An endoscope is a type of fiber-optic cable that enables the imaging and viewing of the internal structures of an object or patient. Endoscopes are typically used in medical and industrial applications, such as inspecting and diagnosing the inside of a patient’s body or the inside of a pipe or other industrial device. Endoscopes are also used in the automotive and aerospace industries for inspecting electrical or mechanical parts.
Endoscopes are composed of a bundle of optical fibers, which allow light to enter one end and be transmitted through the bundle to the other end. The light is then focused and projected onto a viewing device. Endoscopes are available in a variety of sizes, shapes, and lengths, and are typically constructed from stainless steel, glass, or plastic.
The endoscope is connected to the viewing device via a cable, which carries the image from the endoscope to the monitor. The cable can be either a single-fiber or a multi-fiber, depending on the application. Single-fiber cables are usually used in medical applications, while multi-fiber cables are used in industrial applications.
The endoscope cable typically connects to a device that controls the endoscope’s movements and provides power. This device is usually a control box, which is connected to a source of power and contains the control electronics and a display. The control box is usually connected to the endoscope cable via a connector.
Endoscope cables are designed to be flexible and durable, and to withstand the rigors of medical and industrial applications. They are typically constructed from a variety of materials, including PVC, polyurethane, and fiberglass. The cable also typically includes a strain relief, which helps to protect the cable from damage due to bending and twisting. Endoscope cables are also typically shielded to protect the signal from interference.