The HXB13 Connectors, featuring expanded beam technology, hermaphroditic connection, rugged construction for field deployment have been designed for harsh environment applications such as military tactical communications, avionics, offshore systems, outside broadcast, mining and plant.

The expanded beam technology uses expanded and collimated beams to couple optical fibers without any contact. It could allow for optics to be used in areas that have been quite restrictive due to presence of damage or contamination at the fiber end. Hermaphroditic connector design enables fast deployment by daisy-chaining multiple cable segments.


· Advanced expanded beam technology

· Rugged field deployable fiber optic connector

· Hermaphroditic interconnection

· 2 to 6 Optical Channels for Single or Multi-mode

· Optical / electric hybrid configurable

· Custom configuration available

· Environmental sealing (IP68)

· Very high resistance to vibration, shock, environmental effects, dust, and debris


Optical Performance
Insertion Loss Typical 0.8 - 1.8 dB @ 1310, 1550 nm
Typical 0.5 - 1.0 dB @ 850, 1300 nm
Single mode
Return Loss > 32 dB Single mode Only
Mechanical Performance
Durability 3000 mating cycles
Operation Temperature -40 °C to 85 °C
Storage Temperature -55 °C to 85 °C
Water Immersion Up to 15 m
Free Fall 500 falls @ 1.2 m
Vibration 10 - 500 Hz, 3 axis, 0.75 mm, 10 g
Shock 11 ms, 3 axis, 50 g

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