Arc flash accidents in electrical power distribution networks are a constant threat to both network infrastructure and human life. Optical systems are increasingly being used to successfully detect and prevent such accidents.

Broadcom components for optical arc flash detection help the system engineer to build an efficient and reliable arc flash protection system. The sensor transceiver is very compact, robust, low light sensitive and features a inbuilt self-test functionality. The POF sensor fiber shows high sensitivity to the arc flash light and is equipped with a robust transparent jacket. Together, these components form a perfect system that also uses the Broadcom simplex and duplex VL connectors and mating connectors. An evaluation kit and supporting literature are available.