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NEUTRIK OPTICALCON ADVANCED QUAD - Rugged LC duplex fibre connector system

Neutrik have improved on the original opticalCON with the introduction of the opticalCON ADVANCED range. All ADVANCED cable connectors have an extremely rugged protective rubber coating with integral anti-kink strain-relief boot and a rubber-coated metal, latching cap attached by a steel lanyard. (The metal latching cap and connector front housing is available separately to upgrade older assemblies, see SCNO below.) The opticalCON ADVANCED QUAD system is designed around the duplex LC optical connector, housed in a ruggedised latching body. They are suitable for point-to-point audio, data or camera connection use in all environments such as studio floors, touring, rental and outside broadcast. The cable connectors are supplied pre-assembled only, onto a choice of four-fibre, or twelve-fibre triple-split breakout cables. The chassis connector rear accepts two conventional LC-Duplex connectors. Unlike opticalCON DUO which will accept either opticalCON DUO assemblies or standard LC connectors at the front face, opticalCON QUAD will only mate with opticalCON QUAD cable assemblies at the front.

Fibres within both chassis and cable connectors are protected from dirt when unmated 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. Connector housings have an extremely hard-wearing black chrome finish.

Multimode (MM), 50/125 micron, PC style assemblies are available as well as singlemode (SM), 9/125 micron, assemblies, in either PC or APC style. Please note that LC cables fitted to the rear of the chassis connector MUST match the mating opticalCON QUAD assembly type. Connections between MM 50 micron and either 62.5 micron or other fibre sizes may cause losses of 3dB or more.

Cable Connectors

The ruggedised, all-metal connector body houses four fibre ends and has a simple push-to-latch mating action; a pull-to-release outer sleeve allows un-mating. It incorporates a heavy-duty cable retention mechanism which attaches to the aramid yarn within the cable. In addition to the automatic sealing shutters, a rubber-coated, steel, latching protective cap is fitted for use when unmated. When mated or capped, the connection is environmentally sealed up to IP65 (see chassis connector sealing options). Inserts are colour-coded to indicate multimode (black) and singlemode (blue).

Note: Cable connectors are pre-assembled onto cable and are not available as individual components.

Cable Assemblies

ADVANCED QUAD - 4M, 4S

Four-fibre, lightweight mobile field cable with rugged PUR jacket and excellent cable retention provided by an aramid yarn wrap. Available in multimode (4M) or singlemode (4S) versions. With military approval, it is suitable for demanding audio and broadcast applications.

ADVANCED QUAD X-TREME - X4M

Four-fibre 'X-TREME' mobile field cable with a PUR (outer), cut-proof and rodent-resistant, double jacket/glass yarn sandwich construction. Excellent cable retention is provided by an aramid yarn wrap. Available in multimode (X4M).

ADVANCED QUAD ARMORED - XX4M, XX4S

Four-fibre, stainless steel 'ARMORED' cable, enormously robust and resistant to extraordinary strains and crushing forces of up to 2000kg laterally-applied weight. Excellent cable retention is provided by an aramid yarn wrap. The interlocked, helical form, plastic-coated, stainless-steel armouring preserves high deployment and reeling flexibility. Available in multimode (XX4M) or singlemode (XX4S) versions. 'Armored' cables are only available in lengths up to 100 metres.

Fibre cable assemblies can be supplied in coils, special opticalCON cases, or on an appropriately sized, heavy duty cable drum with cable tail support flange arms and 'docking' panel connectors.

For technical data concerning the optical fibres please refer to 'Product resources' on the individual web page for the item at www.canford.co.uk.

Popular cable lengths are listed, custom lengths or configurations are available to special order.

Due to the large number of possible configurations, some individual assemblies are not listed here. Please contact Sales or Technical Support to discuss your exact requirements and options.

For deployable cables offering up to 12 fibres in a single jacket, splitting at each end into tails of 1 metre length, terminated with opticalCON ADVANCED Duo or Quad connectors, see Neutrik opticalCON ADVANCED Split Cable Assemblies for further details.

Panel Connector

NO4FDW-A

The chassis connector acts as a 'feed-through' and accepts two conventional LC Duplex MM or SM connectors at the rear. It has an integral, automatic, sealing-shutter, with silicone gaskets to protect the fibre ends and block laser emissions when unmated. Additional NDO rubber push-fit dummy plugs or semi-latching SCNO-FDW-A metal sealing covers are recommended for chassis connectors when not in use.

The connectors must be mounted on the front of cases, bulkheads or panels in a standard Neutrik 'D' cut-out and offer IP65 sealing when mated. If mounting in a sixteen-way Canford 'Universal Connection Panel', it is strongly recommended that the connectors are spaced alternately (horizontally) with blanking-plates, to allow sufficient access to the cable-connector latching-sleeve. The eight-way Canford 'Universal Connection Panel' has cut-outs equally spaced across the width of the panel and will accommodate opticalCON connectors in every position.

A sealing gasket may be fitted behind the connector flange where environmental sealing up to IP65, when mated, is required. Three colour-coded gaskets are included and although not required for sealing in wallbox, tailgate or termination panel applications, where the panels themselves are not sealed, the gaskets provide easy colour identification of the fibre mode; multimode (black), singlemode (blue) or singlemode APC (green). Red, yellow and white gaskets may be ordered separately for channel identification, particularly when triple-split cables are used.
Note: The sealing gaskets are larger than the connector flange making them unsuitable for use on panels with designation strips and / or conventional 'D' cut-out separation (16 cut-outs in a 19 inch panel).

Panels

Dedicated, Canford manufactured, 2U, flat or angled panels are available, to accommodate up to 8 connectors with gaskets. See Canford Tailboard and Wallbox Termination Panels - Flat - Fibre - Unpopulated. Modular 1U and 3U angled-panel systems are also available, see Neutrik Opticalcon Advanced Z-panels and Angled Rack Panels. Additional NDO dummy plugs are also recommended for chassis connectors when not in use.

Couplers

These allow opticalCON QUAD cables to be joined inline; they are IP65 rated when mated.
NAO4MW-A Multimode Black insert
NAO4SW-A Singlemode Blue insert
Crossed fibre connection couplers are available to special order, contact Sales.

Accessories

SCNO-FDW-A

Metal, semi-latching, sealing cover for opticalCON chassis connectors, complete with wire tether and eyelet.

SCDP - Sealing Gaskets for Chassis Connectors

For channel identification particularly where multiple channels or triple-split cables are used.
SCDP-2 Red
SCDP-4 Yellow
SCDP-9 White

SCDX - Hinged Cover

These seal unmated 'D' size chassis connectors from water, dust and dirt and are rated at IP54. They are coloured to allow fibre mode coding.
SCDX-0 Black (Multimode)
SCDX-5 Green (Singlemode APC)
SCDX-6 Blue (Singlemode)
SCDX-9 White

NDO - Dummy Plug

Rubber push-fit dummy plug can be fitted into unused chassis sockets to avoid miss-wiring and protect against dust.

SCDR - Rear Cover

This soft plastic cover fits the rear end of several D-size chassis connectors including opticalCON QUAD. It is used to protect the gap between connector and cable. The protection cover works with all common wires, cables and fibres; simply cut off the cover end to the required diameter.

SCNO4 - Cable Connector Cap Upgrade Kits

A rubber-coated, metal, latching, cable-connector cover attached by a steel lanyard to a connector front-housing, allowing the upgrade of opticalCON to opticalCON ADVANCED sealing and protection specification. Simply screws on in place of the old housing without disturbing the fibre termination. All springs are white; the connector inserts are colour coded to identify the fibre signal mode.
SCNO4MX-A Black (Multimode)
SCNO4SX-A Blue (Singlemode)

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NEUTRIK NO4FDW-A OPTICALCON ADVANCED QUAD Panel, black chrome BlackChrome Stock code:
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NEUTRIK NAO4MW-A OPTICALCON ADVANCED QUAD COUPLER, Multimode   Stock code:
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£255.20
NEUTRIK NAO4SW-A OPTICALCON ADVANCED QUAD COUPLER, Singlemode   Stock code:
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£289.20
NEUTRIK SCNO-FDW-A OPTICALCON ADVANCED PANEL SOCKET METAL SEALING COVER   Stock code:
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£24.36
NEUTRIK SCDP-2 SEALING GASKET For D-series connectors, red Red Stock code:
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1+ £2.04
10+ £1.86
50+ £1.75
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NEUTRIK SCDP-4 SEALING GASKET For D-series connectors, yellow Yellow Stock code:
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NEUTRIK SCDP-9 SEALING GASKET For D-series connectors, white White Stock code:
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NEUTRIK SCDX-0 HINGED COVER For D-series connectors, black Black Stock code:
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NEUTRIK SCDX-5 HINGED COVER For D-series connectors, green Green Stock code:
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NEUTRIK SCDX-6 HINGED COVER For D-series connectors, blue Blue Stock code:
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NEUTRIK SCDX-9 HINGED COVER For D-series connectors, white White Stock code:
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NEUTRIK NDO DUMMY PLUG, Opticalcon   Stock code:
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NEUTRIK SCDR Insulating cover for D-series panel connectors, black Black Stock code:
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NEUTRIK SCNO4MX-A OPTICALCON ADVANCED QUAD CONNECTOR COVER Upgrade kit, multimode   Stock code:
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£44.96
NEUTRIK SCNO4SX-A OPTICALCON ADVANCED QUAD CONNECTOR COVER Upgrade kit, singlemode   Stock code:
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£44.96
NEUTRIK NKO4M-A-0-1 OPTICALCON ADVANCED QUAD Cable assembly MM, 1m, coil   Stock code:
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£589.00
NEUTRIK NKO4M-A-0-3 OPTICALCON ADVANCED QUAD Cable assembly MM, 3m, coil   Stock code:
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£597.00
NEUTRIK NKO4M-A-0-10 OPTICALCON ADVANCED QUAD Cable assembly MM, 10m, coil   Stock code:
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£625.00
NEUTRIK NKO4M-A-1-25 OPTICALCON ADVANCED QUAD Cable assembly MM, 25m, case   Stock code:
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£720.00
NEUTRIK NKO4M-A-2-50 OPTICALCON ADVANCED QUAD Cable assembly MM, 50m, GT310 drum   Stock code:
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£939.00
NEUTRIK NKO4M-A-2-100 OPTICALCON ADVANCED QUAD Cable assembly MM, 100m, GT310 drum   Stock code:
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£1,170.00
NEUTRIK NKO4M-A-2-150 OPTICALCON ADVANCED QUAD Cable assembly MM, 150m, GT310 drum   Stock code:
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£1,380.00
NEUTRIK NKO4M-A-3-300 OPTICALCON ADVANCED QUAD Cable assembly MM, 300m, GT380 drum   Stock code:
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£2,080.00
NEUTRIK NKO4M-A-4-500 OPTICALCON ADVANCED QUAD Cable assembly MM, 500m, HT582 drum   Stock code:
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£3,190.00
NEUTRIK NKO4S-A-0-1 OPTICALCON ADVANCED QUAD Cable assembly SM, 1m, coil   Stock code:
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£636.00
NEUTRIK NKO4S-A-0-3 OPTICALCON ADVANCED QUAD Cable assembly SM, 3m, coil   Stock code:
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£644.00
NEUTRIK NKO4S-A-0-10 OPTICALCON ADVANCED QUAD Cable assembly SM, 10m, coil   Stock code:
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£674.00
NEUTRIK NKO4S-A-1-25 OPTICALCON ADVANCED QUAD Cable assembly SM, 25m, case   Stock code:
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£775.00
NEUTRIK NKO4S-A-2-50 OPTICALCON ADVANCED QUAD Cable assembly SM, 50m, GT310 drum   Stock code:
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£1,030.00
NEUTRIK NKO4S-A-2-100 OPTICALCON ADVANCED QUAD Cable assembly SM, 100m, GT310 drum   Stock code:
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£1,240.00
NEUTRIK NKO4S-A-2-150 OPTICALCON ADVANCED QUAD Cable assembly SM, 150m, GT310 drum   Stock code:
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£1,460.00
NEUTRIK NKO4S-A-3-300 OPTICALCON ADVANCED QUAD Cable assembly SM, 300m, GT380 drum   Stock code:
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£2,200.00
NEUTRIK NKO4S-A-4-500 OPTICALCON ADVANCED QUAD Cable assembly SM, 500m, HT582 drum   Stock code:
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£3,270.00
NEUTRIK NKOX4M-A-0-1 OPTICALCON ADVANCED QUAD Cable assembly MM X-treme, 1m, coil   Stock code:
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£576.00
NEUTRIK NKOX4M-A-0-3 OPTICALCON ADVANCED QUAD Cable assembly MM X-treme, 3m, coil   Stock code:
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£587.00
NEUTRIK NKOX4M-A-0-10 OPTICALCON ADVANCED QUAD Cable assembly MM X-treme, 10m, coil   Stock code:
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£625.00
NEUTRIK NKOX4M-A-1-25 OPTICALCON ADVANCED QUAD Cable assembly MM X-treme, 25m, case   Stock code:
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£739.00
NEUTRIK NKOX4M-A-3-50 OPTICALCON ADVANCED QUAD Cable assembly MM X-treme, 50m, GT380 drum   Stock code:
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£1,030.00
NEUTRIK NKOX4M-A-3-100 OPTICALCON ADVANCED QUAD Cable assembly MM X-treme, 100m, GT380 drum   Stock code:
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£1,290.00
NEUTRIK NKOX4M-A-5-150 OPTICALCON ADVANCED QUAD Cable assembly MM X-treme, 150m, GT450 drum   Stock code:
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£1,550.00
NEUTRIK NKOX4M-A-4-300 OPTICALCON ADVANCED QUAD Cable assembly MM X-treme, 300m, HT582 drum   Stock code:
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£2,430.00
NEUTRIK NKOX4M-A-0-500 OPTICALCON ADVANCED QUAD Cable assembly MM X-treme, 500m, coil   Stock code:
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£3,030.00
NEUTRIK NKOXX4M-A-0-1 OPTICALCON ADVANCED QUAD Cable assembly MM Armoured, 1m, coil   Stock code:
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£595.00
NEUTRIK NKOXX4M-A-0-3 OPTICALCON ADVANCED QUAD Cable assembly MM Armoured, 3m, coil   Stock code:
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£631.00
NEUTRIK NKOXX4M-A-1-10 OPTICALCON ADVANCED QUAD Cable assembly MM Armoured, 10m, case   Stock code:
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£761.00
NEUTRIK NKOXX4M-A-1-25 OPTICALCON ADVANCED QUAD Cable assembly MM Armoured, 25m, case   Stock code:
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£984.00
NEUTRIK NKOXX4M-A-3-50 OPTICALCON ADVANCED QUAD Cable assembly MM Armoured, 50m, GT380 drum   Stock code:
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£1,480.00
NEUTRIK NKOXX4M-A-5-100 OPTICALCON ADVANCED QUAD Cable assembly MM Armoured, 100m, GT450 drum   Stock code:
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£2,230.00
NEUTRIK NKOXX4S-A-0-1 OPTICALCON ADVANCED QUAD Cable assembly SM Armoured, 1m, coil   Stock code:
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£630.00
NEUTRIK NKOXX4S-A-0-3 OPTICALCON ADVANCED QUAD Cable assembly SM Armoured, 3m, coil   Stock code:
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£666.00
NEUTRIK NKOXX4S-A-1-10 OPTICALCON ADVANCED QUAD Cable assembly SM Armoured, 10m, case   Stock code:
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£838.00
NEUTRIK NKOXX4S-A-1-25 OPTICALCON ADVANCED QUAD Cable assembly SM Armoured, 25m, case   Stock code:
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£1,030.00
NEUTRIK NKOXX4S-A-3-50 OPTICALCON ADVANCED QUAD Cable assembly SM Armoured, 50m, GT380 drum   Stock code:
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£1,580.00
NEUTRIK NKOXX4S-A-5-100 OPTICALCON ADVANCED QUAD Cable assembly SM Armoured, 100m, GT450 drum   Stock code:
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£2,360.00