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IP67-rated Connectors Simplify Installation, Maintenance

IP67-rated Connectors Simplify Installation, Maintenance

CONEC has expanded its rugged ODVA-compliant, IP67-rated connector offering to meet the needs of cellular tower and base station fiber distribution cabinets that combine data and power connectivity in one solution.   CONEC's broad IP67-rated LC Series duplex and circular power connector product offering provides significant design flexibility for cellular tower box manufacturers.

CONEC has designed its ODVA-compliant connectors for harsh environment applications, including radio heads using fiber to the antenna (FTTA) connectivity, require rugged connector and cable assemblies suitable for outdoor use.  The water-resistant LC Series duplex fiber optic connectors provide increased protection from contamination and moisture in addition to mechanical stability, temperature resistance and vibration immunity. The connectors use OFNR (optical fiber nonconductive riser) breakout cables rated for outdoor usage and/or direct burial.  The IP67-rated LC Series connectors feature a 1/6th turn bayonet coupling for a fast and secure mate/unmate, even with gloved hands. The compact LC Series connectors are also compatible with industry standard cables and interconnect products.

CONEC's LC Series duplex connectors offer connectivity solutions for single-mode, multimode 50 micron OM3, multimode 62.5 OM1 and APC requirements.  To optimize chemical resistance, UV resistance and tolerance to physical abuse, CONEC offers these connectors in two different housing materials: black plastic and nickel-plated, zinc die-cast.  The product line includes panel-mounted receptacles, mating plugs, and protective caps.  Pre-terminated jumper cables, including cables suitable for outdoor use and direct burial in standard lengths from 1 meter to 100 meters, are also included. Custom lengths are also available.

The 7/8 Series circular connector is used as an option on the distribution cabinet for DC output utilizing a rugged metal housing with threaded connect features for easy in-field cable connections. The 7/8 Series connector is IP67 rated, features output currents of 10A maximum, and offers ease of installation by minimizing typical hard-wire operations at the installation site. The mating cable-side connector can be field-attach or supplied as an over-molded cable assembly.

The IP67-rated connectors ensure a continuously secure connection and are dustproof and weatherproof, with a silicone ring seal that makes a watertight connection to the panel.

The LC Series duplex connectors are available from $20.00 in OEM quantities, with a lead time of stock to four weeks.

The 7/8 type circular power output connector are available from $9.00 in OEM quantities, with lead time of four to six weeks. 

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