Fiber optic pigtail

What is fiber optic pigtail

Fiber optic pigtail is a type of cable that in one end, terminates with a connector and at the other end, terminates with loose wires. The connector side is linked to the equipment while the other side is melted with other optical cable fibers.  

One of the ends of the pigtail is the connector side, as we’ve already referred. Since it needs to be connected to an equipment it has got various types, which are SC, LC, ST, FC and E2000. 

Classification of fiber optic pigtail 

This type of connector has a different classification when it is a single-mode fiber or multimode fiber, however SC, LC, ST and FC are connectors that are adaptable to both fiber types. When it’s a single-mode fiber, E2000 fits too to this fiber type and the core size of it, is 9/125 micron.  When the pigtail is multimode, it has two different sizes that are 62.5/125 micron of OM1, or 50/125 micron of OM2, OM3, OM4. 

The installation of fiber optic pigtail is a process that needs to be carefully made because of the connection. If the pigtail connection is well done, it ensures the low attenuation and a low return loss of signal transmission between the pigtail and the equipment. 

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