Firecomms Crimpless Redlink® / Versatile Link Connector Crimpless Friction

Crimpless Redlink® / Versatile link connector

Firecomms crimpless connectors allow termination of Plastic Optical Fibres (POF) without need of a crimp tool.

Supplier: Firecomms

Technology type: Fibre Optic Cables, Connectors and Assemblies

The Firecomms crimpless friction plug, by use of a simple latch, is secured directly to the 2.2 mm POF cable providing a good retention force without need for a crimp. By following four easy steps, an electrical engineer without special training in optics can perform termination:

  1. Strip jacket from cable using Firecomms POF cutter (PC-220F-410)
  2. Insert stripped POF into connector plug
  3. Secure the connector by folding* over the latch
  4. Polish the fibre using polishing disc and paper (two steps, grit grades).

*A duplex connector can easily be assembled by aligning two simplex connectors over each other, inversed, then engaging the latches together.


Range features

A high level overview of what this range offers

  • For use with Firecomms RedLink and Versatile Link transmitters and receivers in horizontal, vertical, and tilted housings
  • Available in black, grey, and blue colours
    Wide operating temperature range: -40 to 85 °C
  • High retention force (connector to transmitter/receiver) of minimum 8N @ 25°C and 6N @ -40 to 85°C
  • High connector-cable tensile strength of 30N




  • Cost effective method for termination in field installations or repair damaged cables simply
    Maximum insertion force of 25N (connector to transmitter/receiver)
  • Use tools for installation provided by Firecomms
    Makrolon 2405 material with UL V2 flame resistant rating
  • For applications such as control of power electronics, rugged optical links, and data communication with EMI susceptibility




What's in this range?

All the variants in the range and a comparison of what they offer




Part number

RedLink Friction Plug


Simplex / Duplex


RedLink Friction Plug


Simplex / Duplex


RedLink Friction Plug


Simplex / Duplex


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