Amphenol FSI Hermaphroditic Connectors

Description

Amphenol FSI Hermaphroditic Connectors offers hermaphroditic fiber optic connectors for deployable fiber optic communication requirements. These economical connectors are designed to be the industry’s most rugged connectors providing easy maintenance and superior optical performance.

About Amphenol FSI

Amphenol Fiber Systems International (AFSI) is a full-service fiber optic company specializing in the fabrication and manufacturing of fiber optic connectivity products and systems. Our commitment to technical excellence makes us an industry leader in providing sophisticated products and professional technical assistance in the fiber optic industry. AFSI provides solutions for communication systems based on fiber optic interconnect technology.

Our TFOCA-II®, M83522, M29504, and M28876 products are the global standard in the military marketplace. AFSI employs over 100 people at its 50,000-square-foot facility in the heart of the telecom corridor in Allen, just north of Dallas, Texas. Since its inception in 1993, AFSI has and will continue to base its corporate strategy on technical and application support, quality assurance, product performance, and value.

Performance and environmental testing equipment, advanced manufacturing, integration and testing areas, Operating and nonoperating temperature testing, and many more in-house testing capabilities. Amphenol Fiber Systems International provides cost-effective fiber optics systems and interconnects solutions for use in harsh environments. We are dedicated to continuous improvement, allowing us to better address our customers’ expectations of timely, defect-free products.

Amphenol FSI 109 Series

AFSI’s line of 109 series hermaphroditic connectors offers the ultimate flexibility and is a direct replacement for the TAC4. The 109 connectors can function as either a plug or a receptacle to fit any system design. With these connectors, cable assemblies can be daisy-chained to provide the required distance for each specific deployment condition.

Amphenol FSI Hermaphroditic Connectors
Amphenol FSI Hermaphroditic Connectors

The 109 connector line meets or exceeds the pertinent requirements of SMPTE (Society of Movie Picture and Television Engineers) standard 358M on harsh environment multi-channel fiber optic connectors suitable for deployment in demanding outdoor broadcast applications, including high-definition television (HDTV) signal transmission.

Features

  • 2 and 4-channel configurations
  • Single mode and multimode compatible
  • Field maintainable removable dust cap for easy termini cleaning
  • Sealed floating ferrule technology
  • Ultra PC polish option
  • Assemblies available on reels
  • Hermaphroditic design for plug-to-plug connections

Benefits

  • 109 plugs can function as either a plug or a receptacle to fit any system design
  • Superior optical performance is obtained by a sealed, free-floating termini
  • The single mode supports broadband requirements

Applications

  • Deployable broadcast networks, including HDTV
  • Outdoor fiber optic interconnect
  • Emergency restoration systems
  • Ship-to-shore communications
  • Military tactical deployable systems

Amphenol FSI 109 Specifications

Specification Measurement/Detail
Fiber Type 62.5/125 or 50/125 multimode, 9/125 single mode
Insertion Loss 62.5/125 or 50/125 multimode fiber: -0.3dB typical  {0.75dB Max 9/125 single mode: -0.4dB typical    Per Connection
Operating Temperature -46 to + 71o C
Cable Seal Flexing 200 cycles at 180o flex per EIA/TIA-455-1
Mating Durability 500 cycles per EIA/TIA-455-21
Impact EIA/TIA-455-2
Crush Resistance 450 lb minimum per EIA/TIA-455-26

TFOCA-III Fiber Optic Connectors

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

Amphenol FSI Hermaphroditic Connectors
TFOCA-III Fiber Optic Connectors

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 pull strength while protecting fibers from stress
  • Zn-Ni plating provides substantial longevity in corrosive environments. Meets new mandate set by the Environmental Protection Agency for the elimination of heavy metal plating
  • Commercial ceramic ferrule technology enables TFOCA-III® connector to provision multimode and single mode interconnects 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 the 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

Applications

  • US Army, Navy, and Marine Corps military tactical deployments
  • Oil, gas and geoscience industries
  • Mining
  • Industrial
  • Broadcast
  • Disaster recovery

Specifications TFOCA-III Fiber Optic Connectors

Description Measurement/Detail
Number of Channels 6 and 24-channels
Filter Type 62.5/125 or 50/125 multimode, 9/125 single mode
Insertion Loss 62.5/125 or 50/125 multimode fiber: -0.3dB typical; 9/125 single mode: -0.4dB typical
Operating Temperature -46o C to + 71o C
Shock EIA/TIA-455-14, Condition A
Vibration MIL-STD-1344, Method 2500.1
Cable Retention 400 lb minimum per EIA/TIA-455-6 (Applies to plug and strain relief receptacles)
Twist 1,000 cycles per EIA/TIA-455-36
Cable Seal Flexing 100 cycles per MIL-STD-1344, Method 2017, Procedure 1
Mating Durability 500 cycles per EIA/TIA-455-21
Crush Resistance 450 lb minimum per EIA/TIA-455-26
EMI Shielding (Receptacle Only) > 60dB, 15kHz to 10GHz

TFOCA-II® 12-Channel Fiber Optic Connectors

The TFOCA-II® 12-channel fiber optic connector, designed and patented by Amphenol Fiber Systems International (AFSI), is ideal for environmentally harsh conditions. This design takes advantage of the latest in fiber optic connectivity technology by utilizing industry-standard physical contact ceramic ferrules.

Amphenol FSI Hermaphroditic Connectors
TFOCA-II® 12-Channel Fiber Optic Connectors

Although the TFOCA-II® connector is designed for minimal maintenance in the field, it can be 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
  • 12-channel connector design – six fold channel increase over TFOCA with better optical performance
  • Improved cable retention strength – designed to meet 400 lb pull strength while protecting fibers 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
  • Field repairable using existing parts – additional connector components (other than termini) are not required to perform field repair
  • Also available in stainless steel and brass, allowing the connector to be used in a variety of applications

Applications

  • US Army, Navy, and Marine Corps military tactical deployments
  • Oil, gas and geoscience industries
  • Mining
  • Industrial
  • Broadcast

Specifications of TFOCA-II 12-Channel Fiber Optic Connectors

Description Measurement/Detail
Insertion Loss (Multimode) Typical – 0.30dB, maximum – .075dB
Insertion Loss (Single Mode) Typical – 0.70dB, maximum – 0.75dB
Back Reflection (Single Mode-UPC Polish) Typical – -50dB, maximum – -40dB
Operating Temperature -46° C to + 71° C
Storage Temperature -55° C to + 85° C
Mud 5 minute immersion, clean with water (per MIL-C-83526/12 /13 requirements)
Water Pressure MIL-STD-810, Method 512.4, 1m, 48 hr
Ice Crush DOD-STD-1678, Method 4050
Humidity DOD-STD-1678, Method 4030, 10 Cycles
Flammability MIL-STD-1344, Method 1012
Vibration (Operational) MIL-STD-1344, Method 2500.1
Shock EIA/TIA-455-14, Condition A
Mating Durability 2,000 cycles per EIA/TIA-455-21
Cable Seal Flexing 100 cycles per MIL-STD-1344, Method 2017, Procedure 1
Twist 1,000 cycles per EIA/TIA-455-36
Cable Retention 400 lb minimum per EIA/TIA-455-6, 1hr (applies to plug and strain relief receptacles)
Impact EIA/TIA-455-2
Crush Resistance 450 lb minimum per EIA/TIA-455-26
EMI Shielding Effectiveness (Receptacle Only) > 60dB, 15KHz to 10GHz

TFOCA Multi-Channel Fiber Optic Connectors

In 1999, Amphenol Fiber Systems International (AFSI) designed the TFOCA connector series as a direct replacement for the connector portion of the US Army’s legacy TFOCA (Tactical Fiber Optic Cable Assembly) equipment. This connector series has become known simply as “TFOCA.” The AFSI 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. In addition, AFSI is fully qualified and formally approved by CECOM to fabricate cable assemblies using the AFSI TFOCA connector. These assemblies have been tested in accordance with MIL-C-49292.

Amphenol FSI Hermaphroditic Connectors
Amphenol FSI Hermaphroditic Connectors

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.

Benefits

The TFOCA’s unique design and environmentally protected construction provide protection from high compressive and tensile loads. Seals at every interface ensure outstanding resistance to moisture penetration. The cable termination is designed to firmly anchor the cable Kevlar® strength members to the connector housing without special tooling. The AFSI TFOCA connectors can be terminated and repaired in the field using existing US Army equipment or the AFSI TFOCA Termination Kit (P/N KTBK7000).

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

Applications

  • Military Tactical Deployable Communication Systems
  • Legacy US Army Systems
  • Legacy US Marine Corps Systems

Specifications TFOCA Multi-Channel Fiber Optic Connectors

Description Measurement/Detail
Number of Channels 2-channels
Optical Loss (typical) (MM) 0.6 dB
Field Maintainable Only requires common tools (screwdriver); no special tools required
Fiber Type 50/125 Radiation hard fiber available (phosphorus free)
Insertion Loss 50/125 Multimode fiber -0.6db typical
Operating Temperature -10°C to +75°C
Mud Per MIL-C-83526 /12 and /13
Shock EIA/TIA-455-14, Condition A
Vibration MIL-STD-1344, Method 2005.1
Cable Retention 400 lb minimum per EIA/TIA-455-6 (applies to plug)
Twist 1000 cycles per EIA/TIA-455-36
Cable Seal Flexing 100 cycles per MIL-STD-1344, Method 2017, Procedure I
Mating Durability 2000 cycles per EIA/TIA-455-21
Water Pressure Per MIL-C-83526 /12 /13 requirements
Ice Crush/Freezing Water Immersion Per MIL-C-83526 /12 /13 requirements
Impact Per EIA/TIA-455-2
Crush Resistance 450 lb minimum per EIA/TIA-455-26
Flammability MIL-STD-1344, Method 1012

TFOCA-II 4-Channel Fiber Optic Connectors

In 1999, Amphenol Fiber Systems International (AFSI), in collaboration with the United States Army Communications-Electronics Command (CECOM), designed the “next generation” deployable fiber optic connector for the emerging “knowledge-centric warfare communication” requirements of the future battlefield.

Amphenol FSI Hermaphroditic Connectors
TFOCA-II 4-Channel Fiber Optic Connectors

The heart of the TFOCA-II® family of deployable fiber optic connectors centers on the TFOCA-II® sealed free floating termini. The unique termini design enables TFOCA-II® connectors to seal against high humidity and moisture conditions while allowing full axial and orbital movement of the mated termini, providing low insertion loss and minimal back reflection.

This unique connector series was designed and patented by AFSI for use in environmentally harsh conditions. The US Army has standardized on the 4-channel TFOCA-II® connector as the next-generation fiber optic connector for military tactical deployable network applications.

Features

  • Hermaphroditic design for versatility, enables multiple TFOCA-II® plug assemblies to be concatenated
  • Removable end cap, allows for easy field maintenance and cleaning
  • 4-channel connector design, two fold improvement over TFOCA with better optical performance
  • Improved cable retention strength, designed to meet 400 lb pull strength while protecting fibers from stress
  • Zn-Ni plating, provides substantial longevity to corrosive environments. Meets new mandate set by the Environmental Protection Agency for eliminating 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 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 and brass, allowing the connector to be used in a variety of applications

Option Available

  • Plug options, key 1,2,3,U
  • Jam nut receptacle
  • Flange mount receptacle
  • Flange mount strain relief receptacle (SRR)
  • Jam nut mount to ST adapter receptacle
  • Stainless steel plug and/or jam nut receptacle available upon request
  • EPDM seals for NBC (nuclear, biological and chemical) environments

Applications

  • US Army, Navy, and Marine Corps military tactical deployments
  • Oil, gas, and geoscience industries
  • Industrial
  • Broadcast

Specifications TFOCA-II® 4-Channel Fiber Optic Connectors

Description Measurement/Detail
Insertion Loss (Multimode) 0.30dB – Typical, 0.75dB – maximum
Insertion Loss (Single Mode) 0.40dB – Typical, 0.75dB – maximum
Back Reflection (Single Mode-UPC Polish) -50dB – Typical, -40dB – maximum
Operating Temperature -46° C to + 71° C
Storage Temperature -55° C to + 85° C
Mud Five minute immersion, clean with water (per MIL-C-83526/12 /13 requirements)
Water Pressure MIL-STD-810, Method 512.4, 1m, 48hr
Ice Crush DOD-STD-1678, Method 4050
Humidity DOD-STD-1678, Method 4030, 10 cycles
Flammability MIL-STD-1344, Method 1012
Vibration (Operational) MIL-STD-1344, Method 2500.1
Shock EIA/TIA-455-14, Condition A
Mating Durability 2,000 cycles per EIA/TIA-455-21
Cable Seal Flexing 100 cycles per MIL-STD-1344, Method 2017, Procedure 1
Twist 1,000 cycles per EIA/TIA-455-36
Cable Retention 400 lb minimum per EIA/TIA-455-6, 1hr (applies to plug and strain relief receptacles)
Impact EIA/TIA-455-2
Crush Resistance 450 lb minimum per EIA/TIA-455-26
EMI Shielding Effectiveness (Receptacle Only) > 60dB, 15KHz to 10GHz
Corrosion Resistance MIL-STD-1344, Method 1001, Condition A

Material

  • Ferrule: 2.5mm diameter ceramic ferrule
  • Exterior parts: aluminum-zinc/nickel
  • Interior parts: aluminum-annodize/chemfilm
  • Hardware: stainless steel, passivated
  • Seals: nitrile
  • Alignment sleeves: solid core

mTACh Miniature 2-Channel Fiber Optic Connector

Amphenol Fiber Systems International (AFSI) offers a high-performance, dual-channel hermaphroditic fiber optic connector, ideally suited for the energy, broadcast, and military markets. The mTACh connector is rugged yet compact. It is designed for use in tight spaces yet durable enough for applications requiring multiple mating cycles and harsh environments.

Amphenol FSI Hermaphroditic Connectors
mTACh Miniature 2-Channel Fiber Optic Connector

The connector design utilizes a simple termination procedure allowing users to terminate the connectors on site. AFSI provides the simple tools required for assembly, maintenance, and test equipment. AFSI offers training on the termination procedure at our facility in Allen, Texas, or at the customer’s location.

Features

  • The hermaphroditic design facilitates concatenation
  • Single-mode and multimode versions
  • Compact size
  • RoHS compliant
  • Environmentally sealed
  • 2000 mating cycles durability
  • Multiple finishes and materials are available

GoldRush Fiber Optic Connectors

Amphenol Fiber Systems International (AFSI) has designed the next generation “longwall communications” deployable fiber optic connector. By responding to specific customer needs and leveraging the family of AFSI TFOCA-II® connectors, the GoldRush® series of fiber optic connectors was born. These innovative interconnect solutions have become an enabling technology for “digital mining.”

GoldRush Fiber Optic Connectors
GoldRush Fiber Optic Connectors

AFSI’s GoldRush® connectors address specific mining requirements for the future of intelligent mining. The GoldRush® connectors are the only Mining Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) certified fiber optic connectors for use in underground mines under Title 30 CFR, Part 18. The heart of the GoldRush® family of deployable fiber optic connectors is the TFOCA-II® termini, featuring “sealed” free floating termini. This revolutionary design enables GoldRush® connectors to seal against high humidity and moisture conditions while allowing full axial and orbital movement of the mated termini, providing the lowest possible insertion loss.

Features

  • Hermaphroditic design for versatility enables the GoldRush® plug to be daisy-chained or unreeled from either end of a reel
  • Brass construction eliminates thermite concerns. Also available in stainless steel (for corrosive environments) and aluminum
  • 4-channel connector design provides system flexibility
  • Optional key positions – four key positions (1, 2, 3 and universal) available, enabling segregation of mated plug/receptacles or plug/plug, through mechanical interface
  • Improved cable retention strength is designed to meet 400 lb pull strength while protecting fibers from stress
  • Solid core alignment sleeves are more robust than split alignment sleeves
  • Removable end cap allows for easy field repair and cleaning
  • Commercial ceramic ferrule technology – enables GoldRush® connectors to provision multimode and single mode interconnect with a variety of polishes including SPC and UPC
  • Field repairable using existing parts – additional connector components (other than termini) are not required to perform field repair

Applications

  • Mining
  • Oil, gas and geoscience industries
  • Industrial

Specifications of GoldRush Fiber Optic Connector

Description Measurement/Detail
Insertion loss (multimode) Typical – 0.30dB, maximum – 0.75dB
Insertion loss  (single mode) Typical – 0.40dB, maximum – 0.75dB
Back reflection (single mode-PC polish) Typical – -50dB, maximum – -40dB
Back reflection (single mode-UPC polish) Typical – -50dB, maximum – -40dB
Operating temperature -46° C to + 71° C
Storage temperature -52° C to + 85° C
Mud Five minute immersion, clean with water
Water pressure One meter for 24 hours
Ice crush/freezing water Immersed and frozen in water for seven hours
Humidity immersion TIA/EIA-455-5, 5 cycles
Vibration (operational) TIA/EIA-455-11
Shock EIA/TIA-455-14, Condition A
Cable seal flexing 100 cycles per TIA/EIA-455-1
Twist 1,000 cycles per EIA/TIA-455-36
Cable retention 400 lb minimum per EIA/TIA-455-6 (applies to plug only)
Impact EIA/TIA-455-2
Crush resistance 450 lb minimum per EIA/TIA-455-26
EMI shielding effectiveness (receptacle only) > 60dB

FS12 Pierside 12-Channel Fiber Optic Connector

The Amphenol Fiber Systems International (AFSI) FS12 fiber optic connector is for harsh environment, broadcast and pierside applications. This connector is available in either single mode or multimode and uses field-proven MIL-PRF-29504 termini. The 12-channel FS12 Pierside connector design provides flexibility for current and future Navy communication requirements both afloat and ashore.

FS12 Pierside 12-Channel Fiber Optic Connector
FS12 Pierside 12-Channel Fiber Optic Connector

This connector is also ideal for high fiber count tactical broadcast networks. Removable termini, qualified to MIL-PRF-29504 specifications, enable quick connector reconfiguration and field maintainability.

Features

  • Hermaphroditic design: enables plug-to-plug or plug-to-receptacle connectivity
  • Rugged design: FS12 Pierside connector handles the rigors of deployment and harsh environmental conditions for both industrial and military applications
  • Environmentally sealed connector: ensures environmental integrity
  • Military qualified MIL-PRF-29504 /14 & /15 Termini: takes advantage of tightly toleranced commercial ceramic ferrules and alignment sleeves allowing either single mode or multimode use
  • Removable insert cap: enables ease of socket termini cleaning
  • Captive insert cap screw: prevents loss of screw during cleaning or repair
  • Sealed termini: keeps the optical path clear under extreme environmental conditions
  • Field repairable using existing parts: additional connector components (other than termini) are not required to perform field repair

Applications

  • Umbilical cables used to interface between shore and ship networks
  • Broadcast
  • US Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps tactical and strategic deployments
  • Oil, gas and geoscience industries
  • Industrial

Specifications of FS12 Pierside 12-Channel Fiber Optic Connector

Description Measurement/Detail
Fiber Type 62.5/125 multimode or 9/125 single mode
Insertion Loss 62.5/125 multimode fiber –0.3dB typical, 9/125 single mode fiber -0.4dB typical.
Operating Temperature -46°C to +71°C
Shock EIA/TIA-455-14, Condition A
Vibration MIL-STD-1344, Method 2005.1
Cable Retention 400 lb minimum per EIA/TIA-455-6 (applies to plug and strain relief receptacles only)
Twist 1000 cycles per EIA/TIA-455-36
Cable Seal Flexing 100 cycles per MIL-STD-1344, Method 2017, Procedure I
Mating Durability 2000 cycles per EIA/TIA-455-21
Impact EIA/TIA-455-2
Crush Resistance 450 lb minimum per EIA/TIA-455-26
Flammability MIL-STD-1344, Method 1012
EMI Shielding (Receptacles only) greater than 60dB average

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