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
SGD11.592
Each (In a Box of 10)
units
ST to ST Multimode, Single Mode - - 7mm Silver - Zinc ST ST - -
RS Stock No. 536-7617
BrandRS PRO
SGD18.69
Each
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LC to LC Single Mode Duplex - - Blue 0.1dB Ceramic LC LC - -
RS Stock No. 536-7752
BrandRS PRO
SGD4.44
Each
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ST to ST Single Mode Simplex - - - 0.1dB Ceramic ST ST - -
RS Stock No. 830-0070
BrandRS PRO
SGD5.30
Each
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Optical Jack - - - 8mm Black ≤ 2dB PVC Toslink 3.5mm Optical FM FM65
RS Stock No. 536-7718
BrandRS PRO
SGD6.45
Each
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FC to FC Single Mode Simplex - - White - Ceramic FC FC - -
RS Stock No. 121-3951
BrandRS PRO
SGD3.87
Each
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FC to FC Multimode - - - - 0.15dB Metal FC FC - -
RS Stock No. 536-7960
BrandRS PRO
SGD31.63
Each
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LC to LC Single Mode - - - Blue - Ceramic LC LC - -
RS Stock No. 782-7593
Mfr. Part No.501381-1
BrandCOMMSCOPE
SGD6.55
Each
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ST Multimode Simplex - 7.04mm - - - ST ST 501381 501381-1
RS Stock No. 422-6032
BrandRS PRO
SGD14.88
Each
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ST to SC Multimode, Single Mode Duplex - - Blue - - ST SC - -
RS Stock No. 536-7768
BrandRS PRO
SGD3.55
Each
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ST to ST Multimode Simplex - 7mm Black - Phosphor Bronze ST ST - -
RS Stock No. 536-7566
BrandRS PRO
SGD4.20
Each
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SC to SC Single Mode Simplex - - Blue - - SC SC - -
RS Stock No. 422-6010
BrandRS PRO
SGD4.66
Each
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ST to ST Multimode - - - - - Metal ST ST - -
RS Stock No. 384-9000
Mfr. Part No.LC-120-5200U
SGD117.63
Each
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LC to LC Single Mode Duplex 1.55mm - Blue - - LC LC LC -
RS Stock No. 822-3251
Mfr. Part No.106152-0100
BrandMolex
SGD14.47
Each
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- Multimode, Single Mode - - - - - Metal FC FC 106152 100
RS Stock No. 822-3242
Mfr. Part No.106115-1110
BrandMolex
SGD37.17
Each
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- Multimode, Single Mode Duplex - - - - Metal LC LC 106115 1110
RS Stock No. 536-7724
BrandRS PRO
SGD3.61
Each
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FC to FC Multimode Simplex - - Black - - FC FC - -
RS Stock No. 167-2864
Mfr. Part No.944 953 5300
SGD42.80
Each
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FC to ST Multimode, Single Mode - - - - - - FC ST - -
RS Stock No. 167-2842
Mfr. Part No.944 120 6000
SGD24.56
Each
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FC to PC Single Mode Simplex - - - 0.15dB Zirconium Dioxide FC PC - -
RS Stock No. 121-3947
BrandRS PRO
SGD8.031
Each (In a Pack of 25)
units
LC to LC Single Mode Duplex - - Blue 0.1dB Cold Rolled Steel LC LC - -
RS Stock No. 536-7550
BrandRS PRO
SGD7.30
Each
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SC to SC Single Mode Duplex - - Green - Ceramic SC SC - -