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3M Single Mode Hot Melt Plug 8100 ST Series YS

3MTM Hot Melt Connectors are among the most popular with contractors because of their reliability and ease of use. They come pre-loaded with an adhesive that is not limited in shelf life, and the termination procedure provides the ability to reheat and reposition the fibre in the termination process. This easy-to-install field mount connector provides reliable performance in indoor and outdoor applications and has no internal splice.

Key Features

Meets TIA/EIA 568-B.3 standard for indoor and outdoor applications Long term reliability. Ease of use on backbone and horizontal cable Quick termination in <2 minutes; high yield Allows custom length cable assemblies to be built on site Enhances cable management in telecom room or central office Minimizes cable slack Adhesive fiber retention Not dependent on mechanical retention alone 3M field polishing process produces <55dB reflection, singlemode Reliable in high speed transmission Pre-loaded adhesive No epoxy mixing or mess; no pot life Re-heatable adhesive Allows fiber repositioning Blue dot of adhesive Easy to see when polishing is complete


  • Singlemode and multimode local area networks and campus wiring
  • Singlemode telephony central office and CATV headend
  • Environmental performance requirements exceeding EIA/TIA 568-B.3
  • Singlemode reflection requirements of –55dB • Available in LC, ST, SC, FC singlemode and multimode connectors
  • Provides reliable performance in a wide range of indoor and outdoor applications

Technical Specification

Testing Specification TIA/EIA 568-B.3
Operating Temperature* -10°C to +60°C (+14°F to +140°F)
Attenuation* <0.2dB typical
Reflection* 55dB typical
Mating Durability 300 Matings <0.2dB change
Storage Temperature -40°C to +85°C (-40°F to +185°F)
Materials and Identification
Ferrule Zirconia ceramic
Housing Body Nickel plated zinc
Boot Thermoplastic elastomer
Flame Retardancy UL-94 V-0
Adhesive Blue dot on ferrule
Notes *Multimode connectors tested at 850nm and 1300nm. *Singlemode connectors tested at 1310nm and 1550nm.*Tested for 96 hours at 85°C, exceeding TIA/EIA 568-B.3