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External Underground Single Loose Tube Optical Fiber Cable

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Part No: AFOUY006OS2, AFOUY012OS2, AFOUY024OS2

Region: apac

This loose tube dielectric optical cable is designed for external underground installations in ducts by pulling, jetting or floating techniques or by underground usage as per Australian standards. Mainly used for distribution and access network. Polyamide provides anti-termite protection.

Made up of a loose tube construction, the tube is made of a thermoplastic material, containing up to 24 optical fibers filled with a low viscosity, thixotropic, non-melting gel fully compatible with fiber coating and tube material, a glass fiber reinforced plastic material (GRP) strength member and water swellable elements (dry-core) providing longitudinal water tightness. The sheath is made up of a UV stabilized polyethylene in compliance with AS 1049. Two ripcords provided beneath the sheath for easy removal. The outer jacket is a UV stabilized polyamide (Nylon) in compliance with AS 1049 integrally bonded to PE sheath.

Available only in Australia.

Features & Benefits Technical Info
  • Loose tube construction surrounds the fibers in a protective gel, allowing for expansion and contraction of the
    cable without damage to the fibers
  • Outer nylon jacket provides protection from termites
  • Two ripcords under the outer sheath for easy removal of jacket
  • RoHS compliant

MECHANICAL
Number of fibers: 6 to 24
Number of elements: 1
Tube/Filler diameter: 2.9mm
Cable nominal diameter: 9.4mm
Cable nominal weight: 77kg/km
Max. installation tension: 2.0kN
Max. crush resistance
  Short term: 2.0kN/100mm
  Long term: 1.0kN/100mm
Min. bending radius
  At full load: 250mm
  At no load: 125mm
Temperature range
  Installation: -0°C to +50°C
  Transport & Storage: -20°C to +70°C
  Operation: -10°C to +70 °C

ELECTRICAL/OPTICAL
General Characteristics
  Material: Silica/Germanium doped silica
  Index Profile: Step Index, Matched Cladding
Dimensions
  Cladding Diameter: 125 ± 0.7um
  Cladding Non-Circularity error: ≤1.0%
  Core / Cladding concentricity error: ≤0.5um
Primary Coating
  Material: UV Cured acrylic resin
  External Diameter (uncolored fiber): 245 ± 5um
  Coating Concentricity error: ≤12um
Transmission Characteristics
  Mode Field Diameter @ 1310 nm: 9.2 ± 0.4um
  Max. Attenuation (un-cabled fiber)
   @ 1310nm ≤0.35dB/km
   @ 1383nm ≤0.35dB/km
   @ 1550nm ≤0.21dB/km
  Max. Attenuation (Tight Buffer cabled)
   @ 1310nm ≤0.4dB/km
   @ 1383nm ≤0.4dB/km
   @ 1550nm ≤0.3dB/km
   @ 1625nm ≤0.3dB/km
  Chromatic Dispersion
   In the range 1285 to 1330nm ≤3.5ps/(nm.km)
   @ 1550nm ≤18ps/(nm.km)
   @ 1625nm ≤22ps/(nm.km)
   Cabled cut-off wavelength: 1260nm
   Zero dispersion wavelength: 1302 to 1322ps/(nm2.km)
   Zero Dispersion Slope: ≤0.092ps/(nm2.km)
   Polarization mode dispersion coefficient
   (PMD Single drum): ≤0.2ps/√km
   PMD Link: ≤0.08ps/√km
Effective Group Index
  @ 1310nm 1.4675
  @ 1550nm 1.4681
Mechanical Characteristics of Primary Fiber Proof Test for 1 sec (or equivalent): 1%

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