Fiber Optic Color & Identification
The key products of the fiber optic cable include: various outdoor optical cables, miner-use optical cable, overall-distribution cables, FTTH cables, optical patch cords and optical patch accessories, etc.
Fiber Cable Identification
In some instances, users and installers may feel confused and get the bad test results, as well as having problems with networks operating when connected over the wrong fiber type.
Single-mode and Multimode fibers
How to identify single-mode and multimode fibers within a hybrid fiber optic cable.
Fiber Color coding
The buffer or jacket on patch cords is often color-coded to indicate the type of fiber used. The strain relief “boot” that protects the fiber from bending at a connector is color-coded to indicate the type of connection. Connectors with a plastic shell (such as SC connectors) typically use a color-coded shell. Standard color coding for jackets and boots (or connector shells) are shown.
Remark: It is also possible that a small part of a connector is additionally colour- coded, e.g. the leaver of an E-2000 connector or a frame of an adapter. This additional colour coding indicates the correct port for a patchcord, if many patchcords are installed at one point.
Individual fibers in a multi-fiber cable are often distinguished from one another by color-coded jackets or buffers on each fiber. The identification scheme used by Corning Cable Systems is based on EIA/TIA-598, “Optical Fiber Cable Color Coding.” EIA/TIA-598 defines identification schemes for fibers, buffered fibers, fiber units, and groups of fiber units within outside plant and premises optical fiber cables. This standard allows for fiber units to be identified by means of a printed legend. This method can be used for identification of fiber ribbons and fiber subunits. The legend will contain a corresponding printed numerical position number and/or color for use in identification.