What are the interface and structure of the fiber optic adapter?

- Sep 14, 2020-

What is a fiber optic adapter?

The fiber optic adapter is also called a flange or fiber optic connector. Its main function is to connect two fiber optic connectors in the fiber optic wiring system. It is usually assembled on various adapter panels and chassis. Important optical fiber connection components, widely used in CATV, LANs, Video transmission,Telecommunication network and FTTH fiber to the home.

Conventional fiber optic adapters are divided into two types: with flange and without flange. The fiber adapter without flange can be directly stuck on the panel or tray, while the fiber adapter with flange needs to be fixed with screws.


What are the interface types of fiber optic adapters?

There are many types of fiber optic adapter interfaces, as shown in the figure below.

Among all the interface types, the application of fiber optic adapters with SC and FC interfaces is relatively more extensive.


What is the structure of the fiber optic adapter?

Take the common LC-LC duplex fiber optic adapter as an example. It is made of corrosion-resistant plastic, has good corrosion resistance and internal shading, and is made of stainless steel clips, full flanges, dust plugs and high-precision ceramic sleeves. The pipe and other components can ensure that the two connectors are accurately connected while reducing the loss as much as possible.


What is the difference between a fiber optic adapter and a fiber coupler?

The design of the fiber optic adapter is very compact, and it is a bridge between two cables with the same interface or two cables with different interfaces.

The fiber optic adapters and fiber couplers mainly lie in the connector types at both ends. Generally, if the two cables to be connected have the same type of connectors, they are called optical fiber couplers, and if the two cables to be connected have different connectors, they are called optical fiber adapters.


What are the advantages of OPTICO fiber optic adapters?


1. Highly protective dust plug

2. Connect optical cable + convenient and simple

3. High precision ceramic casing

4. Compact design and easy to operate


OPTICO can provide a large number of high matching and conversion adapters, including special male-to-female conversion fiber optic adapters, which have the advantages of low insertion loss, good interchangeability, good repeatability, high temperature resistance, acid and alkali resistance, and stable performance.

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