TACLight™ Fiber Optic Connectors

Overview

TACLight™ hermaphroditic fiber optic connectors offer rugged, reliable performance in harsh environments where high mating cycle is critical. Our connectors provide a robust connectivity solution resistant to corrosion, shock, as well as thermal shock environments, and the captured split alignment sleeves improve insertion loss performance. Field maintainable design allows for cable cleaning re-works, re-polishing, as well as re-terminating, and its flexibility allows the plug to function as both plug and receptacle. STRAN’s TACLight hermaphroditic connectors are used in a variety of applications, including deployable military tactical systems, emergency restoration systems, ship to shore communications, outdoor fiber optic connectors, and deployable broadcast networks. Available in standard hermaphroditic or genderless configurations, including 4, 8, and 12 channels, these connectors are compatible with legacy products.

TACLight connectors are available with multiple plating options, including cadmium, black anodize matte, and passivated stainless Type 303. Both singlemode and multimode fibers are compatible in the same connector eliminating the need to replace any sub-components. The connectors are available with hermaphroditic or non-hermaphroditic dust caps, and assemblies are offered in custom reels.

Applications

  • Outdoor Fiber Optic Connectors
  • Ship to Shore Communications
  • Outside Broadcast
  • Emergency Restoration Systems
  • Deployable Military Tactical Systems
  • Homeland Security and Surveillance
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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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