Are you about to start a new fiber installation, or are you developing an existing fiber installation? You need a good idea, what type of connector will be the best job. This simple guide should help you understand the variety of fiber assembly optical connectors on the market and keep you from time to time. Please note that there are many types of connectors and variants available, and we will only cover the most commonly used connectors and variants.
LC connectors are ideal for use in high-density applications due to their small size and feature a pull-proof design. They are available in both simplex and duplex versions with a 1.25mm zirconia ferrule. Additionally LC connectors also make use of an specialized latch mechanism in order to provide stability within rack mounts
SC connectors, also known as subscriber connectors, square connectors or standard connectors, are non-optical disconnect connectors with zirconia ferrules with a 2.5 mm pre-radius. They are ideal for quick repair of cables to racks or wall mounts by push-pull design. Provides simplex and duplex with reusable duplex holds to allow duplex connection.
Fiber optic technicians know that dirty connections can cause attenuation, but they may not realize that it can also cause bit errors or network deceleration. Therefore, maintaining fiber assembly optical connector end cleaning is one of the most overlooked aspects of fiber maintenance and troubleshooting. Of course, dirty fiber connections can cause bit errors because pollution can degrade signal quality. In fact, the signal is transmitted through the core of the fiber. When the light passes through the fiber core, it has a refractive index value. But when the beam is contaminated with the end face, it will enter a second medium having a different refractive index value. That's why it causes the bit error rate.
Sometimes, in fiber-optic networks, we need to tie the two field assembly optical connector together. Does the combination prevent the fiber connector from being contaminated? The answer is yes. As long as the physical contact in the process of cleaning the connector, you do not have to worry about dust.