RS Components offers Bulgin 6000 Series fibre optic connector

RS Components (RS) has announced the availability of a new fibre optic connector recently launched by rugged connector and component manufacturer Bulgin.

The 6000 Series fibre LC duplex connector has IP69K and IP68-rated sealing caps are specifically designed and manufactured for use in harsh environments. They provide high levels of protection against dirt and water ingress. If necessary, the connector and caps can be fully submersed for up to two weeks at a depth of 10m.

The connectors accommodate industry standard LC interfaces as per IEC 61754-20. In addition, the Mil-Tac quality cable ensures the connector is suitable for any type of harsh environment where deployment and retrieval for reuse may be required. 6000 Series connectors are capable of working over the temperature range -25ºC to +70ºC and, for marine applications, they meet the requirements of EN 60068-2-52 for salt mist (cyclic) for marine severity level 1.

Featuring a secure 30° twist-lock connection, the new connectors offer durable, strong and reliable mechanical mating. The rugged housing is made from thermo-resistant plastic and measures 32mm in diameter with a maximum length of 78.4mm.

The connector is offered by RS in the EMEA and Asia Pacific regions either with pre-assembled patch cords or assembly kits for termination in the field. Kits are also available for inline and chassis connectors in order to build the sealed harsh-environment connector around a standard LC duplex interface.