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What are Aqua Fiber Optic Cables?

OM3 and OM4 Aqua Blue Multi Mode Fiber Optic Cables

According to the Fiber Optic Association, the aqua color on these cables indicates that they contain laser-optimized 50/125 fiber.

by Vikas Dayal • September 08, 2023

Fiber Optic Cables


According to the Fiber Optic Association, the aqua and blue jackets on fiber optic cable indicates that these cables contain laser-optimized multimode 50/125 fiber. 

In many of our previous blog posts, we’ve gone over some of the varieties of cables available on the market and how to determine the right one for your home or business. One of the most basic things to learn about fiber optic cables is that they’re color-coded to identify their purpose. For example: an orange cable jacket indicates that the cord is an OM1 or OM2 cable, while yellow identifies a cable as OS1, or Singlemode.

So what do fiber optic cables with aqua jackets tell us?

OM3 and OM4 Aqua Blue Multi Mode Fiber Optic Cables

Fiber optic cables use different “modes” to transmit the light signal. Single-mode cable uses a hair-thin core that transmits data through pulses of light along the cable. Phone, cable TV, and Internet signals usually use big bundles of single-mode fibers, which can carry signals longer distances before they need amplification.

Multi-mode fiber optic cable is bigger, and light can travel through it in various paths. These can’t carry signals as far as single mode fiber with its near-infinite bandwidth can, so they’re usually used to connect computer networks to each other.

Let's take a look at some of the OM3 and OM4 fiber optic cables available on Cables.com and learn what they can do for you. According to the Fiber Optic Association, the aqua color on these cables indicates that they contain laser-optimized 50/125 fiber. This makes our aqua fiber optic cables ideal for professional data center installations.

OM3 10 GB Fiber Optic Patch Cables

Our OM3 Fiber Optic Multi Mode Cables feature an aqua 50/125 riser-rated jacket and are fully compatible with both OM2 and OM4 fiber. With high quality duplex connectors on either end, these network cables are rated for transmitting signal up to 300 meters; namely, you can expect them to transmit at 40 GB up to 150 meters or 10 GB up to 100 meters. You can find our OM3 Fiber Optic Cables in a variety of connector configurations including LC to LC, LC to SC, LC to ST, and ST to ST. 

You can also find our OM3 Optical Fiber Cables with Plenum jackets, which meet fire codes for running in the wall or through ceilings. Their 2mm jacket makes them ideal for dense network switches in data racks!

Plenum LC to LC 10GB Aqua Fiber Optic Cable

OM4 40 GB Fiber Optic Patch Cables

While very similar to our OM3 multi mode fiber cables, our OM4 fiber cables can transmit 10 GB up to 550 meters, and 40 GB up to 150 meters. Again like our OM3 fiber optic patch cables, our OM4 cables are available in a wide variety of lengths with Duplex Aqua Jackets, in multimode varieties and designed for plenum-rated environments and installations. Depending on where you mean to install these multi mode fiber optic cables, you might consider purchasing our LC to LC OM4 Multimode Fiber Optic Cable with Flexible Boots. Featuring molded plastic boots meant to ensure that the connectors fit snugly in their receptacles, these boots can be bent up to 90 degrees on either end.

You can find our aqua OM4 multi mode fiber optic cable in the same configurations as our OM3 cables, like this OM4 SC to SC fiber cable

SC to SC OM4 40GB Duplex Multimode Fiber Optic Cable

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For further assistance on seeking out the custom cables and custom lengths that are right for you, use our unique online Cable Configuration tool. Have questions? We have answers! You can CONTACT US online or by phone at 631-617-5190, or toll free at 800-372-3725. We look forward to helping you identify the Cables.com fiber optic cables that are just what you need!

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