Different Types of Fiber Pigtail


Fiber pigtail cables provide a fast way to make factory terminations in the field. Factory terminated pigtails can easily be fused or mechanically spliced to an existing fiber line.

The same as fiber optical connectors, fiber pigtail is also available with various types. The following is just some of them.

Waterproof Fiber Pigtails: Fiber optic waterproof pigtails can be used in harsh environment. It is mainly used in outdoor connection of the optical transmitter. Waterproof fiber pigtail is designed with a stainless steel strengthened waterproof unit and armored outdoor PE jacketed cables. Usually, single-mode waterproof pigtails are available with 2, 4, 6, 8 and 12 cords. Besides, there are several advantages of this kind of fiber pigtail, such as good reliability and stability, excellent water-resistance performance, applicable for FC, SC, ST, and LC connectors, simple installation, etc.

Ribbon Fan-out Pigtails: Ribbon fan-out patch cord provide a stable and reliable connection for single mode fiber. And it is suitable for FC, SC, ST, LC connectors, ODF application, optical fiber communication systems, computer networks, optical access networks, and test equipment.

Bunch Pigtails: Bunch pigtails are 4, 6, 8, 12, 24, 48pk options, and with 900 micron buffer are ready for splicing. Each fiber strand in the kit has a color-coded buffer for easy identification and the colors are industry standard, terminated on one end with LC or SC, ST, FC connectors. Connectors are ceramic with Ultra PC (UPC) finish. Each cable comes with test results and a lifetime guarantee.

Armored Pigtails: Fiber Optic armored pigtail are with stainless steel tube inside the outer jacket to protect the central unit of the cable. So they will not get damage even they are stepped by an adult and bit by rodents. Generally, armored fiber pigtails are simplex and with 4, 6, 8, 12, 24, 48pk options, terminated on one end with LC, SC, ST, or FC connectors.