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Breakout Cables Bundle Fan-out Fiber Optic Patch Cords?
Release Date: 2022-05-23

Breakout Cables Bundle Fan-out Bundle Fan-out Fiber Optic Patch Cords are designed for patch panels or cable ducts where space-saving is required. For cables that run from patch panels to equipment or patch panels to patch panels,the Fan-out Fiber Optic Patch Cords with either ribbon cables or distribution cables can save space for cable ducts.

Fan Out or BreakOut Kits are used when terminating fiber optic cables that are made with subunits that contain color coded bare fibers rather than tight buffered fibers. The bare fibers are inserted into the tubing so that connectors can be installed.


Breakout-style fiber optic cable (also called breakout cable or fan out cable), is an optical fiber cable containing several jacketed simplex optical fibers packaged together inside an outer jacket. This differs from distribution-style cable, in which tight-buffered fibers are bundled together, with only the outer cable jacket of the cable protecting them. The design of breakout-style cable adds strength for ruggedized drops, however the cable is larger and more expensive than distribution-style cable. Breakout cable is suitable for short riser and plenum applications and also for use in conduits, where a very simple cable run is planned to avoid the use of any splice box or spliced fiber pigtails.

Because each fiber is individually reinforced, the cable can be easily divided into individual fiber lines. Each simplex cable within the outer jacket may be broken out and then continue as a patch cable, for example in a fiber to the desk application in an office building. This enables connector termination without requiring special junctions, and can reduce or eliminate the need for fiber optic patch panels or an optical distribution frame. Breakout cable requires terminations to be done with simple connectors, which may be preferred for some situations. A more common solution today is the use of a fan-out kit that adds a jacket to the very fine strands of other cable types.

Bundle fan out patch cord (Multi cable fan out) are enormously valuable in speeding up the installation process, by eliminating the need for unnecessary splicing or terminations in the field.

Bundle fan out patch cord assemblies can be with various structures and connectors options. Bundle fan out patch cord assemblies are available in various fiber counts, with distribution cable or outside plant cable. Outside plant cable assemblies utilize end-blocking kits for water protection and fan out tubing for fiber ruggedizing, Distribution is 900un tight buffered and typically not ruggedized, depending on the application. While Bundle fan out patch cord assemblies are most often pigtail, patch cord (jumpers) are also available and provide numerous installation advantages.


Bundle fan out patch cord assemblies are a custom design product; cable length, jacket types and connectors are with many options. To easily identify the multiple fiber cables, 0.9mm cable itself are made with different colors, if 2mm or 3mm cable it will be put number label to identify. Pulling eyes are also available with the cable; pulling eye is small devices, which can be fastened to the cable and easily, pull it through duct or small space place. Long fiber optic cable assemblies are usually packed by plastic or wooden reels to protect it from damage.

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