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.
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.
For more information contact CONEC online at www.conec.com.