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seeking small qty plastic fibre optic lead

Discussion in 'Hobby Electronics' started by bruce varley, Oct 7, 2003.

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  1. bruce varley

    bruce varley Guest

    Hi, I need about 3 metres only of plastic FO lead. Used to be able to buy
    from RS, optical conductor plastic, about 0.5mm IIRC, with a black plastic
    sheath. RS prices and likely min quantities are out of the question for this
    one, even if they still have it. Can anyone suggest a source for the small
    amount I need? TIA
     
  2. Des Bromilow

    Des Bromilow Guest

    Bruce,
    I was under the impression Jaycar stocked some as part of an
    "experimenter's kit".. Perhaps you should check them.

    Des
     
  3. Vermin

    Vermin Guest

    We buy 1mm plastic fiber optic cable with a black plastic jacket
    (HFBR-RUS500) direct from Agilent.

    It's got an OD = 2.2mm.

    This is the stuff used in amplifier / home theater RX optical
    connections.

    Here's the data sheet:

    http://literature.agilent.com/litweb/pdf/5988-3625EN.pdf

    Will it do?

    If so, I can send you some for free (just Bruce - not everyone -
    sorry), as their MOQ is 100m I think.

    I have a bit left over from a previous project and 3m is not even
    worth worrying about the postage.

    Email me if interested: tom(at)pwrcom.com.au
     
  4. Rob

    Rob Guest

    Farnell do some - 2.2mm od IIRC. I think its "buy by the metre".
    rob
     
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