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ArmourLux500 with LC-MAX Connectors

Product Code: AL5MX-XRX-X
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Tactical Belden fibre with a unique high cable retention metal bodied LC connector with a strong & durable metal cap, weatherproof to IP68 standard. The connector plugs straight into any LC socket.  The strongest LC solution available, 2-24* core fibre options.

*Please contact us to check availability of multimode, 8 fibre and above options.

£217.00£2,789.00 (Excl. VAT)

£260.40 (Incl. VAT)

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ArmourLux500 with LC-MAX Connectors

The ArmourLux500 with LC-MAX connectors is the most durable, portable fibre optic LC solution available. This series features a ruggedised, metal bodied Duplex LC connector that is 100% compatible with standard LC sockets.  Developed exclusively for use with tactical deployable fibre optic, it provides exceptional cable retention, a 6 fold increase over standard LC connectors. The metal cap and casing protect against accidental damage and the IP68 rating safeguards against dust and water when not in use.  The streamline casing design also ensures it is easy to retrieve without snagging.

  • 2-24 fibre
  • Bend insensitive (BI) G657A1 Single mode or BI OM3 multimode option to protect against signal degradation when bending fibres
  • Transit cases also available


The ArmourLux Standard range provides a number of benefits that make this option suitable for harsh environments.

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Protective metal cap and shell protects against dust and water to IP68 standard.

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Military grade Belden tactical fibre, designed for harsh environments.

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Products manufactured in the UK and individually serialised for traceability.

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Can be plugged into standard LC sockets. No adapters needed.

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Bend insensitive multimode and singlemode fibre for minimal signal loss.

Cable Retention

Metal bodied connector with 6x greater cable retention than standard LC connector.

Wide Operating Temperature

Cable operating temperature ranges from -55°C to +85°C.

Portable Deployable Reel

Includes portable, deployable reel with 3rd flange and friction brake.

Indoor/Outdoor Use

PUR sheath designed for both indoor and outdoor use.

Why ArmourLux500 with LC-Max connectors?

A Strong, Durable, Reliable Connection

The LC-MAX connector is an enhancement of the industry standard LC connector. Its cable retention is at least 6x greater than that of a standard LC connector.

LC-MAX ArmourLux Deployable Fibre

It has been ruggedised by the inclusion of a metal body, latch and IP68 rated cover, offering protection when not in use or being retrieved. The streamline design also ensures you have a snag free retrieval.

100% compatible with standard LC Sockets

The LC-MAX is fully compatible with standard LC sockets and equipment; there’s no need for intermediary connection parts. That means you can connect the fibre directly into your equipment and you’re ready to go.

IP68 rated for peace of mind

The metal cap keeps out water and dust when not in use, to protect the fibre connectors and has been tested to IP68 standard.  You can read more about IP ratings here.

Greater reliability in harsh environments

The ArmourLux500 range uses a tough, durable Miltac cable that tightly packs bend insensitive fibres in aramid yarn, ensuring minimal signal loss even if accidentally kinked.

Cable tied in a knot
LC-MAX ArmourLux Deployable Fibre
The reassurance you deserve

All ArmourLux assemblies are made in the UK. We’re also an ISO9001 accredited company, where quality and customer service are our highest priorities. With over 25 years’ experience as a trusted provider of fibre optic cables, you can be reassured we understand the requirements of mobile fibre optic communications.

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Q & A

Yes it can. It is based on a standard LC Connector, so it is 100% compatible with standard LC sockets on panels, SFP’s etc.

Unfortunately, a standard LC is not IP rated, so it is not IP rated when connected.  When the cap is affixed, the shell provides IP68 protection for the LC when not in use.

The LC-MAX is a duplex connector, supporting two fibres. We can provide up to 12 of these on each end of a 24-fibre cable.

Mainland UK
Next working day delivery is offered as standard Monday-Friday for goods that are pre-made, are in stock and are not custom made. This service is only available for shipments to the UK Mainland, excluding the Scottish Highlands. If a quick delivery is important to you, you wish to check a manufacturing time for a custom made item or are placing an order after 3pm, please call the office on 01488 685800; we can confirm the stock availability and dispatch date very promptly.

International (Non-Mainland UK)
If your delivery location falls outside of the Mainland UK (i.e. International or Non-Mainland UK), after placing an order on the website, Universal Networks will contact you via e-mail or telephone to confirm the total cost of the order including delivery to your desired destination. We will then require your Credit or Debit Card details to process an offline payment.

To read more information, please visit our Delivery FAQ or Delivery Information pages.


1Cable Diameter5.4mm5.8mm6.4mm7.3mm8.5mm
3Tensile Strength Short Term300N400N400N450N450N
4Operating Temperature-55°C to +85°C-55°C to +85°C-55°C to +85°C-55°C to +85°C-55°C to +85°C
5Crush Long/Short Term3000N/m / 5000N/m (IEC 60994-2-20)3000N/m / 5000N/m (IEC 60994-2-20)3000N/m / 5000N/m (IEC 60994-2-20)3000N/m / 5000N/m (IEC 60994-2-20)3000N/m / 5000N/m (IEC 60994-2-20)

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