EZ-MATE 4-6 CH Connector Family

Overview

The OCC EZ-MATE family of hermaphroditic-style fiber optic connectors provides the most comprehensive solution to fiber inter-connect in harsh, deployable or mobilized communications systems. The EZ-MATE family of fiber optic deployable inter-connect provides end users with the same proven technology used in advanced military communication systems, but with simplified (EZ-MATE) mating interfaces capable of “blind mate” and/or applications that require thousands of mating cycles.

In addition to the EZ-MATE user-friendly interface, the connector system is designed to resist extreme harsh mechanical and environmental conditions, including high vibration, mechanical and thermal shock, and fluid immersion and will continue to operate under extreme tension loading (with use of OCC tactical cable). Integrators can select from four different families (channel counts), which allows end users maximum flexibility when selecting the correct channel count for the application. Each of the four families features a diverse set of receptacle configurations designed to solve almost any panel or enclosure application.

Why Hermaphroditic?

Hermaphroditic connectors are designed for quick deployment and gender-independent connectivity, allowing the end user to unreel fiber cable without regard for male or female ends. The hermaphroditic design enables the transmission path to maintain polarity even with multiple cable segments daisy-chained together to extend the distance of the deployable system.



Applications

• Ship-to-Shore Communications Umbilical Connect
• Mobile Emergency Telecommunications Stations
• Mobile Tactical Shelters
• U.S. Army, Navy, and Marine Corps Military Tactical Deployments
• Mobile or Remote Broadcast
• Oil and Gas Industries (Brass and Stainless Steel material options)

Features & Benefits:

  • 4 CH, 6 CH, 12 CH, AND 24 CH Systems utilize sealing and  environmental resistance to meet IP-68 requirements.
  • EZ-MATE integrated "push-pull" system allows operators to terminate EZ-MATE plugs and receptacles in an efficient, simple format.
  • Enhanced Kevlar retention system supports tactical cable retention without degradation of optical signal.
  • Field-convertible hermaphroditic plug design allows for a plug-to-plug assembly on a reel to be instantly provisioned for male (daisy-chain) or female connectivity.
  • Field-convertible hermaphroditic plug dust cap design can be instantly provisioned to allow mating with other dust caps in a plug-to-plug configuration, keeping dust caps clean.
  • Retentive ceramic split sleeves are retained by inserting the cap, preventing sleeves from becoming misplaced during routine maintenance.

Performance Specifications

Performance

Specification

Parameter

Insertion loss (multimode)

TIA/EIA-455-171

0.50dB – typical, 0.75dB – maximum

Insertion loss (single-mode)

TIA/EIA-455-171

0.40dB – typical, 0.75dB – maximum

Back reflection (single-mode UPC polish)

EIA/TIA-455-107

-50dB – typical, -40dB – maximum

Operating temperature

TIA/EIA-455-5

-54° C to + 71° C

Storage temperature

TIA/EIA-455-5

-57° C to + 85° C

Mating durability

TIA/EIA-455-21

1000 cycles

Impact

TIA/EIA-455-2

Method B , omit wall pipe

Twist

TIA-455-36

±90° rotation, 1 cycle/5 sec., 1000 cycles

Cable sealing flex

TIA/EIA-455-1

Procedure I

Cable retention

EIA/TIA-455-6

400 lbs. min.

Crush resistance

EIA-455-26

450 lbs.

Temperature Life

TIA/EIA-455-4

250 hrs., 85 ± 2°C

Thermal Shock

TIA/EIA-455-71

Condition B-0 except 10 cycles, @ 85°C and -62°C

Physical shock

EIA/TIA-455-14A

Condition C, 5 shocks/axis

Vibration

EIA/TIA-455-11B

Condition III and VI Condition C for 1.5 hrs., Except III

Temperature humidity

TIA/EIA-455-5C

Method B

Corrosion resistance

EIA/TIA-455-16

Condition C

Fluid immersion

EIA/TIA-455-12

24 hours per fluid

Water submersion

EIA/TIA-455-98

Method A, Procedure 1, 1m for 24 hrs.; bulkhead mounted in watertight tube

Flammability

EIA-364-8


Mud test

M83526, paragraph 4.8

5 min. immersion, 10 cycles

Electromagnetic effects

IEEE-299

20kHz, 150kHz, 14MHz, 400MHz, 600MHz, 1GHz, 2GHz, 8GHz, 10GHz, vert. and horiz., <-60dB