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How to choose the right fiber optic adapters for fiber transcievers

How to choose the right fiber optic adapters for fiber transcievers


Fiber optic adapters are used to provide a cable to cable or cable to equipment fiber optic connection. They come in versions to connect single fibers together (simplex), two fibers together (duplex), or sometimes four fibers together (quad). We supply a wide range of mating sleeves and hybrid adapters, including special male to female hybrid fiber optic adaptor with single-mode or multi-mode.
 
Adapters are designed for multimode or singlemode cables. The singlemode adapters offer more precise alignment of the tips of the connectors (ferrules). It is ok to use singlemode adapters to connect multimode cables, When connecting two multimode fibers, you should always make sure they are the same core diameter (50/125 or 62.5/125). A mismatch here will cause attenuation in one direction (where the larger fiber is transmitting light into the smaller fiber). but you should not use multimode adapters to connect singlemode cables. This can cause misalignment of the small singlemode fibers and loss of signal strength (attenuation).

Fiber optic adapters are typically connecting cables with similiar connectors (SC to SC, LC to LC, etc.). Most adapters are female on both ends, to connect two cables. Some are male-female, which typically plug into a port on a piece of equipment. This then allows the port to accept a different connector than for which it was originally designed. Some adapters, called "hybrid", accept different types of connectors (ST to SC, LC to SC, etc.). When the connectors have differing ferrule sizes (1.25mm to 2.5mm), as found in LC to SC adapters, the adapters are significantly more expensive because of a more complicated design/manufacturing process.

For more details about Rollball's fiber optic adapters, please just open the url:http://sfpoutlet.com/c/fiber-optic-adapter_0435.  For any questions, please feel free to live chat or email to sales@rollball.com.cn.
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