Common types of fiber optic connectors:
Biconic, D4, ESCON, FC, FDDI, LC, loopback, MTP, MT-RJ, MU, SC, SMA, and ST.
• Biconic connectors have precision tapered ends for low insertion loss.
• D4 connectors are made from a composite zirconia ceramic ferrule for durability. They have a high-performance threading mounting system and a keyed body for repeatability and intermateability.
• ESCON’s name derives from its application in IBM’s ESCON channel interface. It is similar to the FDDI connector-a duplex connector using 2.5-mm ferrules. The main difference is its retractable shroud as opposed to a fixed shroud.
• An FC connector is constructed of an all-zirconia ceramic ferrule for durability. They have a high-performance threading mounting system, and a keyed body for repeatability and intermateability. They are primarily used with single mode fibers and used in telephone, instruments and high-speed communication links.
• FDDI connectors are designed by ANSI for use in FDDI networks. This connector is a duplex connector using two 2.5-mm ferrules. This connector has a fixed shroud that protects the ferrules from damage.
• LC connectors are precision PC polished Zirconia ceramic ferrule. They have an RJ45 push-pull style housing and latching. They are half the size of standard connectors and are used in private and public networks.
• Loopback connectors are used in testing transceiver systems.
• MTP connectors are a threaded type fiber optic connector, ideal for high-density applications.
• The MT-RJ uses a ferrule smaller than the standard MT to hold two fibers. It also uses a press to release latch quite similar to that found on the modular jack to make its operation familiar.
• An MU connectors is a 1.25mm diameter ferrule for compact multiple optical connectors and self-retentive mechanism for backplane applications. They are utilized in high-speed data communications, voice networks, telecommunications and high-density DWDM applications.
• SC connectors are high-precision ceramic ferrules. They feature a snap-in locking mechanism for positive latching. They have a keyed body for repeatability and intermateability and are ideal for high-density applications.
• SMA connectors have a low cost multimode coupling with approval for military applications.
• ST connectors are composed of a precise zirconia ceramic ferrule. They have an easy-to-assemble, one-piece bayonet mounting system. For both single mode and multimode fibers using in communication applications.
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