F100 – FBeam Insert

At the core of the Ridgemount Expanded Beam connectors are the lensed insert.

These optical inserts are ultra-high precision to ensure that the insertion loss is kept to a minimum.

Although the inserts are designed to work in the F BEAM™ Connectors manufactured by Ridgemount they are also sold separately for use in customer’s custom applications.

Ridgemount manufactures three different sizes of inserts, Mini, Junior and Senior as well the custom options.
All inserts are made using a precision 3mm lens which is coated on both sides of the lens with an anti-reflective coating designed to minimise the back reflection.

Applications

  • Expanded Beam Connectors
  • Rotary Joints
  • Sensor Instrumentation
  • Industrial Interconnects
  • Custom EX Harsh Environment

F100 Series

F BEAMTM INSERT

PERFORMANCE

Connector Material

MIL-DTL-83526

ARCAP / Stainless Steel

Optical Lens

MIL-DTL-83526

Spherical 3mm

Optical Alignment

MIL-DTL-83526

Expanded Beam

Ferrule [Not Included]

MIL-DTL-83526

Zirconia Ceramic 2.5mm

Optical Performance

subject to termination method and fibre grade

Insertion Loss [Max]

IEC 61300-3-4

Mmode ≤1.5dB / Smode ≤2.0dB

Insertion Loss [Typical]

IEC 61300-3-4

Mmode ≤0.8dB / Smode ≤1.0dB

Insertion Loss [Random]

IEC 61300-2-40/41

≤0.15dB >97%

Return Loss

IEC 61300-3-6 [mated]

Mmode> 23dB / Smode >32dB

Mechanical Performance

subject to termination method and fibre grade

Vibration

IEC 61300-2-1

10-500Hz 0.75 amplitude @10g

Durability

IEC 61300-2-2

x3000 matings

Impact

IEC 61300-2-12

8 Drops (0.9m)

Environmental Performance

subject to termination method and fibre grade

Operational Temperature

IEC 61300-2-22

-57oC to +85oC

Any questions? Get in touch with a member of the team today.