Fiber Optic Connectors for Harsh Environments

Radiall’s comprehensive portfolio of interconnect solutions includes over 27,000 unique components. Connectors make up a large part of that portfolio, and harsh environment fiber optic connectors make up a part of their connector range. They design and manufacture fiber optic connectors specifically made to withstand and perform well in harsh environments. Keep reading to learn about some of these solutions.

EB Tactical
Radiall specializes in interconnect solutions for military and defense applications, which includes harsh environment fiber optic connectors. Their EB Tactical connectors utilize Expanded Beam (EB) technology to provide reliable optical performance in harsh environments and extreme conditions. EB technology also offers a contactless connection and more mating cycles.

EB Tactical connectors meet MIL-DTL-83526/20 and /21 mechanical interface standards, they can operate within a wide temperature range and they can be immersed up to 15 meters in water. Additionally, they passed mechanical tests for vibration, falls on concrete and mating endurance.

EB-LuxCis
This connector is the ideal solution for demanding applications in highly contaminated environments where low maintenance is essential. The fiber optic solution comes in various configurations, sizes and materials. It can withstand temperatures as low as -55 °C and as high as 125 °C. Additionally, it can last up to 500 mating cycles, making it extremely durable. EB-LuxCis is commonly used in avionic and electronic warfare applications.

EB LuxCis Series Connectors

EB LuxCis (Extended Beam) Connectors Do Not Require Contacts for a Successful Connection

Radiall’s EB-LuxCis utilizes Expanded Beam technology in order to maintain efficient performance and sturdiness within multipin connector solutions. EB-LuxCis uses LuxCIs ARINC 801 fiber optic contact inserted into a 2 or 4 channel (MM or SM) Expanded Beam inserts.

This series does not require contacts for a successful connection which automatically improves the number of mating cycles. With the extended signal, the connection becomes less sensitive to uncleanness and offers a simplified cleaning process.

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