Hardened Connectivity

HEC Connectors

US Conec is entering the hardened fiber optic connector (HFOC) space with the new, small-form-factor HEC-DC connector. Combining DirectConec™ push-pull simplicity, GR- and IEC-compliant reliability, and available Elite® MT ferrule performance, the HEC-DC is a versatile, IP68-rated connector solution enabling high density and high performance for applications ranging from Fiber to the Home (FTTH), to Fiber to the Antenna (FTTA), to industrial and military applications.

The HEC’s 19mm housing diameter allows for much tighter adapter spacing than traditional HFOC’s, enabling smaller closures, wall boxes, and terminals. The DirectConec™ boot and blind-mate alignment features allow users to quickly install the connector, even with gloves on. There is no bayonet or threaded housing to fumble with, and no risk of contaminating the ferrule as you feed the connector into the adapter. The connector securely locks in place with an audible “click”, and removing the connector is a simple 40° twist of the boot and pull. The HEC is available in a simplex SC and 12F MPO format, and the duplex format uses a traditional duplex LC footprint rather than a proprietary solution.