In the last article, we mentioned that optical splitters can be classified into fused biconical taper splitters (FBT splitter) and planar lightwave circuit splitters (PLC splitter) according to the technology. In this article, we will briefly introduce the classification of splitters according to packaging methods.
According to the packaging method, the splitter can be divided into: box package optical splitter, micro package optical splitter, plug-in optical splitter and so on.
The box package optical splitter directly outputs Φ2.0mm or Φ3.0mm pigtail terminal, which can be used for installation of wiring box, 19" rack, and tray.
Micro package optical splitter is divided into loose tube pigtail type and optical fiber with fan pigtail type. The loose tube pigtail type directly outputs the Φ0.9mm pigtail terminal, which can be used for installation in splice boxes, junction boxes, etc.
The plug-in optical splitter encapsulates the miniature splitter in the box and fixes it, and connects the pigtail plug to the inner side of the flange of the box. It is used for the user access point that needs to be split in the FTTX system. It mainly completes the port of the optical cable entering the residential area or building. It has the functions of fixing, stripping, splicing, jumping, and splitting the optical fiber. After the splitting, it is transmitted to the end user in the form of Fiber To The Premises (FTTP).