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 Optical ("Toslink") Connector Answers

Question: What does this connector look like?
Head-on View

Toslink Connector (Head-on View)

Side View

Toslink Connector (Side View)

Question: What variations of this connector are available?

Answer:
 RadioShack sells cables with either plastic-body Toslink connectors or plastic and metal body optical connectors.
 
Plastic and Metal Optical Connector
Plastic Toslink Connector
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Question: What is this connector used for?

Answer:
 Toslink connectors are used to connect optical ports on audio equipment. The optical signal is a clean digital signal, which is not subject to line noise interference such as is sometimes encountered with an electrical signal carried over cable.

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Question: What cable or cables are used with this connector?

Answer:
 Toslink connectors are used with fiber-optic cables.

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Question: How is this connector attached to the cable?

Answer:
 Currently, RadioShack does not sell individual Toslink connectors, but instead sells complete optical cables.

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Question: Where can I get this type of connector?

Answer:
 Toslink connectors can be ordered on-line, through your local RadioShack store, or by calling our order center at 800-241-8742.

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