ENHANCING CONNECTIVITY IN CHALLENGING ENVIRONMENTS: A COMPREHENSIVE EXPLORATION OF HARSH ENVIRONMENT FIBRE OPTIC CONNECTORS
When operating in demanding, harsh environments, a wide range of rugged fibre optic connectors are available to ensure reliable connectivity. These connectors can be broadly categorised into two groups: Physical Contact and Expanded Beam connectors.
- Physical Contact connectors feature a ferrule housed within a robust, ruggedised casing offering the lowest insertion loss. However, they may be susceptible to dirt contamination.
- Conversely, Expanded Beam connectors mitigate the risk of contamination but exhibit a slightly higher insertion loss.
To gain a deeper understanding of Expanded Beam connectors, please continue reading below.