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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Omschrijving Prijs 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-stocknr. 121-3946
FabrikantRS PRO
1,164 €
Each (In a Pack of 25)
Aantal stuks
SC to SC Single Mode Simplex - - Blue - Cold Rolled Steel SC SC - -
RS-stocknr. 788-4543
Fabrikantnummer5502781-4
FabrikantTE Connectivity
6,68 €
Each
Aantal stuks
SC to FC Multimode, Single Mode Simplex - - Black - Plastic SC FC - -
RS-stocknr. 164-4900
Fabrikantnummer5502781-4
FabrikantTE Connectivity
3,289 €
Each (In a Box of 10)
Aantal stuks
SC to FC Multimode, Single Mode Simplex - - Black - Plastic SC FC - -
RS-stocknr. 536-7522
FabrikantRS PRO
1,48 €
Each
Aantal stuks
SC to SC Multimode Simplex - - Brown - Ceramic SC SC - -
RS-stocknr. 536-7645
FabrikantRS PRO
6,78 €
Each
Aantal stuks
ST to SC Single Mode Duplex - - - 0.1dB Ceramic ST SC - -
RS-stocknr. 536-7639
FabrikantRS PRO
4,52 €
Each
Aantal stuks
MTRJ to MTRJ Multimode - - - Black - Phosphor Bronze MTJR MTJR - -
RS-stocknr. 536-7617
FabrikantRS PRO
12,97 €
Each
Aantal stuks
LC to LC Single Mode Duplex - - Blue 0.1dB Ceramic LC LC - -
RS-stocknr. 751-1481
FabrikantnummerHFBR-4505Z
FabrikantBroadcom
1,52 €
Each (In a Pack of 2)
Aantal stuks
POF to POF - Simplex - - Grey - - POF POF - -
RS-stocknr. 536-7768
FabrikantRS PRO
2,25 €
Each
Aantal stuks
ST to ST Multimode Simplex - 7mm Black - Phosphor Bronze ST ST - -
RS-stocknr. 121-3955
FabrikantRS PRO
8,60 €
Each
Aantal stuks
LC to LC Multimode Duplex - - Aqua 0.1dB Ceramic LC LC LC -
RS-stocknr. 178-3034
FabrikantnummerHFBR-4505Z
FabrikantBroadcom
0,644 €
Each (In a Bag of 500)
Aantal stuks
POF to POF - Simplex - - Grey - - POF POF - -
RS-stocknr. 536-7623
FabrikantRS PRO
5,91 €
Each
Aantal stuks
LC to LC Multimode Duplex - - Brown 0.1dB Phosphor Bronze LC LC - -
RS-stocknr. 822-3330
Fabrikantnummer106115-1100
FabrikantMolex
20,97 €
Each
Aantal stuks
- Multimode, Single Mode Duplex - - - - - LC LC 106115 1100
RS-stocknr. 536-7724
FabrikantRS PRO
2,01 €
Each
Aantal stuks
FC to FC Multimode Simplex - - Black - - FC FC - -
RS-stocknr. 309-7710
Fabrikantnummer96040
FabrikantNiebuhr
355,37 €
Each
Aantal stuks
- - - 50/125 μm, 62.5/125 μm, 1000 μm - - - - D-Sub 9 Pin ST - -
RS-stocknr. 167-2690
Fabrikantnummer905-120-5000
FabrikantAmphenol
11,56 €
Each
Aantal stuks
- - - - - - - - - - - -
RS-stocknr. 161-4007
Fabrikantnummer6457567-7
FabrikantTE Connectivity
6,654 €
Each (In a Box of 10)
Aantal stuks
LC to LC Multimode Duplex - - Beige - Plastic LC - - 6457567
RS-stocknr. 773-8840
FabrikantnummerNAO4SW-A
FabrikantNeutrik
257,94 €
Each
Aantal stuks
PC to PC Single Mode Simplex - - Blue - - PC PC - -
RS-stocknr. 788-4518
Fabrikantnummer1-6457567-3
FabrikantTE Connectivity
7,01 €
Each
Aantal stuks
LC to LC Multimode Duplex - - Blue - Plastic LC - - 6457567
RS-stocknr. 820-8218
Fabrikantnummer6457567-4
FabrikantTE Connectivity
10,18 €
Each
Aantal stuks
- Single Mode Duplex - - Blue - Plastic LC LC LC 6457567
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