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Optical fibre pull tab LC duplex uniboot patch cords
Increasing density in patching fields provides many benefits, including optimizing and reducing rack space and floor space in Data Centres and other facilities. However, the increase in cable congestion, as well as the close proximity of optical ports, can present a challenge for network operators, as connecting/disconnecting services can become more difficult due to the additional congestion.
Patch panels now accommodate more ports per Rack Unit (RU), with most new high density solutions now providing anywhere from 72 to 144 LC fibre optic ports per RU. Therefore, due to the evolution of high density data networks, managing cabling within data racks has become more challenging than ever before. In order to meet the challenge, LC patch cords have also evolved and now feature improved usability.
The new optical fibre LC duplex, pull tab, high density patch cords from Warren & Brown Technologies (WBT), now provide greater accessibility and outstanding performance, while reducing installation and maintenance costs.
What is a pull tab patch cord?
Pull tab patch cords have the same mechanical and optical components as regular optical fibre patch cords, however they also include a pull tab attached to the connector, which allows the user to safely pull the connector, disconnecting it from an optical port. The pull tab extends away from the optical ports and patching fields, enabling fingers to easily access these connections in high density cabling areas. This simple upgrade enables technicians to safely and easily install and remove patch cords with one hand and with no tools required.
Other benefits of optical fibre pull tab patch cords?
Easily accessing optical connectors is not the only advantage of the optical fibre pull tab patch cords. As well as being available in OM4 multimode and G657A2 singlemode optical fibre, LC Duplex Uniboot pull tab patch cords also provide an effective means of managing and correcting polarity in the field.
This flexible product provides the perfect solution for ensuring the correct alignment of transmit and receive ports in duplex optical fibre links. By simply removing the outer cover, the LC fibre clips can be easily rotated without any tools, which can transition an A-B patch cord to an A-A patch cord in a matter of seconds.
Furthermore, being specially designed for high density applications in Data Centre environments, LC Duplex Uniboot patch cords are part of the HypaFOX MTP®/MPO solution and feature a slim cable construction, with an OD of only 2mm, further reducing congestion in cable management areas and pathways.
Features and options:
– Available with Multimode OM4 fibre or Singlemode G657A2 fibre
– Available in any length
– High quality connector performance
– Pull tab for easy connection/disconnection
– Reverse polarity in seconds
– LC Duplex connectors
– Small OD -2mm round duplex cable
These LC Duplex, pull tab, reversible polarity patch cords are only one part of the innovative WBT HypaFOX MTP®/MPO solution, which includes patch panels, cassettes and various cable assemblies.
Watch the video below to see how these LC Duplex patch cords the bring convenience and efficiency to the MTP®/MPO solution: