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Fiber optic adapters types

Posted on 24th Apr 2013 @ 10:28 AM

Fiber optic adapters are used to link fiber patch cables or fiber optic connectors. We supply various kinds of fiber optic adapters; Fiber optic adapter types including single mode and multimode, LC, SC, ST, MU, FC, MTRJ, E2000, SMA, etc. these fiber optic adapters are reliable performance and good prices.

Generally, ST adapter and FC adapter are metal body, LC, SC, MU, MTRJ, E2000 types are non-metal body. Single mode fiber optic adapters are with ceramic sleeves, multimode fiber optic adapters are bronze sleeves. You can also use ceramic sleeve fiber optic adapters to link multimode connectors.

The fiber optic adapters are many types because of the diversity of the connectors. There are female to female fiber adapters, and there are female to male type fiber adapters. If the fiber optic adapter is going to fit two different kinds of fiber connector, it is called hybrid fiber optic adapters, such as LC to SC hybrid adapter. Fiber optic adapters are simplex and duplex types.

Standard adapter
fiber optic adapters are used to link the fiber cables or devices. Usually they are female-to-female type, but there is also female to male type available. Typical good quality fiber optic adapters are with ceramic sleeves, sometimes people also use bronze sleeve for multimode fiber adapters.

Hybrid fiber adaptor
If the interface of the fiber optic adapter two ends is not same, we call it hybrid fiber optic adapters , such as SC female at one side, LC female at another side.

Bare fiber adaptor
Bare fiber adapters allow users to make fast connection of the bare fiber and the fiber optic equipment; bare fiber adaptors can be used in some emergency situation for urgent connection. Besides former standard and hybrid types, we offer bare fiber adaptor series.