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Narrow-Key-Slot Mating Compliant with PM Patch Cables Fiber Optic Mating Sleeves and Bulkhead Adapters
|Narrow-Key-Slo||2.0 Mm||Insertion Loss||<0.5 DB (Measured At 635 Nm With FC-Terminated 630-HP Fibers)|
Fiber Optic Mating Sleeves
Our mating sleeves connect any fiber cable terminated with industry-standard FC/PC, FC/APC, SMA, LC/PC, SC/PC, and ST/PC connectors. All our mating sleeves properly align the cores of each terminated fiber end and minimize back reflections by bringing them into physical contact, with the exception of our SMA mating sleeves, which are air-spaced.
Our FC/PC and SMA Bulkhead Adapters contain one connector for applications that require the projection of light into free space. Their compact size, one-piece construction, and mounting thread make them ideal for OEM or custom applications. The design aligns the front face of the connector ferrule with the rear surface of the adapter. This allows the fiber to be placed in near-physical contact with any optics or instruments that are placed after the adapter.
Care and Proper Use
It is important that the fiber tips be clean to minimize connection losses and avoid damage to the connector. Except for our SMA mating sleeves, the fiber tips will be in physical contact within all of our mating sleeves. The use of our Index Matching Gel (sold separately) can also help to reduce losses at the fiber connection. We offer a complete selection of inspection tools and cleaning supplies for optical fiber. For terminated fiber, our reusable fiber-to-fiber splicing products are useful for creating temporary connections. Fiber caps are also available for protecting the end face of the fiber.
- Mating Sleeves to Align Terminated Fiber Cables
- Mating Sleeves for Ø2.5 mm or Ø1.25 mm Ferrules
- Bulkhead Adapters for OEM or Custom Applications
- Vacuum-Compatible SMA-SMA Mating Sleeve Available
- Protective Metal Caps Available for Select Adapters
FC/APC to FC/APC Narrow-Key-Slot Mating Sleeves
Compliant with PM Patch Cables
FC/APC to FC/APC Mating Sleeve, Narrow Key (2.0 mm), Square Flange
FC/APC to FC/APC Mating Sleeve, Narrow Key (2.0 mm), D-Hole
Our SNA-1 Narrow-Key-Slot Mating Sleeve has a square flange with through holes for custom assemblies or our blank connection panels. The SNA-3 Narrow-Key-Slot Mating Sleeve is designed for the D-hole of a standard rack-mount panel, such as our fiber connection panels. These mating sleeves are compatible with either our square-flange or D-hole panels.
These narrow-key-slot mating sleeves allow for proper alignment of angled, narrow key FC/APC connectors. These sleeves are also mechanically compatible with narrow key FC/PC connectors, but the flat FC/PC connector is significantly less alignment sensitive, which makes the wide-key-slot mating sleeves shown immediately above an acceptable alternative. All FC/PC and FC/APC patch cables manufactured by us use narrow key connectors.
Each mating sleeve includes two protective caps that shield the connectors from dust and other contaminants. These caps should be removed before use. Please note that the size of these caps may vary from lot to lot. The metal cap is also available, sold separately.
*Please Note: When PM fiber is used, the insertion loss will increase to >1.0dB. For mating PM fiber, we recommend using our PM fiber mating sleeves sold below.
1. 2.0 mm Narrow-Key-Slot Mating Sleeves
2. Designed for FC/PC- or FC/APC-Terminated Fibers with 2.0 mm Narrow Keys
3. <0.5 dB Insertion Loss* (Measured at 635 nm with FC-Terminated 630-HP Fibers)