In the past years,data center technologies and cabling structures have changed a lot ,driven by the growing bandwidth needs. “High density” apparently becomes a keyword of data center. To bring service to market quickly, data center has to install more and more fiber optic cables in given space, which makes cable management a growing problem. More and more new products and technologies have been invented to follow the trend of high density in data centers. It has become an urgent problem for data center managers to find a high density routing method which is easy to manage and save space. Here is a more advantageous high-density fiber routing solution, LC uniboot fiber cable, which is designed to solve the mentioned issues during high-density cabling.
LC Uniboot Fiber Patch Cable VS Standard LC Fiber Patch Cable
Compared with other fiber optic connectors, LC fiber connector has higher density and performance in most environments, making it a more and more popular choice in many applications. This is the termination of the uniboot fiber optic jumper with specially designed LC connectors that have been invented. LC uniboot fiber patch cable, with its unique structure, has The main differences between the LC uniboot patch cable and the standard LC fiber patch cable are noticeable. The following picture shows a LC uniboot patch cable (left) and a standard one (right) separately.
Less Cable Count to Cut Space Requirements
Standard LC duplex patch cables are usually designed with two cables, each of which is enclosed on two different cables, with standard duplex LC connectors on each end. The LC uniboot cable uses only one cable even though it has two fibers.It has a single boot in the duplex LC connector. The two fibers used for duplex transmission are firmly enclosed in a single cable, which can cut down the cable count up to 50% compared to traditional LC duplex fiber patch cords. The space requirement of cabling can be significantly reduced by LC uniboot fiber patch cable.
Easier Polarity Reversal to Increase Efficiency
Polarity changes for LC duplex fiber patch cable is very inconvenient, especially for high-density cable environments such as data centers. For traditional LC duplex patch cable polarity changing, additional tools and fiber cable re-terminating are usually required, which wastes both time and money. Sometimes, mishandling can cause all sorts of faults. LC, uniboot cable, polarity reversal is easier. Usually, without additional tools, polarity can be easily changed through a few simple steps. Currently, there are many different versions of the uniboot jumper LC. TThe polarity reversal of them might be different from each other. Two most commonly used versions of LC uniboot patch cables polarity reversal steps are shown in the following picture..