The D12C Custom Multimode Latching Dual 1x2 optical switch is equivalent to two S12 Multimode Latching Single 1x2 optical switches in one switch that change state together and cannot be switched independently, with 6 fibers and 2 states, and an extra path in state 1. In state 1, input fiber 1 is connected to output fiber 6, input fiber 4 is connected to output fiber 3, and output fibers 5 and 2 are connected. In many applications, the extra path between output fibers 5 and 2 has no effect and in some cases is useful for monitoring. In state 2, input fiber 1 is connected to output fiber 5 and input fiber 4 is connected to output fiber 2.


This latching version of the D12C Custom Multimode switch requires no steady state input power. The switch is set to state 1 or state 2 by a single pulse of 20 milliseconds or longer. Continuous current is preferable to maintain the switched state under high vibrational stress. The latching design retains its switched state during a power loss.


Cables and Cable Length

   All cables are 900µm tight buffer and 1.0 meter length.  Custom lengths are available at additional cost.



   Standard voltage of 5 Volts and a 50 ohm coil.  Other options are available on request.

D12C Custom Multimode Latching