The MTP conversion cable is a versatile cabling system that is based on MTP products and offers greater flexibility compared to the MTP harness cable. Unlike the latter, the MTP conversion cable features MTP connectors on both ends and can be used to enhance the existing 24-fiber cabling system in various ways.
The 40/100G MTP conversion cable is particularly useful for eliminating wasted fibers in both 40G and 100G transmissions. Compared to separate conversion cassettes, using MTP conversion cables is more cost-effective and results in lower losses. This type of conversion cable features a 24-fiber MTP connector on one end and three 8-fiber MTP connectors on the other, allowing users to convert their 24-fiber backbone trunks into Base-8 connections, thereby achieving 40G rates with ease.
|Fiber Mode||OM4 50/125μm||Wavelength||850/1300nm|
|Glass Fiber||Multimode||Polish Type||UPC to UPC|
|Insertion Loss||0.35dB Typ.||Return Loss||≥20dB|
|Attenuation at 850nm||≤2.3dB/km||Attenuation at 1300nm||≤0.6dB/km|
|Cable Jacket||Plenum (OFNP)/LSZH||Minimum Bend Radius||7.5mm|
|Jacket OD||3.0mm||Breakout Length||0.5m|
|Installation Tensile Load||66N||Tensile Strength (Long/Short Term)||80/240N|
|Operating Temperature||-10 to 70°C (14 to 158℉)||Storage Temperature||-40 to 85°C (-40 to 185℉)|
Over the years, 12-fiber MTP connectors have been popular in backbone networks, but as optical transceivers have evolved, many now rely on only eight fibers for 40G/100G gigabit applications. The MTP conversion cable offers a low-loss alternative to conversion modules by allowing users to convert their existing MTP backbone cables to match their active equipment.
There are three main types of MTP conversion cable available: 1×2, 1×3, and 2×3. The 40G/100G MTP conversion cables can be used in various cabling applications, including connecting two 40G/100G switches using a 1X3 MTP conversion cable, a 24-fiber MTP trunk cable, and MTP adapter panels. This cabling solution reduces the number of fiber cables required and simplifies cable management in data centers. The cabling solution for 40G/100G conversion using a 1×2 MTP conversion cable is similar to that of the 1×3 MTP conversion cable.