LC Connector - One of the fiber connectors' family
LC fiber connector is a type of optical fiber connector developed by the famous Bell Research Institute, which is made of a modular jack (RJ) latch mechanism with convenient operation. The size of the ferrule and sleeve used is half of the size used for ordinary SC, FC, etc., which is 1.25mm. which used the LC connector is generally faster and simpler to operate than the other types.
This will increase the density of optical fiber connectors in the fiber distribution frame. At present, in terms of single-mode SFF, LC fiber connectors have actually occupied a leading position, and the application in multi-mode has also grown rapidly.
The type of LC connector has been adopted by IEC standard, and the relevant standard number is IEC 61754-20
LC Fiber Connector Types
LC connectors have a single mode and multimode type. The polishing types of the LC connector are available in UPC and APC.
LC APC fiber connector has an eight-degree angle to minimize back reflection and can be recognized by its green-colored housing and green-colored boot.
LC UPC fiber connectors used for single-mode fiber, Generally, identified by the blue color.
LC UPC fiber connectors are used for Multi-mode fiber, that's more color can be defined, like OM3- aqua color. OM4-violet color. and OM5-lemon green color.
From the application, LC fiber connector has simplex, duplex, HD high-density type, Uniboot type, Unibody type, and Switch Type,
It is convenient to engage and disengage because of a key and the standard latch. the LC connector is intended for use in LAN, central offices, and in patch cords for premise distribution systems.
What Are the Advantages of LC Fiber Connectors?
For now, LC fiber optic connectors are very popular in the market. The following are several advantages of LC connectors:
1. Reduce the cost of the system: LC connector is half the size of the traditional SC connector. Therefore it can double the fiber density in shelves and outlets.
2. The polarized feature of the LC connector helps maintain the transmitting or receiving direction and assures high repeatability.
3. LC connector has an anti-snag latch, which can improve durability and reduce the rearrangement work caused by cross-connection.
4. time-saving for installation, then there is no need to install the field mountable connectors.
LC Fiber Connector Family:
The LC type family consists of adapters, attenuators, Jumpers, modules, and panels, etc. They are generally applied in telecommunications networks, LANs, data processing networks, device terminations, premises distributions, etc.