October 18, 2018
Fiber Optic Training ---Fiber optic adapters
Fiber optic adapters someone also call it fiber optic couplers, this is a confusing name. Because sometimes when others say couplers, they may mean the splitters.
Adapter is used to connect the two fiber optic connectors, if you are going to join two same style connector, for example, a LC to anther LC, you need is a female to female type which is also called mating sleeves.
If you are connect two different connectors, for example a LC to a SC, you need the female to male adapter is called a hybrid adapter.
Special adapters like female to male type is not widely used, meanwhile the female to male and hybrid types are relatively more expensive.
Because there are too many fiber connectors’ types, the fiber optic adaptors are even more types used for linking of different connector.