APC vs UPC?

Niels Bakker niels=nanog at bakker.net
Wed Feb 24 12:55:13 UTC 2016


* baldur.norddahl at gmail.com (Baldur Norddahl) [Tue 23 Feb 2016, 14:25 CET]:
>SFP modules will generally have UPC connectors. You therefore need 
>to use cables with UPC at one end and APC at the other end.
>
>If you use a APC-APC cable you will have 3-6 dB of optical loss. If 
>it is a short connection and you are out of correct cables, it will 
>usually work.

Don't connect APC to UPC.  You will damage the fiber.


	-- Niels.


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