Designed to meet the requirements of MILDTL-83526 specifications these expanded Beam fibre optic connectors are designed to operate in harsh environments and use nonphysical contact fibre optic termini that are IP68 sealed behind an anti-reflective coated ball lens. Capable of both front and rear mounting, the connector eliminates the need for adaptors and female and male mating halves. The system is available in 2-channel and 4-channel variants, with either configuration compatible with the other configuration, and other MIL-DTL-83526 specified systems.
This lens expands the beam to many times its original size aiding optical alignment and minimising the effects of dust, debris and other environmental conditions. The expanded beam fibre optic connectivity is exceptional in wet, dirty, dusty, high and low-temperature environments
Effectively maintenance-free with a theoretical unlimited lifetime, FIBERFOX can withstand in excess of 10,000 mating cycles without maintenance or insertion loss and can be cleaned using just clean water and a lint-free cloth. IP68 compliant certified waterproof up to a depth of 6m the connectors feature a screwed locking mechanism. The chassis mounted version of the connector fits into an industry standard cut-out and standard LC patch cables can be plugged into the rear.
FIBERFOX is a hermaphroditic connector allowing multiple plug-to-plug cable assemblies to be combined to extend the length of the system and connectors are available with two or four channel multimode lenses. In addition to standard plugs, FIBERFOX briDge receptacles are suitable for use with standard LC Patch Cables and acts as a unique LC to Expanded Beam converter.
Applications for FIBERFOX include defence, industrial, mining, medical, security, railway, sensing applications, communications in the oil and gas industries, lighting, networks, public address systems, video, broadcast, and AV.
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