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CARDConnect® Ferrule Insert Assemblies


  • Epoxy/polish and lens MT ferrules configurations available for blind-mate and front panel connector solutions
  • RJ-45 style mechanical latching system for secure and precise alignment
  • Telcordia GR-1435-CORE compliant
  • High density MT ferrules available for four to 48 fibers
  • Single-mode and multimode compatible


  • High density, robust blind-mate interconnect for data and telecommunications systems
  • Backplane and mid-plane connectivity in the server, router and switch

Product Description

AFL’s high density CARDConnect ferrule insert assemblies provide modular connectivity
within blind-mate and front panel connector housing solutions. The ferrule insert assemblies are sold separately from connector housing hardware to allow customizable
connector assembly designs to meet application requirements including fiber count,
fiber/cable type and the ability to incorporate custom fiber shuffles. The CARDConnect
ferrule inserts are designed to meet the requirements of TELCORDIA-GR-1435-CORE.

CARDConnect ferrule insert assemblies are available in traditional epoxy/polish MT
ferrules or AFL’s expanded beam lens MT ferrule providing flexibility of choice between
traditional physical contact and non-contact expanded beam connector technology
within the same connector hardware platform. Individual MT ferrules are combined with
a RJ-45 style mechanical latching system for insertion into either the high density
blind-mate or front panel connector hardware packages.

Ordering Information

AFL's CARDConnect solutions are completely customizable to meet your needs. Contact AFL customer service at 1-800-235-3423 to discuss your opportunities. Backplane, Mid-Plane and Front Panel Connectors are available sold separately. Please refer to the Blind-mate on Card Connectors and Front Panel Connector Solutions specification sheets for more information on connector housing options.

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