DiaLink Family

PROPERTIES AND ADVANTAGES

  • No mating adapter required
    Connection with 2 components
  • Ideal for use in confined conditions
    Connector diameter only ø 5 mm
  • Resistant to contamination and damage
    Permanently protected ferrules
  • Very easy to use
    Push-pull locking
  • Can be fed into installation pipes and cable channels
    Tensile force of up to 300 N thanks to the tractive cap
  • Neutral weight distribution
    Suitable for applications with high speeds
  • Variant for heavily magnetised environments
    Cannot be magnetised
  • Low risk of breaching protective gloves
    No corners or edges
  • Vacuum-packed (on request)
    Clean room ISO class 7
  • Suitable for use in medical facilities

The DiaLink connector (patent pending) with its intelligent circular design is setting new standards in fiber-optic cable connections. Its numerous positive characteristics ensure that there are almost no limits to the way in which it can be used – whether its in medical applications, measurement technology or FTTH cabling. The connector allows for simple adaptation to a wide range of applications. This is also reflected in our wide range of possible connector configurations. The DiaLink comprises a male and a female connector side. Thanks to the user-friendly design and the push-pull system, the connector can also be used in extremely confined conditions as a device
interface or with a high packing density without any problems whatsoever.

STANDARDS

Future Fibre optic interconnecting devices and passive components – Fibre optic connector interfaces – Part 32:
Type DiaLink connector family

* Measured with the precision reflectometer
** The temperature range of the cable used may limit the connector specification

* Measured with the precision reflectometer
** The temperature range of the cable used may limit the connector specification

* Measured with the precision reflectometer
** The temperature range of the cable used may limit the connector specification

MULTIMODE
0° PC
SINGLE MODE
0° PC
SINGLE MODE
8° APC
UNIT TEST CONDITIONS
Insertion loss (IL) Typ. 0.15 max. 0.4 Typ. 0.2 max. 0.5 Typ. 0.2 max. 0.5 dB IEC 61300-3-6; λ = 1310/1550nm
Return loss (RL) Typ. 40 Min. 50 Min. 75* dB IEC 61300-3-2; λ = 1310/1550nm
Repeatability max. ±0,1 max. ±0,1 max. ±0,1 dB IEC 61300-3-7; λ = 1310/1550nm
Service life 500 connection cycles 500 connection cycles 500 connection cycles IEC 61300-2-2
Operating temperature -40/+85** -40/+85** -40/+85** °C

* Measured with the precision reflectometer
** The temperature range of the cable used may limit the connector specification

CONNECTOR TYPES AND DIMENSIONS

DiaLink male connector
DiaLink Family Diagram 1
DiaLink male connector
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DiaLink female fibrE connector
DiaLink Family Diagram 3
DiaLink female cable connector with bend protection
DiaLink Family Diagram 4

Dimensions while connected

Versions:
Male DiaLink with PC or APC fibre
Female DiaLink with PC or APC fibre
Male DiaLink with PC or APC cable
Female DiaLink with PC or APC cable

Cable type: ∅ 1.6 mm – 2.1 mm
Fibre type: ∅ 900 μm
Ferrule material: Zirconia / metal insert
Body material: Plastic
Thread material: Metal

NOTE - The male version features as standard a plastic protective/tractive cap (100N) with ∅ 5mm
NOTE – The male version features as standard a plastic protective/tractive cap (100N) with ∅ 5mm

for special cables

DiaLink male connector, for special cables
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DiaLink male connector, for special cables
DiaLink Family Diagram 7

Specially developed for insertion in installation pipes and cable channels

DiaLink female connector, for special cables

Dimensions while connected

Versions:
Male DiaLink PC or APC
Female DiaLink PC or APC
Male DiaLink with PC or APC thread

Cable type: ∅ 2.7 mm – 3.0 mm, ITU G.657 B3, Kevlar and reinforced jacket
Ferrule material: Zirconia / metal insert
Body material: Plastic
Thread material: Metal

DiaLink Family Diagram 9

NOTE
– The male version with thread features as standard a metallic protective/tractive cap (300N) with ∅ 6 mm
– The male version with thread features as standard a plastic protective/tractive cap (100N) with ∅ 5 mm

ATTACHMENT ACCESSORIES

Mounting clip
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Material: Spring steel
NOTE – The mounting clip is attached by means of a central screw.

UGT and sacrificial interface

Optical transition pieces (UGT) are mainly used in installations between the same or different connector designs, e.g. a 0° PC connector to an 8° APC connector. They can also be used as Sacrificial Interface and will protect the connector end face against damage and dirt during the continuous mating cycles.

Versions:
UGT DiaLink
PC/APC or APC/PC
PC/PC or APC/APC

Body material: Plastic / metal
Ferrule material: Zirconia / metal insert
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NOTE – It is plugged directly into an existing connection point. Also available upon request as panel version with a mounting flange.

Specifications

SM MM UNIT TEST CONDITIONS
Insertion loss (IL)* max. 0,7 dB max. 0,5 dB dB IEC 61300-3-6; λ = 1310/1550nm
Return loss (RL) PC min. 45 / APC min. 70** min. 35 dB dB IEC 61300-3-2; λ = 1310/1550nm
IL repeatability max. ±0,1 max. ±0,1 dB IEC 61300-3-7; λ = 1310/1550nm
Service life 500 connection cycles 500 connection cycles
Operating temperature -40/+85 -40/+85 °C

DIALINK HYBRID MATING ADAPTER

DiaLink F-3000™ mating adapter
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Hybrid adapter
Hybrid Adapter
Duplex / Simplex adapter
Duplex - Simplex adapter
Screw fastening
Screw fastening
Quick assembly clip
Quick assembly clip
45° screw fastening

45° screw fastening
Versions:
Duplex hybrid mating adapter
Screw fastening
Simplex hybrid mating adapter
Quick assembly clip
45° screw fastening

Body material: Plastic
Protective cap material: Metal
Mounting clip material: Metal

Body colour: According to the ferrule cut in the connector

  • SM APC: Green
  • SM PC: Blue
  • MM 50µm, PC: Beige

NOTE
– A mounting clip is not required for installation in UP or AP sockets
– The external dimensions of the simplex and duplex hybrid adapters are identical
– Available in a wide range of colours

Colour coding

The DiaLink system allows the user to choose the colour of the bend protection (excl. the male and female versions of the DiaLink connectors without bend protection) themselves. Different lines, applications and sources, etc. can be clearly assigned and quickly identified by means of colour coding. The body is white in all connector versions.

The bend protection is available in the following 8 colours:

  1. Blue
  2. Beige (White)
  3. Black
  4. Red
  5. Orange
  6. Yellow
  7. Green
  8. Purple

NOTE The bend protections are supplied in the colour corresponding to the respective transfer mode and the ferrule cut.
Ausgeliefert.

SM APC: Green
SM PC: Blue
MM 50µm, PC: Beige
MM 62.5µm, PC: Black

Connector and accessory combinations

DiaLink CONNECTOR /
ACCESSORIES
CONNECTOR
FEMALE
FEMALE CONNECTOR
FIBRE/CABLE
HYBRID
ADAPTER
MOUNTING
CLIP
UGT / SACRIFICIAL
Male
Male with thread
Male fibre / cable
Female
Female fibre / cable