MTP/MPO cables are composed of MTP/MPO connectors and fiber optic cables, other connectors such as LC may also be found in some kinds of MTP/MPO cables. The fiber cables used are generally OM3 and OM4, which are laser optimized multi-mode optical fibers. It is important to have an overall understanding of MTP/MPO connectors (known as multi-fiber push-on and also as multi-path push-on).
|Connector Type||End surface type||Fiber type||Fiber count||Polarity|
Never connect a female to a female or a male to a male. It should be connected with a male and a female as stated above. With a female-to-female connection, the fiber cores of the two connectors will not be at the exact same height because the guide pins are missing. That will lead to losses in performance. A male-to-male connection has even more disastrous results. There the guide pins hit against guide pins so no contact is established. This can also damage the connectors.Never dismantle a MPO connector. The pins are difficult to detach from a MPO connector and the fibers might break in the process. In addition, the warranty becomes null and void if you open the connector housing.
|MPO Connector MPO||Standard Loss SM Connector||Low Loss SM Connector||Standard Loss MM Connector||Low Loss MM Connector|
|Durability(dB)||<0.20dB (500 Matings, per EIA-455-21A)|
|Tensile Strength(dB)||≤0.3 (Max 66N)|
|Temperature Cycle(dB)||≤0.5 (-40~+75°C, 21 Cycles)|