MX
Mini-eXpanded Beam Optical Connectors

The MX connector series represents a major breakthrough for fiber in field production. Using advanced expanded beam technology, this is the most dependable, easiest to maintain fiber connector available. Unlike conventional pin-and-socket butt-joint connectors, the MX mating interface consists of easy to clean lenses. There are no recesses to trap dirt or interfere with signal transfer. Cleaning is simply a matter of wiping off the lenses with a lint-free cloth.

  • Expanded beam technology
  • High reliability design
  • Shell kits, cable adapter kits and inserts available for flexibility in design
  • Small and lightweight
  • Easy cleaning
  • Two or four fiber versions
  • Non-contacting design of mating fibers
  • Single-mode or multimode
  • Hermaphroditic operation
  • Durable construction
  • Proven in harsh environments
  • Jam nut or flange mount receptacles
  • Protective rubber plug grip
  • Integral threaded dust covers
Optical Performance
  • Insertion loss, typical:
    • 1 dB, single-mode
    • 0.8 dB, multimode
  • Insertion loss, max:
    • 1.5 dB, single-mode
    • 1 dB, multimode
Mechanical
  • Durability: Per IEC 61300-2-2, 3000 cycles, mate and unmate
  • Storage temp: -55° to 95° C (-67° to 203° F)
  • Operating temp: -40° to 85 °C (-40° to 185° F)
  • Salt spray: Per IEC 60068-2-52 ,severity 1, 40° C (104° F), 93% RH, 4 cycles of 2 hours spraying followed by storage
  • Sealing immersion: Per IEC 60529, IPX8, 5m (16.4 ft.), 24 hours
  • Dust: Per IEC 60529, IP6X, 4 hours
  • Rain: Per IEC 60529, IPX4, 10 liters (2.64 gal.)/min, 1 hour
  • Bump: Per IEC 60068-2-29, EB, half sinusoidal, 50 Gb/s, 4,000 bumps, 6 directions
  • Vibration: Per TIA/EIA-455-11C, test cond. II, 10G, 10-500 Hz, 12 sweeps, 15 minutes each
  • Retention: Per TIA/EIA-455-6B, Meth 1,1000N, 10 minutes
  • Flex: Per TIA/EIA-455-1B, ±90°, 15 cycles/min for 10 minutes
  • Twist: Per TIA/EIA-455-36B, ±90°, 15 cycles/min for 1,000 cycles, 4 kg (8.8 lbs.) load
  • Free fall: Per IEC 60068-2-32, procedure 1, 1,200 mm (47.24 in.) height, 500 drops on concrete
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MX Mini-eXpanded beam optical connectors Data Sheet

Posted Nov 19 2014 (GVB-1-0437A-EN) File Size: 820.1 KB

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