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MPO (MTP) 40G PLR4 Singlemode Fibre Patch Cord

40GBASE-PLR4 MPO Fibre Cables

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MPO to MPO Patch Cables

For 40G PLR4 and 100G PLR4 (Polarity B)

MPO to MPO patch cables are mainly used to either connect between two QSFP+ (or QSFP28) transceivers or to connect MPO trunk cables to QSFP+ (QSFP28) ports. The MPO patch cables sold online here are for the first application.

Complete Connect also stock MPO patch cables for the second application but these are not offered online due to ensuring the right type of cable is supplied.

MPO patch cables with polarity B and with female (no pins) connectors on each end will enable a direct connection for SR4 transmission between two QSFP+ or QSFP28  type transceivers.

Complete Connect only use the high performing, low loss MT ELITE ferrule and housing and Corning Clearcurve glass so all our MPO patch cables come with guaranteed performance and compatibility. These MPO patch cables are part of our M400 Series and offer customers a complete network that supports both 40GBASE-PLR4 network and 100GBASE-PLR4.

Product Series M400 SR4
Polarity B – SR4 (40G/56G/100G)
Fibre Type OM4 (50/125)
Fibre Capacity 12
Glass Fibre Corning Clearcurve®
MPO Connector Type End 1 MTP® ELITE 12 fibre female
MPO Connector Type End 2 MTP® ELITE 12 fibre female
Insertion Loss across cable < 0.45 dB
Product Warranty 25 year fully covered
Made-to-Order Options
1. Fibre Type M404 Series – Singlemode (9/125) for 40GBASE-PLR4
2. Cable Type Single sheath 3.0mm
Dual sheath 4.5mm
3. MTP Connector Gender MTP female (no pins) to MTP female (no pins)
MTP male to MTP male (with pins)
MTP male (no pins) to MTP female (no pins)
4. Polarity 40G (B), A or C
5. Quick Release Tabs Optional
Compatibility with QSFP+ transceiver modules
  1. All QSFP+ 40GBase-PLR4 transceiver modules have ports with male connections (with guide pins). The MPO cable needs a female connector (no pins)
  2. Transceivers from the leading switch manufacturers such as CISCO, Juniper, Extreme, HP, Dell, Arista and Brocade all use an MT ferrule.
  3. All Complete Connect MPO patch cables use the MT Elite ferrule within the MTP 12 fibre connector. This provides the best optical connection with all major QSFP+ transceivers. Some MPO connectors wont perform as well.
Cleaning MPO cables and transceiver ports
  1. Complete Connect recommend using an IBC Branded MPO/MTP cleaning tool for cleaning all MPO cables and QSFP+ transceiver ports.
  2. Complete Connect will supply this free of charge on orders of four or more 40G cables
Maximum transmission distances
  1. The IEEE standard states that 400G can be transmitted at the following distances: OM3 less than 100m; OM4 less than 150m.
Testing using Loopback adaptor cables
  1. 40G loopback cables can be used to test individual components or networks.

M404 Series – Singelmode Patch Cables: Total length – 1m, 2m, 3m, 5m or 10m

1. Fibre Type M404 Series – Singlemode (9/125) for 40GBASE-PLR4 or 100GBASE-PLR4
2. Cable Type Single sheath 3.0mm
3. Connector Gender MTP female (no pins) to MTP female (no pins)
4. Total Length 1m, 2m, 3m, 5m and 10m
5. Polarity B – PLR4 (40G/56G/100G)
Looking for QSFP+ to QSFP+ Direct Attach Copper (DAC) Cables
QSFP28 QSFP28 100G direct attach copper DAC Cable

Applications of MPO patch cables

Direct QSFP+ to QSFP+
Direct QSFP28 to QSFP28
Patch to 40G trunks
Patch PLR4 100G trunks
40G or 100G PLR4 cross connects

Key Features

MTP® ELITE® low loss connectors
Corning® ClearCurve® glass
Tight bend radius cable construction
Dual sheath option

Why choose our MPO Patch Cords?

Dual wavelength testing
MTP ELITE Connector and MT Ferrule
Small diameter, light cable construction
Supplied from the UK
The Complete Connect Triple lock – Price Match / Compatibility / Warranty

MPO to MPO Patch Cable Technical Drawings
MPO to MPO Patch Cable: Standard Stocked Cable
qsfp+ 40G MTP fibre patch cable
MPO to MPO Patch Cable Polarity B PLR4 40G/100G
Polarity B for SR4 40G Patch Cable
MPO Patch Cable: Single Sheath Cable Construction
12 fibre micro core loose tube cable
MPO Patch Cable: Dual Sheath Cable Construction
12 fibre micro core loose tube cable dual sheath
Typical Applications of MPO Patch Cables: 40G to 100G
40GBASE and 100GBASE Direct Connect

Directly connect two 40GBASE ports together using an SR4 patch or trunk cable

MPO MTP Patch Cord OM3

Complete Connect 40G (QSFP+) Optical Transceiver

SR4 850nm – MPO Interface

MPO Patch Cable: Type M400 Series SR4

OM3 or OM4 for SR4
Singlemode for PLR4 or LR4 (PSM)

Complete Connect 40G (QSFP+) Optical Transceiver

SR4 850nm – MPO Interface

MPO MTP Trunk Cable 40G network

Complete Connect 40G (QSFP+) Optical Transceiver

SR4 850nm – MPO Interface

MPO Patch Cable: Type M400 Series SR4

OM3 or OM4 for SR4
Singlemode for PLR4 or LR4 (PSM)

Complete Connect MTP Adaptor Plates

For Key up / Key down adaptors / couplers

Optical and Physical Specifications
MTP Multimode ELITE Singlemode Connector

Complete Connect only use the MTP connector with the ELITE low loss UPC ferrule. Universally compatible with all transceivers and other cabling systems.

Connector Housing Yellow
Ferrule MT ELITE
Typical Insertion Loss 0.10 dB (average)
Maximum Insertion Loss 0.35 dB (Max)
Physical Specification
Single Sheath Dual Sheath
Weight kg/Km 8 23
Outer Diameter 3.0mm 4.5mm
Sheath Wall Thickness (nominal ave. mm) 0.55mm Inner 0.55mm, outer 0.45mm
Sheath Wall Thickness (minimum mm) 0.48mm Inner 0.48mm, outer 0.35mm
Maximum pull force 300 N 1000 N
Transport and storage – 25 °C to + 70 °C – 25 °C to + 70 °C
Installation – 5 °C to + 50 °C – 5 °C to + 50 °C
Installed – 10 °C to + 70 °C – 10 °C to + 70 °C
Minimum Bend Radius (installed) 10 x outside diameter 10 x outside diameter
Minimum Bend Radius (installation) 15 x outside diameter 15 x outside diameter
Maximum Crush Resistant (long term) 150 N/dm 300 N/dm
Jacket Colour Singlemode – Yellow Singlemode – Yellow
Construction
Single Sheath Dual Sheath
Design Twelve 250um fibres with aramid yarn strain relief
Single sheath
Twelve 250um fibres with aramid yarn strain relief
Dual sheath separated by aramid yarn strain relief
Construction Dry Loose Tube (no gel) Dry Loose Tube (no gel)
Sheath Properties LSZH – Halogen free, flame retardant LSZH – Halogen free, flame retardant
Application Indoor, cable trays and ducting Indoor, cable trays and ducting
Fire Performance
Flame Retardancy acc. IEC 60332-1-2 and IEC 60332-3-22 Cat. A
Smoke Density acc. IEC 61034
Halogen-free acc. IEC 60754-1
Acidity of Combustion Gases acc. IEC 60754-2
Cable Design
Singlemode OS2
(9/125)
Optical Core 9.2μm +/- 0.4μm diameter
Optical Claddinng 125μm +/- 0.7μm diameter
Primary Acrylate Coating 242μm +/- 10 to 15μm diameter
Core Concentricity 0.5μm
Optical Performance
Singlemode OS2 (9/125)
Attenuation Coefficient
dB/Km (installed)
1310nm ≤ 0.36 Max
1550nm ≤ 0.22 Max
Attenuation Coefficient
dB/Km (un-installed)
1310nm ≤ 0.36 Max
1550nm ≤ 0.22 Max
1625nm ≤ 0.20 Max
Overfill Launch Minimum
Bandwidth Mhz x Km
850nm ≥ 3500
1300nm ≥ 500
Commitment to Excellence

Complete Connect are committed to providing the highest quality performing products. This is achieved through

  • Sourcing the best components
  • Utilising the lastest fibre termination technology
  • Maintaining rigorous processes
Cable Standards

TIA/EIA-568-C.3 and ISO/IEC 11801

Connector Standard

MPO: IEC-61754-7, EIA/TIA-604-5
Compliant to Directive 2002/95/EC (RoHS) and REACH SvHC

LC: IEC-61754-20
SC: IEC-61754-14
IEC-60793

Creating A PLR4 Network

Using existing 10G standard fibre cabling and 40G

Complete Connect M400 Series 40G MTP to LC Duplex splitter cables enable a 40G connection between incumbent LC patch panels. Polarity is critical to ensure performance and can be managed through correct connection of the LC tails on the splitter cable to the panel.

Create a new 40G fibre cabling network

M400 Series 40G cabling will create a stand alone 40G network. Installed cabling can exactly match the requirement avoiding overspend and expansion is modular so future requirements are easily met.

Installation requires no specialist fibre cabling skills and is quick and error free. The polarity of the network is easily managed and the network can be installed at a convenient time.

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Using existing 10G MTP cabling and 40G

Complete Connect M400 Series MTP – LC Breakout/Splitter cables and MTP patch cables enable a 40G connection using incumbent 12 fibre MTP trunk cables. Typically, this involves the removal of MTP-LC cassette modules at one end and replacing these with MTP coupler plates.

The MTP-LC cassette modules can then be re-used in other areas of the network. Complete Connect M310 Series cables are compatible with cables from other manufacturers such as Corning Pre-tium EDGE, Systimax 360 or Panduit Quicknet so changing to Complete Connect M Series is straightforward.

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