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FX Fusion Splice-On Connectors

Belden’s FiberExpress (FX) Fusion connectors enable splice-on technology. They combine the benefits of fusion splicing with the simplicity of a field-installable connector to expand your options for field-termination and improve installation performance and reliability over mechanical splice connectors. No crimping, polishing, or adhesives are required for termination, minimizing installation errors.

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Future proof for high-bandwidth and high-speed transmission networks

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Reduce hardware costs versus traditional pigtails

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Robust, reliable installations for indoor and outdoor environments

4 Important FX Fusion Splice-On Product Features

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Superior Performance

Superior insertion loss and return loss performance (IL & RL) compared to mechanical splice connectors.

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Robust Termination

Internally protected fusion splice provides a robust termination without the need for external splice tray accessories.

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Meets TIA 568.D and GR-326/1081 for both indoor and outdoor applications

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Compatible with industry leading fusion splicers

Make the switch to FiberExpress Fusion Splice-On Connectors

FX Fusion Splice-On Connectors   Mechanical Splice Connectors
checkmark icon 20% reduction in total installed costs Installation Efficiency X icon Total installed costs are typically higher
checkmark icon +3% increase on first pass yields for less rework in the field Rework X icon Up to 5% rework is typical during installation
checkmark icon Easier termination with automated splicing tools that provide instant, quality feedback Termination Assurance X icon Requires higher craft sensitivity for successful termination without automated tools
checkmark icon Better insertion loss and return loss performance for futureproof networks Superior Performance (IL/RL) X icon Mechanical termination provides less accurate alignment and relies on index matching gel to fill gaps
checkmark icon Better versatility for indoor and outdoor environments Environmental Versatility X icon Suitable only for indoor environments due to temperature-cycling limitations

Cost Analysis: FX Fusion reduces total installed cost by 20%

  Mechanical FX Fusion
Price of Connectors $19.00 $13.50
Number of Connectors 500 500
Total Connector Costs $9,500.00 $6,750.00
Termination Time per Connector 1.5 mins 2.8 mins
Installation Time per 500 Connectors 750 mins 1,400 mins
Installation Labor Cost $875.00 $1,633.33
% Rework 5% < 1%
Estimated Defects 25 < 5
Time Related to Rework 37.5 mins 14 mins
Costs Related to Rework $43.75 $16.33
Total Installed Connector Costs $10,418.75 $8,399.67
Estimated Annual Costs
(based on 10,000 connectors usage)
$208,375.00 $167,993.33

*Labor Rate: $70 per hour
*Prices are based on estimated list prices for an LC singlemode connector

Learn More About FX Fusion Splice-On Connectors Today!

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1. Register for splice-on training

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