Fibre Optic Adapters

What is a Fibre optic adapter?


RS Components offer a wide selection of fibre optic adapters. A fibre optic adapter is used to connect and align two fibre optic connectors together. They are used to bridge the gap between a cable to cable fibre connections and sometimes known as a mating sleeve or a hybrid adapter. They come in different connection variations, either, single, double or sometimes quad. This is commonly known as single-mode or multi-mode fibre cable connection.


How does it work?


Fibre optic connections can provide a more accurate alignment for the tips of the connectors rather than using traditional connection methods such as soldering.


Single-mode adapters offer more precise alignment and can also be used to connect multi-mode cables. Multi-mode adapters should not be used to connect single-mode cables as this can cause alignment problems resulting in a loss of signal strength.


The most important element of a fibre optic adapter is the alignment sleeve. Bronze sleeves tend to provide more durability with the precision not as good, ceramic sleeves provide better precision alignment with durability not as good. Bronze sleeves are typically used in multi-mode adapters where precision is not as important.


What different types are there?


There are many types of fibre optic adapters, the most common connectors available, SC-to-SC, ST-to-ST, or FC-to-FC–and different styles of connectors. The latter devices are referred as hybrid adapters and typically used to join ST and SC connectors.


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Description Price Connector Type Single/Multimode Simplex/Duplex Fibre Size Maximum Cable Diameter Colour Insertion Loss Housing Material Connector Type A Connector Type B Series Series Number
RS Stock No. 164-8094
Mfr. Part No.1-6457567-3
MYR26.781
Each (In a Box of 10)
units
LC to LC Multimode Duplex - - Blue - Plastic LC - - 6457567
RS Stock No. 536-7623
BrandRS PRO
MYR32.87
Each
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LC to LC Multimode Duplex - - Brown 0.1dB Phosphor Bronze LC LC - -
RS Stock No. 422-6010
BrandRS PRO
MYR15.24
Each
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ST to ST Multimode - - - - - Metal ST ST - -
RS Stock No. 773-8840
Mfr. Part No.NAO4SW-A
BrandNeutrik
MYR2,313.13
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PC to PC Single Mode Simplex - - Blue - - PC PC - -
RS Stock No. 788-4511
Mfr. Part No.6457567-7
MYR33.21
Each
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LC to LC Multimode Duplex - - Beige - Plastic LC - - 6457567
RS Stock No. 121-3956
BrandRS PRO
MYR42.40
Each
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LC to LC Multimode Duplex - - Beige 0.1dB Ceramic LC LC LC -
RS Stock No. 878-2460
Mfr. Part No.J68070A0001
MYR582.23
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LC Singlemode Duplex 125µm 9.5mm Black, Metal 0.5dB - LC LC TOC J68070A0001
RS Stock No. 788-4521
Mfr. Part No.1695790-4
BrandCOMMSCOPE
MYR84.94
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LC to LC Single Mode Duplex - - Blue - Plastic LC LC - -
RS Stock No. 907-5634
BrandRS PRO
MYR53.86
Each
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LC to LC Single Mode Duplex - - - - - LC LC FT -
RS Stock No. 536-7651
BrandRS PRO
MYR25.07
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SC to SC Single Mode Duplex - - Blue - - SC SC - -
RS Stock No. 536-7960
BrandRS PRO
MYR106.98
Each
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LC to LC Single Mode - - - Blue - Ceramic LC LC - -
RS Stock No. 161-4007
Mfr. Part No.6457567-7
MYR33.716
Each (In a Box of 10)
units
LC to LC Multimode Duplex - - Beige - Plastic LC - - 6457567
RS Stock No. 536-7695
BrandRS PRO
MYR34.38
Each
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ST to SC Multimode Duplex - - Beige - - ST SC - -
RS Stock No. 536-7639
BrandRS PRO
MYR27.59
Each
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MTRJ to MTRJ Multimode - - - Black - Phosphor Bronze MTJR MTJR - -
RS Stock No. 536-7819
BrandRS PRO
MYR8.74
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SC to SC Single Mode Simplex - - Green - Ceramic SC SC - -
RS Stock No. 878-2463
Mfr. Part No.J68071A0001
MYR350.26
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LC to LC Singlemode Duplex 125µm - Green, Metal 0.5dB Brass LC LC TOC J68071A0001
RS Stock No. 362-9424
Mfr. Part No.WFR-00028-02
MYR426.19
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SC to SC Multimode Duplex - - - - - SC SC - -
RS Stock No. 167-2690
Mfr. Part No.905-120-5000
MYR45.50
Each
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- - - - - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 788-4518
Mfr. Part No.1-6457567-3
MYR28.92
Each
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LC to LC Multimode Duplex - - Blue - Plastic LC - - 6457567
RS Stock No. 309-7760
Mfr. Part No.UN6332S
BrandNiebuhr
MYR2,607.85
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- - - 50/124 μm, 62.5/125 μm - - - - D-Sub 9 Pin D-Sub 9 Pin - -