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Connection protects transceiver-to-cable interface

Posted: 06 Aug 2010 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:connection kit? fiber-to-the-antenna? interface?


Radiall USA Inc. introduces a connection kit for fiber-to-the-antenna (FTTA), remote radio head equipment, and similar outdoor applications. The field-installable R2CT provides a waterproof, sealed connection at the transceiver-to-cable interface and ensures robust mechanical and environmental performance.

The kit is designed for optical systems using SFP transceivers and duplex LC-terminated fiber-optic cable. The kit can be reused, allowing cables and transceivers to be changed in the field, including front-panel swapping of transceivers. The kits can also be assembled over existing cables.

Sealing levels are IP65, with IP67 optionally available, with a durability of 100 mating cycles minimum and a temperature range from -40C to +85C. The mated connection has a retention force of 200N (45 lb).

The kit uses a receptacle attached to the equipment panel and a plug assembly over the cable. The plug and receptacle use a double bayonet locking system to allow a hand-tightened connection. The plug assembly includes a protection cap that can be used for pulling cable.

The R2CT connection kit can easily be used with other connectors and interfaces, such as RJ-45 or USB connections.

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