ST and SC multimode connectors are designed for use with a variety of termination methods: epoxy, anaerobic adhesives, and the exclusive LightSpeed adhesive system
The Graybar Storefront of The Siemon Companyultimode connectors are designed for use with a variety of termination methods: epoxy, anaerobic adhesives, and the exclusive LightSpeed adhesive system. LightSpeed is faster, user-friendly, more secure, and more resistant to environmental extremes than other commonly used anaerobic adhesives, according to the company. Time to terminate a company ST or SC connector onto buffered fiber using the LightSpeed adhesive system and the Automated Fiber Polisher (FPOL) is less than 2 minutes per end.
The precision zirconia ceramic ferrules utilized in both ST and SC connectors enable a typical insertion loss performance of 0.5 dB, using a manual polishing method, or 0.2 dB using the Automated Fiber Polisher.
The ST connector employs a rugged metal bayonet coupling ring with radial ramps which facilitate engagement to the studs of the mating adapter. Two ST connectors are available for jacketed fiber, one with a beige boot and one with a black boot. The two colors enable easy identification of the fibers when terminating individual connectors to form a duplex jumper. Also available are a connector for buffered fiber and a connector that includes all the components to enable termination to either jacketed or buffered fiber.
SC Duplex housings snap together to form a duplex connector with the right amount of radial and lateral float without the need for a separate "duplexing clip". This feature eliminates the potential for mis-mating that often occurs when simplex housings are duplexed via a separate clip.
SC and ST Fiber Connectors Features:
- Economical in both design and termination process
- The termination process incorporates use of a new user-friendly, reliable adhesive
- Field termination is a 2 1/2 minute process; no need for electrical power
- Typical Insertion Loss for both ST and SC connectors = 0.40 dB using manual polishing (or 0.20 dB using the FPOL Automated Fiber Polisher)
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