Expanded Beam Contact exhibit 1.0 dB typ insertion loss.

Press Release Summary:

Designed to fit into standard size 12 cavities of MIL-DTL-38999 Series I, III, and IV connectors, Size 12 Expanded Beam Fiber Optic Contact provides fiber optic interconnection with minimal susceptibility to contamination. Contacts are rear release/rear removable with standard size 12 removal tools and fit various cable types with diameters from 1.6-2.2 mm. Insert arrangements for MIL-DTL-38999 include 13-2, 15-4, 17-6, 21-11, and 25-19.

Original Press Release:

Sabritec's Introduces Size 12 Expanded Beam Contact

Sabritec announces it has expanded their fiber optic product line to include a new Size 12 Expanded Beam Contact.

Sabritec's new Expanded Beam Fiber Optic Contact technology is specifically designed to fit into standard size 12 cavities of MIL-DTL-38999 Series I, III and IV connectors. The size 12 contact provides a robust fiber optic interconnection with low susceptibility to contamination and fits a variety of cable types with diameters from 1.6 to 2.2 mm with additional versions available upon request. The contacts are rear release/rear removable with standard size 12 removal tools.


o Fits standard size 12 contact cavities for MIL-DTL-38999 (dimensionally identical to size 12 electrical contacts per M39029/56-353 and M39029/58-365)

o Multimode applications 50/125 and 62.5/125

o Insertion loss: 1.0 dB (Typical)

o Increased protection for fiber face

o Reduced influence from dirt debris and vibration

o Simple cleaning

o Insert arrangements for MIL-DTL-38999 include: 13-2, 15-4, 17-6, 21-11 and 25-19 (other custom arrangements available, consult factory)

About Sabritec

Sabritec, part of Smiths Interconnect, is an ISO 9001 certified company that specializes in the design and manufacture of coax, triax, filtered, and high speed interconnects (Fibre Channel, Ethernet, Firewire), fiber optic connectors, contacts, and cable assemblies. Sabritec is completely vertically integrated, creating high quality precision interconnect products from initial concept, design and development, through production and acceptance testing.

About Smiths Interconnect

Smiths Interconnect is part of Smiths Group plc a global engineering business, listed on the London Stock Exchange. Smiths Interconnect designs and manufactures specialized electronic and radio frequency products that connect, protect and control critical systems for the wireless telecommunications, aerospace, defense, space and medical markets.

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