Diamond USA, North Billerica, Mass., has developed the new rugged IP68, MIL-83526 DM connector featuring the DM (Diamond Multipurpose) insert for superior optical performance. This connector is extremely well suited for harsh environments and other demanding applications. The MIL-83526 DM (Diamond Multipurpose) connector incorporates four (4) termini utilizing Diamond’s two-component ferrules, assembled with the company’s Active Core Alignment (ACA) process for unparalleled fiber core concentricity. This connector is also available with electrical contacts for hybrid E/O applications.
The MIL-83526 DM connector is available for MM, SM (PC/APC) and smallcore single mode fiber, polarization-maintaining (PM) fiber, and other specialty fiber types. Furthermore, Diamond‘s splice-on termini can be field terminated with the Diamond ZEUS D50 HE fusion splicer, allowing for in-service repairs and custom installation.
The rugged construction is rated to IP68. It features easy ferrule front-face access for cleaning and inspection. It’s keyed, self aligning connector housing aides in “blind mating” applications. It comes with electrical pin size of 20 AWG.