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Optical-fibre connector features protected optical contacts

The PushPull SFP XS fibre-optic connector from Harting has been designed to address the biggest challenge associated with the use of optical connectors in industry: their susceptibility to dirt and damage to the contact surfaces forming the interface with the transceiver which converts the optical signal into an electrical signal.

Contamination in this area can result in poor or useless signals. In response Harting has developed the PushPull SFP XS connector. They can be easily and quickly connected to a transceiver pre-assembled on site without having to open the optical link. The optical contacts are protected, even in dirty operating environments, to guarantee a clean signal.

The PushPull SFP XS connector also comes with a sophisticated locking mechanism and, despite the compact design, the connector is compatible with various transceiver lengths.

It also gives clear tactile and acoustic feedback to the user to indicate a secure connection. As a result, it provides a safe and trouble-free transmission solution for fibre-optic communication in harsh environments.

The PushPull SFP XS is intended for use in industrial fibre-optic systems involving data transmission rates of more than 10 Gbit/s or distances of well over 100 metres. Typical applications include telecommunications or camera-based surveillance over large areas in the process industry.

Author
Neil Tyler

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