The Multicom Field-Installable Fiber Optic Fast Connectors feature a pre-polished ferrule (UPC/APC) that couples to the fiber being terminated by precision mechanical alignment and ensures low loss by using a proprietary refractive index matching gel.
Offering convenience, ease of use, and reliability, the assembly of the connector requires only standard fiber preparation tools and minimal space, making them easy to prepare in the field in under 2 minutes. Just strip the buffer, cleave and clean the fiber, and then insert the fixed-length fiber through the connector’s ferrule. These connectors are optimal for field technicians with any level of experience.
- See the Spec Sheet
- Download the User Manual
- Watch the Video – Below
- See the Multicom Field Installable Fast Connectors webpage
• Quick and easy fiber termination in less than two minutes
• No epoxy, fiber polishing, special tools, or fusion splicer required
• Precision mechanical alignment insures low insertion loss
• High optical performance
• Uses proven, molded v-groove technologies
The Multicom Field Installable Fiber Optic Fast Connectors are easy to install in less than 2 minutes by a technician of any level of expertise! The steps below walk you through the installation. These instructions apply to both APC and UPC connectors. You can also Download the User Manual.
|Important! The yellow locking slider serves two functions. The right-most position (towards the fiber) allows the fiber to be put into the proper position in the connector. In the left-most position, it securely locks the fiber into place.
|Ensure the yellow slider is in the unlocked position. Place the prepared fiber along the V-groove of the connector.
|Slide until the bare fiber slightly arches up, this means it has gone as far as it is supposed to.
|Lock the yellow slider.
|Close the Jacket Clamp.
|Twist on the Retention Cap.
|Slide on the Connector Housing making sure that the notch is on the bottom of the connector. The connector is now installed onto the end of the fiber optic cable and ready for use.
|Using a Multicom Fiber Optic Cleaner Cassette or 1-Click, ensure the ferrule is clean before use.
For instructions on how to prepare the optical fiber including stripping, cleaning, inserting the fiber into the fiber optic cleaver, and then installing the prepared fiber into the field installable fiber optic fast connector, please see our instructional video:
Connector Type: SC/LC/FC, Simplex
Cable Diameters: 0.9 / 2.0 / 3.0mm
Fiber Mode: Singlemode / Multi-Mode
Polish: APC / UPC
Insertion Loss: APC: ≤0.35dB, UPC: ≤0.35dB
Return Loss: APC: ≥50dB, UPC: ≥45dB
Tension Test: ≥50N
Operating Temperature: -40°C ~ +75°C
Compliance: Designed to Telcordia GR-20-CORE, GR-326 and TIA/EIA 568C, RoHS