Patch cable, also known as patch cord or patch lead, is the copper wire or fiber optic cable for the connection between one electronic or fiber device to another. It is often used for short range connection. There are different types of patch cable, each of them is distinguished in a specific color. For instance, the Multimode Fiber Patch Cable is usually in orange or grey and Single-mode Fiber Patch Cable in yellow. Patch cable is generally made from stranded sheathing in order to enable pliability to reduce the risk of breaking them when carrying or unplugging them.