May 20, 2009--AFL Telecommunications' FuseConnect fusion-splice field terminated connectors are now available in LC for 900-µm and 2-mm cable. With a factory pre-polished endface, the connector's field termination process is designed to eliminate the need for polishing, adhesives and crimping in the field.
The FuseConnect uses a fusion splicer to terminate the connector, addressing return loss concerns present in analog optical networks. Designed to work with a 10-mm cleave length and splicers having a fiber holder system, FuseConnect is compatible with Fujikura's fusion splicers as well as with other industry-available, fiber holder-based fusion splicing platforms.
Formerly available in SC only, the FuseConnect LC is now available in singlemode and multimode fiber--62.5-µm, 50-µm, and 50-µm 10 GIG (OM3). The 900-µm FuseConnect LC is designed to work with the standard heater embedded in a Fujikura fusion splicer or an external heater, similar to the FuseConnect SC. The FuseConnect LC is designed to meet or exceed TIA/EIA 568C.3 and TIA/EIA-604-10A (FOCIS 10) requirements.
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