Firecomms Versatile Link – RedLink® Simplex Friction Plug

Versatile Link – RedLink® Simplex Friction Plugs

Firecomms simplex friction plugs are compatible with RedLink and Versatile Link fiber optic transmitters and receivers.

Supplier: Firecomms

Technology type: Fibre Optic Cables, Connectors and Assemblies

The Firecomms 2.2 mm simplex friction plug is crimped directly to the 1 mm POF cable providing a good retention force. A plug version with a rubber seal is available for installation in applications where conformal coatings or potting compounds are in use.

Simple installation using industry standard tools. By following four easy steps, the plus can be fitted by electrical engineer without special training in optics:

  1. Strip jacket from cable using Firecomms POF cutter (PC-220F-410)
  2. Insert stripped POF into connector plug
  3. Crimp the plug onto the cable using crimp tool (FF-HTCRMP-1)
  4. Polish the fiber using polishing disc and paper (two steps, grit grades).

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 both grey and blue colours
  • Wide operating temperature range: -40 to 85 °C
  • High retention force (connector to transmitter/receiver) of 8N @ 25°C and minimum 3N @ -40 to 85°C




  • Cost effective method for termination in field installations or repair damaged cables simply
  • Typical insertion force of 8N (connector to transmitter/receiver)
  • Use tools for installation provided by Firecomms or other industry standard versions
  • Simplex sealed friction plug, Light-Seal® optional for applications requiring additional link protection from ingress of dirt, dust, or fluids




What's in this range?

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


Plug type



Fixing method

Rubber seal


Simplex Friction


Minimum 500 mating cycles




Simplex Friction


Minimum 500 mating cycles




Simplex Friction


Minimum 500 mating cycles



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