Rugged IP67-rated connector for base station fiber distribution introduced by CONEC

Posted by John Keller

GARNER, N.C., 30 May 2013. CONEC in Garner, N.C., is introducing the LC series rugged ODVA-compliant, IP67-rated connector for cellular tower and base station fiber distribution cabinets that combine data and power connectivity.

The duplex and circular power connector is for harsh-environment applications such as radio heads using fiber to the antenna (FTTA) that require rugged connector and cable assemblies suitable for outdoor use.

The water-resistant LC series protects from contamination and moisture in addition to mechanical stability, temperature resistance, and vibration immunity.

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The connectors use optical fiber nonconductive riser (OFNR) breakout cables rated for outdoor usage and direct burial. The connectors feature a 1/6th turn bayonet coupling for a fast and secure mate/unmate, even with gloved hands, and are compatible with industry-standard cables and interconnects.

The connectors offer connectivity solutions for single-mode, multimode 50 micron OM3, multimode 62.5 OM1, and APC requirements. To optimize chemical resistance, UV resistance and tolerance to physical abuse, CONEC offers these connectors in two different housing materials: black plastic and nickel-plated, zinc die-cast.

The product line includes panel-mounted receptacles, mating plugs, and protective caps. Pre-terminated jumper cables, including cables suitable for outdoor use and direct burial in standard lengths from 1 meter to 100 meters, also are included. Custom lengths also are available.

The 7/8 series circular connector is used as an option on the distribution cabinet for DC output utilizing a rugged metal housing with threaded connect features for in-field cable connections.

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