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. 164-8094
Mfr. Part No.1-6457567-3
kr 61,874
Each (In a Box of 10)
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LC to LC Multimode Duplex - - Blue - Plastic LC - - 6457567
RS Stock No. 788-4518
Mfr. Part No.1-6457567-3
kr 77,50
Each
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LC to LC Multimode Duplex - - Blue - Plastic LC - - 6457567
RS Stock No. 820-8218
Mfr. Part No.6457567-4
kr 101,48
Each
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- Single Mode Duplex - - Blue - Plastic LC LC LC 6457567
RS Stock No. 788-4511
Mfr. Part No.6457567-7
kr 66,74
Each
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LC to LC Multimode Duplex - - Beige - Plastic LC - - 6457567
RS Stock No. 161-4007
Mfr. Part No.6457567-7
kr 61,874
Each (In a Box of 10)
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LC to LC Multimode Duplex - - Beige - Plastic LC - - 6457567
RS Stock No. 164-7480
Mfr. Part No.504021-1
BrandCOMMSCOPE
kr 23,699
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
kr 28,41
Each
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ST to ST Multimode, Single Mode - - 7mm Silver - Zinc ST ST - -
RS Stock No. 164-8096
Mfr. Part No.1695790-4
BrandCOMMSCOPE
kr 118,595
Each (In a Bag of 100)
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LC to LC Single Mode Duplex - - Blue - Plastic LC LC - -
RS Stock No. 121-3950
BrandRS PRO
kr 19,20
Each
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LC to LC Single Mode Simplex - - Blue 0.1dB - LC LC LC -
RS Stock No. 536-7651
BrandRS PRO
kr 46,22
Each
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SC to SC Single Mode Duplex - - Blue 0.1dB Ceramic SC SC - -
RS Stock No. 788-4521
Mfr. Part No.1695790-4
BrandCOMMSCOPE
kr 143,07
Each
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LC to LC Single Mode Duplex - - Blue - Plastic LC LC - -
RS Stock No. 178-3034
Mfr. Part No.HFBR-4505Z
BrandBroadcom
kr 6,257
Each (In a Bag of 500)
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POF to POF - Simplex - - Grey - - POF POF - -
RS Stock No. 751-1481
Mfr. Part No.HFBR-4505Z
BrandBroadcom
kr 15,505
Each (In a Pack of 2)
Units
POF to POF - Simplex - - Grey - - POF POF - -
RS Stock No. 536-7752
BrandRS PRO
kr 23,21
Each
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ST to ST Single Mode Simplex - - - 0.1dB Ceramic ST ST - -
RS Stock No. 536-7695
BrandRS PRO
kr 57,81
Each
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ST to SC Multimode Duplex - - Beige - - ST SC - -
RS Stock No. 729-6582
BrandRS PRO
kr 82,05
Each
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ST to SC Multimode Duplex - - Beige - Polymer ST SC - -
RS Stock No. 121-3956
BrandRS PRO
kr 88,31
Each
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LC to LC Multimode Duplex - - Beige 0.1dB Ceramic LC LC LC -
RS Stock No. 822-3330
Mfr. Part No.106115-1100
BrandMolex
kr 215,75
Each
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- Multimode, Single Mode Duplex - - - - - LC LC 106115 1100
RS Stock No. 458-960
Mfr. Part No.905-120-5016
BrandAmphenol
kr 129,40
Each
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Coaxial - - - - Silver - - Coaxial Coaxial SMA -
RS Stock No. 536-7550
BrandRS PRO
kr 40,05
Each
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SC to SC Single Mode Duplex - - Green - Ceramic SC SC - -
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