Tripp Lite
1111 W. 35th Street
Chicago, IL 60609
+1 (773) 869-1774
+1 (773) 869-1329

Fiber Optic Mode Conditioning Patch Cable (SC/LC), 5M (16 ft.)

  • Converts Singelemode SC GBIC to Multimode LC Patch Panel
  • 62.5/125 and 8.3/125
  • Run 1000Base-LX Gigabit Ethernet over MMF by offsetting signal loss

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    Tripp Lites Mode Conditioning Cables are designed for use in Gigabit Ethernet 1000BASE-LX applications. N424 series cables convert a Singlemode SC GBIC to an LC Multimode patch bay. They are fully compliant with IEEE 802.3z application standards. Mode Conditioning Cables are needed in applications where new high-speed Gigabit 1000BASE-LX routers and switches are being deployed into existing Multimode plants. The need for this patch cord is due to the single-mode launch nature of the -LX or long-wave (1300 nm) transceiver modules used for Gigabit Ethernet. Launching a single-mode laser into the center of a multimode fiber can cause multiple signals to be generated that confuses the receiver at the other end of the fiber. These multiple signals, caused by Differential Mode Delay (DMD) effects, severely limit the cable distance lengths for operating Gigabit Ethernet. A mode conditioning patch cord eliminates these multiple signals by allowing the single-mode launch to be offset away from the center of a multimode fiber.


    • Use SC GBIC Singlemode Transceivers on Multimode Fiber Backbones with LC patch bays
    • 62.5/125 and 8.3/125
    • Offsets the Singlemode Laser launch from the center of a Multimode fiber
    • Available in a variety of connector combinations

    Package Includes

    • SC / Mode Conditioning to LC Fiber Optic Patch Cable, 5M ( 16-ft. )
    RoHS compliant


    UPC Code037332127266
    Clad Diameter125 micron; 125 micorn
    Core Diameter62.5 micron; 8.3 micron
    Number of Fibers2
    Cable Length (ft.)16.4
    Cable Length (in.)196.9
    Cable Jacket RatingLSZH
    ColorOrange; Yellow
    Shipping Dimensions (hwd / in.)9.00 x 7.00 x 0.50
    Shipping Weight (lbs.)0.16
    Side A - Connector 1LC DUPLEX (MALE)
    Side B - Connector 1SC DUPLEX (MALE)
    TechnologyMode Conditioning
    Push/Pull TabsNo
    Product Warranty Period (Worldwide)Lifetime limited warranty

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    Tripp Lite
    1111 West 35th Street
    Chicago, Illinois 60609
    United States

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