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8 types Most Common Fiber Optic LC Connector in InterConnections

LC Connector is one of the most common fiber optic connectors in fiber optic interconnections. LC is a short for Lucent Connector, Some people name it as Litter Connectors. As LC fiber connector is a small form factor FOC that uses a 1.25 mm ferrule.

Here below you can take a look at the Fiber Optic LC Connector overview:

8 types Fiber Optic LC Connector in Fiber Optic InterConnections

The most common type LC Fiber Optic Connectors

Find the Fiber Optic LC connector Structure in Simplex and Duplex type:

Fiber Optic LC connector Structure in Simplex

Fiber Optic LC connector Structure in Duplex

8 basic different types of Fiber Optic LC connector

Simplex Fiber Optic LC Connector

Simplex LC fiber connectors are often used for fiber optic pigtails or fiber patch cord making. You can also use it to add connectors for fiber optic splitters.

LC/APC Single Mode 9/125um fiber optic connector in Green Color

LC/APC Single Mode 9/125um fiber optic connector in Green Color

LC/UPC Single Mode 9/125um fiber optic connector in Blue Color

LC/UPC Single Mode 9/125um fiber optic connector in Blue Color


LC/UPC Multi-Mode 62.5/125um or 50/125um fiber optic connector in Gray Color

LC/UPC Multi-Mode OM3,OM4 fiber optic connector in Gray Color
LC/UPC Multi-Mode OM3,OM4 fiber optic connector in aqua Color

Duplex Fiber Optic LC Connector

LC/APC Single Mode 9/125um fiber optic connector in Green Color
LC/APC Single Mode 9/125um fiber optic connector in Green Color
LC/UPC Single Mode 9/125um fiber optic connector in Blue Color
LC/UPC Single Mode 9/125um fiber optic connector in Blue Color


LC/UPC Multi-Mode 62.5/125um or 50/125um fiber optic connector in Gray Color


LC/UPC Multi-Mode OM3,OM4 fiber optic connector in Aqua Color

Fiber Optic LC Connector with APC & UPC Polishing type

As you can see in the above, You can learn that LC fiber connectors has APC and UPC Polishing types . The difference is that, Single mode LC connectors have it in APC & UPC Polishing type, While Multimode LC fiber connectors have UPC polishing only. See the below images for better understanding.

Considered by some to be the modern replacement of the SC connector; its introduction was less successful, in part due to initially high license fees from inventor Lucent Corporation. Also a push-pull connector, the LC utilizes a latch as opposed to the SC locking tab and with a smaller ferrule it is known as a small form factor connector.

Having half the footprint of the SC connector gives it huge popularity in datacoms and other high-density patch applications, as its combination of small size and latch feature make it ideal for densely populated racks/panels. With the introduction of LC compatible transceivers and active networking components, its steady growth in the FTTH arena is likely to continue.

Some Customized LC fiber optic connectors

Duplex LC fiber optic connectors with bend boots

Duplex LC fiber optic connectors with Pull Tab

LC Fiber Optic Connector Application

When we have a general idea about LC fiber connectors, It is quite necessary to know what applications for the LC fiber optic connectors.

  • LC fiber optic pigtails
  • LC fiber patch cords
  • FBT splitter or PLC Splitter connection
  • Working with LC Fiber Adapters

To learn more about LC fiber optic connector, Please you can visit below links to extend your reading.

External links for LC Connector

LC Fiber Connector on Wikipedia
LC Fiber Optic Connector on Google
LC Fiber Optical Connector on Yahoo!
LC Fiber Optic Connector on Answers
LC Fiber Optic Connector on The Free Dictionary

LC Fiber Optic Adapters to compatiable with LC fiber connectors:

May 31, 2018 by newman, james 0 comments

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