What is the main difference between MTP and MPO connector?
MPO is Multiple-Fibre Push-On connector, defined by IEC-61754-7, 'Fibre optic interconnecting devices and passive components - Fibre optic connector interfaces - Part 7: Type MPO connector family,' and TIA-604-5-D 'Fiber Optic Connector Intermateability Standard, Type MPO.
MTP connector, designed by US Conec Ltd., is simply tunned MPO connector with better optical and mechanical performance. It has certain features designed to help improve optical performance. The most important is the feature of ferrule float, which helps to improve physical contact. This ensures the physical contact on a mated pair of MTP connectors if there is a strain on the cable. Generic MPO connectors do not offer this kid of feature.
What are the advantages of using MTP connector instead of MPO?
Removable connector housing - possibility to change the gender of connector even after assembly. Better physical contact - done by special spring design and superior design of guide pins. Special elliptical shaped guide pins reduces the ferrule wear by not chipping the ferrule material like the generic MPO chamfered guiding pins does.
Is MTP connector compatible with MPO connector/adapter?
MTP connectors are fully compatible with MPO installations. You can easily connect the MTP connector with MPO in both types of adapter, MTP as well as MPO. By choosing the MTP connector instead of MPO, you can be sure you will get the best performance in the market.