TACLight™ Fiber Optic Cable Assemblies

Overview

The TACLight hermaphroditic fiber optic cable assemblies family provides rugged, reliable performance in harsh environments where high cycle mating is of concern.  Its design allows for easy field maintenance, and its flexibility allows the plugs to function as both plug and receptacle. These cable assemblies provide robust connectivity solution resistant to corrosion, shock and thermal shock environments.  Popular applications of the TACLight connector based cable assemblies include indoor and outdoor broadcast, pierside and ship-to-shore marine environments.

 

TACLight Connector Info Sheet

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Applications

• Outdoor fiber optic connectors
• Deployable military tactical systems
• Emergency restoration systems
• Ship to shore communications
• Outside Broadcast
• Homeland security and surveillance

Features / Options

• Standard hermaphroditic, or genderless, configurations include: 4, 8 and 12 channel
• Field maintainable design allows for cable cleaning re-works, re-polishing, and re-terminating
• Multiple plating options: Black Anodize, Black Anodize Matte, Cadmium, and Passivated Stainless Type 303
• Both singlemode and multimode fibers are compatible in the same connector without part sub-component substitution
• Captured split alignment sleeves for enhanced insertion loss performance
• PC polish
• Hermaphroditic and standard dust caps
• Assemblies available on custom reels

Specifications

Title Description
Optical Insertion Loss 9/125: 0.75 dBmax , 0.35 dBtyp 62.5/125: 0.75 dBmax , 0.14 dBtyp
Mating Durability 1000 cycles per EIA-455-21
Corrosion Resistance EIA-455-16, salt spray, test condition C
Temperature Life Per EIA-RS-455-4
Thermal Shock  -54°C to +85°C per EIA-455-3, Test Cond. 3
Humidity  Per EIA-455-5, Type 2
Temperature Life 85°C for 250 hours per EIA 455-4
Vibration Per MIL-STD-1344, Method 2005
Cable Retention > 400Lbs per EIA 455-6
Fluid Immersion  Per EIA-455-12
Impact  EIA-455-2, method C, severe
Crush  225 lbs per EIA-455-26
Cable Seal Flexing Per MIL-STD-1344, Method 2017
Return Loss >30 dB MMF, >40 dB SMF with PC polish
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