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Publication Date: 07/1/2009
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3M Intros LC and LC/APC No Polish Connectors
Austin, TX — Further expanding its No Polish Connector line, 3M has introduced the new No Polish LC Connector for both multimode and singlemode fiber applications and the No Polish Connector LC/APC for singlemode fiber applications.

Both connectors enable fast on-site installation of 250µ and 900µ terminations utilizing a one-piece, pre-assembled design. Like other members of the company's No Polish Connector family, the newest connectors are designed to save installation technicians time while helping to minimize capital investment.

The LC NPC is tested for FTTP and premises applications for both indoor and outdoor locations and is available in SM, 62.5µ, 50µ and also 50µ LOMMF (laser optimized multimode fiber) for 10 Gb applications.

The LC/APC NPC is available with a standard, flat splice configuration or with a keyed, angle — splice for excellent back reflection of less than -60dB. The connectors are designed to deliver excellent performance for digital transmission networks such as at an optical network terminal that requires a LC/APC termination. No Polish Connector LC/APC Keyed, Angle Splice Connectors from 3M are specifically designed for analog video transmission with very low optical reflection of less than -60dB across temperature extremes.

With a factory-polished ferrule assembly and mechanical splice technology, NPC connectors can be installed with a simple field tool in less than two minutes and eliminate the need for time-intensive polishing in the field. A streamlined boot attached to the body of the connector minimizes the chances of losing or forgetting to install the boot during connection. After installation, the boot will assist in maintaining the minimum fiber bend radius. The meet EIA/TIA 568-B.3 and IEC requirements and are RoHS-compliant 2002/95/EC.

Contact: 3M Electronics, A130-3N-52, 6801 River Place Blvd., Austin, TX 78726 800-328-1368 Web:

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