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What is the maintenance interval for opticalCON cables?

opticalCON connectors are designed for INDOOR/OUTDOOR applications under harsh environments. Results from lifetime tests1 indicate a mating cycle of 500 insertion/withdrawals of opticalCON cable connectors without significant performance reduction (insertion and optical return loss). In addition, using an advanced lifetime test, after 24 hours in a conditioned cabinet, it provides 5'000 mating cycles without signigicant mechanical degradation (for detailed information, see opticalCON technical paper).

Due to customer experiences, we Neutrik AG, recommends to maintenance opticalCON products (fiber cable, chassis connectors, couplers, etc.) in a 6 Month interval2.

1…lifetime test carried out under lab conditions
2…recommendation valid for broadcast applications.