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. 782-0858
Mfr. Part No.5502776-8
BrandCOMMSCOPE
$11.75
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SC Multimode, Single Mode Duplex - - Blue - Plastic SC SC 5502776 5502776-8
RS Stock No. 536-7550
BrandRS PRO
$9.39
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SC to SC Single Mode Duplex - - Green - Ceramic SC SC - -
RS Stock No. 161-4007
Mfr. Part No.6457567-7
$13.198
Each (In a Box of 10)
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LC to LC Multimode Duplex - - Beige - Plastic LC - - 6457567
RS Stock No. 422-6010
BrandRS PRO
$4.85
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ST to ST Multimode - - - - - Metal ST ST - -
RS Stock No. 536-7651
BrandRS PRO
$10.87
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SC to SC Single Mode Duplex - - Blue - - SC SC - -
RS Stock No. 907-5634
BrandRS PRO
$17.65
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LC to LC Single Mode Duplex - - - - - LC LC FT -
RS Stock No. 536-7752
BrandRS PRO
$6.62
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ST to ST Single Mode Simplex - - - 0.1dB Ceramic ST ST - -
RS Stock No. 164-7480
Mfr. Part No.504021-1
BrandCOMMSCOPE
$4.14
Each (In a Box of 10)
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ST to ST Multimode, Single Mode - - 7mm Silver - Zinc ST ST - -
RS Stock No. 493-6672
Mfr. Part No.504021-1
BrandCOMMSCOPE
$4.08
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ST to ST Multimode, Single Mode - - 7mm Silver - Zinc ST ST - -
RS Stock No. 820-8218
Mfr. Part No.6457567-4
$17.99
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- Single Mode Duplex - - Blue - Plastic LC LC LC 6457567
RS Stock No. 788-4511
Mfr. Part No.6457567-7
$13.78
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LC to LC Multimode Duplex - - Beige - Plastic LC - - 6457567
RS Stock No. 206-5245
Mfr. Part No.J08081A0002
$23.65
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T-ST Multimode, Single Mode Simplex 125µm 3mm Blue 0.4dB - T-ST T-ST T-ST J08081R0002
RS Stock No. 878-2460
Mfr. Part No.J68070A0001
$185.31
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LC Single Mode Duplex - - - 0.5dB - - - TOC -
RS Stock No. 178-3037
Mfr. Part No.HFBR-4515Z
BrandBroadcom
$1.265
Each (In a Bag of 500)
units
POF to POF - Simplex - - Blue - - POF POF - -
RS Stock No. 167-2870
Mfr. Part No.954 944 5000
BrandAmphenol
$136.24
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units
- - - - - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 878-2463
Mfr. Part No.J68071A0001
$145.58
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LC to LC Single Mode Duplex - - - 0.5dB Brass LC LC TOC -
RS Stock No. 178-9695
Mfr. Part No.106116-2000
BrandMolex
$36.223
Each (In a Bag of 100)
units
- Multimode, Single Mode Simplex - - - - - - - - 106116
RS Stock No. 536-7768
BrandRS PRO
$4.15
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ST to ST Multimode Simplex - 7mm Black - Phosphor Bronze ST ST - -
RS Stock No. 178-3034
Mfr. Part No.HFBR-4505Z
BrandBroadcom
$1.265
Each (In a Bag of 500)
units
POF to POF - Simplex - - Grey - - POF POF - -
RS Stock No. 167-2864
Mfr. Part No.944 953 5300
BrandAmphenol
$78.02
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FC to ST Multimode, Single Mode - - - - - - FC ST - -
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