Solifos has unique depth of experience with combined fiber-optic data and power transmission cables. Our hybrid fiber-optic cable solution opens up new possibilities for transmitting both data and power in a single thin cable. Hybrid cables are available for voltages up to 1000 VAC or 1500 VDC and enable the transmission of up to 24 kW with just a 6mm diameter cable. They are based on the proven BRUmil und BRUfield tactical field cables.
The extremely robust, steel encased BRUpowermil is unique based on its compact form factor and great flexibility. Four fiber-optic cables are combined in the same cable with a copper conductor for electrical connectivity up to 1000 VAC or 1500 VDC and current up to 16A.
The extremely light BRUpowerfield cable is distinguished by its compact form factor, light weight and high flexibility. Four optical fibers in a single cable combined with a copper conductor for electrical transmission up to 1000VAC or 1500 VDC and current up to 10A.
In order to utilize hybrid cables in the field, military plug connectors are needed. Solifos’ hybrid connector meets the MIL-DTL-83526/20 and -/21 technology standards. It is a lens connector with copper contacts able to handle voltages up to 1000VAC or 1500VDC and current up to 10A.
This hybrid cable was developed for field deployment when not only fiber-optic data transmission but also power transmission are needed. ICT technologies enable this with copper-base PoE (Power over Energy) interfaces so that a remote device can be connected with data and power simultaneously. Unfortunately, copper-based data cables have a maximum transmission distance of 100m and a limited data rate of 1 Gb/s. Solifos’ fiber-optic hybrid cables break free of these limitations.
Fiber-optic-Copper Hybrid cables dramatically expand possibilities
Solifos has the necessary equipment and accessories to enable the benefits from hybrid cables, including:
Further products and applications are found under Systemcomponents.
Typical hybrid cable application for line of sight radio communication. High speed data connections are made over the fiber-optic cable and power for the wireless transmitter is supplied through the copper wire in the same hybrid cable, thereby eliminating the need for a separate generator.
Products Used: Line of Sight System, Vehicle Reel
Hybrid cables are also used for mobile video surveillance systems. Here the cameras and sensors are networked via the glass fibers of the hybrid cable and simultaneously supplied with power.
Various example applications and Solifos reference projects. Please contact us if you do not find your project among the examples.