There are many multimode fiber connector types in circulation such as ST, SC, FC, LC, MU, E2000, MTRJ, SMA, DIN as well as MTP & MPO etc. The most commonly used fiber optic connector types include ST, SC, FC and LC. Each one has its own advantages, disadvantages, and capabilities. So what are the differences and what do they mean to your implementation? This table of common multimode fiber connectors gives an overview of strengths and weaknesses.
|MMF Connector||Ferrule Size||Typical Insertion Loss (dB)||Application Features|
|SC||φ2.5mm ceramic||0.25-0.5||Mainstream, reliable, fast deployment, filed fit|
|LC||φ1.25mm ceramic||0.25-0.5||High density, cost-effective,filed fit|
|FC||φ2.5mm ceramic||0.25-0.5||High precision, vibration environment, field fit|
|ST||φ2.5mm ceramic||0.25-0.5||Military, filed fit|