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Molex VITA 66.1 Ruggedized Optical MT Backplane Connector System

Molex VITA 66.1 Ruggedized Optical MT Backplane Connector System simplifies installation and maintenance of rugged embedded VPX MIL/AERO backplane applications. The patent-pending MT ferrule-carrier design enables field servicing without the use of hand tools. The design allows the system to blind-mate backplane applications requiring optically robust interfaces with simple accessibility and streamline MT assembly installation or regular maintenance. Compliant with ANSI-ratified VITA 66.1 specification for VPX architecture, the system's MT termini are available in 8, 12 or 24 fibers in standard multimode and singlemode or VersaBeam™ (expanded beam MT). The system supports up to two floating MT ferrules (termini) to aid in proper mating of blind-mate applications. With its robust housing with heavy-duty anodized aluminum construction, ability to withstand extreme temperature ranges, and VITA 66.1 compliant footprint, the Molex VITA 66.1 Ruggedized Optical MT Backplane Connector System is ideal for rugged military and non-automotive commercial applications.

Features and Benefits

Fully compliant with the ANSI-ratified VITA 66.1 specification

Ensures complete design and function compatibility with specification

Patent-pending MT ferrule-carrier design enables field servicing without hand tools

Provides access for installation and maintenance with no service tools required. Reduces installation and maintenance time plus associated costs

Robust housing with heavy-duty anodized aluminum construction and VITA 66.1 compliant footprint

Ideal for rugged military and non-automotive commercial applications. Withstands extreme temperature ranges

Supports up to two (2) floating MT ferrules (termini)

Aids in proper mating in blind-mate applications

MT termini available in 8, 12 or 24 fibers in standard multimode and singlemode or VersaBeam™ (expanded beam MT)

Provides design flexibility with multimode and singlemode compatibility

Planned intermatibility with competitors’ products

Anticipated second source option



Mechanical Specifications
  • Insertion Force to PCB: 10Nm per MT (20Nm total)
  • Mating Force: 10Nm per MT (20 Nm total)
  • Unmating Force: < 10Nm per MT (<20 Nm total)
  • Durability (min.): 500 mating cycles

Applications

  • Aerospace
    • Commercial
    • Defense
  • Military / Disaster
    • Command center communications
  • Non-Automotive Transportation
    • Rail
    • Mining equipment
    • Shipping
  • Oil and Gas Exploration 
    • Sensing equipment


Physical Specifications
  • Housing: Aluminum
  • Contact: Precision plastic
  • Plating: Clear Anodized
  • PCB Thickness (max.): 4.75mm
  • Operating Temperature:
    • MT Ferrule: -55 to +105°C
    • VersaBeam Ferrule: -10 to +60°C

    Military / Disaster Command Center

    Locomotive

 Installation and Maintenance Diagram
Molex VITA 66.1 Connector Installation and Maintenance Diagram

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