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Jumper (Patch Cord)

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ARIA Technologies offers a complete line of simplex and duplex jumpers in singlemode and multimode configurations with Corning and Prysmian/Draka fiber that is manufactured to Telcordia GR326-CORE Issue 4 specifications.

ARIA jumpers meet or exceed all industry standards for singlemode and multimode fiber performance.

High Density Connectors Available

Endface Clarity, Insertion & Return Loss Testing

  • SC and LC uniboot connectors reduce fiber congestion

  • LC connectors with pull tabs ease connector insertion and removal

  • LC uniboot polarity switchable connectors reduce fiber congestion and provide polarity flexibility

Endface Clarity is the cleanliness and smoothness of the connector endface

Insertion Loss refers to the amount of optical power lost through a jumper

Return Loss refers to the optical power reflected at the connector toward the source

Endface Geometry Testing

Radius of curvature is the roundness of the ferrule’s endface
Fiber height is the height or depth that the fiber core protrudes or undercuts the ferrule endface
Apex offset is the distance between the highest point of the polished ferrule’s endface and the fiber’s axis

Testing Requirements

Endface Clarity
No scratches, pits, dirt, or oil at 400x magnification
Insertion Loss (dB)
0.20 Maximum, <0.15 Typical
MPO Insertion Loss (dB)
0.75 (Singlemode), 0.60 (Multimode), 0.35 (Elite)
Return Loss (dB)
<-55 (UPC Connectors), <-65 (APC)
Radius of Curvature (mm)
7 to 25 (UPC and MM Connectors), 5 to 12 (APC)
Fiber Height (nm)
±50 (UPC and MM Connectors), ±100 (APC)
Apex Offset (µm)
<50

Connector Examples

SC/UPC Duplex
LC/UPC Duplex with 19mm Boot
LC Duplex Multimode OM3
LC/UPC Simplex with 50° Angled Boot
ST Duplex Multimode OM2
SC/UPC Duplex Uniboot
LC/UPC Simplex with Flat Pull Tab
Uniboot LC Polarity Switchable with Pull Tab
LC/UPC Uniboot with Round Pull Tab
Uniboot LC Polarity Switchable

Switching the Polarity on the Uniboot LC Polarity Switchable Connector

Locate the areas shown above
Insert a small flathead screwdriver into the locations shown
Remove the connector lid, switch the connectors, and replace the lid

Switching the Polarity on the Uniboot LC Polarity Switchable Connector

Unlock Housing

Remove Housing

Rotate Clips 180 Degrees

Rotate Housing 180 Degrees
Install Housing
Lock housing

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All singlemode fiber optic cable assemblies provided by ARIA Technologies, Inc. are tested to: Telcordia GR-326 Issue 4 Specifications