Fischer Connectors, today launched its new single fiber optic connector (FO1) within its Fischer FiberOptic Series. This miniature, lightweight, rugged connectivity solution is easy to use and ensures premium performance even in harsh environments.
The FO1 connector is available either in pre-configured reels or integrated into custom assemblies for applications in instrumentation, sensing, defense and broadcasting. It offers IP68 when mated and IP67 when unmated for ingress protection (Norm IEC 60529).
Available with gas-tight panel receptacles and with SM and MM optical fibers, it comes in a 13-mm size. Like Fischer’s other connector designs, it features high optical performances for high precision and data transmission rates and its push-pull user-friendly mating plugs and receptacles.
The new connector fulfills the growing market need for higher data transmission rates over long distances, while reducing space and guaranteeing performance by means of rugged miniature solutions.
The FO1 connector integrates fully into the existing Fischer FiberOptic Series, well-known for its robust and faultless optical performances in any conditions, combined with easy use, cleaning and maintenance even in the field.
UPC & APC polishing reduces insertion and return losses, making devices more secure, while IP68 sealing provides highly valuable device protection. The push-pull locking system allows quick and easy connections and disconnections, making these connectors ideally suited for outdoor environments. The FO1 connector has been tested to withstand temperatures of –40°C.
The removable sleeve holder (monobloc mate adapter) ensures that end faces can be cleaned easily, keeping electronics in top condition.
“We’ve extended our Fischer FiberOptic Series bearing our customers’ needs for flexibility and efficiency in mind”, says Christopher Martin, FiberOptic Product Manager at Fischer Connectors. “The product line’s main benefits—high optical stability in harsh environments, robustness, and ease of use, cleaning and maintenance—remain the same. But we’ve designed this smaller product to be even lighter and more flexible so that it’s easy to integrate into existing solutions, saving time and money for our customers.”
As a reminder, the Fischer FiberOptic Series already includes two versions: a rugged fiber optic connector with two or four fibers, and a rugged hybrid connector with two fiber channels and two electrical contacts.
The FO1 connector can be pre-configured with Fischer FiberOptic Series reels of any required length, a convenient and flexible turnkey solution. Fischer Connectors also provides a user-friendly request form that guarantees the mistake-proof configuration of cable assemblies.