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Application

Single jacket loose tube cable with a dielectric central strength member, reinforced with glass yarns and polyethylene jacket, designed for outdoor applications, for direct installations in duct. The cable is supplied in UV resistant high density polyethylene (HDPE) duct.

Construction 

Up to 12 optical fibers are enclosed in a polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) tubes.

Up to 24 tubes are stranded around jacketed dielectric central member together with PE fillers to form the cable core.

The fibers and tubes are color coded for easy identification.

All the interstices in the cable core are filled with a water blocking materials to prevent water penetration. Water swelling glass yarns are laid over the cable core to serve as peripheral dielectric strength members.

A polyethylene jacket extruded over the glass yarns provides the final cable shape and protection. A ripcord is provided under the jacket to facilitate its removal.

The cable is inserted into UV resistant high density polyethylene duct for wide range of uses including extreme temperatures, abrasive and high tension applications in underground installations.


Cable Nominal Dimensions and Weight

FIBER
COUNT

2-60

61-72

73-96

97-120

121-144

145-216

217-240

241-288

Cable
Outer 

Diameter

inch

0.4

0.42

0.49

0.56

0.62

0.61

0.64

0.71

mm

10.1

10.7

12.5

14.1

15.7

15.4

16.2

18

Cable
Weight

lb/kft

47

53

69

97

112

97

109

134

kg/km

70

79

103

145

166

145

162

200


Cable Handling 

 

Minimum bend radius with load
Minimum bend radius with no load
Minimum bend radius, storage coils 
Maximum rated cable load (MRCL) 
Maximum long term load

15 x OD 
10 x OD
10 x OD
600 lbs (2700 N)
180 lbs (800N)






 

Temperature Range  

 

Installation
Operation
Storage 

-300C to 600C (-220F to 1400F)
-600C to 700C (-760F to 1580F)
-400C to 750C (-400F to 1670F)

Fiber Characteristics 

 

Type

Single mode

Multi mode

PHYSICAL Characteristics

 

 

50/125

62.5/125

Core Diameter

µm

 

50.0 ± 2.5

50.0 ± 2.5

Clad Diameter

µm

125.0 ± 0.7

125.0 ± 1.0

125.0 ± 1.0

Core/Clad Concentricity Error (Offset)

µm

≤ 0.5,<0.2 typical

≤ 1.0

≤ 1.0

Coating diameter

µm

235-245

245 ± 10

245 ± 10

Tensile proof test

kpsi

100

100

100

OPTICAL CHARACTERISTICS

 

 

 

 

Attenuation for Wavelength at 1310 nm

dB/km

≤0.34 (max), ≤0.32 typical

 

 

Attenuation for Wavelength at 1550 nm

dB/km

≤0.21 (max), ≤0.19 typical

 

 

Attenuation for Wavelength at 850 nm

dB/km

 

≤ 2.3

≤ 0.9

Attenuation for Wavelength at 1300 nm

dB/km

 

≤ 0.6

≤ 0.6

Zero Dispersion Wavelength (λ0)

Nm

1302-1322

1295-1340

1320-1365

MODE FIELD DIAMETER

 

 

 

 

for wavelength 1310 nm

µm

9.2 ± 0.4

 

 

for wavelength 1550 nm

µm

10.4 ± 0.5

 

 

Cut-off wavelength (λcc)

nm

≤ 1260

 

 


Fibers and Tubes Color-Code per TIA/EIA 598A

FIBER
NO.

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

COLOR

Blue

Orange

Green

Brown

Slate

White

Red

Black

Yellow

Violet

Rose

Aqua


Polyethylene Duct Characteristics

General specification:
The duct is manufactured from virgin high density polyethylene
The ducts are supplied with smooth walls and come either in orange color or in black with 3 orange stripes
The duct is capable of being coiled in continuous lengths, transported, stored outdoors and subsequently uncoiled for installation – without affecting its properties or performance
The duct performs in underground and above-ground installation an ambient temperature range of minus 300F to 1300F
The duct specified for areal installations is ultraviolet light-resistant by UV light stabilizer protecting the duct for a minimum of 12 months in direct sunlight

The duct is bent to a minimum (supported) radius of 10 outer diameters

Tests on finishing duct are performed in accordance with:

  • ASTM D3035 Polyethylene Plastic Pipe Based on Controlled Outside Diameter 
  • ASTM D1248 Polyethylene Plastics Molding and Extrusion Materials (Type III, Class A, B or C, Category 5, grade P34)
  • ASTM D1693 Environmental Stress Cracking of Ethylene Plastics (Cond. B, F20/96 HRS)
  • ASTM D1238 Flow Rates of Thermoplastics by extrusion Plastometer
  • ASTM D638 Tensile properties of Plastics
  • ASTM D3350 Polyethylene Plastic Pipe and Fitting Materials (Cell #335440)
  • NEMA TC 7 Smooth-wall Coilable Polyethylene Electrical Plastic Duct

 
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