LC/APC Singlemode Simplex Fiber Optic Adapter/Coupler
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Introduction to LC/APC Singlemode Simplex Fiber Optic Adapter/Coupler
LC/APC (Local Connector/Angled Physical Contact) singlemode simplex fiber optic adapter is specifically designed for singlemode fiber optic cables and has an angled physical contact (APC) ferrule endface. The APC endface is angled at 8 degrees, which helps to reduce back reflection and improve the overall optical performance of the connection.
LC/APC singlemode simplex fiber optic adapter is small, compact and durable, commonly used in data centers, fiber optic networks and other high-speed fiber optic communication systems. The simplex configuration means that it has only one fiber optic connection, and is typically used for transmitting data in one direction only.
Active device termination
Local Area Networks (LAN)
Data processing networks
Wide Area Networks (WAN)
LC/APC Singlemode Simplex Fiber Optic Adapter/Coupler Specification
|Insertion Loss||≤ 0.2 dB|
|Return Loss||>50 dB|
|Fiber Mode||Single Mode|
FAQs on LC/APC Singlemode Simplex Fiber Optic Adapter/Coupler
What’s the difference between LC/APC vs. SC/APC fiber optic adapter?
LC (Lucent Connector) and SC (Subscriber Connector) are two commonly used types of small form factor (SFF) fiber optic connectors. Both LC and SC connectors have an APC (Angled Physical Contact) version, which provides better return loss performance compared to traditional Physical Contact (PC) connectors. Here are the main differences between LC/APC and SC/APC fiber optic adapters:
Connector Size: LC connectors are smaller in size compared to SC connectors, making them more compact and easier to use in dense optical networks.
Mating Diameter: LC connectors have a 1.25mm diameter ceramic ferrule, while SC connectors have a 2.5mm diameter ceramic ferrule.
Insertion Loss: LC connectors typically have lower insertion loss compared to SC connectors, making them more suitable for high-speed and high-bandwidth applications.
Cost: LC connectors are generally more expensive compared to SC connectors, due to their smaller size and higher precision.
Availability: SC connectors are more widely available and have been used for many years, making them a more popular choice in many optical networks.
Interchangeability: LC connectors are not backward-compatible with SC connectors, meaning that they cannot be used as a direct replacement in existing SC-based networks.
In summary, LC/APC fiber optic adapters are smaller, provide lower insertion loss, and are more expensive compared to SC/APC adapters. SC/APC connectors, on the other hand, are more widely available, lower cost, and can be used in existing SC-based networks. The choice between LC/APC and SC/APC adapters depends on the specific requirements of the optical network, such as size, cost, performance, and compatibility.