Plastic optical fiber is able to withstand extreme ranges of operating temperatures.
The inexpensive and versatile nature of POF has lent itself to a wide spectrum of creative and unique lighting uses.
Coupler for male MOST connectors. Part FF-MOSTCOUP-T.
Simplex 1mm x 2.3mm jacketed POF cable, green jacket. Part FF-GHAN-4001-GRN.
Kit for finishing and terminating POF with MOST ferrules. Includes crimp and finishing tool. Part FF-STDMSTINS-K.
Four-indent crimping tool for MOST ferrules. Part FF-CRMP-MOST.
Ferrules for automotive MOST connectors, male and female, parts FF-MST1000-M and FF-MST1000-F.
POF is the medium of choice for high-speed data links inside the modern car.
Media Oriented System Transport is the current standard for in-car infotainment and telemetrics communication.
When a plastic optical fiber undergoes a physical change, such as bending, the light passing through it undergoes changes that are detectable, allowing it to be used as a sensor.
Mitsubishi ESKA™ 1×2.2mm duplex cable, general purpose for industrial data and sensor applications. Part FF-GH 4001-P.
Plastic optical fiber can withstand heat, direct sunlight, and, with the right components, dust and moisture. Image: MINING.com / Flickr (source) (CC BY 2.0)
Because POF is made of insulating materials, it can provide electrically isolated data links in environments and applications where electrical isolation is critical. Image: NAVFAC / Flickr (source) (CC BY 2.0)
Plastic optical fiber offers complete immunity to EMI, because it is made entirely of insulating materials.
POF brings several key advantages over copper and glass to every application that it is used in. Image: verkeorg / Flickr (source) (CC BY-SA 2.0)
Plastic optical fiber balances high-bandwidth data capabilities and resiliency to temperature, vibration, and electrical noise, making it ideal for automotive infotainment and telemetry systems. Image: The Car Spy / Flickr (source) (CC BY 2.0)