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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RS Stock No. 162-1696
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SGD64.422
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1m Multi Mode Terminated SC 50/125µm SC - - - - Orange - - -
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SGD47.844
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1.98m - Terminated SC - SC - - - 2 Orange - - -
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Mfr. Part No.5349578-3
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3m Multi Mode Terminated SC 62.5/125µm SC - - - - Orange - - -
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SGD138.17
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3m Multi Mode Terminated ST 62.5/125µm ST - - - - Orange - - -
RS Stock No. 164-7495
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SGD85.297
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3m Multi Mode Terminated ST 62.5/125µm ST - - - - Orange - - -
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SGD100.88
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3m Multi Mode Terminated SC 62.5/125µm SC - - - - Orange - - -
RS Stock No. 162-1693
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SGD89.847
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2m Multi Mode Terminated SC 62.5/125µm SC - - - - Orange - - -
RS Stock No. 622-6337
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SGD98.16
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2m Multi Mode Terminated SC 62.5/125µm SC - - - - Orange - - -
RS Stock No. 162-1690
Mfr. Part No.6206613-3
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SGD127.642
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3m Multi Mode Terminated MTRJ 62.5/125µm MTRJ - - - - Grey - - -
RS Stock No. 164-7496
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SGD133.75
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1m Multi Mode Terminated SC 62.5/125µm SC - - - - Orange - - -
RS Stock No. 164-7509
Mfr. Part No.6206613-5
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SGD192.283
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5m Multi Mode Terminated MTRJ 62.5/125µm MTRJ - - - - Grey - - -
RS Stock No. 622-6422
Mfr. Part No.6206613-3
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SGD140.41
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3m Multi Mode Terminated MTRJ 62.5/125µm MTRJ - - - - Grey - - -
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SGD160.29
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5m Multi Mode Terminated MTRJ 62.5/125µm MTRJ - - - - Grey - - -
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SGD43.25
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2m Multi Mode Terminated MTRJ 62.5/125µm SC - - - - Grey - - -
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Mfr. Part No.5349578-1
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SGD119.81
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1m Multi Mode Terminated SC 62.5/125µm SC - - - - Orange - - -
RS Stock No. 144-6082
Mfr. Part No.1-6536969-0
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SGD164.91
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10m Multi Mode Terminated LC 50/125µm LC - - - - Light Blue - - -
RS Stock No. 144-6083
Mfr. Part No.6536464-1
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SGD115.37
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1m Multi Mode Terminated SC 50/125µm SC - - - - Light Blue - - -
RS Stock No. 144-6087
Mfr. Part No.1-6536464-0
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SGD374.32
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10m Multi Mode Terminated SC 50/125µm SC - - - - Light Blue - - -