LC Uniboot Fiber Patch Cable—An Effective Solution for Easier Cable Management

As the continuous advancement of networking technology, data center is required to accommodate more high-density and high-speed cables to satisfy the increasing demand for faster data transmission. However, this posts an urgent issue for managing those massive high-density cables in such limited space. Many vendors have put forward various solution to this problem, and today, I’d like to introduce a more favorable high-density cabling solution—LC uniboot fiber patch cable (shown in the following image). It is an optimum alternative for easier cable management, designed to deliver maximum connectivity performance.

uniboot LC fiber patch cable

Main Features of Uniboot LC Fiber Patch Cable

As we all know, LC fiber optic connectors can support higher density and better performance in various environments than other connectors, making it a reliable and popular choice for many applications. That is also the reason why uniboot fiber patch cable is terminated with specially designed LC connectors. And uniboot LC fiber patch cable has several unique features illustrated in the following text.

Easier Polarity Reversal

Changing polarity of a traditional duplex LC LC fiber patch cable could be a headache to many data center managers, especially in high density cabling environments. And for traditional LC duplex patch cable polarity changing, additional tools and fiber re-terminating are usually required, resulting in a waste of time and money. Furthermore, you should be highly concentrated, when changing polarity for a standard LC patch cord. Otherwise a minor mistake could cause various faults. However, with the appearance of uniboot LC fiber patch cable, the polarity reversal becomes easier. Uniboot LC patch cable with a finger latch release, eliminates the need for tools when making the polarity change. It is color-coded and labeled “A” and “B” to provide visual references when making a polarity flip. Throughout the market, there are two basic types of design principle used in LC uniboot patch cord for polarity reversal (see in the following picture).

LC-uniboot-polarity-reversal

Cable Congestion Reduction

Traditional LC duplex patch cable usually uses a two-cable design with two fibers separately enclosing in two different cables, which is terminated with a standard duplex LC connectors at both ends, but uniboot LC fiber patch cable utilizes a special “round duplex” cable that allows duplex transmission within a single 3mm or 2.4mm cable. Thus, this uniboot LC patch cord can reduce cable management space by cutting down the cable count up to 50% compared with the standard LC duplex patch cords.

Uniboot LC Fiber Patch Cables on the Market

As we have mentioned above, there are two commonly used versions of LC uniboot fiber patch cables polarity reversal steps. One is switching the A and B positions of the patch cord, the other is rotating connector 180 degree to exchange the position. Based on these two design principles, there are a variety of uniboot LC patch cables on the market. In type one, the early uniboot LC patch cords requires stop-ring and kevlar crimp sleeve for the best cable retention support, but now, switchable uniboot LC patch cables with more convenient design have launched to the market. Moreover, uniboot fiber patch cable with push-plug tab has already been available on the market. This little change can make easier finger access and quicker latch release available, and it can also help to connect or disconnect a single fiber patch cable without affecting other surrounding links.

Summary

With the advantages of easier polarity reversal and cable congestion reduction, there is no doubt that uniboot LC fiber patch cable is the most favorable solution to address the increasing demand for more high-density cables in a given space. FS.COM provides different kinds of uniboot fiber patch cables in different cable lengths, different cable jackets, and different fiber modes, etc. Besides, we also have plenty of traditional LC duplex patch cables in stock. If you want to know more, please visit FS.COM.

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