This multimode OM3 fiber optic MPO trunk cable is made with Corning glass fiber and consists of a MPO/MTP female connector on both ends. It is used in high bandwidth datacenter applications connecting switches or MPO/MTP cassettes.
MPO Polarity, Method A vs. Method B
MPO/MTP cables can be configured in a number of different polarities, method A, method B or method C.
Method A would be considered straight through, position 1-1, 2-2, 3-3 etc.
Method B is considered cross over, position 1-12, 2-11, 3-10 etc.
Method C would be the least common and is considered a paired cross over, position 1-2, 2-1, 3-4, 4-3 etc.
Infinite Cables stocks method A and method B cables. Method C cables are available by special order. The diagrams below further highlight method A and method B polarities.
|Fiber Count||12 Fibers|
|Fiber Type||Multimode OM3 50/125 Micron|
|Glass Manufacturer||Corning Glass|
|Jacket Rating||Plenum (OFNP)|
|Connector A||1 - 12-Position MPO Female (no guide pins) Elite Connectors|
|Connector B||1 - 12-Position MPO/PC Female (no guide pins) Elite Connectors|
|Insertion Loss||≤0.35 dB|
|testing||100% IL, RL and Interferometer Tested|
|UL||UL Listed Cable|
|3ft - 1m||6ft - 2m||10ft - 3m||15ft - 5m||23ft - 7m||30ft - 10m||50ft - 15m||65ft - 20m||80ft - 25m||100ft - 30m||115ft - 35m||131ft - 40m||148ft - 45m||164ft - 50m|
|0.04 lbs||0.07 lbs||0.09 lbs||0.13 lbs||0.18 lbs||0.23 lbs||0.35 lbs||0.47 lbs||0.56 lbs||0.66 lbs||0.76 lbs||0.86 lbs||0.98 lbs||1.08 lbs|