Where multi-way fibre cables, fitted with Lemo SMPTE304 connectors, are used to provide a point-to-point link, these break-out boxes split two-channels to a variety of other formats, including SC, ST, duplex LC and opticalCon Duo SMPTE connectors. Power breakout is also available via 6-pin MATE-N-LOK or Neutrik 5-pin XLR connectors, depending on the model. Suitable for use in broadcasting and live-event environments.
Available in two housing options as standard, either a stand-alone, desktop version or supplied mounted on a modular plate for use with the Canford Universal Modular Connection Panel (UMCP), see CANFORD UNIVERSAL MODULAR CONNECTION PANELS.
The enclosures are black anodised aluminium, with aluminium alloy end-plates and reverse printed labels. ABS bezels fit over the ends giving good protection to the box. All connectors are fitted on the end-plates, within the bezels.
The Lemo 3K.93C stainless steel connectors incorporate the highly-reliable Lemo push-pull latching system and are suitable for up to 20,000 mating cycles. With correct care and cleaning, the fibre contacts are also suitable for this level of endurance. EDW types are panel sockets, FXW types are panel plugs.
LC duplex, SC simplex and ST connections use Senko professional fibre through-couplers. These have tight-tolerance housings and precision ferrules to ensure exceptionally accurate connector alignment and fibre-face contact. This ensures lower loss and greater reliability than commercial grade types. The LC and SC types have an internal 'light shutter' which although not an environmental seal, does offer some protection from large particle ingress and protects against laser spillage from unmated 'live' ports. All couplers are furnished with tethered dust-caps.
The Opticalcon connectors are designed around the duplex LC optical connector, housed in a rugged latching body. Opticalcon Duo types, will accept either Opticalcon Duo assemblies or standard LC connectors at the front face. Fibres within the chassis connectors are protected from dirt, when un-mated, by integral, automatic, sealing-shutters with silicone gaskets, which lift when the connectors are mated. The shutters also block laser emission, should a source be left switched on inadvertently. These boxes use Opticalcon Duo NO2-4FDW-A/1 (46-4004) types.
These designs are assembled to order, using stocked modules, in short time scales. Alternative configurations, such as mixed LC, SC and ST connections can also be accommodated, subject to quotation.
Extruded Box Dimensions:
45mm(h) x 60mm(w) x 100mm(l)
Extruded UMCP Primary Secondary
Detailed specifications for the connectors utilised within this range are given in their appropriate entries elsewhere, see LEMO SMPTE304 HYBRID FIBRE CAMERA CONNECTORS, see SENKO FIBER OPTIC COUPLERS and see NEUTRIK OPTICALCON ADVANCED DUO - Rugged LC duplex fibre connector system
Manufactured by Canford.