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NextSTEP Optical Fiber Splice Tray

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NS-SPL-12

The NextSTEP™ Fiber Splice Tray and the NextSTEP™ Ribbon Fiber Splice Tray are innovative new splice trays that support fusion splicing applications for loose-tube, tight-buffered and ribbon fiber cables.

The NextSTEP Fiber Splice Tray is available in either 12F or 24F models for both loose-tube and tight-buffered fibers. Splices are secured within the Tray with either one or two 12-fiber snap-in 'splice sleeve holders', and each sleeve holder also supports one bare-fiber splitter. The industry-exclusive 'splice sleeve holders' secure splices in-place magnetically without having to press-fit newly spliced sleeves into rigid holders or clips - eliminating performance robbing 'micro-bends' in the splice sleeve. The 12F Splice Tray is easily field upgradeable to 24F capacity by adding a second snap-in 'splice sleeve holder'. Each Fiber Splice Tray ships with 12 or 24 high quality splice sleeves, cable ties, and a clear plastic tray cover to protect/contain fibers within the tray.

The NextSTEP Ribbon Fiber Splice Tray manages one or two 12F ribbon cables for a total of up to 24F per tray. The ribbon cable mass-splice sleeve is mounted 'standing up' into either of two 'ribbon slack wheels' integrated into the Tray. Each slack wheel manages up to 3' of slack on either side of the mass-splice sleeve within the tray itself (up to 6' per slack wheel). The 'on edge' orientation of the ribbon cables means that the cables spool neatly around the slack wheels and never crossover or twist within the tray. Proper bend radius and strain-relief are assured at all times.

Both Splice Trays are precision manufactured from high-impact yellow thermoplastic. The highcontrast yellow color improves visibility and reduces eyestrain, making installation and maintenance easier and faster with better results. Integrated tabs, routing features and cable-tie attachment points control bend radius and provide strain-relief; and both Splice Trays support cable entry at all 4 corners for maximum installation flexibility.

Both Splice Trays are fully compatible with all NextSTEP Patch Panels and support up to 288F in 1RU; 1,152F in 4RUs; and up to 144F in NextSTEP Wall Mount Patch Panels. Both Splice Trays may be inserted or removed from the front or rear of any NextSTEP Patch Panel, and both trays may be mixed or matched in any combination with other types of NextSTEP Fiber Modules.

• Fiber count capacity 24 Fibers
• Cover material UL 94 V-0 High-Impact Thermoplastic
• Base material UL 94 V-0 High-Impact Thermoplastic
• Dimensions 9.75 in (248mm) x 4.1 in (104mm) x 0.47 in (12mm)

UL 94
Tests for Flammability of Plastic Material for Parts in Devices and Appliances
RoHS
Directive on Restriction of Hazardous Substances

Description Fiber Splice Tray
NS-SPL-12/24
Ribbon Fiber Splice Tray
NS-SPL-RIB-24
Application Designed for individual fiber fusion splicing Designed for ribbon fiber fusion splicing
Capacity Up to 12F or 24F/Tray
(loose-tube or tight-buffered)
Up to 24F/Tray
(2 x 12F ribbon cables/Tray)
Snap-in magnetic 'Splice Sleeve Holder' 1 holder per 12F Tray
(field upgradeable to)
2 holders per 24F Tray
Not Applicable
Clear plastic Tray cover Contains and protects individual fibers Not Applicable
Ribbon Fiber Slack Wheel Not Applicable Manage up to 6’ of ribbon cable per Wheel
Controls bend radius and
provides strain relief
Recommended splice sleeves Wirewerks P/N SL-2506-5 Wirewerks P/N RSL-4001
Cable entry at all 4 corners For maximum installation flexibility For maximum installation flexibility
Multiple cable-tie attachment points For secure cable management and strain-relief For secure cable management and strain-relief
Integrated tabs and fiber routing features For bend radius control and effective strain-relief For bend radius control and effective strain-relief
High impact thermoplastic material Durability and long-life Durability and long-life
Yellow color High-contrast improves visibility to reduce technician eye-strain and fatigue High-contrast improves visibility to reduce technician eye-strain and fatigue
Compatible with all NextSTEP Patch Panels Mix'n'match Splice Trays with any other NextSTEP Module in any slot in any NextSTEP Patch Panel Mix'n'match Splice Trays with any other NextSTEP Module in any slot in any NextSTEP Patch Panel
Trays slide-in/out from front or rear of Panel Simplifies/expedites installation and maintenance Simplifies/expedites installation and maintenance
Capacity in NextSTEP 1U Rack Mount Up to 288F Up to 288F
(24 x 12F ribbon cables)
Capacity in NextSTEP 4U Rack Mount Up to 1,152F Up to 1,152F
(96 x 12F ribbon cables)
Capacity in NextSTEP Wall Mount Up to 144F Up to 144F
(12 x 12F ribbon cables)

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