Extreme features

The new Q-ODC-12 fiber connectors by HUBER+SUHNER are designed and manufactured to be outstanding in every respect – and in every environment.

Extreme density

Compact design with MT ferrules connecting up to 12 fibers in single-mode or multi-mode

Extreme simplicity

Single mating step with proven Q-ODC push-pull coupling mechanism; built-in socket (square or hexagonal flange)

Extreme safety

Built for highest installation safety in extreme outdoor environments

Extreme compliance

Compliant with Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive 2011/65/EU (RoHS 2)

Extreme water protection

Passed extended IP68 waterproof testing and extended IPX8 testing for water immersion

Extreme dust protection

Excellent performance in the IP6X dust ingress testing

Extreme corrosion resistance

Series of rigorous industry tests to prove outstanding corrosion-resistance

Extreme vibration resistance

Subjected to stringent vibration testing without suffering any performance loss

Extremely easy to handle

With the proven Q-ODC push-pull coupling mechanism connecting and disconnecting is easy as pie.

 Step 1

Step 1

1) Push plug connector slightly into socket / extension connector.
Step 2

Step 2

2) Rotate plug connector carefully to find keying position and push connector to mate
Step 3

Step 3

3) Pull coupling ring to the plug connector to un-mate.

Extreme specifications

To ensure their durability and performance under extreme outdoor conditions, the new Q-ODC-12 fiber connectors have passed a series of rigorous industry tests – with outstanding results.

Technology plastic ferrule (PPS)
Housing material nickel-plated brass
Mating mechanism push-pull with two clearly defined states
Mechanical performance Q-ODC plug

Q-ODC socket
≤ 500 N tensile load
≤ 30 N static side load
≤ 30 N static side load
Operating temperature¹ IEC 61300-2-22 – 40 °C up to + 85 °C
Mating durability IEC 61300-2-2 100 cycles²
Ingress protection (mated) IEC 60529 IP 68
Salt mist IEC 61300-2-26 30 days passed
Vibration IEC 61300-2-1 passed 10 Hz – 500 Hz / 10 g
Waterproof IP68 30days / 3m
Shock IEC 61300-2-9
IEC 61373
passed 50 g
passed category 1, 2

¹ depending on cable type
² with repeated cleaning

Extreme performance

Fiber type/grade Typical IL (dB) Maximum IL (dB)
Multimode 0.35 0.60
Standard singlemode 0.25 0.75
Low-loss singlemode (SM MT Elite) 0.1 0.30
Low-loss multimode (MM MT Elite) 0.1 0.30

Extreme results

Can a fiber connector survive 30 days’ submersion in over three meters of water? Q-ODC-12 by HUBER+SUHNER does so – with 0 % performance loss.

30

Days under water

3

Meters depth

0

Percent performance lost

Extreme results

Can a fiber connector survive 30 days’ submersion in over three meters of water? Q-ODC-12 by HUBER+SUHNER does so – with 0 % performance loss.

30

Days under water

3

Meters depth

0

Percent performance lost

Q-ODC-12 connector types

The ODC-12 remote radio interface family currently consists of four connectors: the QX plug, the QY extension, the QZ square socket and the QW hexagonal socket.

Q-ODC-12 plug

Q-ODC-12 plug

New types:
QOP1, QOP2, QOP3, QOP4 (old: QX)
Dust caps:
Push-on IP67, Push-on with chain IP67, Snap-on IP68
Q-ODC-12 extension

Q-ODC-12 extension

New types:
QOE1, QOE2, QOE3, QOE4 (old: QY)
Dust caps:
Push-on IP67, Push-on with chain IP67
Q-ODC-12 socket square

Q-ODC-12 socket square

New types:
QOS1, QOS2, QOS3, QOS4 (old: QZ)
Dust caps:
Push-on IP67, Push-on with chain IP67
Q-ODC-12 socket hexagonal

Q-ODC-12 socket hexagonal

New types:
QOR1, QOR2, QOR3, QOR4 (old: QW)
Dust caps:
Push-on IP67, Push-on with chain IP67
Shanghaisolar

Q-ODC-12 at work

 

China is investing in extending its power grids into smart grids. HUBER+SUHNER is supplying fiber optic solutions for monitoring and controlling electricity transmission and distribution to the State Grid Corporation of China, China’s largest energy company. To date, 500 Masterline cable systems and 7500 cable assemblies with ODC or Q-ODC-12 connectors, both combined with pigtails, have been deployed in 52 transmission substations.

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Extreme versatility

The industry tests and the results achieved demonstrate beyond doubt that the Q-ODC-12 connectors are the ideal solution in a wide variety of outdoor environments and industries.

Fiber to the Antenna (FTTA)

Fiber to the Antenna (FTTA)

Q-ODC-12 fiber connectors are used in Macro cells enabling carriers to deploy more and more radios per sector

 

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Defence

Defence

Q-ODC-12 fiber connectors are deployed in systems like electronic command assistance in military applications at sea and on land.

 

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Industrial Automation

Industrial Automation

Q-ODC-12 fiber connectors are deployed for control and data transmission in industrial automation.

 

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Railway

Railway

Q-ODC-12 fiber connectors are deployed in trackside communication, e.g. surveillance systems like CCTV in tunnels and stations.

 

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Wind farms

Wind farms

Q-ODC-12 fiber connectors are deployed in wind farm management and for the networking of multiple wind turbines.

 

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Offshore

Offshore

Q-ODC-12 fiber connectors are deployed on drilling platforms, wind farms and on-board FPSO ships.

 

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Shipbuilding

Shipbuilding

Q-ODC-12 fiber connectors are deployed in multi-service on-board networks (MSB) that allow the connection of a range of systems.

 

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Smart grids

Smart grids

Q-ODC-12 fiber connectors are deployed within the primary power grid and local networks in power plants and transformer stations.

 

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Mining

Mining

Q-ODC-12 fiber connectors are deployed in control, monitoring, protection and communication systems.

 

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