ODU’s Expanded Beam solutions guarantee the fastest data rates and transmission speeds even under harsh conditions. Fiber Optic solutions with Expanded Beam technology are particularly durable connections that maintain their high performance for up to 100,000 mating cycles. By means of beam expansion via a special lens, the light from one contact is transmitted to the lens of the contact in the counterpart without any errors. Expanded Beam technology thus guarantees reliable and interference‐free transmission even under adverse conditions.
Since there is no direct contact between the contact ends, Expanded Beam connections are relatively impervious to soiling and are easy to clean. Under normal conditions, cleaning after every 20,000 mating cycles is sufficient. This will ensure reliable transmission and prevent damage to the system.
|Fiber Optic||Expanded Beam Performance||Expanded Beam||Physical Contact||Polymer Optical Fiber|
|Contact Type||Expanded Beam||Expanded Beam||PC / APC||PC|
|Insertion loss||<0.7 dB (SM)/<0.3 dB (MM)||≤ 1,5 dB||≤ 0.5 dB||≤ 1.5 dB|
|Return loss||≥ 55dB (SM)/ ≥35dB (MM)||≥ 32 dB (Multimode)||> 40 dB (Singlemode) / > 30 dB (Multimode)||–|
|Cleaning||Every 5,000 mating cycles (***)||Every 20,000 mating cycles(***)||Before each mating cycle(***)||No cleaning required|
|Temperature range||–40 °C to +80 °C||–40 °C bis +85 °C||–25 °C to +75 °C||–40 °C to +85 °C|
|Fiber types||Multimode 50 / 125 μm – Singlemode 9 / 125 μm||Multimode 50 / 125 μm||Multimode 50 / 125 μm – Singlemode 9 / 125 μm||980 / 1,000 μm|
*) Contact transition only, specifics of the connector series may deviate
**) Tested under controlled conditions
***) Cleaning instructions
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