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. 164-7480
Mfr. Part No.504021-1
BrandCOMMSCOPE
TWD267.90
Each (In a Box of 10)
units
ST to ST Multimode, Single Mode - - 7mm Silver - Zinc ST ST - -
RS Stock No. 830-0070
BrandRS PRO
TWD112.00
Each
units
Optical Jack - - - 8mm Black ≤ 2dB PVC Toslink 3.5mm Optical FM FM65
RS Stock No. 907-5634
BrandRS PRO
TWD370.00
Each
units
LC to LC Single Mode Duplex - - - - - LC LC FT -
RS Stock No. 206-5245
Mfr. Part No.J08081A0002
TWD462.00
Each
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T-ST Multimode, Single Mode Simplex 125µm 3mm Blue 0.4dB - T-ST T-ST T-ST J08081R0002
RS Stock No. 196-8374
Mfr. Part No.LC150-SCPC (MMF)
BrandTempo
TWD8,150.00
Each
units
LC to SC Single Mode Simplex - - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 362-9424
Mfr. Part No.WFR-00028-02
TWD2,738.00
Each
units
SC to SC Multimode Duplex - - - - - SC SC - -
RS Stock No. 196-8371
Mfr. Part No.LC500-SCAPC (SMF)
BrandTempo
TWD8,150.00
Each
units
LC to SC Single Mode Simplex - - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 167-2808
Mfr. Part No.953 120 5000
TWD251.00
Each
units
- Multimode, Single Mode Simplex - - Black - Polymer - - - -
RS Stock No. 878-2479
Mfr. Part No.J68071A0004
TWD4,088.00
Each
units
LC to LC Multimode, Single Mode Duplex 125µm - Blue, Metal 0.2 (Multimode) dB, 0.5 (Single Mode) dB Brass LC LC TOC J68071A0004
RS Stock No. 164-8094
Mfr. Part No.1-6457567-3
TWD261.10
Each (In a Box of 10)
units
LC to LC Multimode Duplex - - Blue - Plastic LC - - 6457567
RS Stock No. 536-7617
BrandRS PRO
TWD428.00
Each
units
LC to LC Single Mode Duplex - - Blue 0.1dB Ceramic LC LC - -
RS Stock No. 121-3955
BrandRS PRO
TWD301.00
Each
units
LC to LC Multimode Duplex - - Aqua 0.1dB Ceramic LC LC LC -
RS Stock No. 536-7566
BrandRS PRO
TWD87.00
Each
units
SC to SC Single Mode Simplex - - Blue - - SC SC - -
RS Stock No. 362-9418
Mfr. Part No.WFR-00010-02
TWD1,264.00
Each
units
ST to ST Multimode - - - Grey - Plastic ST ST 601 -
RS Stock No. 788-4511
Mfr. Part No.6457567-7
TWD273.00
Each
units
LC to LC Multimode Duplex - - Beige - Plastic LC - - 6457567
RS Stock No. 536-7976
BrandRS PRO
TWD2,407.00
Each
units
FC to Bare Fibre Multimode, Single Mode - 125µm - - 0.01dB - FC Bare Fibre - -
RS Stock No. 167-2864
Mfr. Part No.944 953 5300
TWD930.00
Each
units
FC to ST Multimode, Single Mode - - - - - - FC ST - -
RS Stock No. 874-1257
BrandRS PRO
TWD132.00
Each
units
- - - - - Black - Plastic - - - -
RS Stock No. 788-4518
Mfr. Part No.1-6457567-3
TWD273.00
Each
units
LC to LC Multimode Duplex - - Blue - Plastic LC - - 6457567
RS Stock No. 167-2870
Mfr. Part No.954 944 5000
TWD1,815.00
Each
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