This fused fibre, Single Fibre Working (SFW) optical coupler (splitter) allowing a signal in the wideband range (1270 – 1590nm) to be split (50:50) and/or divided, for monitoring the optical path or re-transmitted over a single fibre (SFW). The coupler is of high precision construction and housed in ruggedized formatted housing, strong and sturdy moulded plastic housing. The connecting 3mm dia, single mode (SM) optical fibre cord tail lengths are nominally 240mm for input (terminated in an A/SC connector) and 580mm for the outputs (terminated in 2 x A/SC connectors). Each tail has identification tags affixed 15mm from the connector boot. The coupler offers high performance, good uniformity, and low excess loss. The coupler will provide a reliable service life in an Exchange or CO over a temperature range of – 40 to + 85 degrees Celsius. Other optical connector types with desired optical fibre lengths are available separately.
Note: To prevent damage, the coupler should not be subjected to rough handling, or shocks during transport or installation.