MPO/MTP Cable Assemblies

These cable assemblies are typically connectorized using 12-fiber or 24-fiber micro-distribution cables (OM3 or OM4) and 12-fiber or 24-fiber MPO connectors. MPO connectors can be offered with alignment pins (MALE) or no pins (FEMALE). In order to mate two MPO/MTP connectors together through an adapter, one connector must have male pins and the other must be without pins. Cables can be made as MPO-MPO patchcords or as MPO fanouts where one side of the cable assembly is terminated with an MPO connector while the other side has individual single fiber connectors (LC, SC, FC, ST).

The most common wiring scheme for a MPO-MPO patchcord is a straight through arrangement where fiber #1 from one connector is connected to fiber #1 on the other connector, fiber #2 to fiber #2, and so on. This wiring arrangement will produce a patchcord where one connector has its mating key UP and the opposite connector will have its mating key DOWN. This common arrangement is referred to as a “straight – key up, key down” MPO/MTP patchcord. Other wiring arrangements can be offered like “reversed”, “pairs flipped”, or any other per the desires of the customer.

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Click here to see the 3 different Standard Polarity Methods for 12-fiber MPO/MTP patchcords. Click here to see the most common polarity method for a 24-fiber MPO/MTP patchcord.


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