Duplex, Simplex & Uni-Boot Fibre Patch Leads
Duplex and Simplex Fibre patch leads UK manufactured and tested in a controlled factory environment. With 900um Tight Buffered 2.8mm (standard) or 2mm diameter LSZH Zip cable with Aramid Yarn as shown above right. Typically used for in cabinet patching applications.
Low loss ceramic ferrule LC, SC, ST, FC, E2000 and APC connectors on multimode OM1, OM2, OM3, OM4, OM5 and single mode OS2 cable. Fitted with strain relief boots. Transmit and Receive legs are identified by a ring cable marker or by markings on the duplex clip. LC assemblies are available with standard boots or in space saving Uniboot style. See drawings below.
Available with CPR EuroClass Eca or Cca-s1a,d1,a1 cable. CPR (Constructors Product Regulation) has standardised cable classes (Euro Classes) across Europe and rates how quickly cable reacts to fire spread, heat release, smoke production, acid gas production and flaming droplets. BS6701 states that as a minimum CPR class Cca cabling should be used in permanent link applications due to high flame resistance. Patch leads can be disconnected so strictly speaking they are not a permanent link. However, when a patch lead is installed inside a building in a pathway which is hidden, or where access is limited, then it is considered to be an installation cable and should meet CPR Cca-s1b,d2,a2 as a minimum. (As per amendment to BS6701 dated 30/11/17). Additionally, a Long Line patch lead means a cable running long distance through a building just like a permanent link, so it makes good sense to specify long leads with Cca cable. See our guide to CPR EuroClasses.
- Low loss ceramic ferrule connectors.
- Polarity changeable Duplex connectors.
- UK manufactured and tested in a controlled factory environment providing consistent network performance.
- Supplied with Return Loss Test data.
- Low smoke zero halogen (LSZH) cable in multiple colour
- CPR Euroclass Eca and high flame retardant Cca-s1a,d1,a1 versions.
- Individually bagged and labelled.
** CPR Cable EuroClass
CPR EuroClasses have standardised regulations across Europe and rate how cable reacts to fire spread, heat release, smoke production, acid gas production and flaming droplets. Standard ZIP Cord Flat Ruggedised Patch leads available in CPR Eca or high flame retardent Cca-s1a,d1,a1. See the xSiCute guide to CPR EuroClasses.