Fiber pigtails are critical components of large-scale fiber optic networks. Unlike fiber jumper cables, which have factory-installed connectors at both ends, pigtail patch cords have only one connector — the other end is unterminated fiber.
Multi strand pigtails contain multiple, tightly buffered fibers in a cable jacket that can be easily cut, spliced and terminated. This allows organizations to quickly customize and deploy pigtail fiber cable for network terminal applications. Instead of finding the right connector for each end of the jumper cable, companies can simply cut and splice pigtails on demand.
Why Use Pigtail Fiber Cable?
Not every industrial or manufacturing application requires a patch cord with pre-terminated connectors on both ends. In many cases, companies only need factory-installed connectors at one end. At the other terminal, it’s easier to leverage fusion or mechanical splices across digital connections, especially if they’re part of a larger panel, network or fiber optic deployment. Pigtail solutions are also ideal when running the fiber cable thru tight spaces and innerduct.
While it’s possible to simply purchase and cut a fiber optic patch cord with connectors on both ends into two pigtail fiber optic cables, this presents two potential problems — cost and complexity. Dual-connector cables are often more expensive than their pigtail counterparts, and imprecise cuts to existing patch cords could cause pigtail fiber failures. A purpose-built pigtail patch cord ensures you get the performance and throughput you need for high-value fiber optic applications.
A multi strand fiber optic pigtail cable makes it easy to route large strand volumes through a protected pathway or length of innerduct with easy connections at one end and multiple splice options at the other. This provides greater flexibility for high-volume applications such as telecoms signaling or industrial device controls along with a reduced cabling footprint, since multiple strands can be deployed within a single jacket.
Finding Your Best-Fit Fiber Pigtail
At Amerifiber, we offer both multimode and single mode fiber optic pigtail solutions to meet your network needs. Our multi-strand multimode pigtails are available with LC, SC, ST, FC and MPO connectors for both 62.5/125 and 10gig applications, while our multi-strand single mode pigtails include SC, LC, ST, FC, MU, and MPO options and are available with UPC or APC ferrules.
Not sure which is the best fit for your application? Use your data volumes and distances as a guide. Multimode pigtails deliver higher-volume transfers by using larger-diameter glass strands. But over large distances, these multimode fiber optic signals start to refract and degrade. Single mode pigtails leverage much smaller core fiber glass strands to deliver high-quality, smaller-volume data output over greater distance.
Go Further With Fiber
At Amerifiber we’re committed to crafting and delivering the highest-quality fiber pigtail options on the market. With durability and reliability that’s second to none — and more than 30 years of experience in the industry — it’s our goal to deliver the best and most competitive prices for every product we supply. We custom build every cable to the customers specifications to best fir the application.
Improve your network output and optimization with the right fiber pigtail products. Connect with Amerifiber today.