Some Knowledge About Fiber Optic Adapters

Fiber optic adapters form a small, but critical, part of the hardware used in an optical-fiber cabling system. While the importance of adapters is often overshadowed by connectors, product manufacturers continue to stress the significant role that these devices play in overall interconnection performance.

Available for more than a decade, the fiber adapter has been a relatively stable device, with no really revolutionary breakthroughs in its technology. Rather, cable installers have seen incremental and evolutionary product enhancements, such as the introduction of a variety of metal, polymer, and ceramic materials for the adapter sleeve, and the introduction of hybrid adapters.

During all this time the fiber-optic adapter`s function has remained the same–to join and align two connectors. Adapters are available to join like connectors–SC-to-SC, ST-to-ST, or FC-to-FC–and different styles of connectors. The latter devices are called hybrid adapters and are used, for instance, to join ST and SC connectors. As we all known, hybrid adapters offer a solution for hybrid applications where the two different kinds of optical connectors or cable assemblies need to be linked with each other. The following is some types of hybrid fiber adapter.

SC to ST hybrid adapter

SC-ST adapter

SC to ST hybrid adapters are with plastic housing, flange type,zirconia sleeve for single mode and broze sleeve for multimode.Blue for single mode PC and beige for multimode PC.

FC to ST hybrid adapter

ST-FC adapter

FC to ST hybrid adapters are also flange type wit plastic housing,Blue for single mode PC and beige for multimode PC.

SC to FC hybrid adapter

SC-FC adapter

SC to FC hybrid adapter are available with plastic housing and metal housing.plastic body adapter are flange type and metal adapter are square type.

With many types of fiber-optic connectors having been developed over the last decade, cabling installers have expressed concern about the inability of adapters and connectors from different vendors to interconnect. “That`s not a problem any longer, though,” says Mike Peppler, associate director of product marketing at amp Inc. (Harrisburg, PA), because specifications for intermateability have been issued by the Electronic Industries Association and the Telecommunications Industry Association (both in Arlington, VA) and, internationally, by the International Electrotechnical Commission (Geneva). Today, most product manufacturers follow these specifications.

Fiberstore provide a complete line of adapters for fiber optic connection, like ST, SC, FC, LC, MTRJ, MPO and MU style fiber optic adapters for both multimode and single-mode fiber applications. We also can offer fiber adapter plates for ST-, SC-, MT-RJ- or LC-type connections.