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Choosing Fiber Optic Connectors for Target Application

Choosing Fiber Optic Connectors for Target Application

By Ingellen January 22, 2013RSS Feed Print E-mail
With so many types of fiber optic connectors available in the market, it is essential to choose the correct type for the target application. This fiber optic connection guide simplifies the selection process by focusing on the most useful and popular connector styles and their intended application fields.
 
At the beginning, you must have clear concepts about the most common used fiber optic connector types in the market. See Fiber Optic Connector Types.
 
Besides, knowing the appropriate assembly style fiber connector can directly affect the installation quality and cost. Most fiber optic connectors can be categorized into pre-polished, adhesive and mechanical connectors. They are either quick termination connectors or epoxy connectors. All of them have their own advantages and disadvantages, as well as their most appropriate application fields. See fiber optic connector installation guide. 
 
Target application of different connectors:
 
Commonly used optical fiber connector types are among ST, SC, LC, FC, MT-RJ, E2000, MT, MU types.
 
For Private Networks Application (Enterprise)

 
Small to medium networks 
ST, SC are predominant
Large Networks 
ST, SC with LC growing rapidly
Data Centers 
LC and MTP dominate
 
For Public Networks Application (Service Providers)

Telcos 
SC with LC growing due to density
CATV 
FC, SC