units come in 0.5, 1, 2, 3, 5 and 10m and custom lengths. All comply with IEC and RoHS requirements.
The majority of manufacturers use locally sourced materials and components. Others produce connectors in-house.
Input costs and product prices have been flat in the past year and will not change much in 2017.
Here is a selection of fiber-optic patch cords from China.
FC-to-SC fiber-optic patch cord
Shanghai Guangte Communication Technology Development Co. Ltd's model GT-SC-17 is a single-mode FC-to-SC fiber-optic patch cord with low insertion loss. The single-core unit suits telecom, LAN, FTTH, CATV and high-speed transmission systems. The minimum order is 10 units, and delivery is within 3 days.
Fiber-optic patch cord in various connector, ferrule types
The Patchcord-4 model from Shenzhen Brother Young Development Co. Ltd is a fiber-optic patch cord with FC, LC, SC, ST, MPO or DIN connectors with PC, UPC or APC end polish. It comes in single- and multimode versions, and has ≤0.2dB insertion loss and >30dB return loss.
The unit operates in -40 to 75 C. The cable diameter is 0.9, 2 or 3mm. The minimum order is negotiable and delivered within 7 days.
Fiber-optic patch cord has ≤0.1dB insertion loss
Shenzhen Yixi Electronics Co. Ltd offers model FC fiber-optic patch cord in single- and multimode variants with UPC or APC end polish. The unit has insertion loss of ≤0.1dB, and return loss of ≥55dB UPC or ≥65dB APC in single-mode or ≥40dB in multimode. The radius of curvature is 0 to 25mm, angular error 7.3 to 8.3 degrees and eccentricity ≤0.5µm.
The order quantity is negotiable. Delivery is within 10 days.
Fiber-optic patch cord supports 1,000 cycles
An FC-to-FC simplex fiber-optic patch cord, FC/APC-FC/APC model from WebiTelecomms Co. Ltd has <0.3dB insertion loss, and ≥50dB or ≥60dB APC return loss. The typical repeatability is ≤0.1dB and interchangeability ≤0.2dB. The single-core unit operates in -40 to 80 C and lasts 1,000 cycles.
The minimum order of 1,000 units is delivered within 10 days.