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. 384-9000
Mfr. Part No.LC-120-5200U
BrandAmphenol
SGD113.72
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LC to LC Single Mode Duplex 1.55mm - Blue - - LC LC LC -
RS Stock No. 167-2842
Mfr. Part No.944 120 6000
BrandAmphenol
SGD32.26
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FC to PC Single Mode Simplex - - - 0.15dB Zirconium Dioxide FC PC - -
RS Stock No. 167-2870
Mfr. Part No.954 944 5000
BrandAmphenol
SGD87.21
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RS Stock No. 167-2864
Mfr. Part No.944 953 5300
BrandAmphenol
SGD36.13
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FC to ST Multimode, Single Mode - - - - - - FC ST - -
RS Stock No. 458-960
Mfr. Part No.905-120-5016
BrandAmphenol
SGD15.20
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Coaxial - - - - Silver - - Coaxial Coaxial SMA -
RS Stock No. 167-2858
Mfr. Part No.954 120 5000
BrandAmphenol
SGD56.81
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RS Stock No. 167-2690
Mfr. Part No.905-120-5000
BrandAmphenol
SGD17.75
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RS Stock No. 167-2808
Mfr. Part No.953 120 5000
BrandAmphenol
SGD14.49
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- Multimode, Single Mode Simplex - - Black - Polymer - - - -
RS Stock No. 238-3385
Mfr. Part No.953 122 5003
BrandAmphenol
SGD8.29
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- - - - - - - Metal - - - -
RS Stock No. 167-2836
Mfr. Part No.944 120 6001
BrandAmphenol
SGD85.26
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