Fiber Optic Cable Selector

Compare models and choose the right option for you.

In view of the increasing demand for bandwidth, low insertion loss, protection against twisting and crushing, better handling, flexibility and compactness, the interest for optical cable performance increases.

Black Box offers high-performance Fiber cables for all your needs. Use our Fiber Cable Selector Guide in order to help you select the right Fiber patch or bulk cable, providing you with a clear, concise overview information about fiber optic cables, so you can make an informed purchasing decision.

Fiber Patch Cable

BrandFiber TypePVC with
Standard Boots
PVC with
Key Locking Boots
PVC with
Secure Locking
Boots
PVC with
Secure/Key Locking
Boots
PlenumLSZH
ColoredOM1 62.5-Micron
Duplex Multimode
FOCMR62   FOCMP62FOLZH62
OM2 50-Micron
Duplex Multimode
FOCMR50   FOCMP50FOLZH50
OM3 50-Micron
Duplex Multimode
FOCMR10   FOCMP10FOLZH10
OM4 50-Micron
Duplex Multimode
FOCMRM4   FOCMPM4FOLZHM4
OS2 9-Micron
Single-Mode
FOCMRSM   FOCMPSMFOLZHSM
ConnectOM1 62.5-Micron
Duplex Multimode
FO625     
OM2 50-Micron
Duplex Multimode
FO50     
OM3 50-Micron
Duplex Multimode
FO10G     
OS2 9-Micron
Single-Mode
FOSM     
PremiumOM1 62.5-Micron
Duplex Multimode
EFN110     
OM2 50-Micron
Duplex Multimode
EFN602x     
OM3 50-Micron
Duplex Multimode
EFNT010     
OS2 9-Micron
Single-Mode
EFN310     
LockPortOM1 62.5-Micron
Duplex Multimode
 FOR-KL-62FOR-SL-62FOR-SK-62  
OM2 50-Micron
Duplex Multimode
 FOR-KL-50FOR-SL-50FOR-SK-50  
OM3 50-Micron
Duplex Multimode
 FOR-KL-10FOR-SL-10FOR-SK-10  
OS2 9-Micron
Single-Mode
 FOR-KL-SMFOR-SL-SMFOR-SK-SM  

Fiber Bulk Cable

StyleFiber TypePVCPlenumArmoredCorrugated Steel
Indoor
Distribution
OM1 62.5-Micron MultimodeFOBC45-INM1-OR-XXFFOBC55-INM1-OR-XXFFOBC35-INAM1-OR-XXF 
OM3 50-Micron MultimodeFOBC45-INM3-AQ-XXFFOBC55-INM3-AQ-XXFFOBC35-INAM3-AQ-XXF 
OM4 50-Micron MultimodeFOBC45-INM4-AQ-XXFFOBC55-INM4-AQ-XXF  
OS2 9-Micron Single-ModeFOBC45-INSM-YL-XXFFOBC55-INSM-YL-XXFFOBC35-INASM-YL-XXF 
Indoor
Zip-Cord
OM1 62.5-Micron MultimodeFOBC45-ZPM1-OR-02FFOBC55-ZPM1-OR-02F  
OM3 50-Micron MultimodeFOBC45-ZPM3-AQ-02FFOBC55-ZPM3-AQ-02F  
OM4 50-Micron MultimodeFOBC45-ZPM4-AQ-02FFOBC55-ZPM4-AQ-02F  
OS2 9-Micron Single-ModeFOBC45-ZPSM-YL-02FFOBC55-ZPSM-YL-02F  
Indoor/Outdoor
Distribution
OM1 62.5-Micron Multimode FOBC55-IOM1-BK-XXFFOBC35-IOAM1-BK-XXF 
OM3 50-Micron Multimode FOBC55-IOM3-BK-XXFFOBC35-IOAM3-BK-XXF 
OM4 50-Micron Multimode FOBC55-IOM4-BK-XXF  
OS2 9-Micron Single-Mode FOBC55-IOSM-BK-XXFFOBC35-IOASM-BK-XXF 
Outdoor
Loose-Tube
OM1 62.5-Micron Multimode   FOBC35-ODAM1-BK-XXF

What you need to know about the optical fiber-types/fiber classification

The TIA designated a fiber classification based on the international standard ISO/IEC 11801. This nomenclature uses the prefix "OM" for optical multi-mode and a number for the different minimum modal bandwidth requirements. Optical Single-mode is indicated by the prefix "OS" and a number for indoor or outdoor usage.

The following table lists the classes with recommended maximum link lengths.

OF TypeCore diameterWavelengthAttenuation limitIndicative Link Length per cable piece by speedJacket Color Code
    100Mbps1Gbps10Gbps40Gbps100Gbps 
OM1 Multimode62.5µm850nm4.0 dB/km550m27533mnot
specified
not
specified
orange
OM1 Multimode 1300nm1.5 dB/km2km550m300mnot
specified
not
specified
orange
OM2 Multimode50µm850nm3.5 dB/km550m550m82mnot
specified
not
specified
orange
OM2 Multimode 1300nm1.5 dB/km2km550m300mnot
specified
not
specified
orange
OM3 Multimode50µm850nm3.5 dB/km550m1km300m100m100maqua
OM3 Multimode 1300nm1.5 dB/km2km550m300mnot
specified
not
specified
aqua
OM4 Multimode50µm850nm2.5 dB/km550m1.1km400m150m150maqua
OM4 Multimode 1300nm0.8 dB/km2km550m10kmnot
specified
not
specified
aqua
OS1/OS2 Single-Mode9µm1310nm1.0 dB/km10km5km10km10/30km10/30kmyellow

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