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TE Connectivity Fibre Optics

TE Connectivity’s portfolio of ruggedized fibre optic products are designed for survivability in harsh environments, like military, aerospace and oil and gas, and bring the benefits of optical technology to these challenging applications. Their rugged fibre optic solutions enable reliable data transmission at very high speeds and over long reach to a level not possible with traditional copper interconnects, while also achieving size and weight reduction goals.


For more information or to request a quote please contact Mark Ogden or call on +44(0)1403 260206.


Harsh Environment Connectors

Fibre Optic Termini

Cable Assemblies and Patch Cords



Harsh Environment Connectors

MC3 Connectors

MC3 Connector:

  • 5, 8 or 12 way high-performance, optical connectivity for the harshest of environments.
  • Insert-to-insert keying assists precision alignment.
  • Individually rear insertable/removable optical contacts enable easy assembly.
  • Back shells and adapters available for most single and multifibre cable types.
  • Precision 2.5mm Zirconia ceramic ferrules and alignment sleeves.


MC3 Datasheet

MC4 Connectors

MC4 Connector:

  • Duplex optical fibre connector, based upon shell size 9 Mil-C 38999 Series III.
  • Suitable for use with most multimode and singlemode fibres with core diameters of 9 to 200μm.
  • Temperature range -65°C to +155°C.
  • Precision Zirconia ceramic ferrules and alignment sleeves.
  • Sprung loaded optical ferrules ensure physical contact is maintained when the connector is subjected to vibration levels in excess of 30g.

MC4 Datasheet

MC5 Connectors

MC5 Connector:

  • High-density connectors for sustained performance over a wide range of environmental conditions.
  • Compact 1.25 mm precision zirconia ceramic ferrules.
  • Extensive range including 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, and 30 positions.
  • Simple termination process and tooling.


MC5 Datasheet

MC6 Connectors

MC6 Connector:

  • MT ferrules for 12 channels.
  • Rear release contact using size 8 extraction tools.
  • Retrofit triple rear seal available.
  • MIL-DTL-38999 Series III anti-vibration coupling with tri-start thread.
  • Interchangeable with MIL-DTL-38999 Series III.


MC6 Datasheet

RSC Connectors

RSC, RSC-v Connectors:

  • Ruggedized Single Channel connector.
  • Manufactured from high tensile strength ARCAP non-magnetic alloy, resistant to chemical corrosion, low temperatures and temperature changes.
  • Anti-vibration coupling mechanism.
  • Common ferrule carriers for the plug and receptacle.
  • Easily accessible fibre faces for cleaning purposes.
  • RSC-v variant supports APC and tuneable PC interfaces.

RSC Datasheet

MIL-DTL Connectors

MIL-DTL-38999 Qualified, with MIL-PRF-29504 style termini:

  • Rugged design for resistance to shock and vibration, moisture, and corrosion.
  • 100% scoop proof.
  • High-strength aluminium shells.
  • Advanced fluoro-silicone seals to help maximize tear resistance and sealing memory.
  • Self-locking threaded coupling for anti-vibration integrity

38999 Datasheet

ARINC Connectors

Arinc Rectangular Connectors:

  • Inserts for Arinc 404 and 600 connectors support EB and MC5 termini.
  • Up to 4 Mini EB termini per insert or 128 per connector.
  • Up to 36 standard 1.25 mm MC5 termini per insert.
  • Easily removable front insert allows cleaning of the optical faces and replacement of damaged alignment sleeves.


Arinc 600 Datasheet

PRO BEAM Connectors

Pro Beam and M83526/20 and /21 Connectors:

  • 1, 2, 4 or 8 fibres in a single connector interface.
  • Available in Senior, Junior and Mini connectors.
  • Performs consistently and reliably.
  • High-cycle resistance of more than 3000 mating cycles.


Pro Beam and M83526/20 and /21 Datasheet

DMC-M Connectors

DMC-M Connector:

  • Single- and multi-insert configurations.
  • 6 standard MC5, 12-position MT ferrule, 4 Arinc 801, or two Arinc 801 termini with five size 22 and two size 22 electrical contacts.
  • Lightweight composite housing.
  • Colour coded.
  • Screw coupling.

DMC-M Datasheet

ARINC MC801 Connectors

Arinc MC801 Connector:

  • Combines Arinc 801 optical termini with the convenience of a D38999 Series III connector style.
  • Genderless pull-proof contact design.
  • Spring-loaded termini maintain optical contact during shock, vibration, and thermal extremes.
  • Compact 1.25-mm ferrule provides a high-density solution—with up to 32 fibres in a size 25 shell.
  • Compatibility with standard 38999 back shells and hardware.
  • UPC and APC end face finishes for multi-mode and single mode applications.
  • Intermateable with competitive Arinc 801/38999 connectors.

Arinc MC801 Datasheet

ARINC MC801 Connectors

EN4165 Connector:

  • Modular inserts for MC5, MC6 ribbon, and Arinc 801 optical termini and Arinc 801/electrical hybrid.
  • Interchangeable modular inserts.
  • Easy-to-use insertion/extraction tool.
  • Easy access to optical contacts for cleaning and maintenance.
  • Complements DMC-M multichannel connectors.


EN4165 Datasheet

VITA 66 Optical Modules

VITA 66 Optical Module:

  • VITA 66.1 multichannel motherboard / daughter card connectors for ruggedized optical backplane Interconnects.
  • Provides a high-density, blind-mate optical interconnect in a backplane/daughtercard configuration.
  • Up to two MT ferrules per connector, each accommodating up to 24 fibre paths.
  • Other options are available using industry standard Arinc 801 fibre terminus and TE’s Expanded Beam, Pro Beam interface in a four-fibre configuration.


VITA 66 Optical Module Datasheet


Fibre Optic Termini:

MC3 Termini

MC3 Termini:

  • Ultra Physical Contact (UPC) termini, using industry standard 2.5-mm ceramic ferrules for use in a variety of Deutsch connectors.
  • Single Mode and Multi Mode fibre supported.

MC3 Termini Datasheet

MC5 Termini

MC5 Termini:

  • Ultra Physical Contact (UPC) termini, using 1.25mm ceramic ferrule and designed specifically for use in the MC5 connector.
  • Single Mode and Multi Mode Fibre supported.

MC5 Termini Datasheet

ARINC Termini

Arinc 801 Termini:

  • Ultra Physical Contact (UPC) and Angled Physical Contact (APC) termini, using industry-standard 1.25 mm ceramic ferrule and designed for use in MIL-DTL-38999 and ARINC connectors.
  • Single Mode and Multi Mode fibre Supported.

Arinc 801 Termini Datasheet

MIL-PRF-29504/4 and /5 Termini

MIL-PRF-29504/4 and /5 Termini:

  • Ultra Physical Contact (UPC), size 16 termini designed for use in 38999 circular connectors.
  • The ferrule is 1.59 mm in diameter.
  • M29504/4 covers the pin terminus and M29504/5 covers the socket terminus.
  • Spring-loaded socket terminus maintains consistent contact between mated ferrules.
  • Single Mode and Multi Mode fibre supported.

MIL-PRF-29504/4 and /5 Termini Datasheet

Expanded Beam Insert

Expanded Beam Insert:

  • Pro Beam Mini, Pro Beam Jr & Pro Beam Sr Expanded Beam inserts.
  • Expanded Beam, durable non-contacting interface assures ease of use/cleaning.
  • Ball lens expands cross-section area of light over 200 times for multi-mode and over 2000 times for single-mode.
  • Rugged hermaphroditic construction.

Expanded Beam Insert Datasheet

Pro Beam EB16 Termini

Pro Beam EB16 Termini:

  • Termini designed to replace existing M29504/4 and /5 physical contact termini that fits the Size 16 AWG cavity of a D38999 III connector.
  • Multi-mode and single-mode termini designs.

Pro Beam EB16 Datasheet


Cable Assemblies and Patch Cords

Cable Harness & Patch-Cord Assemblies

Cable Assemblies & Patch Cords

Harsh environment cable assemblies from TE Connectivity are built to provide rugged durability without sacrificing performance. Whether it is fibre to the antenna for connections to remote radio heads, tactical deployment in military applications, or rugged industrial applications, each cable assembly is built to offer mission critical reliability in any environment. Their wide variety of connectors and cable constructions are completely customizable to fit your application while ensuring industry-leading environmental sealing and protection against vibration, corrosion, and extreme temperatures.

For more information or to request a quote please contact Mark Ogden or call on +44(0)1403 260206.

TE Fibre Optic Flex Circuit Cable Assemblies

TE’s optical flex circuit cable assemblies are compact, robust fibre optic circuits, made up of thousands of individual fibres precisely positioned on a single rugged substrate that offer a multi-fibre management solution for high-speed electronic connectivity. Fully customizable for both card-to-card and backplane applications, these new optical flex circuits are ruggedized for harsh environments. The technology facilitates multiple options for cable assembly design, connector terminations and routing, giving designers the flexibility to help maximize performance and design a solution tailored to their needs.

  • Supports up to 12 layers stacked and up to six fibre crossings.
  • Supports Single-Mode and Multi-Mode, radiation hardened, bend sensitive fibres.
  • Operating Temperature Range: -40°C to +85°C (Extended Temperature Range: -55°C to +125°C).
  • Pre terminated to customer specifications.
  • Supports multi-fibre MT based connector ( MTP,MPX,MC6 and MT ferrules) and single fibre connectors including LC & SC.

For more information or to request a quote please contact Mark Ogden or call on +44(0)1403 260206.

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