DEUTSCH MC6 series

Lowest Insertion Loss in rugged compact connector

Based on proven military standard 38999 SIII electrical connectors, DEUTSCH Fiber Optic Physical Contact Series are ranges of fiber optic connectors that incorporate high-precision ferrules and alignment mechanisms to assure fiber alignment and minimize optical losses. Housed in composite 38999 standard compliant shells, they are fully sealed, extremely robust, lightweight and have outstanding corrosion resistance. The contact designs ensure optical continuity during high vibration, shock and temperature, and are easily accessed and removed for maintenance.

Product Features:

DEUTSCH MC6 Fiber Optic Ribbon Cable Connectors

MATERIALS
• Shell: Aluminum, composite or Marine Bronze
• Contact Body: Nickel/cadmium plated composite polymer
• Ferrule: Thermoplastic
• Alignment Pin: Stainless steel
• Seals: Fluorinated silicone elastomer
• Plating: Nickel (Back zinc nickel available for aluminum shells)

OPTICAL
• Insertion Loss: 0.25 dB typ. (fiber dependent)
• Return Loss: -40 dB typ.
• Repeatability: 0.2 dB typ.

ENVIRONMENTAL/MECHANICAL
• Temperature Range: -55°C to +150°C
• Vibration: 20 to 2000 Hz, 20 g
• Durability: 500 mating cycles

FIBER TYPE
• Channels: 2 to 72
• Cable Type: Telecom grade cable / Aerospace grade cable

Product Features:

DEUTSCH MC5 Series Connectors

FIBER TYPE
• Channels: 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 18, 24, and 30 channels
• Cable Size: 1.8 mm, 2.1 mm and 2.5 mm jacket

MATERIALS
• Shell: Composite
• Contact Body: Arcap
• Ferrules: Zirconia
• Alignment Sleeves: Zirconia
• Seals: Fluorosilicone
• Plating: Nickel

OPTICAL PERFORMANCE
• Insertion Loss: 0.25 dB typical
• Return Loss: -40 dB typical
• Repeatability: 0.1 dB (with 50/125 micrometer fiber)

TEMPERATURE
• High Temperature Endurance: +150°C, 760 hours
• Low Temperature Endurance: -65°C, 500 hours

MECHANICAL
• Sine Vibration: 5-3000 Hz, 40 g, 10 hours
• Random Vibration: 25-2000 Hz, 5 g2/Hz (50 Grms), 16 hours

Product Features:

DEUTSCH MC4 Duplex Connectors

OPTICAL
• Attenuation: Less than 0.4 dB (50/125 micrometer)
• Repeatability: Better than 0.2 dB
• Fiber Types: x/125, 100/140, 200/280 micrometer
• Cable Types:
2.5 mm tight jacketed
4.5 mm duplex
For other cable sizes consult TE

MATERIALS
• Shell: Aluminum alloy, nickel plated
• Ferrule: Zirconia
• Alignment Sleeve: Zirconia
• Seals: Fluorosilicone
• Backshell: Aluminum alloy, nickel plated

MECHANICAL
• Temperature Range: -65°C to +155°C (Cable and epoxy dependent)
• Durability: 500 mating cycles

Product Features:

DEUTSCH MC3 MkII Series Connectors

FIBER TYPE
• Channels: 5, 8 and 12 optical channels
• Cable Size: 1.5 mm to 3.0 mm, outer jacket

MATERIALS
• Shell: Aluminum, stainless steel, marine bronze
• Finishes: Nickel, olive drab cadmium, or black zinc nickel (aluminum shell)
• Contact Body: Arcap, Titanium
• Ferrule: Zirconia
• Alignment Sleeve: Zirconia
• Seals: Fluorosilicone or nitrile

OPTICAL PERFORMANCE
• Insertion Loss: 0.25 dB typical*
• Return Loss: 40 dB typical*
• Repeatability: 0.1 dB with 50/125-micrometer fiber
*Fiber and polishing process dependent

ENVIRONMENTAL
• Temperature Range: -65°C to +155°C
• Fluid Resistance: Fluid immersion per EIA 364.10,
including resistance to:
MIL-PRF-5606: Hydraulic fluid
MIL-DTL-83133: JP-8 aviation fuel
MIL-PRF-7808: Lubricating oil
MIL-PRF-23699: Lubricating oil
MIL-A-8243: Deicing/defrosting fluid
MIL-C-25769: Aircraft cleaning compound
MIL-PRF-87937: Aircraft cleaning compound
MIL-G-3056: Gasoline
• Salt Spray: 48 hours (Nickel finish)/ 500 hours (Cadmium finish)
• Thermal Cycling: -65° to 150°C

MECHANICAL
• Sine Vibration: 5 to 3000 Hz, 30 g
• Bump: 4000 bumps, 40 g
• Random Vibration: Up to 41.7 g for 16 hr. at 175° C / Up to 50 g for 16 hr. at ambient temperature
• Shock: 300 g, 3 ms in the 3 axes
• Durability: 500 mating cycles
• Thermal Shock: 10 cycles, 4°C max. to 90°C min.

Product Features:

DEUTSCH MC801 Series Connectors

MATERIALS
• Shell: Aluminum, stainless steel, marine bronze, and composite
• Finishes: Nickel, black zinc nickel, passivated, olive drab cadmium
• Insert and Alignment Sleeve Holder: Thermoplastic
• Alignment Dowel Pins: Stainless steel
• Alignment Sleeve: Zirconia
• Ferrule: Zirconia
• Terminus Body and Crimp Sleeve: Nickel-plated copper
• Spring: Stainless steel

OPTICAL PERFORMANCE
• Insertion Loss: 0.10 dB multimode / 0.20 dB single mode (APC finish)
• Return Loss: Up to -65 dB (single mode, APC finish)

• Insertion loss tested against a reference patchcord: IEC 61300-3-4
Method B; also described in ARINC 805 Return Loss: IEC 61300-3-6; also described in ARINC 805

ENVIRONMENTAL/MECHANICAL PERFORMANCE
• Temperature Range: -65°C to +85°C
• Durability: 100 mating cycles
• Random Vibration: No discontinuities >1 dB in excess of 1 microsecond (TIA/EIA-455-32 Test Condition B)
• Mechanical Shock: No discontinuities >1 dB in excess of 1 microsecond (100 g, 6 ms half-sine pulse)
• Altitude Immersion: 50,000 ft. (15,200 m)

SPECIFICATIONS
• Product Specification: D108-32105
• Qualification Test Reports: D501-32031 (Multimode)/ D501-32105 (Single Mode)