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Fibre Optic Pigtails

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Fibre optic pigtails are utilised in terminating optical fibres either by fusion or mechanical splicing. They are available in various fibre counts and construction styles including coloured 900µm tight buffered fibre, cord style, 12 fibre round mini high density cable or tight buffered multi-fibre riser/breakout cable.

Pigtails are manufactured with either multimode or single mode fibre and terminated with a range of connectors including SC, SC/APC, LC, LC/APC, FC, FC/APC, ST and MTRJ. Other connector types are also available on request.

Features & Benefits


Machine polishing ensures highest quality connector terminations and performance
Low insertion and return loss for reliable network performance
Traceable, standards based testing procedures
Geometry compliant connector endfaces, defect and contamination free
Prompt ex-stock or custom manufacture turnaround and delivery
High quality 900µm tight buffered fibre
Soft PVC fibre buffer with less residual memory for ease of stripping, splicing, management and neater looming
High quality coloured buffer is easy to identify in all lighting conditions
Round mini high density cable
Neat and efficient handling of high density applications as pigtail contains 12 x 250µm fibres with an outer diameter (OD) of only 3mm
Cord style or tight buffered multi-fibre cable
Added mechanical protection through use of 2 and 3mm simplex cord style cables or multi-fibre riser/breakout style cables


Termination of optical networks via fusion or mechanical splicing
Testing of optical devices
Cable acceptance testing



Pigtail types and fibre counts
Coloured 900µm tight buffered fibre - coloured packs of 6 or 12
Cord style cable – simplex 2 or 3mm
Round mini high density cable (3mm OD) – 12 fibres
Tight buffered riser/breakout cable – 2 to 144 fibres depending on cable type
Ribbon cable – 12 fibres
Fibre types
9/125µm singlemode OS1/2
9/125µm singlemode OS1/2 Bend-Insensitive Fibre (BIF)
50/125µm multimode OM3
50/125µm multimode OM4
62.5/125µm multimode OM1
Buffer colours
Blue, orange, green, brown, slate, white, red, black, yellow, violet, rose and aqua
Sheath/cord colours
Aqua, orange, yellow, black
Other colours available on request
Connector types
SC, SC/APC, LC, LC Low Loss OM3/OM4, LC/APC, FC, FC/APC, ST, MTRJ (duplex pigtail)
Others available on request