Cinch Connectivity Expanded-Beam Fiber Optic Connectors Now MIL-83526 Qualified

By News Release | June 26, 2015

Cinch Connectivity’s Fibreco Junior connector earned MIL-DTL-83526/20 and /21 qualification.

 MIL83526Cinch Connectivity Solutions (CCS) announced the qualification of its Fibreco Junior connector to the US Military MIL-DTL-83526/20 and /21 standard. The qualified connector, known as the “MIL-Junior,” further enhances its range of expanded-beam fiber optic connectors, used in many harsh environment applications across the globe.

The vast range of applications in which the connectors are used includes military field-deployable systems, radar and sat-com installations, offshore, subsea and energy production, industrial and transportation communication, and broadcasting entertainment links.

Qualification to this standard reinforces the credibility of the entire CCS expanded-beam range, from single-channel connectors up to 24 channels, in both multimode and singlemode and fiber/copper hybrids.

Key features of the MIL-Junior include:

  • Qualified to 9µm, 50µm, and 62.5µm fiber sizes at wavelengths 850/1300, 1310, and 1550
  • Optical performance better than specification
  • Compatible to existing MIL-83526/20/21-qualified and -derived connectors
  • In accordance to DLA DWG 10023 (MFOCA) multimode/singlemode dual-wavelength connectors
  • German Defense Standard VG 95319-100 and -102
  • Supplied in kit form, terminated harnesses, or reels, from the UK or US
  • Field-terminable with standard tooling
  • Superior cable retention mechanism
  • Compatible with industry standard cables
  • For use in extreme operating conditions
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