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FIBERLIGN Dielectric Dead-end
HIGH, MEDIUM, ANO LIMITED TENSION DIELECTRIC DEAD-ENDS
Be su reto read and completely understand this procedure before applying product. Be sure to select the
proper PREFORMED product before application.
1b. STRUCTURAL REINFORCING LAYER (SRL) COMPONENT
2. THIMBLE CLEVIS
(Required but sold separately)
4. COLOR CODE ANO
CROSSOVER MARK
u ~ c .. u-="'u COMPONENT
5. SRL CENTER MARK
(not visible in drawing)
(Hgh and Medi um Tension
Dead-ends only)
6. RED WARNING MARK
(Li mted Tension only)
FIGURE 1 - FIBERLIGN DIELECTRIC DEAD-END ANO ASSOCIATED HARDWARE
1.00 NOMENCLATURE
1 a. Dead-end Component (lncluded)
1 b. Structural Reinforcing Layer (SRL)
Component (lncluded)
2. Thimble Clevis (Required, but not in-
cluded. Sold separately)
3. i:.xtension Link (Optional)
4. Color Code and Crossover Marks
5. SRL Center mark (High & Medium Tension
Dead-ends only)
6. Red Warning Mark (Limited Tension
Dead-ends only)
2.00 DESCRIPTION
2.01 FIBERLIGN Dielectric Dead-ends term-
nate self-supporting all dielectric optical cable,
keeping the cable under the required tension while pre-
serving the desired sag.
2.02 FIBERLIGN Dielectric Dead-ends are
specially designad to provide the required hold-
ing strength while minimizing any compressive stresses
that may be transferred to the fiber optic elements.
3.00 INSTALLATION ISSUES
3.01 Length: FIBERLIGN Dielectri c Dead-ends are
manufacturad with a specific number of rods
(wires) and length specified by PLP in order to provide
necessary holding strength.
CAUTION: Alterations to the number or length of the
rods may prevent the product from functioning
properl y. Do not alter the rods in any way.
3.02 Specific Dead-end and Cable Design:
FIBERLIGN Dielectric Dead-ends are available
in three versions: Custom designad HIGH TENSION
and MEDIUM TENSION Dielectric Dead-ends and
standard design LIMITED TENSION Dead-ends.
+ HIGH & MEDIUM TENSION Dielectric Dead-
ends are intended for use on applications with
relatively high tensions (greater than approxi-
mately 1 ,000# stringing tension and 2,500#
working load), long spans (depending on actual
tensions), high operating temperaturas, special
cable jackets, and/or un usual operating condi-
tions. They are usually custom designad for a
specific application and require an engineering

recommendation from PLPtl. Holding capabili-
ties may vary according to the specifi c cable
and operating conditions.
CAUTION: Be sure the HIGH or MEDIUM TENSION
Dielectric Dead-ends you are using are designed
for the cable and actual installation in which they
will be installed. Cables with the same outside
diameter may require different designs. Consult
PLP for specifics.
+ LIMITED TENSION Dielectric Dead-ends are
intended for use on applications with relatively
low tensions (1,000# maximum stringing
tension and 2,500# maximum working load,
short spans (depending on actual tensions),
and "normal" operati ng conditions and cable
jackets. They have a "standard" design that is
not cable specific and consequently will provide
varying holding capabilities according to the
specific cable and operating conditions.
CAUTION: Be su re tension and holding requirements
of the application do not exceed the capabilities of
the LIMITED TENSION Dielectric Dead-end.
Consult PLP for specifics.
3.03 Structural Reinforcing Layer (SRL): This
!ayer of helically formed rods transfers the load
between the cable jacket and the dead-end component.
The SRL is specially designed to transfer these axial
tensile torces without distorting the cable.
3.04 Associated Hardware: There are two additional
components associated with the FIBERLIGN
Dielectric Dead-end application.
A. Thimble clevis: A clevis of proper size and
strength is required in arder to support the dead-
end's loop and connect the dead-end to the
structure or other fittings.
+ HIGH TENSION Dielectric Dead-ends require a
thimble clevis with a mnimum seat diameter of
2.25". Available from PLP is the ATC-20M
which is rated at 20,000# and has a seat
diameter of approximately 3".
+ MEDIUM & LIMITED TENSION Dielectric
Dead-ends require a thimble clevis with a
mnimum seat diameter of 1.6". Avai lable from
PLP is the ATC-10M which is rated ata mni-
mum of 1 0,000# and has a seat diameter of
approximately 2.25".
B. Extension link: The optional extension link
positions the dead-end at the structure to allow an
acceptable cable bendi ng radius. A 14" link with 5/8"
eye nut is available from PLP.
3.05 Re-application: FIBERLIGN Dielectric
Dead-ends may be used only once as a
pulling-in grip, removed then reapplied only once more
for permanent installation, for a total of two
applications. DO NOT re-use after initial , permanent
installation is completed.
CAUTION: Most fiber failures occur during dead-
ending. Therefore, it is importan! to understand the
above installation issues and the following applica-
tion procedures.
4.00 STRUCTURAL REINFORCING
LA VER APPLICATION
4.01 Befare applying the structural reinforcing
!ayer, loop the FIBERLIGN Dielectric Dead-end
component through the thimble clevis and position it
parallel to the cable. (Figure 2)
FIGURE 2- POSITIONING FIBERLIGN
DIELECTRIC DEAD-END COMPONENT
4.02 Mark the cable at the color-coded crossover
mark on the dead-end. This will be the refer-
ence mark for positioning the structural reinforcing !ayer
(SRL) subsets on the cable.
4.03 Align the color code mark located near the
structure of the SRL subset with the reference
mark you just made on the cable.
+ HIGH & MEDIUM TENSI ON Dielectric Dead-end
SRL rods are best installed starting at the center
of the rods due top their long length. Begin at the
center mark of the subset and apply them while
pulling the rod legs up and away from the cable
as you wrap them on as shown in Figure 3.
CAUTION: lf you start to apply the SRL subsets of a
HIGH or MEDIUM TENSION Dielectric Dead-end at
the crossover mark near the structure7you may have
difficulty phasing in the end of the final SRL subsets.
+ LIMITE O TENSION Dielectric Dead-end SRL
rods can be installed starting at the crossover
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mark due to their short length. lt may also be
possible to completely install all the subsets one-
by-one. However, for ease of installation it is
suggested to follow the alternating subset
installation steps used for High and Medium
Tension Dead-ends.
FIGURE 3 - WRAPPING FIRST SUBSET OF HIGH &
MEDIUM TENSION DEAD-END
4.04 Wrap the rods of the first subset completely
on to the cable and snap the ends into place,
although you may leave portions of this subset tempo-
rarily unwrapped if convenient as shown in Figure 4.
4.05 Align the center mark of a second subset wi th
the first subset. (Figure 4)
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CENTER
MARK
FIGURE 4- ALIGNING SECOND SUBSET
4.06 Wrap the second subset on the cable for two or
three pitch lengths, leaving the ends loose.
(Figure 5)
FIGURE 5- WRAPPING SECOND SUBSET
PLP TIP: lt aids installation if you wrap a subset on the
cable into a previously applied subset. Wrapping
~ from a previously applied subset can increase
the gap between subsets and cause application
problems at the ends of the unapplied subsets.
Wrapping all unapplied subsets at the same time
can also help avoid this problem.
4.07 Apply remaining subsets as outlined in steps
4.05 and 4.06. (Figure 6)
FIGURE 6- ALIGNING REMAINING SUBSET
4.08 To complete application, wrap unapplied subsets
in.tQ previously applied subsets Q[ use both hands
to wrap subsets simultaneously into position as shown in
Figure 7. First wrap one end, then wrap the other en d. To
assure a strong reinforcement, make sure that rods are
not crossed and that all rods are evenly spaced. MAKE
SURE ALL ROO ENDS ARE IN PLACE. Do not use toofs
that can damage the cable jacket.
FIGURE 7 - COMPLETING SRL APPLICATION
5.00 FIBERLIGN DIELECTRIC DEAD-
END APPLICATION
5.01 lnsert FIBERLIGN Dielectric Dead-end
loop through a proper size and strength Thimble
Clevis.
5.02 Align the crossover mark of the dead-end
with the color code mark (not center mark) of the
SRL. Begin application by wrapping the dead-end legs
over the SRL starting at the crossover marks as shown in
Figure 8. lt may be possible to wrap one leg at a time;
however, it may aid installation to wrap both legs simulta-
neously.
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FIGURE 8 - BEGIN APPLICATION AT COLOR-
CODEO CROSSOVER MARK
5.03 Continue the installation by wrapping !he leg(s)
around the SRL as shown in Figure 9. Whether
you wrap one leg ata time or both simultaneously, make
sure !he gap between both legs is evenly spaced.
FIGURE 9 - WRAPPING THE DEAD-END
5.04 To ea se final installation, do not apply !he
leg pitches. Split the legs as shown in
then apply them completely. Make sure all rod ends iife'
snapped into place.
FIGURE 1 O - SF .... n fiNG THE LEGS
FIGURE 11 - FINISHED APPLICATION
SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS
1. This Application Procedure is not intended to supersede any company construction or safety
standards. This procedure is off.et'ed only to illustrate safe application for the individual. CAUTION:
FAILURETO FOLLOWTHESE PROCEDURES ANO RESTRICTIONS MAY RESULT IN PERSONAL
INJURY OR DEATH.
2. This product is intended for a single (one-time) use and for the specified application. CAUTION: DO
NOT REUSE OR MODIFYTHIS PRODUCT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.
3. This product is intended for use by trai .. ed craftspeople only. This product S!::fOULD NOT BE USED
by anyone who is not familiar with and trained in the use of it.
4. When working in the area of energized lines with this product, EXTRA CARE should be taken to
prevent accidental electrical contact.
5. For PROPER PERFORMANCE ANO PERSONAL SAFETY be sure to select the proper type and size
FIBERLIGN Dielectric Dead-end before application.
6. FIBERLIGN Dielectric Dead-ends are precision devices. To insure proper performance, they should
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BANDING BRACKET KIT #710010745:
APPLICATION WITH FIBERLIGN
Delectrc Dead-ends wth Extension
Link & Eye Nut
Figure 3
Kit Contents (See Figure 3 exploded view):
<D Bolt 5/8"-11 x 2" long Lock Washer for 5/8" bolt
@ 12 K lb (50 kN) Bandng Bracket @ Nut 5/8"-11
APPLICATION: The Limited Tenson Banding Bracket s rated for
dead-end tensile loads up to 5000 pounds (22 kN). The 12K lb (50
kN) Banding Bracket s rated for dead-end tensle loads up to 12,000
pounds (50 kN). The bolt (tem 1) connects to a 5/8" Eye Nut. PLP
Extenson Link & Eye Nut accessory (Catalog Number 71002366) can be
provded for use with Dielectric Uead-ends. Use one 1-1/4" (32 mm) wide
x 0.040" (1 mm) thick band in the orientation shown to sufficiently meet
the strength requirements for this application.
lnstall the bolt (item 1) through the bracket (tem 2) an secure the bolt
against the bracket with l o e ~ washer (tem 3) and nut (tem 4). Two bands
are required to achieve full rated strength- thread each band through the
slots in the bracket as shown. lnstall a[ld tighten the band per manufac-
turer recommendations.
lnstall the Eye-Nut and subsequent hardware to properly link the
FIBERLI GN Dielectric Dead-end. Figure 3 illustrates the use of an
extension link, eye nut and thimble clevis to link the dead-end. Review
application procedures provided with the FIBERLIGN Dielectric Dead-end
for further details.
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