16 Types of Fiber Optic Connectors to Choose From
Remateable connections are made possible by Fiber Connectors. Fiber Connectors are therefore generally used where ﬂexibility is needed at termination points when an optical signal is routed.
Examples would include connections from receivers to equipment pigtails, or normal termination, or when re-conﬁguring systems. Remateable connections make it easy to meet changing customer requirements by simplifying system reconﬁgurations.
Polish and Epoxy Connectors
Polish and Epoxy style connectors were originally used for termination and these are still being installed extensively. These connectors offer a wide range of choices including SC, ST, LC, FC, SMA, D4, MT-RJ and MU. Some of their advantages are listed below:
- Sturdiness — Ability to endure higher levels of environmental and mechanical stress
- Cable size — Can be used for cables of varying diameters, from big to small
- Numerous Connectors — Can handle single and multiple cables (up to 24) in a single connector
Polish and No-Epoxy or Pre-Loaded Epoxy Connectors
The main advantage of these connectors is that they are easy to install. This translates to lower skill levels needed to handle them. These connectors can be divided into two types: