Plug-in PLC Splitter

Plug-In PLC splitter is a type of passive optical network (PON) component that is used to distribute optical signals from a single source to multiple destinations. It acts as a power splitter and is typically used in fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) applications to distribute signals to multiple users within a building or neighborhood.

One of the key benefits of using a Plug-In PLC splitter is its ease of installation. Unlike traditional splitters, which require splicing and welding, Plug-In PLC splitters can be simply plugged into an optical distribution network (ODN) for quick and hassle-free setup. This makes it ideal for use in large-scale deployments where time and cost savings are critical.

In terms of performance, Plug-In PLC splitters offer low insertion loss and high return loss, ensuring the signal is distributed evenly and accurately to each output port. They also provide high stability and reliability, making them suitable for use in harsh environmental conditions.

It is important to note that Plug-In PLC splitters are available in different configurations, such as 1×2, 1×4, 1×8, and 1×16, to suit different network requirements. They are also compatible with various fiber types, including single-mode and multimode fiber.

Plug-In PLC splitter is a reliable, cost-effective, and easy-to-install solution for fiber optic signal distribution in PON networks. With its superior performance and versatility, it is a popular choice among network operators and service providers.

Bonelinks offers Plug-In PLC splitters in 1×4, 1×8, 1×16, and 1×32 configurations. For example, a 1×4 splitter has one input and four outputs. These splitters have mini taps with pre-terminated connectors that interact with the outside world through fiber optic adapters.

To ensure top-quality products, Bonelinks tests all of its Plug-In PLC splitters before production. The built-in steel tube splitter is checked for through-light, end-face, and split ratio after connectors are installed. Each port is tested for attenuation values and all test reports are included with each product as a guarantee of its quality and performance.


  • Easy to install: Plug-in PLC splitters are designed to be easily installed into an ONU or OLT, simplifying network deployment and maintenance.
  • Compact design: Plug-in PLC splitters are small in size, making them easy to install and manage in optical networks.
  • High reliability: Plug-in PLC splitters are made from high-quality materials and are built to strict standards, ensuring their reliability and longevity.
  • Low insertion loss: PLC splitters have low insertion loss, meaning that they do not significantly reduce the strength of the optical signal.
  • Wavelength independence: PLC splitters are wavelength independent, meaning they can divide the optical signal regardless of its wavelength.


  • Optical Fiber Communication Systems: Plug-in PLC splitters are used in optical communication systems such as Passive Optical Networks (PONs), where the signal from a single optical source needs to be divided into multiple branches to reach multiple end-users.
  • Data Centers: Plug-in PLC splitters are used in data centers to distribute high-speed optical signals to multiple servers.
  • CATV Networks: Plug-in PLC splitters are used in Cable Television (CATV) networks to divide the signal received from a headend into multiple outputs to be distributed to multiple subscribers.
  • Optical Amplifier Systems: Plug-in PLC splitters are used in optical amplifier systems to distribute the optical signal for amplification.
  • Optical Measurement Systems: Plug-in PLC splitters are used in optical measurement systems such as optical power meters, optical spectrum analyzers, etc.
Design Properties


Splitter Type

Plug-in or Card

Splitting Ratio

1×2; 1×4; 1×8; 1×16; 1×32

Connector Type


Operating Wavelength (nm)


Fiber Type


Input Adapter/Fiber


Output Adapter


Dimension (mm)

130×100×25 (1×2; 1×4; 1×8 splitter);
130×100×50 (1×16 splitter);
130×100×76 (1×32 splitter)

Temperature Range



-40℃ to 70℃ (-40°F to 158°F )


-40℃ to 85℃ (-22°F to 185°F )


-40℃ to 85℃ (-40°F to 185°F )

Mechanical Properties


Insertion Loss (dB)

Typical Values≤3.5; Max Values≤3.7(1×2 splitter);
Typical Values≤6.8; Max Values≤7.0(1×4 splitter);
Typical Values≤10; Max Values≤10.4(1×8 splitter);
Typical Values≤13.2; Max Values≤13.5(1×16 splitter);
Typical Values≤16.5; Max Values≤17.0(1×32 splitter)

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