The sealed connectors IP68 rating is tested at a depth of 2 meters for 24 hours (IEC 60529) and has an operating temperature range of -40°C to +85°C (depending on fibre-optic cable). Each durable connector can withstand up to 1,000 mating cycles and offers excellent optical performance thanks to its premium butt-joint contact technology.
One of the main difficulties when using fibre connectors is that dust and dirt can get in to the connector and cause serious issues blocking or disrupting light signals. Cleaning of these dirty connectors can sometimes be time consuming and often requires expensive tools. With the Fischer FiberOptic Series this is not the case. When a connector or cable gets submerged in mud, water or dropped on to dirty dusty ground, it can immediately and easily be cleaned in the field and will be back in service in minutes if not quicker without the need of sending the assemblies back to the factory. This is thanks to a removable mono-block mate adapter allowing easy access to the termini and to the IP67 ability which prevents dirt penetrating inside the connectors. The Fischer FiberOptic Series can therefore easily be cleaned under water or in an ultrasound bath.
These pre-cabled connectors are available from Canford in a variety of panel receptacles and patch cords in lengths of 5m – 500m. Chassis connectors or panel connectors are supplied pre-terminated. Acting as a breakout, they are supplied with tails terminated with either LC, SC connectors, or tails with bare ends, for user-termination.
The Fischer FiberOptic Series connectors are offered in either two-fibre (FO2) or four-fibre (FO4) versions, suitable for point-to-point audio, data or camera-connection use, in environments such as studio floors, touring, rental and outside broadcasts. The IP68 rated connectors retain the familiar push-pull connection system found on the Fischer 1051 Triax HD Pro+™ product range.
Fischer Connectors also offers complete cleaning kits adapted to its field cleaning methods. For those with existing fibre cabling, Canford can offer a rugged break out box that can be configured to allow LC, ST or other connectors to be mated with the Fischer FiberOptic Series. Breakout boxes for splitting a FO4 fibre connector into two FO2 connections are available as well.