Souriau ELIO fibre-optic connectors at Lane Electronics

18th March 2024
Kristian McCann

Lane Electronics are a premium distributor for the Souriau range of connectors by EATON, a world leader in high-performance interconnect technologies.

The market leading Souriau 8D / MIL-DTL-38999 Series III ELIO range of fibre optic connectors have many applications for high-speed data communications in defence and commercial airborne systems and can be supplied from stock at Lane Electronics. Available in a wide range of shell materials and finishes, some suitable for use in harsh environments, Souriau ELIO connectors are also suitable for rail and shipborne equipment and can be supplied terminated to customer requirements.

Key features of Souriau ELIO connectors include:

  • Housed in the circular 8D Series / MIL-DTL-38999 derived connector platforms.
  • Suitable for use in high-speed data networks and harsh environments
  • The ELIO fibre optic solution can handle data speeds from Mbit/s up to several Gbit/s.
  • 1 - 24 contacts
  • Simple installation and termination of contracts, with no special tooling required.
  • Versatile shell materials: aluminium, composite, stainless steel and bronze
  • Different plating finishes available including RoHS Compliant Zinc Nickel and Zinc Cobalt
  • Termination service available, assembled and tested in the UK by FC Lane Electronics, a Souriau franchised distributor.

The Lane Electronics fibre optic facility is equipped with the latest fibre assembly and test equipment including automatic fibre optic cable preparation systems and high-speed multi-contact polishing machines. Lane Electronics’ 1300ft² facility meets the latest IPC certification for fibre cable assembly and is qualified to produce fibre optic cable assemblies based on the Souriau 8D/D38999 ELIO high-performance fibre optic system. Customers can specify pigtail ends or patch cord assemblies from a range of simplex or duplex cables terminated with ELIO to ELIO, ELIO to SC, LC, FC or ST - or any combination – assembled with 8D Series / MIL-DTL-38999 style connectors, back shells and heat shrink boots.

As a leading franchised distributor for many of the industry’s major electrical and electronic connector manufacturers, Lane Electronics are the preferred connector source across many industry sectors including defence, avionics, motorsport, marine, communications, medical, test and measurement, general industrial solutions and geophysical. A major source for all key connector types, Lane Electronics has a multi-million-pound connector and piece-part stockholding and can offer next-day delivery.

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