Plastic Optical Size 16 Fiber Contacts

Smiths Interconnect
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Polymer Optic Fiber (POF) size 16 contacts for MIL-DTL-38999 connector shells. Key advantages of polymer optical fibers are high flexibility and more economical connecting and transmission technology than in the case of glass. This type of fiber has all the major benefits of a glass fiber optic cable connection but at a reduced cost.

POF assemblies possess special characteristics that make this product an ideal solution for applications which traditional glass fiber products are not well suited. For applications requiring a very tight bend radius, POF products can generally bend to 25mm with no excessive attenuation.

Current Termini Configuration:
• Optical termini for use with 1 mm Plastic Optical Fiber (POF) in circular shells according to MIL-DTL-38999.
• Rear-release type, intermateable with contacts according to MIL-T- 29504/4 and 5.
• Contact assembly is achieved by crimping and cleaving or polishing.


• EMI security, no crosstalk
• Low weight
• Easy termination process
• Field replaceable
• Typical dB loss per mated pair: 1 dB
• Fewer Parts than standard, glass fiber termini
• Lower cost than typical glass fiber assemblies


• Commercial aviation
• Defense
• Electric vehicles
• Oil & Gas
• Space