What is the difference between MTP and MPO?
The MPO connector is 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”.
The MTP is a registered trademark of US Conec. Which is used by US Conec to describe their connector. The US Conec MTP product is fully compliant with the MPO standards. In other words, the MTP connector is an MPO
The MTP connector is, “a high performance MPO connector with multiple engineered product enhancements to improve optical and mechanical performance when compared to generic MPO connectors.”
The MTP connector provides a removable housing.
The MTP provides a floating ferrule to improve performance under load.
The MTP connector provides elliptical guide pin for tight tolerance alignment.
The MTP fiber connector provides a metal pin clamp with features for centering the push spring.
The MTP connector spring design maximizes ribbon clearance for twelve fibers and multi-fibre ribbon applications to prevent fiber damage.
To meet various applications, the MTP connector is offered with different styles of boots, such as round and loose fiber cable, oval jacketed cable, bare ribbon fiber and short.