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Read Optical Power Loss (Attenuation) - Part 3 HERE
What is Connectors Loss?
Connector loss in power budget calculation is considered as a pair of connectors being connected into an adapters as shown above diagram.
As per TIA/EIA specification, the maximum loss of paired connector is 0.75dB.
However, during power budget loss calculation we take maximum connector loss as 0.5dB so as to introduce loss buffer.
Main factors that contribute to the fiber optics connector loss are :
Other factors that may contribute to the higher losses are :
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