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This HUBER+SUHNER Optipack MTP conversion harness enables the conversion of a single Base-24 MTP connection to 3 x Base-8 MTP connections.

Base-24 MTP to Base-8 MTP Conversion Harness

Optipack conversion harness for Base-24 to Base-8 network infrastructure

Conversion harnesses enable users to convert their existing MTP backbone infrastructure to an MTP type that matches their active equipment.

The Base-24 MTP to Base-8 MTP Conversion Harness converts a single Base-24 MTP connection to become three Base-8 connections. Using a conversion harness is a low-loss alternative to using conversion modules because they eliminate one mated MTP pair across the link. Every connection in a link adds a degree of unwanted loss, but with HUBER+SUHNER’s ultra-low-loss modules and harness assemblies, this loss is kept to an absolute minimum. This delivers flexibility but keeps the higher data rates required for today’s businesses.

A Base-24 fibre conversion harness allows users to convert their 24 fibre backbone trunk cables into Base-8 connections so that 40G data rates can achieved. The single Base-24 connection is split to provide three Base-8 connections giving the user three 40G ports.

To help identify the MTP connector’s base rate, HUBER+SUHNER uses colour-coding on their IANOS modules that is continued through to the strain-relief boots of their MTP cables enabling easier identification and helping to reduce or spot incorrectly mated connectors. Base-24 uses a red connector, Base-12 black and Base-8 grey connectors.

Features & Benefits

Features & Benefits

  • Converts Base-12 and Base-8 backbones to 40G or 100G.
  • Colour-coded connectors for fast identification.
  • Compact divider.
  • Small diameter cable.
  • Low-loss alternative to conversion modules.
  • Bend-optimised fibre
  • Polarity managed for easy integration.




ApplicationData centre equipment connections
Fibre TypeOS2E9/125 low bend (G.657 A2)
OM4G50/125 – OM4 low bend (IEC 60793-2-10 A1a.3)
Cable TypeMetal free indoor cable – Strain relieved aramid yarn
Cable Jacket ColourOS2Yellow
OM4Heather Violet



ConnectorsSide AMTP® (female / male)
Side BMTP® (female / male)
Furcation / fan-out shortest /longest lengthSide ANo furcation
Side BFurcation fan-out MTP®


Optical Performance

ApplicationTested acc. toOptionValues
Connector Insertion LossIEC 61300-3-4 *<0.35dB
Return LossIEC 61300-3-6SM>60dB


Mechanical Characteristics

ApplicationTested acc. toOptionBase 8, 12Base 24
Cable Diameter (mm)3.03.6
Max. Tensile Strength Divider (N)IEC 60794-1-2 E1During installation150
Max. Tensile Strength Cable (N)IEC 60794-1-2 E1During installation500
In service200
Crush Resistance (N/dm)IEC 60794-1-2 E3Short-term5000
Minimal Bending Radius (mm)IEC 60794-1-2 E11During installation20
In service10

* Multimode MT elite ferrule as tested with proposed encircled flux launch condition on 50μm fibre and 850nm per IEC 61280-4-1Singlemode MT elite ferrule compliant with IEC 61755-3-31/grade B


Environmental Characteristics

ApplicationTested acc. toConditionBase 8, 12, 24
Fire PropagationIEC 60332-1-2On vertical single cablePassed
IEC 60332-3-24On vertical cable bundlePassed
CPR CompliantDca-s1,d0,a1
2011/65/EC (RoHS)Compliant

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