LISLE, Ill. Molex Incorporated announced today the release of the new LC2+ optical interconnect product line. The latest offering by Molex for high-density harsh environment optical applications, the LC2+ optical interconnect is a metal connector body and latch version of the popular LC connector system. It provides an enhanced latch retention system and a specific high temperature strain relief boot that works in conjunction with the latest high temperature enhanced performance (EP) aerospace grade fiber optic cables and sealing features to protect from moisture propagation going through the connector to expensive active devices.
“Molex’s LC2+ connectors have a ruggedized, all-metal-connector housing making them ideal for use in industries that operate under harsh conditions, including industrial, military, medical, aviation and aerospace,” said Mark Matuszewski, product manager, Molex. “The LC2+ connector’s unique features make further improvements by providing a high-performance discrete fiber solution intended for use in the most rigorous operating environments such as high temperature, severe shock and vibration as well as exposure to high moisture situations.”The LC2+ system, which will be displayed at the Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition (OFC) and the National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference (NFOEC), booth #2021, March 23-25, is fully compatible with all LC form factor connectors, adapters, active devices and tooling. The optical simplex and duplex connectors are available for multi-mode, single mode and APC applications. In addition, the LC2+ interconnects from Molex can incorporate Polymicro Technologies’ large core specialty fibers, giving optical system designers a complete solution to connect large core optical fibers used for data, sensing and optical power transmission.