Multiway Connectors

  1. MIL-DTL-38999 + M29504/4 & /5

    Tech Optics offer a wide range of MIL-DTL-38999 connector types and configurations to meet harsh environment fibre optic requirements by utilising M29504 contact types.

    M29504 contacts provide superior optical and mechanical performance. Designed to fit into MIL-DTL-38999 Series III, pin size 16 connectors, this low cost, high precision termini family is ideal for harsh environment fibre optic interconnections. Available for single mode and multimode applications, these termini are qualified to MIL-STD-29504/4 & /5 Rev. D.

    Features

    • Precision fibre optic ceramic ferrules
    • Pre-radius ferrule design
    • Precision "press fit" stainless steel design
    • Accurate ferrule/split sleeve alignment system
    • Size 16 design (MIL-DTL-38999 compatible)
    • Low insertion loss and back reflection
    • Qualified to MIL-STD-29504/4 & /5 Rev. D.
    • Solid reliable connectivity through a wide range of harsh environmental conditions
    • Compatible with all qualified MIL-DTL-38999, Series III connectors
    • Fast termination and polish time
    • Reliable, repeatable and durable connections

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  2. M28876 Connectors + M29504 /14 & /15

    Tech Optics can supply a complete line of circular fibre optic connectors designed and qualified to MIL-PRF-28876, Rev. E. These connectors are precision-machined to stringent tolerances and designed to provide superior optical performance in extreme environmental conditions.

    Tech Optics can supply M28876 connectors, backshells, and cable assemblies plus test, inspection and termination equipment and training as required.

    Features

    • Precision-machined to MIL-PRF-28876, Rev. E specification
    • Available in three shell sizes: 13 (4-channel), 15 (6, 8-channel), 23 (18, 31-channel)
    • Six keying options, plus universal keying for Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) product, for both plugs and receptacles
    • Inserts are interchangeable from plug to receptacle; either can be operated with pins or socket termini
    • Fully intermateable with all qualified M28876 connectors
    • Operates with all qualified single mode or multimode M29504/14 and /15 termini
    • Complete line of straight, 45 degree and 90 degree backshells
    • COTS versions are available in aluminium and other materials

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  3. ARINC 801

    Tech Optics supplies ARINC 801 fibre optic connectors for aerospace and military applications. Based on the commercial ARINC 801 specification, this series features a removable alignment sleeve retainer (ASR) for ease of termini end face cleaning, guide pins for precision alignment and a scoop proof shell design.  Inserts are available to support 2 to 32-channels and can support both PC and APC variants.

    We also offer genderless ARINC 801 termini which use a standard 1.25mm ferrule and sleeve that can be terminated with standard LC procedures. The terminus is available in both multimode and single mode versions and can be inserted or removed from the connector with a standard size 16 contact removal tool. The fibre optic contact provides low insertion loss (0.3dB max, multimode) and high return loss (-55dB, APC).

    Features

    • Qualified to the ARINC 801 specification
    • Precision alignment and components provide excellent optical performance
    • Supports standard suite of 38999 backshells and accessories
    • Removable insert facilitates termini cleaning
    • Scoop-proof design prevents termini end face from being touched by the front of the mating connector
    • High-density arrangements up to 32-channels

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  4. TFOCA Multi-Channel Fibre Optics Connectors

    The TFOCA series has been formally approved by CECOM (US Army Communications Electronics Command Fort Monmouth, New Jersey) and meets the performance criteria as specified in MIL-C-83526. 

    The TFOCA connector is a hermaphroditic design utilized for tactical deployable communications systems. This genderless characteristic allows for concatenations of cable assemblies without regard for connector interface compatibility.

    The ruggedized connector and housing will withstand the repeated handling and mating cycles typically required for rapid fiber optic cable deployment and retrieval in a tactical environment.

    Features

    • Hermaphroditic design ideal for deployable conditions
    • Replacement for US Army and US Marine Corps legacy TFOCA (AT&T)
    • Multimode
    • Field maintainable and repairable
    • Biconic termini

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  5. TFOCA II 4 and 12 channel hermaphroditic connectors

    The TFOCA-II® fibre optic connector, designed by Amphenol Fiber Systems International (AFSI), is ideal for environmentally harsh conditions. This design takes advantage of the latest in fibre optic connectivity technology by utilizing industry standard physical contact ceramic ferrules.

    The TFOCA-II® connector is designed for minimal maintenance in the field but is also fully field repaired reusing all components with the exception of the termini. Its removable end cap allows direct access to the alignment sleeve and termini.

    Features

    • Hermaphroditic design for versatility - enables multiple TFOCA-II® plug assemblies to be concatenated
    • Removable end cap - allows for easy field maintenance and cleaning
    • Improved cable retention strength - designed to meet 400 lb pull strength while protecting fibres from stress
    • Zn-Ni plating - provides substantial longevity to corrosive environments
    • Meets new mandate set by the Environmental Protection Agency for elimination of heavy metal plating
    • Commercial ceramic ferrule technology - enables TFOCA-II® connector to provision multimode and single mode interconnect with a variety of polishes including SPC and UPC
    • Solid core alignment sleeves - more robust than split alignment sleeves
    • Hermaphroditic dust cap - plug and/or receptacle dust caps connect together to prevent dust and moisture penetration during deployment
    • Optional key positions - four key positions (1,2,3, universal) available, enabling segregation of mated plug/receptacles or plug/plug, through mechanical interface
    • Also available in stainless steel and brass, allowing the connector to be used in a variety of applications

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  6. TFOCA III Fibre Optic Connectors

    The TFOCA-III® series of 6 & 24-channel fibre optic connectors are ideal for environmentally harsh conditions. The TFOCA-III® design utilizes the latest technology in fibre optic connectivity by incorporating industry standard physical contact ceramic ferrules and alignment sleeves.

    Features

    • Hermaphroditic design for versatility - enables multiple TFOCA-III® plug assemblies to be daisy-chained
    • Removable end cap allows for easy field maintenance and cleaning
    • 6 & 24-channel connector design is ideal for high-density harsh environment applications
    • Superior cable retention strength is designed to meet 400 lb (1,780N) pull strength while protecting fibres from stress
    • Zn-Ni plating provides substantial longevity to corrosive environments. Meets new mandate set by the Environmental Protection Agency for elimination of heavy metal plating
    • Commercial ceramic ferrule technology enables TFOCA-III® connector to provision multimode and single mode interconnect with a variety of polishes including SPC and UPC
    • Solid core alignment sleeves are more robust than split alignment sleeves
    • Hermaphroditic dust cap - plug and/or receptacle dust caps connect together to prevent dust and moisture penetration during deployable conditions
    • Optional key positions - four key positions (1,2,3, universal) available, enabling segregation of mated plug/receptacles or plug/plug, through mechanical interface
    • Field repairable using existing parts - additional connector components (other than termini) are not required to perform field repair
    • Also available in stainless steel, which allows the connector to be used in a variety of applications

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  7. MFM - Duplex Fibre Optic Connector

    The Duplex MFM is a high performance, lightweight connector, designed and developed specifically for the harsh environment.

    Features

    • The MFM uses ceramic ferrule technology, with a ceramic alignment sleeve to reduce insertion loss
    • Based on a Size 13 38999 Series III connector with keyway polarisation
    • Simple termination of sub assembly due to one piece construction
    • Both shells and ferrules are keyed for optimum repeatability
    • Environmentally sealed when mated
    • Simple termination procedure
    • Interchangeable cable sub-assembly with other Amphenol product series
    • Active variants available

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  8. HMFM - Hermaphroditic Duplex MFM Connector

    The hermaphroditic duplex MFM connection system has been designed specifically to facilitate the interconnection of fibre optic cable assemblies, thus eliminating the need for polarising the assemblies and the use of in-line adapters.

    Features

    • Hermaphroditic design
    • Available in multi & singlemode
    • PC ceramic ferrule
    • One piece monobloc
    • Active reverse mount jam nut
    • Material: Nickel Aluminium Bronze

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  9. HDM - Hermaphroditic Duplex Miniature

    The Fibre Optic Hermaphroditic range has been extended to include an additional product, the Hermaphroditic Duplex. This product has been specially designed to facilitate the interconnection of fibre optic cable assemblies, thus eliminating the need for polarising the assemblies and the use of in-line adapters.

    Features

    • Lightweight, small design, outer diameter of coupling ring measures less than 22mm
    • Low loss ceramic PC technology in multimode and singlemode
    • Connector and insert environmentally sealed
    • Fully hermaphroditic wipe clean bayonet mating mechanism
    • Fully removable front receptacle shell, for cleaning whilst in-situ
    • Plug backshell allows for the removal of the ferrule insert for ease of cleaning
    • Choice of materials and plating
    • High tension cable load capability

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  10. BDC - Bayonet Duplex Connector

    The Bayonet Duplex Connector (BDC) series offers proven connector construction with tri-mating bayonet locking mechanism for ease and quick mate / de-mate.

    The connector is designed for singlemode or multimode duplex cable using tight jacket or tactical cable construction. Materials include aluminium alloy and marine bronze for defence, industrial, telecoms and offshore applications.

    Features

    • Insertion loss -0.25dB @ 1300nm (typical)
    • Plug, jamnut and 2 hole fixing receptacles available
    • Protective caps for all connector styles
    • Fully keyed and orientated shells
    • Small one piece lightweight construction
    • Proven pattern 105, size 10 design
    • Factory terminated

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  11. BQC – Bayonet Quad Connector

    The Bayonet Quad Connector has been designed specifically to facilitate the interconnection of fibre optic cable assemblies, thus eliminating the need for polarising the assemblies and the use of inline adapters. The BQC series utilises ceramic sprung loaded ferrule technology, giving low repeatable optical attenuation.

    The shell material is Aluminium Zinc Cobalt Olive Drab for Mil Coms applications and Stainless Steel for oil field and mining applications.

    Features

    • Fully hermaphroditic wipe clean bayonet mechanism
    • Ceramic ferrule FC/PC butt joint technology
    • Plug and jam nut receptacle connector styles
    • Durability >500 matings
    • Plug backshell allows for the removal of the ferrule monobloc for ease of cleaning
    • Fully removable front receptacle shell for cleaning without removing the receptacle from the equipment
    • In line through bulkhead jam nut receptacle available
    • Choice of material and plating finishes

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