Bulgin’s rugged fibre optic connector is available from RS Components

Operation is a wide range of harsh environments is provided by the 6000 Series fibre optic connector from Bulgin. The new connector is now available from RS Components.

The fibre LC duplex connector has been specifically designed and manufactured for use in harsh environments, with IP69K and IP68-rated sealing caps, providing high levels of protection against dirt and water ingress. If necessary, it can be fully submersed for up to two weeks at a depth of 10m, says RS.

The connectors accommodate industry standard LC interfaces as per IEC 61754-20. In addition, the Mil-Tac quality cable ensures the connector is suitable for harsh environments where deployment and retrieval for reuse may be required. The 6000 Series connectors are capable of working over a wide temperature range of -25 to +70 degrees C. For marine applications, they meet the requirements of EN 60068-2-52 for salt mist (cyclic) for marine severity level 1.

The connectors feature a secure 30 degree twist-lock connection for a durable, strong and reliable mechanical mating. The rugged housing is made from thermo-resistant plastic and measures 32mm in diameter with a maximum length of 78.4mm.

The 6000 Series LC duplex connector is suitable for a wide range of applications including outdoor television broadcast, FTTX (fibre to the x), server room engineering, civil engineering, aviation and railway projects.

The connector is characterised by low insertion loss that averages less than 0.1 dB and never exceeds 0.2 dB.

An additional optical fibre connection is included for applications where separate transmit and receive cables are required. In comparison to a simplex optical fibre cable and connector, the additional glass fibre on the duplex cable can also be used as a redundant data path in mission-critical applications, or to double the data transmission capabilities where the ultimate throughput is required.

The connector is offered by RS in the EMEA and Asia Pacific regions either with pre-assembled patch cords or assembly kits for termination in the field. Kits are also available for inline and chassis connectors in order to build the sealed harsh-environment connector around a standard LC duplex interface.


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