AFOP's reconfigurable LC connector addresses SFF

APRIL 21, 2009 -- The Slimpack RLC connector provides the capability to reconfigure channels in the field, changing polarity without having to re-terminate.

APRIL 21, 2009 -- Alliance Fiber Optic Products Inc. (search Lightwave for AFOP), a supplier of fiber-optic components, subsystems, and integrated modules, has released its new Slimpack reconfigurable LC connectors (RLC) for small-form-factor (SFF) applications.

Based on the LC Slimpack, the Slimpack RLC connector provides the capability to reconfigure channels in the field by releasing the rear cover and switching the ferrules, changing polarity without having to re-terminate. The connectors are available in multimode and singlemode versions with rear bodies and boots for 2-, 2.4-, or 3-mm cable jackets.

AFOP also offers a complete line of adapters to support either the LC Slimpack or standard LC connectors. The adapters are designed to fit in the SC adapter footprints, which the company says eases the transition from SC to LC. Adapters are available in duplex or quad designs, with or without EMI protection.


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