MTP® the better MPO connector
What is a MPO connector?The MPO connector (multipath push-on/pull-off) is a multiple-fiber connector used for both multimode and singlemode. The specifics are defined in IEC61754-7 and TIA/EIA 604-5. For 40G/100G SR4/LR4 applications only 8 fibers are commonly used. For 100G SR10 connections the 24 fiber connector will be used.
Why is MTP® the better connector?The MTP® (multifiber termination push-On) connector is an MPO connector with several improvements in mechanical and optical performance. It is a registered trademark® of US Conec and is fully compliant with the MPO specifications and can be used interchangeably with existing MPO cabling or transceivers.
The main improvements are:
- Metal Pin Clamp - ensure proper spring seating
- Floating Ferrule - the ferrule can float inside to keep physical contact
- Elliptical Shaped Guide Pins - improves guidance and reduces guide hole wear
Because of this we decided to only offer MTP® cables in our shop.
Using cables with MPO connector will work - our recommendation is MTP®!
Additional fiber optic patch cables with MTP® connector
Multimode cables with UPC polish (ultra physical contact) for 40G and 100G
Singlemode cables with APC polish (angled physical contact) for 40G and 100G