SC UPC Fiber Optic Connector stands for Subscriber Connector- a general purpose push/pull style Connector developed by NTT. SC has an advantage in keyed duplexibility to support send/receive channels.
SC Connectors are frequently used for newer Network applications. The SC is a snap-in connector that is widely used in singlemode systems for its performance. The SC connector is also available in a Duplex configuration.The Subscription Channel (SC) Connector is known for its locking mechanism which gives an audible click when pushed in or pulled out. This push-pull design prevents rotational misalignment. The SC/PC connector incorporates a Physical Contact (PC) curved polished ferrule end face that greatly reduces back reflection over a ferrule with flat end face.
The SC UPC (Unibody Plastic Connector) is a type of fiber optic connector that is widely used in telecommunications and data communication networks. It was developed by NTT (Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation) in the 1980s and is now one of the most common connector types for single-mode fiber optic cables.
The SC UPC connector has a push-pull coupling mechanism that makes it easy to connect and disconnect fiber optic cables. The connector has a ceramic ferrule that holds the fiber and provides precise alignment between the fibers of the connected cables. The connector body is made of plastic, which makes it lightweight and cost-effective.
The “UPC” in “SC UPC” stands for “Ultra Physical Contact,” which refers to the design of the connector’s ferrule. The ferrule end-face is polished to a high level of flatness and smoothness, which minimizes the amount of light that is lost due to reflection or scattering at the connection point. This results in lower insertion loss and higher return loss, which are both important measures of the quality of a fiber optic connection.
Overall, the SC UPC connector is a reliable and widely used option for single-mode fiber optic connections in a variety of applications, including telecommunications, data centers, and cable television networks.
SC UPC Fiber Optic Connector
They offer low cost, simplicity, and durability. SC connectors provide for accurate alignment via their ceramic ferrules. The square, snap-in connector latches with a simple push-pull motion and is keyed. They feature a 2.5mm Ferrule and molded housing for protection. Typical matched SC connectors are rated for 1000 mating cycles and have an Insertion Loss of 0.25 dB.
|Adapter Type||SC||Fiber Count||Simplex/Duplex|
|Fiber Mode||Singlemode/Multimode||Boot Size||2.0mm/0.9mm/3.0mm|
|Insertion loss||0.20dB||Return loss||>55dB (UPC) ≥60dB (APC)|
- Active device termination
- Test equipment
- Telecommunication networks
- Local Area Networks (LANs)
- Data processing networks
- Premise installations
- Wide Area Networks (WANs)
- Industrial, medical & military
- Compliance with Telcordia, ANSI, IEC, TIA/EIA, NTT and JIS specifications*
- Low insertion loss & back reflection*
- One-piece construction & pull-proof design
- Free-floating ceramic ferrule
- Precision anti-rotation key and corrosion resistant body
- UL-rated plastic housing and boots in a variety of colors
- Telcordia style boots
- Adapters with choice of metal or plastic housing, mount styles & flange options