The ends are finished with crimp terminations for small diameters and with brass or stainless steel ferrules for larger diameters. Ferrules allow end fittings to be attached to the fiber tails.
Due to the very fine nature of the glass fibers, they can be mixed up in the common end connector (a technique known as randomising) which allows for a more even light output between individual tails.
Larger diameters are available on request with soft silicone at the ends of the tails for use when articulated fittings are used in a tight space for the fiber bend radius.
Standard ferrule options are shown in the ordering codes table below, however, other options are available including 1/4" smooth, M7 and 8mm smooth. Ferrules are supplied in brass as standard or in stainless steel for use outdoors or in damp areas.
UFO glass fiber optic harnesses offer unparalleled light output, very long life and extraordinary color characteristics.
Benefits of UFO end lit glass fiber include:
|Common ends||30mm (1.2") fused technology|
|Flexible sheathing||HFFR compounds - halogen free and flame retardant to IEC 60332-1-2|
|Operating temperatures||Common end face: 0°C - 350°C (32°F - 662°F)
Flexible tube: 0°C - 150°C (32°F - 302°F)
Flexible sheathing: 0°C - 70°C (32°F - 158°F)
|Size||Approx. Active Diameter||Approx. Outer Diameter||Max No. of Tails Per Illuminator||Minimum Bend Radius||Termination Types|
|1||1mm (0.04")||2.3mm (0.09")||400||7mm (0.28")||crimp|
|1.5||1.5mm (0.06")||2.7mm (0.11")||270||8mm (0.31")||crimp/tube|
|1.8||1.8mm (0.07")||2.6mm (0.1")||160||10mm (0.39")||crimp/tube|
|2||2mm (0.08")||2.8mm (0.11")||135||15mm (0.59")||crimp/tube/3mm (0.12")|
|8||3mm (0.12")||4.9mm (0.19")||68||18mm (0.71")||M8/M10|
|12||4.3mm (0.17")||6.4mm (0.25")||38||20mm (0.79")||M8/M10|
|18||5mm (0.2")||7.4mm (0.29")||25||40mm (1.57")||M8/M10|
|24||6mm (0.24")||8.7mm (0.34")||17||50mm (1.97")||M8/M10|
|36||7.3mm (0.29")||10.1mm (0.4")||12||70mm (2.76")||M10|