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    MIL-38999 DM4 Size 13

MIL-38999 DM4 ruggedized fiber optic connector

Diamond has developed a modern MIL-38999 DM4 size 13 connector as a commercial product, which masters challenging optical applications with phenomenal performance and with IP protection 67 (protection against dust and protection against water for temporary immersion of 30 minutes) in a plugged-in condition. For the first time, robust MIL-38999 DM4 size 13 connectors have been developed for single-mode fibers with small cores, polarization maintaining (PM) fibers, Power Solution (PS) connector systems for high-performance applications up to 3 Watt optical power and further special fiber types are available. The connector was designed around the innovative DM4 insert (Diamond Multipurpose) and has over four terminations which use the Diamond two-component ferrules.

The company’s own ACA (Active Core Alignment) process was used in the development of the connector to guarantee an unparalleled concentricity of the fiber core. The connector is also fitted with electrical contacts for hybrid electrical / optical applications. In addition, splice-on terminations from Diamond can be assembled in the field with the ZEUS D50 RU function splicing device for on-site repairs. The digital video inspection microscope kit and the cleaning set protect the devices from contamination, as this is usually the most frequent cause of problems in optical networks. Proactive inspection and cleaning of the fiber optic connectors can prevent a worsening of the signal performance, damage to equipment and network failure times. 

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