The armored patch cord is a new type of fiber optic patch cord designed with a layer of stainless steel sleeve to protect the optical fiber.It has the advantages and functions of the standard fiber optic patch cord, but at the same time has the durability of armor.So what are the advantages and types of armored patch cords? Where is it generally used?
Armored optical fiber patch cord has the characteristics of high strength, tensile strength, compression resistance, rat bite resistance, and is not easily damaged by trampling.Not only can it be laid directly in various harsh environments such as outdoors without the use of protective sleeves, but the curvature and diameter are not greatly limited, which greatly saves space, increases the convenience of construction and layout, and reduces the construction cost.cost.Although armored fiber optic cable is strong, it is actually as flexible as a standard fiber optic patch cable and can be bent at will without breaking.
Armored fiber optic patch cord can be divided into interlocking armor and corrugated armor according to the material.Interlocking armor is a kind of aluminum armor, which is spirally wound on the fiber optic patch cord.It is used in indoor and outdoor optical cables.The armored patch cord has a strong features such as durability and pressure resistance.The patterned armored optical fiber patch cord is made of longitudinal folds wrapped by steel tape.Typically applied outdoors to protect against damage from machinery and rodents.In addition, armored fiber optic patch cords have terminal interface types such as SC, ST, FC, LC, and MU.
Armored patch cords are suitable for complex environments such as building wiring, optical connection of equipment in key computer rooms, field operations, sensor detection, fiber-optic entry, and community backbone network wiring.The stainless steel jacket protects the fiber optic patch cords well against crushing and rodent penetration.Another application of armored fiber patch cords is in the data center, which can provide flexible interconnection for active equipment, passive optical equipment and cross-connects.
Ordinary fiber optic patch cords are vulnerable to damage from animals, natural wear, weather, and chemical corrosion during use.They are not only fragile, but also have high maintenance and management costs in the later period.Armored fiber optic patch cords retain the advantages of conventional fiber optic patch cords.In addition, a layer of micro-caliber stainless steel sheath tube is added to the optical fiber, and a layer of aramid yarn and helical stainless steel armor are wrapped around the bare optical fiber, so that the armored patch cord has high toughness, strong pressure resistance, and low cost, so favored by many operators and integrators.