Point sensor for optical arc flash detection

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AFBR-S10PS010Z is an optical point sensor with self-supervision functionality. The light that meets the point sensor is captured and fed into a plastic optical fiber (POF). The self-supervision functionality is achieved by an in-built coupling between two fibers. The special POF-based sensor design allows the system engineer to avoid any galvanic contact between the arc flash area and the detection electronics.

The point sensor consists of two parts -- the sensor head AFBR-S10PS010Z and the connector AFBR-S10PS011Z. Both AFBR-S10PS010Z and AFBR-S10PS011Z are part of Broadcom’s comprehensive arc flash detection portfolio. In combination with Broadcom’s sensor transceiver AFBR-S10TR001Z, they are intended to be used for the detection of arc flash events in electrical power grids.


  • Light capturing through the translucent head of the point sensor
  • Light coupling into a plastic optical fiber by means of the plastic optical fiber connector
  • Optical link self-supervision supported (heartbeat signal)
  • Low Halogen and RoHS compliance
  • UL flammability UL94HB
  • Good chemical resistance
  • Operating temperature range -40°C to 85°C
  • Acceptance cone exceeds 180° spherical with high homogeneity


  • Arc flash event detection
  • Light detection

Lifecycle Status


Substance Compliance

  • RoHS6
    Fully Compliant
Specification Value
Lifecycle Active
Distrib. Inventory Yes
RoHS6 Compliant Y
Form Factor NA
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