Does OM2 fiber support 10G?

OM2 also has a suggested jacket color of orange. Its core size is 50µm instead of 62.5µm. It supports 10 Gigabit Ethernet at lengths up to 82 meters but is more commonly used for 1 Gigabit Ethernet applications.

What is difference between OM2 and OM3?

Both OM1 and Om2 utilizes an LED light source for transmission, however OM1 is commonly used for 100Mbps applications which OM2 is generally used for 1000Mbps applications. OM3 and OM3 share many features including an aqua colored jacket, a core size of 50um, and a data rate of 10GB at 850nm.

Can I use OM3 instead of OM2?

Equally, if an OM3 patch cord is connected to OM2 cable then the performance will still only be that of OM2. As such, there will be no problem in using an alternative product that has a higher performance than that required but a lower performing product should never be substituted for a higher performing one.

Can OM2 support 40G?

40G Ethernet Standard The following table illustrates the capabilities of different grades of multimode fibers (OM1, OM2, OM3 and OM4) to support different Ethernet applications. Only the laser optimized multimode fibers OM3 and OM4 are capable of supporting 40G Ethernet.

Is OM2 multimode?

Identified by ISO 11801 standard, multimode fiber optic cables can be classified into OM1 fiber, OM2 fiber, OM3 fiber, OM4 fiber and newly released OM5 fiber. The next part will compare these fibers from the side of core size, bandwidth, data rate, distance, color and optical source in details.

What type of fiber is needed for 10GB?

OM3 and OM4 are the laser-optimized multimode fibers, which can be used in 10GB network with a link length of 300m, 550m respectively. These types of optical cables can be also used on 40G/100G network utilizing a MTP/MPO connector. Cat6/Cat6a cables are the Copper Ethernet Network cables used for 10G network.

Should I use OM3 or OM4?

The real difference between OM3 and OM4 multimode cable is that OM4 provides a higher modal bandwidth–4700 MHz·km compared to 2000 MHz·km for OM3. This means that OM4 can transmit more information within the same distance.

Can you mix OM1 and OM3?

If you are removing OM1 cable and installing OM3 or OM4, then these can be used. They will work with the technology that is supported by OM1. However, you cannot mix and match OM1 with OM3 and OM4 due to the difference in the core sizes. It would be like mating up a garden hose with a fire hose.