Fiber optics - color coding

Fiber optic cables are typically color coded to indicate the type of cables used.

  • For patch cords, the cable jacket, as well as the connector, have specific colors to indicate the type of cable.
  • For cables with multiple fibers in them, a colorful bundle of tubes can be seen. Each colour provides an identification of each fiber to correctly connect them on both ends, but also to ensure that techs will perform the splicing as the cable has been designed.

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