Amphenol Fiber Systems International (AFSI) offers the AquaLink®, a cost-effective series of dry-mate submersible fiber optic connectors for underwater applications. The FS140 AquaLink® is designed for pressures up to 4,500 psi/300 bar (mated), which is adequate for 10,000 feet (3,000 meters) of water. The open mated receptacle supports pressures up to 450 psi.
The standard AquaLink® supports up to four single mode or multimode fiber optic contacts with additional channels available upon request. Using precision ceramics, the AquaLink® provides excellent optical performance with insertion losses of 0.3dB typical and 0.75dB maximum. The AquaLink® is also easy to terminate, requiring standard fiber optic tools and training. The AquaLink® is offered in a variety of materials including stainless steel 316, Inconel 718 and marine bronze.