Fiber Optical Splitter - Different Types of PLC Splitter


SC duplex Splitter was popular a few years ago. But as time goes on, smaller and more compact cabling components are required since the packing density of optical devices keeps increasing, namely high density. The smaller the shape, the more popular the component, just like the development history of cellphone. Driven by this requirement, optic manufacturers start to produce mini components. The most widely known is the PLC Splitter, a small form of fiber optical Splitter. The following article will introduce various types of PLC Splitters in details.

Common PLC Splitter: PLCsmall form factor Splitter has just 1.25mm ferrule, half the size of the standard Splitter (compared with SC Splitter). Because of the high density design, PLC Splitter solution can reduce the space needed on racks, enclosures and panels by approximately 50% throughout the network. So PLC Splitter is a good solution for high density data centers. The PLC Splitter uses push-pull style plug that offers a reassuring, audible click when engaged. It makes moves, adds and changes easy and saves costs for you. Besides, the protective cap completely covers the Splitter end, which prevents ferrule end face from contamination and impact and enhances the network performance.

PLCUniboot: PLCuniboot Splitter includes a finger latch release that there is no need for tools when making the polarity change. Some PLCuniboot Splitters are color-coded and labeled “A” and “B” to provide visual references when making a polarity change. The uniboot design is compatible with transceivers using the PLCinterface. The PLCuniboot patch cords use special round cable that allows duplex transmission within a single cable, and it greatly reduces cable congestion in racks and cabinets comparing to standard patch cords.

Push-Pull PLC Splitter: If you have tried to release PLC Splitters in patch panels with high density, you must know how difficult it is. As to high density panel, thumbs and forefingers can not easily access to pull the Splitter. So some manufacturers start to offer a special PLC Splitter which can be easily dealt with. And that’s push-pull tab PLC Splitter.

PLCpush-pull Splitters offer the easiest solution for installation and removal. The special design is available in a compact model, ideal for minimizing oversized panels. With this kind of Splitter, you don’t need to leave additional space at the top or bottom to allow room for engaging the latch. The structure of the PLCpush-pull compact is designed as the latch can be slid back, instead of being pushed down, to facilitate smooth removal. It’s simple for installation and removal. Push-Pull PLCpatch cable allows users accessibility in tight areas when deploying PLCpatch fields in high density data centers.

Secure Keyed PLC Splitter: Secure keyed PLC Splitters are designed for network security and stability. The color-coded keying options provide design flexibility and facilitate network administration. It reduces risks and increases the security of network from incorrect patching of circuits. Secure keyed PLC Splitters feature low insertion loss, excellent durability.

This article tells different types of Fiber PLC, including common PLC Splitter, PLCuniboot, push-pull PLCand secure keyed PLC Splitter. The design of those PLC Splitters keeps improving to adapt to high density data centers. Nowadays, the trend of network is high speed and high density. So effective cable management is significantly important. And the key concern is how to manage more cables within less space. Thus, among so many kinds of interfaces, PLC Splitter is the most frequently used and the most effective solution for space saving in data centers.