FC Connector | Alker Fibre Optic Specialists

FC Connector

FC stands for Fixed Connection. It is fixed by way of a threaded barrel housing. FC connectors are typical in test environments and for singlemode applications. Were designed for use in high-vibration environments, offer extremely precise positioning of the fibre optic cable with respect to the transmitter’s optical source emitter and the receiver’s optical detector. Once installed the position is maintained with absolute accuracy. They feature a position locatable notch and a threaded receptacle. FC connectors are generally constructed with a metal housing and are nickel-plated. They have ceramic ferrules and are rated for 500 mating cycles. The insertion loss for matched FC connectors is 0.25 dB. FC is the fibre optic connector standard for Nippon Telephone & Telegraph (NTT) installations, developed with Nippon Electric Co. (NEC).

The 2.14 mm FC APC keyway format is typically called “wide key”, “NTT” or “type N”.The narrower 2 mm keyway format is called “Reduced” or “type R”. Some manufacturers mark type R keys with a single scribe mark on the key and type N keys with a double scribe mark.
See also Connector

Related Posts

Sensing and monitoring article

Fibre Optics aren't just used in communications, they're also being used increasingly for sensing and monitoring…

read more

Environmental Impacts

Fibre Optic innovations are increasing day by day as more and more industries take advantage of…

read more

Connecting the Future World

Fibre Optic cables have been used to transmit information for over 50 years, being constantly developed…

read more

Sign up for latest updates

Sign up to receive email updates on company and new product announcements, special promotions and more.