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Connector system from Molex offers high performance

Posted: 10 May 2005 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:optical industrial lc duplex connector system? connector? molex?

A new Optical Industrial LC Duplex connector system from Molex Inc. combines the high performance of a fiber optic connection with a rugged industrial connector to allow for easy installations and terminations in harsh industrial environments.

The new connector system works with any standard fiber type and is available in both single-mode and multimode styles. It offers moisture and dust protection and a broad temperature range of -40C to 85C, which makes it suitable for both indoor and outdoor applications.

The connector system also features assemblies with push-pull insertion and a bayonet-style mechanical latch to ensure an environmentally sealed optical connection in one simple step. Its bulkhead adapter is designed with a sealed panel feed-through design for easy installation into enclosures. In addition, the removable connector provides sealing between both the adapter mating surface, as well as the cable exiting the connector.

The assemblies are 100 percent optically tested and the connector is designed to Telcordia GR-326-CORE. The multimode fiber option is well-suited for long distance or remote connections up to 300m, while the single-mode fiber option is suited for distances over 1km.

This new connector system may be used in industrial applications such as system controls, monitoring, and high electromagnetic interference (EMI)/radio frequency interference (RFI) areas. It can also be used in medical equipment, telecommunications/CATV applications such as FTTx and outdoor system connections, rugged test equipment, mobile broadcasting equipment, audio/visual equipment and food processing applications.

Pricing for a 25m long multimode pigtail assembly is less than $75. Delivery is four weeks.

- Gina Roos

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