Fibre Optic Expanded Beam Cable Assemblies, WBT15

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Optical Fibre tactical distribution cable

Optical Fibre tactical distribution cable

Fibre Optic Expanded Beam Cable Assemblies, WBT15

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The WBT15 connectors, featuring expanded beam technology, hermaphroditic connection, rugged construction for field deployment and hybrid configurations, have been designed for harsh environment applications such as military tactical communications, avionics, offshore systems, outside broadcast, mining and plant.

The expanded beam technology uses expanded and collimated beams to couple optical fibres without any contact. It could allow for optics to be used in areas that have been quite restrictive due to the presence of damage or contamination at the fibre end. Hermaphroditic connector design enables fast deployment by daisy-chaining multiple cable segments. WBT15 connectors also enable the transfer of electrical signal or power using hybrid insert configuration.


  • Advanced expanded beam technology
  • Rugged field-deployable fibre optic connector
  • Hermaphroditic interconnection
  • 2 to 6 Optical Channels for Single or Multi-mode
  • Optical / Electric hybrid configurable
  • Custom configuration available
  • Environmental sealing (IP68)
  • Very high resistance to vibration, shock, environmental effects, dust, and debris
  • Available as complete cable assemblies with Expanded Beam to Expanded Beam (and ruggedised outdoor cable), e.g. plug to plug assemblies
  • Available as complete cable assemblies, or breakout assemblies for use in an enclosure, with EB to SC/LC/ST (ruggedised, 2mm and 900 micron fibre cable), e.g. receptacle breakout to individual connector
  • Available with deployable reels
  • Connector and cable assembly options include – Plug, Receptacle - Jam nut D style bulkhead, Receptacle – Square flange


Optical Performance:

Insertion Loss

Typical 0.8 - 1.8 dB @ 1310, 1550 nm

Typical 0.5 - 1.0 dB @ 850, 1300 nm



Return Loss

> 32 dB

Singlemode only


Mechanical performance:


3,000 mating cycles

Operating Temperature

-40 °C to 85 °C

Storage Temperature

-55 °C to 85 °C

Water Immersion

Up to 15m

Free Fall

500 falls @ 1.2m


10 - 500 Hz, 3 axis, 0.75mm, 10g


11ms, 3 axis, 50g