SC vs other connectors, optical budgets decreasing (was Re: IEEE 40GE & 100GE)

Mikael Abrahamsson swmike at
Thu Dec 13 05:13:34 UTC 2007

On Wed, 12 Dec 2007, Alex Pilosov wrote:

> wiring system is getting larger. Given the specified SC connector
> insertion loss of .75dB, it is not uncommon to see loss within a facility

Where does this .75 dB figure come from? Googling around seems to yield 
.15-.5 with a typical around .2. .75 sounds very high.

Mikael Abrahamsson    email: swmike at

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