Connectors designed for use in harsh environments must be able to withstand extreme conditions. Diamond has responded to the demand for more rugged and reliable solutions by developing three new connectors: the HE-2000, MIL-38999 DM and MIL-83526 DM.
These customisable indoor/outdoor connectors are built around the Diamond multipurpose (DM) insert. They incorporate four terminal points that use Diamond's two-component ferrules and are assembled with the company's Active Core Alignment process for superior fibre-core concentricity.
The DM insert offers precise and repeatable pre-alignment with interacting and space-saving pre-aligned hollow guide pins, and resilient alignment sleeves that can be individually removed for easy cleaning. All elements are protected from external influences.
The product boasts easy ferrule front-face access for cleaning and inspection, simple termini insertion, and removal for field termination and repair. The splice-on termini can be field terminated using Diamond's ZEUS D50 HE fusion splicer, allowing in-service repairs and special installations. In addition to the MIL-38999 DM and MIL-83526 DM, the HE-2000 offers a push-pull mechanism for easy mating and handling, plus mechanical and colour coding (on request). The termini are protected from dust and water using a unique automatic protection shutter on the plug connector and a manual shutter on the bulkhead receptacle.
These connectors are available for MM, SM (PC/APC), small-core single-mode fibre, polarisation-maintaining fibre and other speciality fibre types.