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End Lit PMMA Fibre Optic Harnesses

The only UK manufacturer of raw fibre for fibre optic harnesses

Our range of standard PMMA end lit harnesses are available in either single or multi-strand configurations. We can also make custom harnesses with larger diameter fibre if required.

Our PMMA fibre products are manufactured from Mitsubishi / ESKA raw fibre. We are an offically authorised supplier of Mitsubishi fibre products.

End lit PMMA fibre comes in two configurations - single sheathed or unsheathed strands of 0.75mm, 1mm, 1.5mm or 2mm diameter fibre, or as multiple sheathed strands of 0.75mm fibre.

Single strands of fibre give starry points of light and normally require no termination, whilst multi-stranded varieties are normally terminated with a ferrule to allow the attachment of an end fitting.

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 fibre bend radius.

Fibre Specifications

Core material Polymethyl Methacrylate
Cladding material Fluorinated Polymer
Refractive index 1.49
Numerical aperture 0.5
Refractive index profile Step index
Operation temperature range -55°C to +70°C in low humidity; <60°C at 95% RH (attenuation change is within 10% after 1000 hours except for that due to absorbed water).
Please note that fibre can become brittle at lower temperatures.
Sheathing specifications Outer sheathing material TP519 is a thermoplastic low-smoke halogen-free flame retardant compound with low toxic fume emission.
TP519 toxicity index (NES713) 1.3
TP519 halogen acid gas evolution (BS EN 50267-2-1) <0.5%
TP519 smoke emission 3m cube test (BS 7622) Pass

Fibre Harness Ordering Codes

Code Fibre Size Approx. Active Diameter Approx. Outer Diameter Max No. of Tails Per Light Source Minimum Bend Radius Termination Types [1]
FSPT-1-25-U CK10 0.25mm unsheathed 9150 10mm none
FSPT-1-50[2] CK20 0.50mm unsheathed/1.09mm 2100 10/15mm none
FSPT-1-75[2] CK30 0.75mm unsheathed/2mm 1100 10/15mm none/tube
FSPT-1-1[2] CK40 1mm unsheathed/2.2mm 600 15/20mm crimp/tube
FSPT-1-15[2] CK60 1.5mm unsheathed/2.6mm 250 25/40mm crimp/tube
FSPT-1-2[2] CK80 2mm unsheathed/3mm 150 30/60mm crimp/tube
FSPT-2 2 1.2mm 2.35mm 550 15mm tube
FSPT-3 3 1.5mm 2.7mm 366 18mm tube
FSPT-4 4 1.8mm 3.1mm 275 20mm tube
FSPT-5 5 2mm 3.7mm 220 20mm 5mm smooth/tube
FSPT-6 6 2.2mm 4.1mm 183 20mm 5mm smooth/tube
FSPT-7 7 2.4mm 4.4mm 150 25mm 5mm smooth/tube
FSPT-8 8 2.5mm 4.5mm 135 25mm 5mm smooth/tube
FSPT-12 12 3.1mm 4.85mm 83 25mm M8/M10/5mm smooth/8mm smooth
FSPT-21 21 4mm 6mm 50 28mm M8/M10/5mm smooth/8mm smooth
FSPT-25 25 4.3mm 6.35mm 40 30mm M8/M10/6mm smooth/8mm smooth
FSPT-33 33 5mm 7.4mm 30 50mm M8/M10/6mm smooth/8mm smooth
FSPT-50 50 6mm 8.7mm 20 60mm M8/M10/6mm smooth/8mm smooth
FSPT-67 67 7mm 10.1mm 14 80mm M10/8mm smooth
FSPT-75 75 7.5mm 10.1mm 13 90mm M10/8mm smooth
FSPT-88 88 8mm 10.7mm 11 100mm M10/8mm smooth

[1] Custom ferrule options are available - please contact us for details.

[2] Codes refer to sheathed product. For unsheathed please suffux code with ‘-U'.

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