MPO fiber connector is one of the typical type of fiber connectors that mainly installed under factory conditions using specialized processes. The MPO connector is built on the MT-style ferrule, designed by NTT. The MT (mechanical transfer) ferrule is designed to hold up to 12 fibers in a ferrule 7mm wide and is ideally suitable for ribbon fiber connections. In addition, precision-machined guide pins maintain the close alignment necessary for connecting 12 fibers at once. These guide pins can be arranged as necessary between the mating connectors depending on the way they will be used. Connectors designed for multiple fibers are also known as array connectors. The MPO connector has a plastic body that is spring-loaded to keep the connectors together.
MPO connector realizes high density interconnection by MT ferrule with fiber ribbon.
The MPO Plug and Play system is the perfect solution for today’s optical fiber
Installations. The system is designed to enable a fiber network to be installed and commissioned in the shortest possible time.
The high density MPO connector allows simple plug and play termination of the fiber backbone. Once installed the backbone needs to have the correct interface to suit the needs of the network hardware.
Using the MPO connector on pre-terminated fiber solutions, allows you to prepare the distribution units in the comfort of your own workshop. This can be taken a step further by having the distribution cabinets built in a clean facility and only taken to site when the installation is due to go live.
MPO pre-termination saves time and reduces the possibility of damage to the fragile optical connectors. The MPO system also reduces the risk of dirt ingress into fiber adapters. Reduces the risk of dirt ingress into fiber adapters.
MPO connector features:
1.Precision molded MT ferrule
2.High precision guide pins for exact alignment
3. Compact design, up to 24 fiber ribbons
4. IEC 61754-7 Compliant
5.High density interconnection
6. Materials meet RoHS requirements
MPO connector applications:
1. Parallel optical interconnect between PC cards and patch panels
2. Interconnection for OE modules
3. Optical Switch interframe connections
4. Gigabit Ethernet
7. Active Device / Transceiver Interface
What is the different between MPO and MTP connector?
MPO was the first generation of multi-fiber connectors designed by NTT. It is now the name of the category of multi-fiber connectors produced by several companies. MTP brand connectors, however, is USCONEC’s trade name for their own superior style of MPO connector. MTP brand fiber system is an innovative group of products, which is designed and introduced as a performance version of MPO connectors. MTP brand connector contains 12 fibers of 6 duplex channels in a connector that is smaller than most duplex connections in use today. MTP brand connectors utilize precision molded ferrule which can connect from four to seventy-two fibers using either ribbon or subgroups loose-tube cable. Male MTP brand connectors are pre-installed with two precision guide pins to accommodate precision alignment when mating ferrules. MTP connectors are also utilizing a push-pull connector housing for quick and reliable connectors.
The IT planning group would survey the data center and order specific length of these pre-terminated cables. On installation today, the cables can be simply plugged into factory-assembled patch panel systems. These MPO pre-terminated high-fiber-count cables are commonly called plug-and-play solutions. In designing and costing your networks, it would be wise to compare the material and labor cost of these cables to the cost of bare cables, which require connector installation in the field.