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    The Cheater’s Guide to Choosing Fiber Optic Patch Cables

    What are fiber optic patch cables? Fiber patch cable is a cable terminated with optic connectors on both ends. It has two major application areas: computer work station to outlet and fiber optic patch panels or optical cross connect distribution center. fiber engineering Common types Fiber patch cables can be categorized to different groups based on optical fiber mode, fiber cable type, termination types, connector polishing styles and fiber cable sizes. Optical Fiber Mode 1. Single mode Single mode fiber patch cables use 9/125 micron bulk single mode cable and single mode connectors at both ends. Single mode fiber cable jacket color is usually yellow. 2. Multimode Multimode fiber patch…