This fiber optic cable is our pick for creating inexpensive fiber links. It comprises a single 960µm PMMA core with a fluorinated polymer cladding that brings it to 1000µm, and finally a polyethylene jacket that measures 2.2mm in diameter. It is easily cut with a pair of sharp scissors. The cut end requires no polishing in most applications. When cutting the cable, make the cut as perpendicular to the end as possible to create a flat optical surface. There is no need to “strip” any part of the jacket, simply cut it flush with the core.
This cable works perfectly with our Industrial Fiber Optics products, such as the Serial Fiber Modem. To insert the cable into the module, first loosen the locking nut and then simply push the cut end of the fiber cable as far into the module as possible. After inserting the cable, tighten the locking nut “finger-tight,” so that the cable cannot easily be tugged free from the module. Careful not to over-tighten the locking nut, as the plastic threads are easy to damage.
This cable is sold in 1 meter lengths.