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Fiber Optic Cable


Optical Ground Wire (OPT-GW) Tower Guide Clamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
AlumaCore OPT-GW. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Trunion Assemblies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
CentraCore OPT-GW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Spiral Vibration Damper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
HexaCore OPT-GW. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Slotted Core OPT-GW. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Loose Tube Cable
Stainless Steel Fiber Optic Tubes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Non-Armored Loose Tube Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Armored Loose Tube Cable - Single Jacket / Single Armor . . . . . 48
Optical Ground Wire Accessories Armored Loose Tube Cable - Double Jacket / Single Armor. . . . . 50
Bolted Dead End . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Indoor / Outdoor Loose Tube Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Comealong . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Uniflex® Non-Armored Loose Tube Cable. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Downlead & Wood Pole Clamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Uniflex® Armored Loose Tube Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Mechanical Suspensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Uniflex® Indoor / Outdoor Loose Tube Cable. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Opti-Guard™ Splice Enclosure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Heavy Duty Uniflex® Indoor / Outdoor Loose Tube Cable . . . . . . . 57
SB01 Splice Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Vibration Damper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 MicroCore®
Sheath Stripper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Dielectric Access MicroCore Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Stainless Steel Tube Cutter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 UNI-Tube MicroCore Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Ruggedized MicroCore Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
All-Dielectric Self Supporting (AFL-ADSS®)
Aerial Drop Cable - 6 Fiber . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 SkyWrap® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Aerial Drop Cable - 12 Fiber . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Mini-Span® 424 Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Premise Cable
Mini-Span® 484 Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Simplex Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Mini-Span® 535 Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Zipcord and DUAL-Link Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Medium Design Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 QUAD-Link and Circular Premise Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Transmission Design Cable. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Armored Tight Buffered Circular Premise Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Multi-Unit Circular Premise Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
All-Dielectric Self Supporting Accessories Indoor / Outdoor Plenum Tight Buffered Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Mini Dead Ends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Indoor / Outdoor Riser Tight Buffered Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Mechanical / Wedge Dead Ends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Breakout Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Formed Wire Dead Ends and Suspensions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 RIBBON-Link® Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Mini Bracket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41

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Optical Ground Wire
(OPT-GW)
fiber optic cable

AlumaCore OPT-GW
AlumaCore Optical Ground Wire is preferred for its performance under the most rugged
conditions. Its central aluminum pipe provides superb fiber protection making it ideal for
the most basic installations to those requiring high tensions or extremely long spans.

features cable components


• Fiber counts up to 96 aluminum clad steel wire
• Optical unit provides exceptional mech- aluminum alloy wire
anical and thermal protection for fibers aluminum pipe
• Thick-walled aluminum pipe provides optical unit
hermetic seal for optical units, excellent
crush resistance and low resistivity
• Stranded wires selected to optimize mech-
anical and electrical properties of cable
• Dielectric optical units are available with
6, 8, 12, 18 and 24 fibers
• Supplied with up to 4 optical units,
depending on fiber count

typical designs
FAULT
FIBERS CURRENT TOTAL CONDUCTOR AREA OVERALL DIAMETER WEIGHT RBS SAG10 MAX SHIP LENGTH *
OPT-GW SIZE
CHART #
(max) (kA)²sec in² mm² in mm lbs/ft kg/m lbs kg Wood (m) Steel (m)
8 AC-53/449 39 0.1166 75.24 0.449 11.4 0.283 0.421 15122 6860 1-1453 7000 7000
8 AC-27/27/449 48 0.1166 75.24 0.449 11.4 0.212 0.315 9679 4390 1-1439 7000 7000
8 AC-86/535 74 0.1677 108.17 0.535 13.6 0.430 0.640 22279 10106 1-1442 7000 7000
8 AC-43/43/535 96 0.1677 108.17 0.535 13.6 0.315 0.469 14239 6459 1-1170 7000 7000
12 AC-57/465 41 0.1210 78.08 0.465 11.8 0.300 0.447 16214 7355 1-1421 7000 7000
12 AC-29/29/465 51 0.1210 78.08 0.465 11.8 0.224 0.334 10344 4692 1-1439 7000 7000
12 AC-72/504 56 0.1445 93.21 0.504 12.8 0.368 0.548 20329 9221 1-1442 6500 7000
12 AC-32/40/504 70 0.1445 93.21 0.504 12.8 0.282 0.420 13732 6229 1-917 7000 7000
24 AC-64/528 70 0.1523 98.26 0.528 13.4 0.359 0.535 18416 8354 1-1450 6500 7000
24 AC-29/34/528 82 0.1523 98.26 0.528 13.4 0.280 0.417 12376 5614 1-1438 6500 7000
24 AC-74/552 82 0.1679 108.33 0.552 14.0 0.404 0.602 21157 9597 1-1453 6000 7000
24 AC-37/37/552 100 0.1679 108.33 0.552 14.0 0.306 0.455 13581 6160 1-1438 7000 7000
36 AC-71/571 95 0.1758 113.39 0.571 14.5 0.409 0.609 16437 7456 1-1461 6000 7000
36 AC-33/38/571 110 0.1758 113.39 0.571 14.5 0.321 0.478 13779 6250 1-1438 7000 7000
36 AC-86/607 118 0.2002 129.14 0.607 15.4 0.480 0.714 24829 11263 1-1457 5000 7000
36 AC-40/47/607 141 0.2002 129.14 0.607 15.4 0.374 0.556 16646 7551 1-1439 6500 7000
48 AC-86/646 152 0.2208 142.43 0.646 16.4 0.508 0.757 25098 11384 1-1461 4500 7000
48 AC-34/52/646 172 0.2208 142.43 0.646 16.4 0.417 0.621 18053 8189 1-1439 5500 7000
48 AC-129/724 239 0.2876 185.57 0.724 18.4 0.702 1.045 34134 15483 1-1453 3500 5500
48 AC-65/65/724 292 0.2876 185.57 0.724 18.4 0.528 0.786 22074 10013 1-1438 4500 5500
72 AC-87/659 169 0.2313 149.24 0.659 16.7 0.523 0.779 25533 11582 1-1166 4600 6400
72 AC-41/46/659 193 0.2313 149.24 0.659 16.7 0.414 0.617 17155 7781 1-355 5800 6500
72 AC-103/691 200 0.2557 164.94 0.691 17.5 0.594 0.884 29805 13519 1-1461 4100 5600
72 AC-48/55/691 233 0.2557 164.94 0.691 17.5 0.466 0.694 19993 9069 1-1438 5200 6500

* per reel type This information denotes the input data needed for AFL’s Sag10™ (sag and tension calculation) software.

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fiber optic cable

CentraCore OPT-GW
CentraCore Optical Ground Wire is available in fiber counts up to 72, and due to its small
size, offers a unique solution to the diameter and weight concerns on many of today’s
overloaded towers. A central stainless steel tube houses the optical fibers. The stainless
steel tube is then inserted into an aluminum pipe. The pipe provides added crush protec-
tion while increasing the conductivity to accommodate a wide range of fault current needs.
The fibers are protected from environmental conditions (lightning, short circuit, loading) by
the stainless steel tube and the aluminum pipe to ensure reliability and longevity.

features cable components


• Fiber counts up to 72 aluminum clad steel wire
• Very small diameter, low weight aluminum alloy wire
aluminum pipe
• Central tube provides mechanical and
thermal protection for optical fibers stainless steel tube
optical fibers
• Excellent crush resistance and high fault
current rating capability
• Unique designs have maximum allowable
tension to control fiber strain
• Stranded wires selected to optimize mech-
anical and electrical properties of cable

typical designs
FAULT TOTAL CONDUCTOR AREA OVERALL MAX SHIP
FIBERS OPT-GW CURRENT DIAMETER WEIGHT RBS SAG10 LENGTH *
SIZE CHART #
(max) (kA)²sec in² mm² in mm lbs/ft kg/m lbs kg Wood (m) Steel (m)
48 CC-57/465 43 0.1253 80.81 0.465 11.80 0.314 0.468 16,635 7,545 1-1421 7000 7000
48 CC-29/29/465 54 0.1253 80.81 0.465 11.80 0.238 0.354 10,764 4,883 1-1455 7000 7000
48 CC-54/472 53 0.1339 86.39 0.472 12.00 0.317 0.471 16,089 7,298 1-1450 7000 7000
48 CC-27/27/472 63 0.1339 86.39 0.472 12.00 0.244 0.364 10,523 4,773 1-1438 7000 7000
48 CC-63/496 63 0.1474 95.08 0.496 12.60 0.356 0.529 18,454 8,371 1-1453 6500 7000
48 CC-29/34/496 75 0.1474 95.08 0.496 12.60 0.279 0.416 12,584 5,708 1-1455 7000 7000
48 CC-72/504 56 0.1487 95.94 0.504 12.80 0.382 0.568 20,749 9,412 1-1442 6000 7000
48 CC-32/40/504 74 0.1487 95.94 0.504 12.80 0.296 0.441 14,153 6,420 1-1440 7000 7000
48 CC-75/528 78 0.1667 107.58 0.528 13.40 0.413 0.614 21,853 9,913 1-1453 5500 7000
48 CC-38/38/528 97 0.1667 107.58 0.528 13.40 0.312 0.464 14,115 6,402 1-1439 7000 7000
72 CC-54/472 51 0.1322 85.32 0.472 12.00 0.316 0.471 16,076 7,292 1-1457 7000 7000
72 CC-27/27/472 62 0.1322 85.32 0.472 12.00 0.244 0.363 10,510 4,767 1-1438 7000 7000
72 CC-63/496 61 0.1457 94.01 0.496 12.60 0.355 0.528 18,441 8,365 1-1453 6500 7000
72 CC-29/34/496 73 0.1457 94.01 0.496 12.60 0.279 0.415 12,571 5,702 1-1455 7000 7000
72 CC-63/507 71 0.1552 100.1 0.507 12.90 0.367 0.547 18,687 8,476 1-1450 6500 7000
72 CC-32/32/507 85 0.1552 100.1 0.507 12.90 0.283 0.421 12,204 5,536 1-1438 6500 7000
72 CC-75/528 76 0.1651 106.51 0.528 13.40 0.411 0.612 21,841 9,907 1-1421 5500 7000
72 CC-38/38/528 94 0.1651 106.51 0.528 13.40 0.311 0.462 14,102 6,397 1-1455 7000 7000
72 CC-73/532 84 0.1706 110.04 0.532 13.50 0.412 0.613 21,390 9,702 1-1453 6000 7000
72 CC-33/40/532 101 0.1706 110.04 0.532 13.50 0.323 0.481 14,570 6,609 1-1455 6000 7000
* per reel type This information denotes the input data needed for AFL’s Sag10™ (sag and tension calculation) software.

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fiber optic cable

HexaCore OPT-GW
HexaCore Optical Ground Wire cable houses and protects the optical fibers within gel-filled
stainless steel tubes. Aluminum clad steel and aluminum alloy wires are stranded with the
tubes to create a dual-layer design suitable for a variety of applications.

features
• Fiber counts up to 432 or higher for • Each stainless steel tube uniquely
custom designs identified for organization at splice
• Laser-welded, hermetically sealed locations
stainless steel tubes provide mechanical • Stranded wires selected to optimize
and thermal protection for optical fibers mechanical and electrical properties of
• High load, long span capability cable
• Anti-rotational devices usually not
required for installation

cable components
stainless steel tubes with optical fibers
aluminum clad steel wire
aluminum alloy wire

typical designs
FAULT TOTAL CONDUCTOR MAX SHIP
FIBERS OPT-GW SIZE CURRENT AREA OVERALL DIAMETER WEIGHT RBS SAG10 LENGTH *
CHART #
(max) (kA)²sec in² mm² in mm lbs/ft kg/m lbs kg Wood (m) Steel (m)
24 SX-24/32/472 45 0.1235 79.67 0.472 12 0.246 0.366 12164 5518 1-917 7000 7000
36 SX-41/32/472 36 0.1186 76.53 0.472 12 0.247 0.368 12122 5498 1-350 7000 7000
24 SX-75/37/555 96 0.1757 113.37 0.555 14.1 0.317 0.471 15392 6982 1-1438 7000 7000
24 SX-90/30/575 116 0.1889 121.86 0.575 14.6 0.313 0.466 14464 6561 1-430 7000 7000
96 S1-82/52/630 137 0.2131 137.45 0.630 16.0 0.418 0.623 19,967 9,057 1-1170 5500 7000
96 S1-83/59/647 152 0.2265 146.13 0.647 16.4 0.453 0.674 22,056 10,005 1-917 5000 7000
96 S1-91/61/668 177 0.2429 156.69 0.668 17.0 0.478 0.712 23,227 10,536 1-917 5000 7000
144 S1-71/52/630 118 0.2006 129.41 0.630 16.0 0.416 0.620 19,716 8,943 1-1440 5500 7000
144 S1-73/59/647 132 0.2140 138.09 0.647 16.4 0.452 0.673 21,805 9,891 1-350 5000 7000
144 S1-81/61/668 155 0.2304 148.65 0.668 17.0 0.477 0.711 22,977 10,422 1-1440 5000 7000
216 S1-61/52/630 100 0.1881 121.37 0.630 16.0 0.416 0.619 19,465 8,829 1-536 5500 7000
216 S1-63/59/647 113 0.2016 130.05 0.647 16.4 0.452 0.672 21,555 9,777 1-420 5000 7000
216 S1-71/61/668 135 0.2179 140.60 0.668 17.0 0.477 0.710 22,726 10,308 1-536 5000 7000
288 S1-41/52/630 68 0.1632 105.28 0.630 16.0 0.414 0.617 18,963 8,602 1-1461 5500 7000
288 S1-42/59/647 79 0.1766 113.96 0.647 16.4 0.450 0.670 21,053 9,550 1-1461 5000 7000
288 S1-50/61/668 98 0.1930 124.52 0.668 17.0 0.475 0.707 22,224 10,081 1-1461 5000 7000

* per reel type This information denotes the input data needed for AFL’s Sag10™ (sag and tension calculation) software.

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fiber optic cable

Slotted Core OPT-GW


A highly reliable product at an exceptional value, Slotted Core Optical Ground Wire is a
versatile design suitable for applications ranging from low fiber count, small diameter
requirements to high fault current, long span installations.

features cable components


• Fiber counts up to 144 aluminum clad steel wire
• Loose tube optical unit provides strain- aluminum alloy wire
free environment for fibers shaped aluminum core
• Slotted aluminum core houses optical optical unit
units and provides excellent crush
resistance and low resistivity
• Stranded wires selected to optimize
mechanical and electrical properties of
cable

typical designs
FAULT TOTAL OVERALL MAX SHIP
FIBERS CURRENT CONDUCTOR AREA DIAMETER WEIGHT RBS SAG10 LENGTH *
OPT-GW SIZE CHART #
(max) (kA)²sec in² mm² in mm lbs/ft kg/m lbs kg Wood (m) Steel (m)
24 SC-63/509 65 0.1451 93.61 0.509 12.9 0.352 0.523 17,622 7,993 1-1457 6500 7000
24 SC-32/32/509 79 0.1451 93.61 0.509 12.9 0.267 0.398 11,140 5,053 1-1438 7000 7000
24 SC-73/534 78 0.1605 103.55 0.534 13.6 0.396 0.591 20,325 9,219 1-1453 6000 7000
24 SC-33/40/534 94 0.1605 103.55 0.534 13.6 0.307 0.457 13,506 6,126 1-1455 7000 7000
36 SC-74-547 80 0.1628 105.05 0.547 13.9 0.405 0.603 20,535 9,315 1-1453 6000 7000
36 SC-37/37/547 98 0.1628 105.05 0.547 13.9 0.306 0.456 12,958 5,878 1-1439 6500 7000
36 SC-86/575 96 0.1812 116.88 0.575 14.6 0.457 0.688 23,754 10,775 1-1421 5000 7000
36 SC-39/47/575 119 0.1812 116.88 0.575 14.60 0.354 0.527 15,763 7,150 1-1170 6500 7000
48 SC-69/553 87 0.1661 107.17 0.553 14.00 0.398 0.593 19,231 8,723 1-1450 5500 7000
48 SC-34/34/553 104 0.1661 107.17 0.553 14.00 0.306 0.456 12,184 5,527 1-355 6500 7000
48 SC-88/596 116 0.1955 126.12 0.596 15.10 0.483 0.719 24,386 11,061 1-1453 5000 7000
48 SC-44/44/596 142 0.1955 126.12 0.596 15.10 0.366 0.545 15,396 6,984 1-1438 6000 7000
72 SC-71/574 86 0.1665 107.43 0.574 14.60 0.411 0.611 19,748 8,958 1-1457 6000 7000
72 SC-33/38/574 103 0.1665 107.43 0.574 14.60 0.322 0.480 12,981 5,888 1-1439 6000 7000
72 SC-86/610 110 0.1909 123.17 0.610 15.50 0.482 0.717 24,032 10,901 1-1453 5000 7000
72 SC-40/47/610 134 0.1909 123.17 0.610 15.50 0.375 0.559 15,849 7,189 1-1455 6000 7000
96 SC-84/640 130 0.2036 131.33 0.640 16.30 0.500 0.744 23,587 10,699 1-1450 4500 7000
96 SC-42/42/640 156 0.2036 131.33 0.640 16.30 0.388 0.578 14,944 6,778 1-355 5500 7000
96 SC-102/676 163 0.2314 149.32 0.676 17.20 0.580 0.864 28,481 12,919 1-1453 4000 7000
96 SC-51/51/676 199 0.2314 149.32 0.676 17.20 0.444 0.661 17,993 8,162 1-1438 5200 7000
* per reel type This information denotes the input data needed for AFL’s Sag10™ (sag and tension calculation) software.

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fiber optic cable

Stainless Steel Fiber Optic Tubes


As the inventor and owner of the technology for placing optical fibers into stainless steel
tubes, AFL Telecommunications offers a range of tube sizes and fiber counts for a variety
of applications. Each tube is flooded with a thixotropic filling compound and hermetically
sealed to protect the enclosed fibers from environmental degradation. AFL’s stainless steel
tubes are suitable for use as a component in aerial applications such as Optical Ground
Wire or for buried applications. The most common sizes and fiber counts are shown below
as the standard offering. For custom sizes, fiber counts or application information, contact
customer service.

specifications tube components


TUBE OUTER DIAMETER MAX FIBER COUNT optical fibers
in mm stainless steel tube
0.094 2.4 12
0.118 3.0 24
0.134 3.4 48
0.142 3.6 60

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Optical Ground Wire
Accessories
fiber optic cable

Bolted Dead End


The AFL Dead End is a full tension termination for Optical Ground Wire cable. Breakaway
head bolts are used to apply a precise gripping force to hold the cable without affecting
optical fiber performance.

features
• Performance: Sustained load equivalent • Drilled and tapped for grounding
to 95% of cable RBS lug, thereby eliminating additional
• Ultimate mechanical strength of dead accessories for electrical bonding
end components: 40,000 lbs. • Shorter than formed wire dead ends,
• Meets IEEE 1138 Vibration/Galloping tests allowing installation from the support
structure
• Break-away bolts ensure proper
installation torque while eliminating the • Faster installation than competitive
need for specialized torque wrenches designs, reducing installation costs

• Optional Cable Guide (recommended) to • Optional link plate available for extension
train OPT-GW down or around structure from structures

ordering information ordering information:


For line or elevation angle changes over 60º. dead end link plate
Dead end part numbers are dependent on the OPT-GW size. Examples:
CENTERLINE DEAD END LINK PLATE
CABLE BOLTED DEAD END PART # DISTANCE PART #
AC-64/528 AlumaCore ODE64528 5 INCHES ODELP05
AC-64/528 AlumaCore with Cable Guide ODE64528G 10 INCHES ODELP10
CC-57/465 CentraCore ODECC57465 15 INCHES ODELP15
S1-82/52/630 HexaCore with Cable Guide OADS182/52630G
SC-32/32/508 Slotted Core ODESC32/32508
Contact AFL Telecommunications for maximum diameter capability.

Comealong
The AFL OPT-GW Comealong is a tempo-
rary grip used during installation, “dead
ending,” and “clipping in” of OPT-GW. The
Comealong is also called a “Pocketbook”
or “Butterfly Grip.” The Comealong’s self-
ordering information contained compact size is easy to install
Comealong part numbers are dependent on the OPT-GW size. Examples: and remove, and it is reusable. The AFL
CABLE COMEALONG PART NUMBER Comealong is designed specifically for
AC-64/528 AlumaCore OCA64528 our OPT-GW cables and is 100% factory
CC-57/465 CentraCore OCACC57465 tested to ensure proper cable-specific
S1-82/52/630 HexaCore OCAS182/52630
performance.
SC-32/32/508 Slotted Core OCASC32/32508
* NOTE: Prefix “AC” is eliminated for AlumaCore designs only.

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fiber optic cable

Downlead & Wood Pole Clamps


The AFL Downlead Clamps are used to guide Optical Ground Wire from the top of the
structure to the splice box. Our clamps install easily and provide proper spacing and hold
strength without damage to the cable. From poles to towers, we offer a full line of OPT-GW
Downlead Clamps to meet the needs of any application.

downlead clamp
ordering information - downlead clamp & adapter
(Note: for metric hardware, add suffix “M” to part number)
OPT-GW DIAMETER (INCHES) BUSHING COLOR PART NUMBER
0.400 - 0.500 red ODC400/500
0.501 - 0.600 green ODC501/600
0.601 - 0.700 yellow ODC601/700
0.701 - 0.800 blue ODC701/800
0.801 - 0.900 white ODC801/900
0.901 - 1.000 black ODC901/1000
wood pole clamp ADAPTER FOR DOWNLEAD CLAMP SUFFIX
Banding Adapter A

features Lattice Adapter (up to 0.72” tower leg thickness) B

• Slip strength: >100 lbs. Lattice Adapter (up to 1.25” tower leg thickness) C

• Lattice adapters provided with break- Ordering Example:


For AC-64/528 AlumaCore OPT-GW the part number is ODC501/600A
away bolts for precise torque during
installation
• Steel tower guide clamps available with
adapters to eliminate the need for drilling wood pole clamp ordering information
• Banding adapters available (Note: not available with metric hardware)
OPT-GW DIAMETER (INCHES) PART NUMBER
0.469 - 0.561 OGW469/561
0.562 - 0.655 OGW562/655
0.656 - 0.750 OGW656/750

Ordering Example:
For AC-64/528 AlumaCore OPT-GW the part number is OGW469/561

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Mechanical Suspensions -
Single and Double
Supporting spans of Optical Ground Wire cable through a wide range of line angle
changes, the unique design of the lightweight AFL Mechanical Suspension installs easily
while supporting vertical, transverse, longitudinal unbalanced loads and angle pulls without
damaging the cable strands or affecting optical fiber performance. Breakaway bolts ensure
single suspension proper installation torque while eliminating the need for specialized torque wrenches. The
assemblies are designed for fast installation to minimize costs.

features
• Slip strengths: > 3,000 lbs. (depending on cable design)
• Vertical load rating: 15,000 lbs.
• Compact design (Single Suspension = 34” in length, Double Suspension = 48” in length)
• Meets IEEE 1138 Vibration and Galloping tests
• Ideal for helicopter installation
• Unique keeper design allows installation without removing bolts (fewer loose parts)
double suspension • Drilled and tapped for grounding lug, eliminating additional accessories for electrical bonding
• Shorter than formed wire suspensions, allowing installation from the support structure

ordering information - single ordering information - double


For line or elevation angle changes up to 30° For line or elevation angle changes from 31° to 60°
OPT-GW DIAMETER (INCHES) PART NUMBER OPT-GW DIAMETER (INCHES) PART NUMBER
0.421 - 0.449 SUME421/449 0.421 - 0.449 ODSME421/449
0.450 - 0.475 SUME450/475 0.450 - 0.475 ODSME450/475
0.476 - 0.499 SUME476/499 0.476 - 0.499 ODSME476/499
0.500 - 0.527 SUME500/527 0.500 - 0.527 ODSME500/527
0.528 - 0.555 SUME528/555 0.528 - 0.555 ODSME528/555
0.556 - 0.584 SUME556/584 0.556 - 0.584 ODSME556/584
0.585 - 0.614 SUME585/614 0.585 - 0.614 ODSME585/614
0.615 - 0.646 SUME615/646 0.615 - 0.646 ODSME615/646
0.647 - 0.679 SUME647/679 0.647 - 0.679 ODSME647/679
0.680 - 0.714 SUME680/714 0.680 - 0.714 ODSME680/714
0.715 - 0.730 SUME715/730 0.715 - 0.730 ODSME715/730

Ordering Example:
Ordering Example:
For AC-64/528 AlumaCore OPT-GW the part number is SUME528/555
For AC-64/528 AlumaCore OPT-GW the part number is ODSME528/555
NOTE: For metric hardware, add suffix “M” to part number.
NOTE: For metric hardware, add suffix “M” to part number.
* For optional yoke plate (as shown), order separately as D8537-1.
Contact AFL Telecommunications for OPT-GW cable over 0.730 inch diameter.
Clevis eyes sold separately.

Contact AFL Telecommunications for OPT-GW cable over 0.730 inch diameter.

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Opti-Guard™ Splice Enclosure


Opti-Guard™ Splice Enclosure’s unique and flexible design combines optimized system
performance with unparalleled ease of use. Opti-Guard installs quickly and easily, without
messy tapes or adhesives, providing the flexibility you need to handle the most demanding
installation scenarios. Its rugged design provides maximum protection for spliced fibers.

features
• Up to 540 single fusion splices • Lightweight with universal structure
• Accepts various splice trays, including mounting (bolted or banded)
mass fusion • Advanced fiber unit routing system
• Craft-friendly design requires no protects and controls fiber units
specialized tools to install • Variety of cable tie-off methods
• No re-entry kit required • Accepts up to six cables up to 11⁄4” dia.

Opti-Guard’s internal tie-off system resists over 100 lbs of


pull per cable

ordering information
DESCRIPTION PART #
Opti-Guard Splice Enclosure OGØ3

accessories ordering
DESCRIPTION PART #
Cable Connector Kit for AC-64/528 AlumaCore OPT-GW OCK64528
Cable Connector Kit for CC-57/465 CentraCore OPT-GW OCKCC57465
Cable Connector Kit for S1-82/52/630 HexaCore OPT-GW OCKS182/52630
Cable Connector Kit for SC-32/32/508 Slotted Core OPT-GW OCKSC32/32508
OPTI-GUARD™ Splice Tray (24 splices per tray capacity - standard) OGST01-24
Splice Protection Sleeves (60mm Fujikura #FP3 - pack of 10) SPS-60
Notes: Sleeves are not included with splice tray
Cable connector part numbers are dependent on the OPT-GW size.

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SB01 Splice Box Enclosure


The SB01 Splice Box Enclosure is used to house optical fibers in a protective, moisture-free
environment. Electrical utilities and optical cable installers use the splice enclosure for inline
splicing or cable taps.
The splice box, circular in shape, made from cast ductile iron with a galvanized coating, is
furnished with four (2-aluminum, 2- plastic) plugged cable ports and (1) splice tray capable of
storing twelve (12) splices. Additional trays can be purchased separately. Maximum tray capacity
of the enclosure is eight (8) including a transition tray, if needed.

features
Cable Connector Kit
One connector kit is required to secure each cable to the enclosure. The cable connector kit is
attached to the enclosure by threading the outside body into the cable port. The cable is then
prepared for assembly into connector according to the installation instructions provided. All
optical units are inserted through the connector, the cable is positioned into the connector body
and secured with a sleeve device and set screws. Each kit is sized specific to the cable design
and ordered separately.
Re-Entry Made Easy
Re-entry is easily achieved by unscrewing the nut that secures the housing cover. Special
re-entry kits are not required.
Naturally Bullet Resistant
Manufactured from iron and steel, the SB01 splice box is bullet resistant without the need for
additional protective covering as found with other splice enclosures.
Pre-mountable with Buffer Tube Storage
The SB01 can be premounted to the structure before completion of the splicing phase. The
enclosure has the internal capacity to store approximately 25 feet (7.62 m) of buffer tube. This
storage feature is a cost savings, whereby eliminating the need for an external coil storage
bracket (stainless steel tube optical ground wire designs do not apply here and will require a
storage bracket).

For future splicing, the SB01 is designed with an internal tray holder that easily detaches from
the enclosure; buffer tubes can be uncoiled and the tray lowered to the ground.

ordering instructions – step 1


PART NUMBER DESCRIPTION
SB01 Splice Box Enclosure including one splice tray for 12 single fused fiber capacity,
sealant, organizer tray for additional trays.

Cable connector kits required to complete installation are sold separately. Refer to “Ordering
Instructions” Steps 2 and 3 on the following pages to complete your order.

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ordering instructions – step 2
CONNECTOR KIT APPLICATION
OCK Optical Ground Wire
ACK All-Dielectric Self-Supporting (ADSS) Fiber Optic Cable
LCK Loose Tube Fiber Optic Cable

Refer to section below for connector kit part number set-up.

Connector Kit: Optical Ground Wire


OCKS166/52646
Optical Ground Wire Diameter of Cable
(decimal inches)
Connector Kit
Optical Ground Wire
Cable Type Cross Sectional Area (mm2)
Optical Ground Wire Connector Kit
For Stainless Steel Designs:
S1 = From cable designation SC = Slotted Core
S2 = From cable designation MC = MiniCore
S3 = From cable designation CC = CentraCore
SX = From cable designation Blank = If none of the above

EXAMPLE: OCKS166/52646
(for 0.646” diameter S1-66/52/646 stainless steel tube cable)

Connector Kit: All-Dielectric Self-Supporting Fiber Optic Cable


ACK528098
All-Dielectric Central Strength Member (CSM) Diameter
Self-Supporting (ADSS) Blank if not known (decimal inches)
Fiber Optic Cable
Diameter of Cable
Connector Kit (decimal inches)
All-Dielectric Self-Supporting Connector Kit

EXAMPLE: ACK528098
(for 0.528” diameter ADSS with .098” central strength member)

Connector Kit: Loose Tube Fiber Optic Cable


LCK510098B
Loose Tube/Duct Cable Options
F = 1” flexible conduit connector required
Connector Kit A = Armor ground with no 1” flexible conduit connector
B = Armor ground with 1” flexible conduit connector

Armored Loose Tube Connector Kit Diameter of Cable


(decimal inches) Central Strength Member (CSM) Diameter
Blank if not known (decimal inches)

EXAMPLE: LCK510098B
(for 0.510” diameter armored loose tube [duct] cable with 0.098” diameter
central strength member, flexible conduit and armor ground connections)

NOTE: Where the SB01 is used with cable manufactured by a vendor other than AFL Telecommunications,
please contact the ACA Technical Support Team at 800.866.7385.
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ordering instruction – step 3
The SB01 comes with accessories for 12 fiber splicing. Where more than 12 fibers will be spliced, add to your order the following accessories by
part number and quantity accordingly.

PART NUMBER DESCRIPTION


ST1 Splice Tray
12 single fused fiber capacity, including 13 splice protection sleeves
TT1 Transition Tray
To be used for stainless steel tube optical ground wire designs. Not necessary for
AlumaCore optical ground wire designs. One tray holds 48 fibers.
SB01FK Furcation Kit
To be used for stainless steel designs where fiber must be separated into groups. One kit
required for each fiber carrying steel tube (maximum 48 fibers per tube).
CB-44 External Coil Bracket
Used to store extra length of optical ground wire cable

ST1 – Splice Tray TT1 – Transition Tray

SB01FK – Furcation Kit CB-44 External Coil Bracket

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specifications
PARAMETER VALUE
Maximum Tray Capacity (depending on cable type) 8
Maximum Fiber Count (depending on cable type) 96
Weight 52 lbs. (23.57 kg)
Diameter 14.56 in. (370 mm)
Height (with cover) 5.25 in (133.35 mm)
Mounting Distance (hole to hole) 17.88 in (454.15 mm)

dimensions

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Vibration Damper
Vibration Dampers work to cancel damaging fatigue caused by wind-induced vibration. In contrast
to most tuned damping devices, which operate best only near their natural frequencies, our vibration
dampers are designed for efficient transfer and dissipation of energy for a wide spectrum of frequen-
cies that occur on transmission and distribution lines. They feature all aluminum clamp construction to
match expansion/contraction of conductor and break-away bolts for easy installation and proper torque.

ordering information
CABLE DIAMETER (INCHES) PART # CABLE DIAMETER (INCHES) PART #
0.360 - 0.460 OVD360/460 0.676 - 0.770 OVD676/770
0.461 - 0.570 OVD461/570 0.771 - 0.870 OVD771/870
0.571 - 0.675 OVD571/675 0.871 - 0.970 OVD871/970
Ordering Example:
For AC-64/528 AlumaCore OPT-GW the part number is OVD461/570
NOTE: For metric hardware, add suffix “M” to item number.
NOTE: Line evaluations and recommendations (including usage and placement) available upon request.

Sheath Stripper
The Fiber Optic Sheath Stripper is designed to longitudinally score the tight structure fiber units within
certain AFL OPT-GW designs. A simple pull of the Sheath Stripper along the fiber unit ensures correct
score depth allowing for easy removal of the overall unit sheath and access to the enclosed fibers. The
reusable unit is custom designed for AFL tight structure units, is supplied with two replacement stain-
less steel blades, and is easy to maintain and adjust. The kit includes the sheath stripper, replacement
blades, adjustment tool, instructions and fiber unit samples for practice and blade adjustments.

ordering information
SHEATH SIZE (mm) UNIT FIBER COUNT PART NUMBER
2.0 6-8 SSA2.0
2.5 10 - 12 SSA2.5
2.75 14 - 16 SSA2.75
Ordering Example:
AlumaCore OPT-GW with a 12 fiber optical unit, order part number SSA2.5.

Stainless Steel Tube Cutter


AFL Telecommunications offers a Stainless Steel Tube cutter that is used to access the fiber in our
stainless steel tubes. The compact design and hardened steel blades make this a durable, easy to
use tool.

ordering information
DESCRIPTION PART #
Stainless Steel Tube Cutter SSCUTTER

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(AFL-ADSS™)
fiber optic cable

Aerial Drop Cable - 6 Fiber


Aerial Drop Cable is specifically designed for Fiber-to-the-Subscriber applications. It is a
round, all dielectric cable ideally suited for self-supportling outdoor installations as well as
in lashed or conduit builds.

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features mechanical data


• Designed for use with inexpensive PARAMETER U.S. METRIC
attachment hardware Fiber Count (max.) 6 6
• Compatible with standard splice closures Diameter (nominal) 0.256 in 6.5 mm
• Self-supporting Weight (typical) 0.023 lbs/ft 34 kg/km
• Small cross section for maximum density Rated Breaking Strength 963 lbs 437 kg
in closures and conduit MRCL 361 lbs 164 kg
Bend Radius (installation) 5.12 in 13 cm
Bend Radius (post-installation) 2.56 in 6.5 cm
*The above performace is tested in accordance with IEEE 1222.

operational/installation data
PARAMETER VALUE
Operation/Installation Temperature -40°C to +70°C
Storage Temperature -40°C to +75°C
Loading NESC
Light Medium Heavy
Maximum Span Lengths (ft) 550 275 150
Maximum Span Lengths (meters) 168 84 46
Minimum Installation Sag (% of span) 2% 2% 2%
Note: Larger spans can be achieved if necessary with installation sags larger than 2% of span.
Note: Use of formed wire deadends recommended.

ordering information
MAXIMUM ATTENUATION (DB/KM) BANDWIDTH (MHZ-KM)
FIBER TYPE PART NUMBER 850NM 1300NM 1550NM 850 NM 1300 NM
62.5/125 Giga-Link™ 300 AE00666110AA9 3.5 1.2 N/A 200 600
50/125 Giga-Link™ 600 AE00656110AA9 3.5 1.2 N/A 500 500
Single-mode AE00696110AA9 N/A 0.4 0.3 N/A N/A

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Aerial Drop Cable - 12 Fiber


Aerial Drop Cable is specifically designed for Fiber-to-the-Subscriber applications. It is a
round, all dielectric cable ideally suited for self-supportling outdoor installations as well as
in lashed or conduit builds.

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mechanical data
features
PARAMETER U.S. METRIC
• Designed for use with inexpensive Fiber Count (max.) 12 12
attachment hardware
Diameter (nominal) 0.307 in 7.8 mm
• Compatible with standard splice closures Weight (typical) 0.034 lbs/ft 50 kg/km
• Self-supporting Rated Breaking Strength 1991 lbs 903 kg
• Small cross section for maximum density MRCL 589 lbs 267 kg
in closures and conduit Bend Radius, installation 6 in 16 cm
Bend Radius, post-installation 3 in 8 cm
*The above performace is tested in accordance with IEEE 1222.

operational/installation data
PARAMETER VALUE
Operation / Installation Temperature -40°C to +70°C
Storage Temperature -40°C to +75°C
Loading NESC
Light Medium Heavy
Maximum Span Lengths (ft) 675 400 220
Maximum Span Lengths (meters) 206 122 67
Minimum Installation Sag (% of span) 1.5% 1.5% 1.5%
Note: Larger spans can be achieved if necessary with installation sags larger than 2% of span.
Note: Use of formed wire deadends recommended.

ordering information
MAXIMUM ATTENUATION (DB/KM) BANDWIDTH (MHZ-KM)
FIBER TYPE PART NUMBER 850NM 1300NM 1550NM 850 NM 1300 NM
62.5/125 Giga-Link™ 300 AE0126C110AC1 3.5 1.2 N/A 200 600
50/125 Giga-Link™ 600 AE0125C110AC1 3.5 1.2 N/A 500 500
Single-mode AE0129C110AC1 N/A 0.4 0.3 N/A N/A

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ADSS Mini-Span® 424


dry core design temperature range
Typical Spans with 1.0% Installation Sag: Operating - 40ºC to + 70ºC
• NESC Heavy 275 ft (84 meters) Storage - 50ºC to + 70ºC
• NESC Medium 450 ft (137 meters) Installation - 30ºC to + 70ºC
• NESC Light 600 ft (183 meters)

cable components
outer jacket
tape
strength member

ripcord
FRP central member
gel-filled loose buffer tube
(2-12 optical fibers / tube)
water-blocking system

mechanical data
MAXIMUM LENGTHS*
FIBER NOMINAL DIAMETER NOMINAL WEIGHT
SINGLE-MODE MULTIMODE
COUNT
inches mm lbs/1000’ kg/km feet meters feet meters
2-60 0.424 10.8 57 84 32,800 10,000 26,250 8,000
* Longer lengths may be available upon request.

installation information
MAXIMUM MAXIMUM MINIMUM MINIMUM
SAGGING TENSION LOADING OPERATING TENSION BENDING RADIUS (DYNAMIC) BENDING RADIUS (STATIC)
lbs N lbs N inches cm inches cm
424 1886 707 3145 9 22 4 11

optical information
MULTIMODE MULTIMODE
SINGLE-MODE
*62.5/125µm 50/125µm
(1310nm/1550nm)
PARAMETERS (850nm/1300nm) (850nm/1300nm)
Maximum Attenuation (dB/km) 0.40/0.30 3.5/1.2 3.5/1.2
Bandwidth (MHz/km) n/a 200/600 500/500
* All 62.5/125 µm multimode ADSS cable transmission performances meet or exceed FDDI requirements.
Premium transmission performance fibers available on request.

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ADSS Mini-Span® 424


ordering information
NUMBER OF PART NUMBER
FIBER COUNT FIBERS PER TUBE
TUBES / FIBERS SINGLE-MODE MULTIMODE 62.5/125 MULTIMODE 50/125
6 6 1 w/6 (4 fillers) AE00696520AA4 AE00666520AA4 AE00656520AA4
12 12 1 w/12 (4 fillers) AE0129C520AA4 AE0126C520AA4 AE0125C520AA4
18 12 1 w/12,1 w/6 (3 fillers) AE0189C520AA4 AE0186C520AA4 AE0185C520AA4
24 12 2 w/12 (3 fillers) AE0249C520AA4 AE0246C520AA4 AE0245C520AA4
30 12 2 w/12, 1 w/6 (2 fillers) AE0309C520AA4 AE0306C520AA4 AE0305C520AA4
36 12 3 w/12 (2 fillers) AE0369C520AA4 AE0366C520AA4 AE0365C520AA4
48 12 4 w/12 (1 filler) AE0489C520AA4 AE0486C520AA4 AE0485C520AA4
60 12 5 w/12 (no fillers) AE0609C520AA4 AE0606C520AA4 AE0605C520AA4
Contact customer service for price and availability. Non-zero dispersion-shifted fibers are also available.

sag & tension information


NESC LIGHT LOADING NESC MEDIUM LOADING NESC HEAVY LOADING
SPAN SAG TENSION
SAG TENSION SAG TENSION SAG TENSION
feet meters % lbs N % lbs N % lbs N % lbs N
50 15 1.0 35 156 0.4 104 463 1.7 142 632 2.6 207 921
75 23 1.0 53 236 0.4 142 632 1.9 191 850 3.0 275 1,223
100 30 1.0 71 316 0.5 176 783 2.1 235 1,095 3.2 337 1,499
125 38 1.0 88 391 0.5 208 925 2.2 276 1,228 3.4 395 1,757
150 46 1.0 106 472 0.5 238 1,059 2.4 315 1,401 3.6 449 1,997
175 53 1.0 124 552 0.5 268 1,192 2.5 353 1,570 3.8 501 2,229
200 61 1.0 141 627 0.6 296 1,317 2.6 389 1,730 4.0 50 2,447
225 69 1.0 159 707 0.6 324 1,441 2.7 424 1,886 4.1 598 2,660
250 76 1.0 177 787 0.6 351 1,561 2.7 458 2,037 4.2 645 2,869
275 84 1.0 194 863 0.6 378 1,681 2.8 491 2,184 4.3 690 3,069
300 91 1.0 212 943 0.6 404 1,737 2.8 524 2,331 — — —
325 99 1.0 230 1,023 0.6 429 1,908 2.9 556 2,473 — — —
350 107 1.0 247 1,099 0.6 455 2,024 3.0 587 2,611 — — —
375 114 1.0 265 1,179 0.6 479 2,131 3.0 618 2,749 — — —
400 122 1.0 283 1,259 0.6 504 2,242 3.1 648 2,882 — — —
425 130 1.0 300 1,334 0.7 528 2,349 3.1 678 3,016 — — —
450 137 1.0 318 1,415 0.7 552 2,455 3.2 703 3,145 — — —
475 145 1.0 336 1,495 0.7 576 2,562 — — — — — —
500 152 1.0 353 1,570 0.7 600 2,669 — — — — — —
525 160 1.0 371 1,650 0.7 623 2,771 — — — — — —
550 168 1.0 389 1,730 0.7 646 2,874 — — — — — —
575 175 1.0 406 1,806 0.7 669 2,976 — — — — — —
600 183 1.0 424 1,886 0.7 692 3,078 — — — — — —
*weight/sag and tension subject to change

reel information
REEL A REEL B REEL C
Item inches cm inches cm inches cm
Reel Height 42 106.7 58 147.3 66 167.6
Reel Width Outside 36 91.4 38 96.5 42 106.7
Reel Width Inside 32 81.6 32 81.3 36 91.4
Drum Diameter 23 58.7 28 71.1 36 91.4
Arbor Hole Diameter 3 7.9 3 7.9 3 7.9
Reel Weight With Lagging 180 lbs 82 kg 420 lbs 191 kg 685 lbs 311 kg
Maximum Cable Length 11,424 ft 3,482 m 20,411 ft 8,050 m 32,808 ft 10,000 m
AFL provides ADSS cable on three standard sizes of non-returnable wooden reels. Non-standard reel sizes are available on request.
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ADSS Mini-Span® 484


dry core design temperature range
Typical Spans with 1.0% Installation Sag: Operating - 40ºC to + 70ºC
• NESC Heavy 275 ft (84 meters) Storage - 50ºC to + 70ºC
• NESC Medium 400 ft (122 meters) Installation - 30ºC to + 70ºC
• NESC Light 525 ft (160 meters)

cable components
outer jacket
tape
strength member

ripcord
FRP central member
gel-filled loose buffer tube
(2-18 optical fibers / tube)
water-blocking system

mechanical data
MAXIMUM LENGTHS*
FIBER NOMINAL DIAMETER NOMINAL WEIGHT
SINGLE-MODE MULTIMODE
COUNT
inches mm lbs/1000’ kg/km feet meters feet meters
2-90 0.484 12.3 77 115 32,800 10,000 26,250 8,000
* Longer lengths may be available upon request.

installation information
MAXIMUM MAXIMUM MINIMUM MINIMUM
SAGGING TENSION LOADING OPERATING TENSION BENDING RADIUS (DYNAMIC) BENDING RADIUS (STATIC)
lbs N lbs N inches cm inches cm
531 2363 840 3738 10 25 5 13

optical information
MULTIMODE MULTIMODE
SINGLE-MODE
*62.5/125µm 50/125µm
(1310nm/1550nm)
PARAMETERS (850nm/1300nm) (850nm/1300nm)
Maximum Attenuation (dB/km) 0.40/0.30 3.5/1.2 3.5/1.2
Bandwidth (MHz/km) n/a 200/600 500/500
* All 62.5/125 µm multimode ADSS cable transmission performances meet or exceed FDDI requirements.
Premium transmission performance fibers available on request.

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ordering information
FIBER NUMBER OF Part Number
FIBERS PER TUBE
COUNT TUBES / FIBERS SINGLE-MODE MULTIMODE 62.5/125 MULTIMODE 50/125
6 6 1 w/6 (4 fillers) AE00696520AB5 AE00666520AB5 AE00656520AB5
12 12 1 w/12 (4 fillers) AE0129C520AB5 AE0126C520AB5 AE0125C520AB5
18 12 1 w/12, 1 w/6 (3 fillers) AE0189C520AB5 AE0186C520AB5 AE0185C520AB5
24 12 2 w/12 (3 fillers) AE0249C520AB5 AE0246C520AB5 AE0245C520AB5
30 12 2 w/12, 1 w/6 (2 fillers) AE0309C520AB5 AE0306C520AB5 AE0305C520AB5
36 12 3 w/12 (2 fillers) AE0369C520AB5 AE0366C520AB5 AE0365C520AB5
48 12 4 w/12 (1 filler AE0489C520AB5 AE0486C520AB5 AE0485C520AB5
60 12 5 w/12 (no fillers) AE0609C520AB5 AE0606C520AB5 AE0605C520AB5
72 18 4 w/18 (1 filler AE0729I520AB5 AE0726I520AB5 AE0725I520AB5
84 18 4 w/18, 1 w/12 (no fillers) AE0849I520AB5 AE0846I520AB5 AE0845I520AB5
90 18 5 w/18 (no fillers) AE0909I520AB5 AE0906I520AB5 AE0905I520AB5
Contact customer service for price and availability. Non-zero dispersion-shifted fibers are also available.

sag & tension information


NESC LIGHT LOADING NESC MEDIUM LOADING NESC HEAVY LOADING
SPAN SAG TENSION
SAG TENSION SAG TENSION SAG TENSION
feet meters % lbs N % lbs N % lbs N % lbs N
50 15 1.0 51 227 0.4 131 583 1.6 172 765 2.4 247 1,099
75 23 1.0 76 338 0.5 179 797 1.8 232 1,032 2.7 331 1,473
100 30 1.0 101 449 0.5 223 992 2.0 287 1,277 2.9 406 1,807
125 38 1.0 126 561 0.5 264 1,175 2.1 338 1,504 3.1 477 2,123
150 46 1.0 152 676 0.6 304 1,353 2.2 387 1,722 3.2 543 2,416
175 53 1.0 177 788 0.6 342 1,522 2.3 434 1,931 3.4 607 2,701
200 61 1.0 202 899 0.6 379 1,687 2.3 480 2,136 3.5 668 2,973
225 69 1.0 228 1,015 0.6 416 1,851 2.4 524 2,332 3.6 727 3,235
250 76 1.0 253 1,126 0.6 451 2,007 2.5 567 2,523 3.7 784 3,489
275 84 1.0 278 1,237 0.6 486 2,163 2.5 609 2,710 3.8 840 3,738
300 91 1.0 303 1,348 0.7 521 2,318 2.6 650 2,893 — — —
325 99 1.0 329 1,464 0.7 554 2,465 2.6 690 3,071 — — —
350 107 1.0 354 1,575 0.7 588 2,617 2.7 730 3,249 — — —
375 114 1.0 379 1,687 0.7 621 2,763 2.7 769 3,422 — — —
400 122 1.0 405 1,802 0.7 653 2,906 2.8 808 3,596 — — —
425 130 1.0 430 1,914 0.7 686 3,053 — — — — — —
450 137 1.0 455 2,025 0.7 718 3,195 — — — — — —
475 145 1.0 480 2,136 0.7 749 3,333 — — — — — —
500 152 1.0 506 2,252 0.7 781 3,475 — — — — — —
525 160 1.0 531 2,363 0.7 812 3,613 — — — — — —
*weight/sag and tension subject to change

reel information
REEL A REEL B REEL C
Item inches cm inches cm inches cm
Reel Height 42 106.7 58 147.3 66 167.6
Reel Width Outside 36 91.4 38 96.5 42 106.7
Reel Width Inside 32 81.6 32 81.3 36 91.4
Drum Diameter 23 58.7 28 71.1 36 91.4
Arbor Hole Diameter 3 7.9 3 7.9 3 7.9
Reel Weight With Lagging 180 lbs 82 kg 420 lbs 191 kg 685 lbs 311 kg
Maximum Cable Length 8,400 ft 2,560 m 19,800 ft 6,035 m 26,700 ft 8,137 m
AFL provides ADSS cable on three standard sizes of non-returnable wooden reels. Non-standard reel sizes are available upon request.
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ADSS Mini-Span® 535


dry core design temperature range
Typical Spans with 1.0% Installation Sag: Operating - 40ºC to + 70ºC
• NESC Heavy 500 ft (152 meters) Storage - 50ºC to + 70ºC
• NESC Medium 750 ft (229 meters) Installation - 30ºC to + 70ºC
• NESC Light 900 ft (274 meters)

cable components
outer jacket
tape
strength member

ripcord
FRP central member
gel-filled loose buffer tube
(2-18 optical fibers / tube)
water-blocking system

mechanical data
MAXIMUM LENGTHS*
FIBER NOMINAL DIAMETER NOMINAL WEIGHT
SINGLE-MODE MULTIMODE
COUNT
inches mm lbs/1000’ kg/km feet meters feet meters
2-108 Fibers 0.535 13.6 101 150 32,800 10,000 26,250 8,000
* Longer lengths may be available upon request.

installation information
MAXIMUM MAXIMUM MINIMUM MINIMUM
SAGGING TENSION LOADING OPERATING TENSION BENDING RADIUS (DYNAMIC) BENDING RADIUS (STATIC)
lbs N lbs N inches cm inches cm
1,154 5,135 1,682 7,485 11 27 6 14

optical information
MULTIMODE MULTIMODE
SINGLE-MODE
*62.5/125µm 50/125µm
(1310nm/1550nm)
PARAMETERS (850nm/1300nm) (850nm/1300nm)
Maximum Attenuation (dB/km) 0.40/0.30 3.5/1.2 3.5/1.2
Bandwidth (MHz/km) n/a 200/600 500/500
* All 62.5/125 µm multimode ADSS cable transmission performances meet or exceed FDDI requirements.
Premium transmission performance fibers available on request.

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ordering information
FIBER NUMBER OF PART #
FIBERS PER TUBE
COUNT TUBES / FIBERS SINGLE-MODE MULTIMODE 62.5/125 MULTIMODE 50/125
6 6 1 w/6 (5 fillers) AE00696620BA1 AE00666620BA1 AE00656620BA1
12 12 1 w/12 (5 fillers) AE0129C620BA1 AE0126C620BA1 AE0125C620BA1
18 12 1 w/12, 1 w/6 (4 fillers) AE0189C620BA1 AE0186C620BA1 AE0185C620BA1
24 12 2 w/12 (4 fillers) AE0249C620BA1 AE0246C620BA1 AE0245C620BA1
30 12 2 w/12, 1 w/6 (3 fillers) AE0309C620BA1 AE0306C620BA1 AE0305C620BA1
36 12 3 w/12 (3 fillers) AE0369C620BA1 AE0366C620BA1 AE0365C620BA1
48 12 4 w/12 (2 fillers) AE0489C620BA1 AE0486C620BA1 AE0485C623BA1
60 12 5 w/12 (1 filler AE0609C620BA1 AE0606C620BA1 AE0605C620BA1
72 12 6 w/12 (no fillers) AE0729C620BA1 AE0726C620BA1 AE0725C620BA1
84 18 4 w/18, 1 w/12 (1 filler) AE0849I620BA1 AE0846I620BA1 AE0845I620BA1
96 18 5 w/18, 1 w/6 (no fillers) AE0969I620BA1 AE0966I620BA1 AE0965I620BA1
108 18 6 w/18 (no fillers) AE1089I620BA1 AE1086I620BA1 AE1085I620BA1
Contact customer service for price and availability. Non-zero dispersion-shifted fibers are also available.

sag & tension information


NESC LIGHT LOADING NESC MEDIUM LOADING NESC HEAVY LOADING
SPAN SAG TENSION
SAG TENSION SAG TENSION SAG TENSION
feet meters % lbs N % lbs N % lbs N % lbs N
50 15 1.0 64 285 0.4 168 748 1.4 217 966 2.0 313 1,393
100 30 1.0 128 570 0.5 288 1,282 1.7 366 1,629 2.4 518 2,305
150 46 1.0 192 854 0.5 394 1,753 1.9 495 2,203 2.7 694 3,088
200 61 1.0 256 1,139 0.6 493 2,194 2.0 614 2,732 2.9 854 3,800
250 76 1.0 321 1,428 0.6 587 2,612 2.1 727 3,235 3.1 1,004 4,468
300 91 1.0 385 1,713 0.6 677 3,013 2.2 834 3,711 3.3 1,146 5,100
350 107 1.0 449 1,998 0.7 764 3,400 2.3 937 4,170 3.4 1,281 5,700
400 122 1.0 513 2,283 0.7 850 3,783 2.4 1,037 4,615 3.5 1,412 6,283
450 137 1.0 577 2,568 0.7 933 4,152 2.4 1,135 5,051 3.6 1,539 6,849
500 152 1.0 641 2,852 0.7 1,015 4,517 2.5 1,230 5,474 3.7 1,663 7,400
550 168 1.0 705 3,137 0.7 1,096 4,877 2.5 1,323 5,887 — — —
600 183 1.0 769 3,422 0.7 1,175 5,229 2.6 1,415 6,297 — — —
650 198 1.0 833 3,707 0.7 1,254 5,580 2.6 1,505 6,697 — — —
700 213 1.0 898 3,996 0.8 1,331 5,923 2.7 1,594 7,093 — — —
750 229 1.0 962 4,281 0.8 1,408 6,266 2.7 1,682 7,485 — — —
800 244 1.0 1,026 4,566 0.8 1,484 6,604 — — — — — —
850 259 1.0 1,090 4,851 0.8 1,560 6,942 — — — — — —
900 274 1.0 1,154 5,135 0.8 1,635 7,276 — — — — — —
*weight/sag and tension subject to change.

reel information
REEL A REEL B REEL C
Item
inches cm inches cm inches cm
Reel Height 42 106.7 58 147.3 66 167.6
Reel Width Outside 36 91.4 38 96.5 42 106.7
Reel Width Inside 32 81.6 32 81.3 36 91.4
Drum Diameter 23 58.7 28 71.1 36 91.4
Arbor Hole Diameter 3 7.9 3 7.9 3 7.9
Reel Weight With Lagging 180 lbs 82 kg 420 lbs 191 kg 685 lbs 311 kg
Maximum Cable Length 6,847 ft 2,087 m 16,195 ft 4,936 m 21,146 ft 6,750 m
AFL provides ADSS cable on three standard sizes of non-returnable wooden reels. Non-standard reel sizes are available upon request.

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dry core design temperature range
Typical Spans with 1.0% Installation Sag: Operating - 40ºC to + 70ºC
• NESC Heavy 600 ft (183 meters) Storage - 50ºC to + 70ºC
• NESC Medium 800 ft (244 meters) Installation - 30ºC to + 70ºC
• NESC Light 1000 ft (305 meters)

cable components polyethylene outer jacket


polyethylene inner jacket
non-hygroscopic core wrap
torque-balanced aramid yarns
non-hygroscopic core wrap
ripcords
gel-filled loose buffer tube
(4-24 optical fibers / tube)
FRP dielectric anti-buckling
water-blocking binder

mechanical data
FIBER BEND RADIUS BEND RADIUS
CABLE DIAMETER CABLE WEIGHT MRCL RBS
COUNT (Dynamic) (Static)
inches mm lbs/1000’ kg/km inches cm inches cm lbs N lbs N
4 - 60 0.528 13.2 94 140 10 26 5 13 1800 8010 3100 13790
62 - 72 0.559 14.2 108 161 11 28 6 14 1880 8380 3400 15200
74 - 96 0.626 15.9 140 207 13 32 7 16 2326 10350 4430 19700
98 - 120 0.701 17.8 180 266 14 36 7 18 3100 13790 6190 27550
122 - 144 0.780 19.8 218 324 16 40 8 20 3220 14360 6390 28450
146 - 216 0.780 19.8 244 363 16 40 8 20 3539 15740 6460 28780
218 - 288 0.921 23.4 327 486 18 47 9 23 4677 20800 8680 38660
312 - 432 0.969 24.6 360 535 19 49 10 25 4987 22190 8680 38660

typical lengths optical information


REEL CAPACITY MULTIMODE MULTIMODE
FIBER COUNT SINGLE-MODE
feet meters PARAMETERS *62.5/125µm 50/125µm
(1310nm/1550nm)
(850nm/1300nm) (850nm/1300nm)
4 - 144 32800 10000
Maximum Attenuation (dB/km) 0.40/0.30 3.5/1.2 3.5/1.2
146 - 216 32800 10000
Bandwidth (MHz/km) n/a 200/600 500/500
218 - 288 13100 4000
* All 62.5/125µm multimode ADSS cable transmission performances meet or exceed FDDI requirements.
312 - 432 13100 4000 Premium transmission performance fibers available on request.
* Longer lengths may be available upon request.

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ordering information
FIBER OUTER DIAMETER NUMBER OF PART NUMBER
COUNT inches / mm TUBES / FIBERS SINGLE-MODE MULTIMODE 62.5 / 125 MULTIMODE 50 / 125
4 0.528 13.4 1 w/4 (4 fillers) AE0049C511BA2 AE0046C511BA2 AE0045C511BA2
6 0.528 13.4 1 w/6 (4 fillers) AE0069C511BA2 AE0066C511BA2 AE0065C511BA2
8 0.528 13.4 1 w/8 (4 fillers) AE0089C511BA2 AE0086C511BA2 AE0085C511BA2
10 0.528 13.4 1 w/10 (4 fillers) AE0109C511BA2 AE0106C511BA2 AE0105C511BA2
12 0.528 13.4 1 w/12 (4 fillers) AE0129C511BA2 AE0126C511BA2 AE0125C511BA2
18 0.528 13.4 1 w/12 (3 fillers) AE0189C511BA2 AE0186C511BA2 AE0185C511BA2
24 0.528 13.4 2 w/12 (3 fillers) AE0249C511BA2 AE0246C511BA2 AE0245C511BA2
30 0.528 13.4 2 w/12 (6 fillers) AE0309C511BA2 AE0306C511BA2 AE0305C511BA2
36 0.528 13.4 3 w/12 (2 fillers) AE0369C511BA2 AE0366C511BA2 AE0365C511BA2
48 0.528 13.4 4 w/12 (1 filler AE0489C511BA2 AE0486C511BA2 AE0485C511BA2
60 0.528 13.4 5 w/12 (no fillers) AE0609C511BA2 AE0606C511BA2 AE0605C511BA2
72 0.559 14.2 6 w/12 (no fillers) AE0729C611BA0 AE0726C611BA0 AE0725C611BA0
84 0.626 15.9 7 w/12 (1 filler AE0849C811BA0 AE0846C811BA0 AE0845C811BA0
96 0.626 15.9 8 w/12 (no fillers) AE0969C811BA0 AE0966C811BA0 AE0965C811BA0
108 0.701 17.8 9 w/12 (1 filler AE1089CA11BA0 AE1086CA11BA0 AE1085CA11BA0
120 0.701 17.8 10 w/12 (no fillers) AE1209CA11BA0 AE1206CA11BA0 AE1205CA11BA0
132 0.78 19.8 11 w/12 (1 filler AE1329CC11BA1 AE1326CC11BA1 AE1325CC11BA1
144 0.78 19.8 12 w/12 (no fillers) AE1449CC11BA1 AE1446CC11BA1 AE1445CC11BA1
156 0.78 19.8 13 w/12 (5 fillers) AE1569CI31BB5 AE1566CI31BB5 AE1565CC11BB5
168 0.78 19.8 14 w/12 (4 fillers) AE1689CI31BB5 AE1686CI31BB5 AE1685CC11BB5
180 0.78 19.8 15 w/12 (3 fillers) AE1809CI31BB5 AE1806CI31BB5 AE1805CC11BB5
192 0.78 19.8 16 w/12 (2 fillers) AE1929CI31BB5 AE1926CI31BB5 AE1925CC11BB5
204 0.78 19.8 17 w/12 (1 filler AE2049CI31BB5 AE2046CI31BB5 AE2045CC11BB5
216 0.78 19.8 18 w/12 (no fillers) AE2169CI31BB5 AE2166CI31BB5 AE2165CC11BB5
228 0.921 23.4 19 w/12 (5 fillers) AE2289CO31BC1 AE2286CO31BC1 AE2285CO31BC1
240 0.921 23.4 20 w/12 (4 fillers) AE2409CO31BC1 AE2406CO31BC1 AE2405CO31BC1
252 0.921 23.4 21 w/12 (3 fillers) AE2529CO31BC1 AE2526CO31BC1 AE2525CO31BC1
264 0.921 23.4 22 w/12 (2 fillers) AE2649CO31BC1 AE2646CO31BC1 AE2645CO31BC1
276 0.921 23.4 23 w/12 (1 filler AE2769CO31BC1 AE2766CO31BC1 AE2765CO31BC1
288 0.921 23.4 24 w/12 (no fillers) AE2889CO31BC1 AE2886CO31BC1 AE2885CO31BC1
312 0.969 24.6 13 w/24 (5 fillers) AE3129OI31BC1 AE3126OI31BC1 AE3125OI31BC1
336 0.969 24.6 14 w/24 (4 fillers) AE3369OI31BC1 AE3366OI31BC1 AE3365OI31BC1
360 0.969 24.6 15 w/24 (3 fillers) AE3609OI31BC1 AE3606OI31BC1 AE3605OI31BC1
384 0.969 24.6 16 w/24 (2 fillers) AE3849OI31BC1 AE3846OI31BC1 AE3845OI31BC1
408 0.969 24.6 17 w/24 (1 filler AE4089OI31BC1 AE4086OI31BC1 AE4085OI31BC1
432 0.969 24.6 18 w/24 (no fillers) AE4329OI31BC1 AE4326OI31BC1 AE4325OI31BC1
Contact customer service for pricing and availability. Non-zero dispersion-shifted fibers are also available.

reel information
REEL A REEL B REEL C
Item
inches cm inches cm inches cm
Reel Height 42 106.7 58 147.3 66 167.6
Reel Width Outside 36 91.4 38 96.5 42 106.7
Reel Width Inside 32 81.6 32 81.3 36 91.4
Drum Diameter 23 58.7 28 71.1 36 91.4
Arbor Hole Diameter 3 7.9 3 7.9 3 7.9
Reel Weight With Lagging 180 lbs 82 kg 420 lbs 191 kg 685 lbs 311 kg
AFL provides ADSS cable on three standard sizes of non-returnable wooden reels. Non-standard reel sizes are available upon request.

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sag & tension information
NESC LIGHT LOADING NESC MEDIUM LOADING NESC HEAVY LOADING
SPAN SAG TENSION
Sag Tension Sag Tension Sag Tension
Feet Meters % lbs N % lbs N % lbs N % lbs N
(4-60 fibers 0.528 ” diameter)
100 30 1.0 117 522 0.5 270 1203 1.7 344 1529 2.5 488 2170
200 61 1.0 235 1044 0.6 462 2053 2.1 576 2563 3.1 803 3571
300 91 1.0 352 1566 0.6 633 2814 2.3 781 3473 3.4 1076 4785
400 122 1.0 469 2088 0.7 793 3527 2.5 970 4315 3.7 1325 5895
500 152 1.0 587 2610 0.7 946 4209 2.6 1149 5113 3.9 1559 6936
600 183 1.0 704 3132 0.7 1095 4869 2.7 1321 5878 4.1 1782 7926
700 213 1.0 821 3654 0.7 1239 5512 2.8 1488 6619
800 244 1.0 939 4176 0.8 1381 6142 2.9 1650 7339
900 274 1.0 1056 4698 0.8 1520 6762
1000 305 1.0 1173 5219 0.8 1657 7372
(62-72 fibers 0.559” diameter)
100 30 1.0 135 602 0.5 289 1286 1.7 361 1607 2.5 508 2258
200 61 1.0 271 1204 0.6 496 2206 2.1 608 2706 3.0 839 3730
300 91 1.0 406 1806 0.7 683 3036 2.3 827 3680 3.4 1126 5009
400 122 1.0 541 2408 0.7 858 3817 2.4 1031 4585 3.7 1390 6183
500 152 1.0 677 3010 0.7 1027 4568 2.6 1224 5446 3.9 1638 7286
600 183 1.0 812 3612 0.8 1191 5296 2.7 1410 6274 4.1 1875 8338
700 213 1.0 947 4214 0.8 1351 6009 2.8 1591 7078
800 244 1.0 1083 4816 0.8 1508 6708 2.4 1767 7862
900 274 1.0 1218 5418 0.8 1663 7397
1000 305 1.0 1353 6020 0.8 1816 8078
(74-96 fibers 0.626” diameter)
100 30 1.0 173 772 0.6 340 1511 1.7 413 1838 2.4 573 2547
200 61 1.0 347 1543 0.7 588 2615 2.0 702 3122 2.9 951 4231
300 91 1.0 520 2315 0.7 814 3619 2.2 959 4268 3.2 1282 5704
400 122 1.0 694 3087 0.7 1027 4570 2.3 1200 5340 3.4 1587 7061
500 152 1.0 867 3858 0.8 1234 5488 2.4 1431 6364 3.6 1875 8342
600 183 1.0 1041 4630 0.8 1435 6383 2.5 1653 7354 3.8 2151 9567
700 213 1.0 1214 5402 0.8 1632 7260 2.6 1870 8318
800 244 1.0 1388 6174 0.8 1826 8124 2.7 2082 9262
900 274 1.0 1561 6945 0.9 2018 8978
1000 305 1.0 1735 7717 0.9 2208 9823
(98-120 fibers 0.701” diameter)
100 30 1.0 224 995 0.6 408 1813 1.6 485 2159 2.2 663 2950
200 61 1.0 447 1990 0.7 712 3167 1.9 832 3699 2.7 1109 4933
300 91 1.0 671 2985 0.7 991 4408 2.1 1143 5085 3.0 1501 6678
400 122 1.0 895 3980 0.8 1257 5590 2.2 1436 6389 3.2 1864 8293
500 152 1.0 1118 4975 0.8 1514 6735 2.3 1718 7640 3.4 2208 9821
600 183 1.0 1342 5970 0.8 1766 7854 2.4 1991 8854 3.5 2538 11288
700 213 1.0 1566 6965 0.8 2013 8955 2.4 2257 10040
800 244 1.0 1789 7960 0.9 2257 10042 2.5 2519 11204
900 274 1.0 2013 8955 0.9 2499 11117
1000 305 1.0 2237 9949 0.9 2739 12184

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sag & tension information
NESC LIGHT LOADING NESC MEDIUM LOADING NESC HEAVY LOADING
SPAN SAG TENSION
Sag Tension Sag Tension Sag Tension
Feet Meters % lbs N % lbs N % lbs N % lbs N
(122-144 fibers 0.780” diameter)
100 30 1.0 272 1210 0.6 458 2039 1.6 533 2371 2.2 715 3182
200 61 1.0 544 2420 1.5 807 3591 1.9 921 4095 2.7 1204 5353
300 91 1.0 816 3629 2.3 1130 5027 2.0 1273 5664 2.9 1636 7279
400 122 1.0 1088 4839 3.3 1440 6404 2.2 1608 7151 3.1 2039 9071
500 152 1.0 1360 6049 4.2 1741 7746 2.3 1930 8586 3.3 2423 10776
600 183 1.0 1632 7259 5.2 2037 9063 2.3 2245 9985 3.4 2792 12419
700 213 1.0 1904 8469 6.2 2330 10363 2.4 2553 11358
800 244 1.0 2176 9678 7.2 2619 11650 2.4 2857 12710
900 274 1.0 2448 10888 8.2 2906 12927
1000 305 1.0 2720 12098 9.2 3191 14195
(146-216 fibers 0.780” diameter)
100 30 1.0 305 1356 1.6 491 2184 1.6 573 2550 2.1 765 3402
200 61 1.0 609 2711 1.8 871 3876 1.8 996 4429 2.5 1292 5747
300 91 1.0 914 4067 1.9 1225 5450 2.0 1381 6145 2.8 1761 7833
400 122 1.0 1219 5422 2.0 1566 6965 2.1 1748 7776 3.0 2198 9779
500 152 1.0 1524 6778 2.1 1898 8445 2.2 2103 9354 3.1 2615 11634
600 183 1.0 1828 8133 2.1 2226 9901 2.2 2449 10896 3.2 3018 13424
700 213 1.0 2133 9489 2.2 2549 11340 2.3 2790 12410
800 244 1.0 2438 10844 2.2 2870 12766 2.3 3126 13903
900 274 1.0 2743 12200 2.2 3188 14182
1000 305 1.0 3047 13555 2.3 3505 15591
(218-288 fibers 0.921” diameter)
100 30 1.0 408 1816 0.7 617 2743 1.5 702 3121 2.0 917 4078
200 61 1.0 817 3633 0.8 1106 4919 1.7 1233 5484 2.4 1563 6951
300 91 1.0 1225 5449 0.8 1565 6961 1.9 1723 7665 2.6 2142 9530
400 122 1.0 1633 7265 0.9 2010 8939 2.0 2193 9754 2.8 2687 11952
500 152 1.0 2042 9082 0.9 2446 10879 2.0 2649 11785 2.9 3209 14273
600 183 1.0 2450 10898 0.9 2876 12794 2.1 3097 13778 3.0 3714 16523
700 213 1.0 2858 12714 0.9 3303 14690 2.1 3539 15742
800 244 1.0 3267 14531 0.9 3726 16574 2.2 3976 17686
900 274 1.0 3675 16347 0.9 4147 18448
1000 305 1.0 4083 18164 1.0 4567 20315
(290-432 fibers 0.969” diameter)
100 30 1.0 450 2000 0.7 655 2914 1.5 739 3285 2.0 954 4245
200 61 1.0 899 4000 0.8 1181 5252 1.7 1304 5802 2.4 1633 7265
300 91 1.0 1349 6000 0.9 1677 7459 1.9 1830 8140 2.6 2246 9990
400 122 1.0 1798 8000 0.9 2159 9605 1.9 2335 10387 2.7 2824 12560
500 152 1.0 2248 10000 0.9 2634 11715 2.0 2828 12581 2.9 3379 15030
600 183 1.0 2698 12000 0.9 3103 13801 2.1 3313 14737 3.0 3918 17429
700 213 1.0 3147 14000 0.9 3568 15871 2.1 3792 16868
800 244 1.0 3597 16000 0.9 4031 17930 2.1 4267 18979
900 274 1.0 4046 18000 1.0 4492 19979
1000 305 1.0 4496 20000 1.0 4951 22022

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dry core design temperature range
Typical Spans with 1.0% Installation Sag: Operating -40ºC to +70ºC
• NESC Heavy 1200 ft (366 meters) Storage -50ºC to +70ºC
• NESC Medium 1600 ft (488 meters) Installation -30ºC to +70ºC
• NESC Light 1800 ft (549 meters)
• Longer span lengths available on request

cable components polyethylene or track resistant outer jacket


polyethylene inner jacket
non-hygroscopic core wrap
torque-balanced aramid yarns
non-hygroscopic core wrap
ripcords
gel-filled loose buffer tube
(4-24 optical fibers / tube)
FRP dielectric anti-buckling
water-blocking binder

mechanical data
CABLE DIAMETER CABLE WEIGHT MINUMUN BENDING MINIMUM BENDING MAXIMUM OPERATING ESTIMATED ULTIMATED
FIBER RADIUS (DYNAMIC) RADIUS (STATIC) LOAD BREAKING STRENGTH
COUNT
inch mm lbs/1000’ kg/km inch cm inch cm lbs N lbs N
4 - 60 0.559 14.2 106 157 12 31 6 14 3700 16458 6100 27134
62 - 72 0.575 14.6 115 171 13 32 6 15 3900 17348 6600 29358
74 - 96 0.642 16.3 146 217 14 36 6 16 4300 19127 7600 33807
98 - 120 0.717 18.2 187 278 16 40 7 18 5100 22686 9400 41813
122 - 144 0.811 20.6 236 351 18 45 8 21 6200 27579 9900 44038
146 - 216 0.827 21.0 271 402 18 46 8 21 6800 30248 11700 52044
218 - 288 0.969 24.6 359 533 21 54 10 25 9000 40034 15400 68503
312 - 432 1.001 25.4 384 570 22 56 10 25 9600 42703 15400 68503

typical lengths
FIBER REEL CAPACITY
COUNT feet meters
4 - 144 32800 10000
146 - 216 32800 10000
218 - 288 13100 4000
312 - 432 13100 4000
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ordering information
FIBER OUTER DIAMETER NUMBER OF PART NUMBER
COUNT inches / mm TUBES / FIBERS SINGLE-MODE MULTIMODE 62.5 / 125 MULTIMODE 50 / 125
4 0.559 14.2 1 w/4 (4 fillers) AE0049C511BB7 AE0046C511BB7 AE0045C511BB7
6 0.559 14.2 1 w/6 (4 fillers) AE0069C511BB7 AE0066C511BB7 AE0065C511BB7
8 0.559 14.2 1 w/8 (4 fillers) AE0089C511BB7 AE0086C511BB7 AE0085C511BB7
10 0.559 14.2 1 w/10 (4 fillers) AE0109C511BB7 AE0106C511BB7 AE0105C511BB7
12 0.559 14.2 1 w/12 (4 fillers) AE0129C511BB7 AE0126C511BB7 AE0125C511BB7
18 0.559 14.2 1 w/12, 1 w/6 (3 fillers) AE0189C511BB7 AE0186C511BB7 AE0185C511BB7
24 0.559 14.2 2 w/12 (3 fillers) AE0249C511BB7 AE0246C511BB7 AE0245C511BB7
30 0.559 14.2 2 w/12, 1 w/6 (2 fillers) AE0309C511BB7 AE0306C511BB7 AE0305C511BB7
36 0.559 14.2 3 w/12 (2 fillers) AE0369C511BB7 AE0366C511BB7 AE0365C511BB7
48 0.559 14.2 4 w/12 (1 filler AE0489C511BB7 AE0486C511BB7 AE0485C511BB7
60 0.559 14.2 5 w/12 (no fillers) AE0609C511BB7 AE0606C511BB7 AE0605C511BB7
72 0.575 14.6 6 w/12 (no fillers) AE0729C611BB6 AE0726C611BB6 AE0725C611BB6
84 0.642 16.3 7 w/12 (1 filler AE0849C611BB6 AE0846C611BB6 AE0845C611BB6
96 0.642 16.3 8 w/12 (no fillers) AE0969C611BB6 AE0966C611BB6 AE0965C611BB6
108 0.717 18.2 9 w/12 (1 filler AE1089C611BB6 AE1086C611BB6 AE1085C611BB6
120 0.717 18.2 10 w/12 (no fillers) AE1209C611BB6 AE1206C611BB6 AE1205C611BB6
132 0.811 20.6 11 w/12 (1 filler AE1329CC11BD9 AE1326CC11BD9 AE1325CC11BD9
144 0.811 20.6 12 w/12 (no fillers) AE1449CC11BD9 AE1446CC11BD9 AE1445CC11BD9
156 0.827 21.0 13 w/12 (5 fillers) AE1569CI31BE8 AE1566CI31BE8 AE1565CI31BE8
168 0.827 21.0 14 w/12 (4 fillers) AE1689CI31BE8 AE1686CI31BE8 AE1685CI31BE8
180 0.827 21.0 15 w/12 (3 fillers) AE1809CI31BE8 AE1806CI31BE8 AE1805CI31BE8
192 0.827 21.0 16 w/12 (2 fillers) AE1929CI31BE8 AE1926CI31BE8 AE1925CI31BE8
204 0.827 21.0 17 w/12 (1 filler AE2049CI31BE8 AE2046CI31BE8 AE2045CI31BE8
216 0.827 21.0 18 w/12 (no fillers) AE2169CI31BE8 AE2166CI31BE8 AE2165CI31BE8
228 0.969 24.6 19 w/12 (5 fillers) AE2289CO31BG6 AE2286CO31BG6 AE2285CO31BG6
240 0.969 24.6 20 w/12 (4 fillers) AE2409CO31BG6 AE2406CO31BG6 AE2405CO31BG6
252 0.969 24.6 21 w/12 (3 fillers) AE2529CO31BG6 AE2526CO31BG6 AE2525CO31BG6
264 0.969 24.6 22 w/12 (2 fillers) AE2649CO31BG6 AE2646CO31BG6 AE2645CO31BG6
276 0.969 24.6 23 w/12 (1 filler AE2769CO31BG6 AE2766CO31BG6 AE2765CO31BG6
288 0.969 24.6 24 w/12 (no fillers) AE2889CO31BG6 AE2886CO31BG6 AE2885CO31BG6
312 1.001 25.4 13 w/24 (5 fillers) AE3129OI31BG6 AE3126OI31BG6 AE3125OI31BG6
336 1.001 25.4 14 w/24 (4 fillers) AE3369OI31BG6 AE3366OI31BG6 AE3365OI31BG6
360 1.001 25.4 15 w/24 (3 fillers) AE3609OI31BG6 AE3606OI31BG6 AE3605OI31BG6
384 1.001 25.4 16 w/24 (2 fillers) AE3849OI31BG6 AE3846OI31BG6 AE3845OI31BG6
408 1.001 25.4 17 w/24 (1 filler AE4089OI31BG6 AE4086OI31BG6 AE4085OI31BG6
432 1.001 25.4 18 w/24 (no fillers) AE4329OI31BG6 AE4326OI31BG6 AE4325OI31BG6
Contact customer service or pricing and availability. Non-zero dispersion-shifted fibers are available.

reel information
REEL A REEL B REEL C
Item
inches cm inches cm inches cm
Reel Height 42 106.7 58 147.3 66 167.6
Reel Width Outside 36 91.4 38 96.5 42 106.7
Reel Width Inside 32 81.6 32 81.3 36 91.4
Drum Diameter 23 58.7 28 71.1 36 91.4
Arbor Hole Diameter 3 7.9 3 7.9 3 7.9
Reel Weight With Lagging 180 lbs 82 kg 420 lbs 191 kg 685 lbs 311 kg
AFL provides ADSS cable on three standard sizes of non-returnable wooden reels. Non-standard reel sizes are available upon request.

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sag & tension information
NESC LIGHT LOADING NESC MEDIUM LOADING NESC HEAVY LOADING
SPAN SAG TENSION
SAG TENSION SAG TENSION SAG TENSION
feet meters % lbs N % lbs N % lbs N % lbs N
122 - 144 Fibers - 0.811” diameter
1200 366 1.0 3,534 15,722 0.9 4,294 19,102 2.3 4,685 20,840 3.4 5,749 25,573
1300 396 1.0 3,829 17,032 0.9 4,607 20,494 2.4 5,013 22,298
1400 427 1.0 4,123 18,342 0.9 4,918 21,878 2.4 5,338 23,746
1500 457 1.0 4,418 19,652 0.9 5,228 23,257 2.4 5,662 25,184
1600 488 1.0 4,713 20,963 0.9 5,537 24,631 2.4 5,983 26,614
1700 518 1.0 5,007 22,273 0.9 5,845 26,000
1800 549 1.0 5,302 23,583 0.9 6,152 27,365
146 - 216 Fibers - 0.827” diameter
1200 366 1.0 4,054 18,033 0.9 4,799 21,347 2.2 5,215 23,197 3.2 6,320 28,113
1300 396 1.0 4,392 19,536 0.9 5,154 22,924 2.2 5,585 24,842
1400 427 1.0 4,730 21,038 0.9 5,507 24,495 2.3 5,952 26,476
1500 457 1.0 5,067 22,541 0.9 5,859 26,060 2.3 6,317 28,100
1600 488 1.0 5,405 24,044 0.9 6,209 27,620 2.3 6,680 29,716
1700 518 1.0 5,743 25,547 0.9 6,559 29,176
1800 549 1.0 6,081 27,049 0.9 6,800 30,248
218 - 288 Fibers - 0.969” diameter
1200 366 1.0 5,369 23,881 0.9 6,163 27,414 2.1 6,575 29,249 3.0 7,768 34,552
1300 396 1.0 5,816 25,871 0.9 6,626 29,475 2.1 7,053 31,371
1400 427 1.0 6,263 27,861 0.9 7,088 31,530 2.1 7,527 33,483
1500 457 1.0 6,711 29,851 0.9 7,549 33,579 2.1 8,000 35,584
1600 488 1.0 7,158 31,841 0.9 8,008 35,624 2.1 8,470 37,678
1700 518 1.0 7,605 33,831 1.0 8,467 37,663
1800 549 1.0 8,053 35,821 1.0 8,925 39,700
312 - 432 Fibers - 1.001”diameter
1200 366 1.0 5,742 25,540 0.9 6,503 28,926 2.0 6,902 30,700 3.0 8,074 35,913
1300 396 1.0 6,220 27,668 0.9 6,996 31,119 2.1 7,407 32,948
1400 427 1.0 6,699 29,797 0.9 7,487 33,305 2.1 7,910 35,187
1500 457 1.0 7,177 31,925 1.0 7,978 35,486 2.1 8,411 37,416
1600 488 1.0 7,655 34,053 1.0 8,467 37,663 2.1 8,911 39,638
1700 518 1.0 8,134 36,182 1.0 8,955 39,836
1800 549 1.0 8,612 38,310 1.0 9,443 42,005

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sag & tension information
NESC LIGHT LOADING NESC MEDIUM LOADING NESC HEAVY LOADING
SPAN SAG TENSION
SAG TENSION SAG TENSION SAG TENSION
feet meters % lbs N % lbs N % lbs N % lbs N
4 - 60 Fibers - 0.559” diameter
1200 366 1.0 1,584 7,046 0.8 2,352 10,461 2.7 2,789 12,407 4.09 3,716 16,529
1300 396 1.0 1,716 7,634 0.8 2,510 11,165 2.7 2,968 13,204
1400 427 1.0 1,848 8,221 0.8 2,667 11,862 2.8 3,145 13,991
1500 457 1.0 1,980 8,808 0.8 2,822 12,552 2.8 3,320 14,768
1600 488 1.0 2,112 9,395 0.8 2,976 13,237 2.9 3,493 15,536
1700 518 1.0 2,244 9,982 0.8 3,128 13,916
1800 549 1.0 2,376 10,570 0.8 3,280 14,591
62 - 72 Fibers - 0.575” diameter
1200 366 1.0 1,719 7,646 0.8 2,481 11,036 2.7 2,917 12,976 4.0 3,857 17,157
1300 396 1.0 1,862 8,283 0.8 2,650 11,786 2.7 3,106 13,817
1400 427 1.0 2,005 8,921 0.8 2,816 12,528 2.7 3,293 14,648
1500 457 1.0 2,149 9,558 0.8 2,982 13,264 2.8 3,477 15,468
1600 488 1.0 2,292 10,195 0.8 3,146 13,994 2.8 3,660 16,280
1700 518 1.0 2,435 10,832 0.8 3,309 14,719
1800 549 1.0 2,578 11,469 0.8 3,471 15,439
74 - 96 Fibers - 0.642” diameter
1200 366 1.0 2,187 9,730 0.8 2,931 13,038 2.6 3,346 14,883 3.9 4,313 19,183
1300 396 1.0 2,370 10,540 0.8 3,136 13,948 2.6 3,569 15,874
1400 427 1.0 2,552 11,351 0.8 3,338 14,850 2.6 3,789 16,854
1500 457 1.0 2,734 12,162 0.8 3,540 15,746 2.7 4,007 17,825
1600 488 1.0 2,916 12,973 0.9 3,740 16,636 2.7 4,223 18,787
1700 518 1.0 3,099 13,784 0.9 3,939 17,522
1800 549 1.0 3,281 14,594 0.9 4,137 18,403
98 - 120 Fibers - 0.717” diameter
1200 366 1.0 2,801 12,461 0.9 3,538 15,738 2.4 3,940 17,526 3.6 4,948 22,011
1300 396 1.0 3,035 13,499 0.9 3,791 16,863 2.5 4,210 18,725
1400 427 1.0 3,268 14,538 0.9 4,042 17,982 2.5 4,477 19,914
1500 457 1.0 3,502 15,576 0.9 4,293 19,094 2.5 4,742 21,092
1600 488 1.0 3,735 16,614 0.9 4,541 20,201 2.6 5,005 22,263
1700 518 1.0 3,968 17,653 0.9 4,789 21,304
1800 549 1.0 4,202 18,691 0.9 5,036 22,403

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Accessories
fiber optic cable

ADESDFW2-256 & 307 Mini-Dead Ends


The Mini-Dead Ends are designed for fast and easy installation of your ADSS Mini-Span®
cable. The Mini-Dead End is ideal in crowded distribution environments where its shorter
length allows for efficient installation. This unique low-cost product is used in typical spans
with 1% installation sag.

features
• Easier and quicker installation
ADELD2E-424005 • No special tools or hardware are required for installation
• Smaller and easier to store

ordering information
DESCRIPTION PART #
ADSS mini-span 424 ADELD2E-424005
275 ft NESC heavy, 450 ft NESC medium, 600 ft NESC light
ADEMS 484 ADSS mini-span 484 ADEMS 484
275 ft NESC heavy, 400 ft NESC medium, 525 ft NESC light
ADSS mini-span 535 ADEMS 535
500 ft NESC heavy, 750 ft NESC medium, 900 ft NESC light
Aerial Drop 256 ADESDFW2-256
150 ft NESC heavy, 275 ft NESC medium, 550 ft NESC light
Aerial Drop 307 ADESDFW2-307
220 ft NESC heavy, 400 ft NESC medium, 675 ft NESC light
Contact Customer Service for Dead Ends greater than the
span lengths above.

ADEMS 535

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Wedge Dead End™


(to be used only on ADSS Medium Design cable up to 0.780” diameter, 144 fibers)

AFL Telecommunications offers wedge dead ends that ease and speed ADSS cable instal-
lation. The ADSS Wedge Dead End is ideal in crowded distribution environments because
its shorter length allows for safer and efficient installation. The Wedge Dead End comes
with all parts assembled. The side plates are properly aligned with spacers and self-lock-
ing hex bolts, as well as retainers. Lubricated wedges are pre-installed inside the body of
the dead end. The bail is assembled with stainless steel swaged fittings and
locking disc.

features
• Easier and faster installation
• Lower total system costs
• No special tools or hardware required for installation
• Wedge-type design is safer than spiral wrap style dead ends
• Fewer parts, smaller and easier to store

load rating (for double jacket cables)


• 1500 lbs for 10 inch wedges
• 2400 lbs for 16 inch wedges
Caution: The load ratings shown here are based on performance results of certain cable configurations and
may not be representative of all manufacturers’ ADSS cable designs. ACA strongly recommends that before
using this product, you contact ACA to obtain the recommended load rating and to verify that the wedge dead end
has been qualified for use with the proposed cable. ACA will perform a qualification test at no charge.

specifications
Wedge Length 10.0” or 16.0” depending on cable characteristics
Cable O.D. 0.512” to 0.984” (13mm to 25mm)
Hold Strength 100% of Maximum Rated Cable Load (MRCL)
Maximum Attenuation 0.05 dB at 100% MRCL

ordering information

ADE W XX YY - XX YYY

ADSS Dead End

Wedge Type Cable diameter


Cable Manufacturer Code
Dead End in inches
• AL = Alcoa
Length of wedge component ADSS Jacket Type • BR = Brugg
• 10 = 10 inch type • J2 = Double Layer • PI = Pirelli
• 16 = 16 inch type • J1 = Single Layer • AT = Alcatel
• OF = OFS Brightwave

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Formed Wire Dead End


ordering information

For line or elevation angle changes over 30º.


formed wire dead end (medium)
CABLE O.D. PART #
0.528” ADESE528031C
0.559” ADESE559034C
0.626” ADESE626044C
0.701” ADESE701062C
0.780” ADESE780065C
0.921” ADESE921087C
0.969” ADESE969087C

formed wire dead end (transmission)


CABLE O.D. PART #
0.559” ADELE559061C
0.575” ADELE575066C
0.642” ADELE642076C
0.717” ADELE717094C
0.811” ADELE811099C
0.827” ADELE827117C
0.969” ADELE969154C
1.001” ADELE1001154C
*Custom Sizes Available
*If formed wire double suspension is used between 31- 60°,
formed wire deadend will be used over 60°.

Formed Wire Suspension


ordering information

For line or elevation angle changes up to 30º.


formed wire suspension
(medium / transmission)
CABLE O.D. RANGE PART #
0.512” - 0.536” ASU 512/536
0.537” - 0.559” ASU 537/559
0.574” - 0.598” ASU 574/598
0.626” - 0.632” ASU 626/632
0.633” - 0.666” ASU 633/666
0.683” - 0.710” ASU 683/710
0.711” - 0.728” ASU 711/728
0.751” - 0.786” ASU 751/786
0.787” - 0.814” ASU 787/814
0.815” - 0.845” ASU 815/845
Call customer service for
0.921” - 0.969”
part #.

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Mini-Bracket
Mini Brackets are used for short and medium spans of ADSS fiber optic cable. The
Mini Brackets are sized to fit the specified ADSS diameters. Standard Mini Brackets are
employed with fitted bushings to provide a good support/groove fit and to prevent the
support from damaging the cable. The bolted supports are supplied with aluminum
captive bolts to simplify installation with no loose parts.

ordering information
DESCRIPTION PART #
ADSS Mini-Span 424 AMBB 424
maximum line angle =17°(275 ft NESC heavy, 450 ft NESC medium, 600 ft NESC light)
ADSS Mini-Span 484 AMBB 484-535
maximum line angle =17°(275 ft NESC heavy, 400 ft NESC medium, 525 ft NESC light)
ADSS Mini-Span 535 AMBB 484-535
maximum line angle =17°(350 ft NESC heavy, 550 ft NESC medium, 675 ft NESC light)
Aerial Drop 256 AMBB 256
maximum line angle =17°(150 ft NESC heavy, 275 ft NESC medium, 550 ft NESC light)
Aerial Drop 307 AMBB 307
maximum line angle =17°(220 ft NESC heavy, 400 ft NESC medium, 675 ft NESC light)

Tower Guide Clamp (for Wood Poles)


Guide clamps are typically two groove clamps used to guide the cable to splice locations.
Clamps are spaced 5 to 8 feet apart to help maintain alignment of the cable down the
towers or poles. The guide clamps may be bolted to the tower or poles or adaptors, and
can be supplied for the steel towers, steel poles and concrete poles.

ordering information
aerial drop mini-span, medium & transmission design
CABLE O.D. PART # CABLE O.D. PART #
0.182” - 0.274” AGW 182/274 0.420” - 0.468” AGW 420/468
0.275” - 0.376” AGW 275/376 0.469” - 0.561” AGW 469/561
0.562” - 0.655 AGW 562/655
0.656” - 0.750” AGW 656/750

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Trunion Assemblies
AFL Telecommunications offers trunions with various mounting capabilities – bolted,
banded, or standoff. Trunions reduce installation costs by pulling cable through – no block
or pulley is needed for most applications.

features
• Smaller and more compact design
• Facilitates faster installation
• Color-coded range taking inserts for easy identification
• Versatile mounting styles to fit different structure types
• Lowers the total cost of installation

ordering information
mini-span design
DESCRIPTION PART #
ADSS mini-span 424 ATGN 420/474
maximum line angle = 22°(275 ft NESC heavy, 450 ft NESC medium, 600 ft NESC light)
ADSS mini-span 484 ATGN 475/525
maximum line angle = 22°(275 ft NESC heavy, 400 ft NESC medium, 525 ft NESC light)
ADSS mini-span 535 ATGN 526/575
maximum line angle = 22°(500 ft NESC heavy, 750 ft NESC medium, 900 ft NESC light)

medium & transmission design


CABLE O.D. RANGE PART #
0.475” - 0.525” ATGN475/525
0.526” - 0.575” ATGN 526/575
0.576” - 0.625” ATGN 576/625
0.626” - 0.675” ATGN 626/675
0.676” - 0.725” ATGN 676/725
0.776” - 0.825” ATGN 776/825
0.826” - 0.875” ATGN 826/875
0.876” - 0.925” ATGN 876/925
0.960” - 1.045” ATGN 960/1045

Maximum line angle 22° (600ft NESC Heavy, 850ft NESC Medium, 1050ft NESC Light)
*Not for use on tracking resistant designs. Contact AFL for more information.

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Spiral Vibration Damper


Spiral Vibration Dampers have a helically formed damping section sized for interplay of
damper and cable to provide the action/reaction motion that opposed the natural vibration
wave. A smaller gripping section gently grips the cable so that cable and fiber are not
damaged or distorted and there is no optical signal loss. Spiral dampers are recommended
for the ADSS cable when the combination of span length and tension indicate by vibration
review that external vibration protection is required.

ordering information
mini-span®, medium & transmission design
CABLE O.D. RANGE PART #
0.250” - 0.326” AVD 250/326
0.327” - 0.461” AVD 327/461
0.462” - 0.563” AVD 462/563
0.564” - 0.770” AVD 564/770
0.771” - 0.876” AVD 771/876
0.877” - 1.000” AVD 877/1000
1.000” - 1.210” AVD 1000/1210

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Loose Tube
fiber optic cable

Non-Armored Loose Tube Cable


Acting as the backbone for most of today’s fiber based systems, stranded fiber optic cables
play a critical role in the high speed network. AFL’s Non-Armored Loose Tube fiber optic cables
are designed to provide high fiber counts with the flexibility and versatility required for today’s
most demanding installations. Our cables feature fiber counts up to 576, compliance with EIA/
TIA and REA/RUS PE-90, and are S-Z stranded for easy mid-span access. Industry standard
designs combined with innovative technologies, such as a dry core product, yield a world class
cable that will support today’s and tomorrow’s technological needs.

cable components
product applications
• Long Haul Networking
• Building Interconnections (Campus LAN)
• Trunking Lines Direct to
Telecommunications Closet
• Local Loop
• Distance Learning
• Distribution
• Intrabuilding Backbones mechanical data
MAXIMUM LENGTHS*
temperature range SINGLE-MODE MULTIMODE
FIBER
Operating . . . . . . . . . . . . -40ºC to +70ºC COUNT feet meters feet meters
Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . -40ºC to +75ºC 6 - 60 28,500 8,700 26,200 8,000
Installation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0ºC to +70ºC 72 - 96 32,800 10,000 26,200 8,000
108 -120 31,100 9,500 26,200 8,000
132 - 144 22,900 7,000 23,000 7,000
216 19,600 6,000 20,000 7,000
288 - 432 14,100 4300 14,000 4,300
576 10,800 3300 11,000 3,300
* Longer lengths may be available upon request.

optical information
MAXIMUM ATTENUATION OVERFILL LAUNCH MIN. BANDWIDTH GIGABIT ETHERNET MIN. LINK
FIBER TYPE (dB/km) (MHz•km) Distance (meters)
850nm 1300nm 1550nm 850nm 1300nm 850nm 1300nm
(6) 62.5/125 GIGA-Link™ 300 3.5 1.2 N/A 200 600 300 550
(8) 62.5/125 GIGA-Link™ 1000 3.5 1.2 N/A 350 600 500 1000
(5) 50/125 GIGA-Link™ 600 3.5 1.2 N/A 500 500 600 600
(7) 50/125 GIGA-Link™ 2000 3.5 1.2 N/A 500 800 750 2000
(9) Single-mode N/A 0.4 0.3 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Gigabit Ethernet Minimum Link Distances are based on “bandwidth”/modal dispersion constraints.
Actual link distances may be constrained by attenuation, depending on specific loss budget.
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Non-Armored Loose Tube Cable


ordering information
MAXIMUM TENSILE LOAD MINIMUM BEND RADIUS
PART FIBER NUMBER OF NOMINAL DIAMETER NOMINAL WEIGHT
lbs (N) inches (cm)
NUMBER COUNT TUBES/FIBERS
inches mm lbs/1,000ft kg/km Short Term Long Term Short Term Long Term
LE006ÜC5101N1 6 1w/6 (4 fillers) 0.43 11.0 57 85 600 (2670) 200 (890) 8.7 (22.0) 4.3 (11.0)
LE012ÜC5101N1 12 1w/12 (4 fillers) 0.43 11.0 57 85 600 (2670) 200 (890) 8.7 (22.0) 4.3 (11.0)
LE018ÜC5101N1 18 1w/12,1w/6 (3 fillers) 0.43 11.0 60 90 600 (2670) 200 (890) 8.7 (22.0) 4.3 (11.0)
LE024ÜC5101N1 24 2w/12 (3 fillers) 0.43 11.0 60 90 600 (2670) 200 (890) 8.7 (22.0) 4.3 (11.0)
LE030ÜC5101N1 30 2w/12,1w/6 (2 fillers) 0.43 11.0 60 90 600 (2670) 200 (890) 8.7 (22.0) 4.3 (11.0)
LE036ÜC5101N1 36 3w/12 (2 fillers) 0.43 11.0 60 90 600 (2670) 200 (890) 8.7 (22.0) 4.3 (11.0)
LE048ÜC5101N1 48 4w/12 (1 filler) 0.43 11.0 60 90 600 (2670) 200 (890) 8.7 (22.0) 4.3 (11.0)
LE060ÜC5101N1 60 5w/12 (no fillers) 0.43 11.0 60 90 600 (2670) 200 (890) 8.7 (22.0) 4.3 (11.0)
LE072ÜC6101N1 72 6w/12 (no fillers) 0.45 11.5 71 105 600 (2670) 200 (890) 9.1 (23.0) 4.7 (12.0)
LE084ÜC8101N1 84 7w/12 (1 filler) 0.52 13.3 91 135 600 (2670) 200 (890) 9.8 (25.0) 5.5 (14.0)
LE096ÜC8101N1 96 8w/12 (no fillers) 0.52 13.3 91 135 600 (2670) 200 (890) 10.6 (27.0) 5.5 (14.0)
LE108ÜCA101N1 108 9w/12 (1 filler) 0.59 15.1 118 175 600 (2670) 200 (890) 11.4 (29.0) 5.9 (15.0)
LE120ÜCA101N1 120 l0w/12 (no fillers) 0.59 15.1 118 175 600 (2670) 200 (890) 12.2 (31.0) 5.9 (15.0)
LE132ÜCC101N1 132 11w/12 (1 filler) 0.67 17.0 144 215 600 (2670) 200 (890) 12.6 (32.0) 6.7 (17.0)
LE144ÜCC101N1 144 12w/12 (no fillers) 0.67 17.0 144 215 600 (2670) 200 (890) 13.4 (34.0) 6.7 (17.0)
LE216ÜCI301N1 216 18w/12 (no fillers) 0.74 18.9 178 265 600 (2670) 200 (890) 15.0 (38.0) 7.5 (19.0)
LE288ÜCO301N1 288 12w/24 (no fillers) 0.85 21.6 239 355 600 (2670) 200 (890) 17.3 (44.0) 8.7 (22.0)
LE432ÜIO301N1 432 18w/24 (no fillers) 0.85 21.6 239 355 600 (2670) 200 (890) 17.3 (44.0) 8.7 (22.0)
LE576ÜOO301N1 576 24w/24 (no fillers) 1.00 25.3 309 460 600 (2670) 200 (890) 20.1 (51.0) 10.2 (26.0)
Note: Diameter and weight subject to change without notice

Ü Fiber Types – Replace asterisk (Ü) in part number with number corresponding to desired fiber type below.

5 = 50/125µm multimode GIGA-Link™ 600


7 = 50/125µm multimode GIGA-Link™ 2000
6 = 62.5/125µm multimode GIGA-Link™ 300
8 = 62.5/125µm multimode GIGA-Link™ 1000
9 = Single-mode
Q = Non-zero dispersion-shifted single-mode

reel information
REEL A REEL B REEL C
Item
inches cm inches cm inches cm
Reel Height 42 106.7 58 147.3 66 167.6
Reel Width Outside 36 91.4 38 96.5 42 106.7
Reel Width Inside 32 81.6 32 81.3 36 91.4
Drum Diameter 23 58.7 28 71.1 36 91.4
Arbor Hole Diameter 3 7.9 3 7.9 3 7.9
Reel Weight With Lagging 180 lbs 82 kg 420 lbs 191 kg 685 lbs 311 kg
AFL provides ADSS cable on three standard sizes of non-returnable wooden reels. Non-standard reel sizes are available upon request.

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fiber optic cable

Armored Loose Tube Cable –


Single Jacket/Single Armor
Acting as the backbone for most of today’s fiber based systems, stranded fiber optic cables play
a critical role in the high speed network. AFL’s Armored Loose Tube Single Jacket/Single Armor
fiber optic cables are designed to provide high fiber counts with the flexibility and versatility
required for today’s most demanding installations, including direct buried. Our stranded design
cables feature fiber counts up to 144, compliance with EIA/TIA and REA/RUS PE-90, and are
S-Z stranded for easy mid-span access. Industry standard designs combined with innovative
technologies, such as a dry core product, yield a world class cable that will support today’s and
tomorrow’s technological needs.

cable components

product applications
• Long Haul Networking
• Building Interconnections (Campus LAN)
• Trunking Lines Direct to
Telecommunications Closet
• Local Loop
• Distance Learning
• Distribution mechanical data
• Intrabuilding Backbones MAXIMUM LENGTHS*
SINGLE-MODE MULTIMODE
FIBER COUNT
temperature range feet meters feet meters
6 - 72
Operating - 40ºC to + 70ºC
84 - 96
Storage - 40ºC to + 75ºC 20,000 6,000 20,000 6,000
108 -120
Installation 0ºC to + 70ºC 132 - 144
* Longer lengths may be available upon request.

optical information
MAXIMUM ATTENUATION OVERFILL LAUNCH MIN. BANDWIDTH GIGABIT ETHERNET MIN. LINK
FIBER TYPE (dB/km) (MHz•km) Distance (meters)
850nm 1300nm 1550nm 850nm 1300nm 850nm 1300nm
62.5/125 GIGA-Link™ 300 3.5 1.2 N/A 200 600 300 550
62.5/125 GIGA-Link™ 1000 3.5 1.2 N/A 350 600 500 1000
50/125 GIGA-Link™ 600 3.5 1.2 N/A 500 500 600 600
50/125 GIGA-Link™ 2000 3.5 1.2 N/A 500 800 750 2000
Single-mode N/A 0.40 0.30 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Gigabit Ethernet Minimum Link Distances are based on “bandwidth”/modal dispersion constraints.
Actual link distances may be constrained by attenuation, depending on specific loss budget.

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Armored Loose Tube Cable –


Single Jacket/Single Armor
ordering information
NOMINAL NOMINAL MAXIMUM TENSILE LOAD MINIMUM BEND RADIUS
PART FIBER NUMBER OF DIAMETER WEIGHT lbs (N) inches (cm)
NUMBER COUNT TUBES/FIBERS
inches mm lbs/1,000ft kg/km Short Term Long Term Short Term Long Term
LE006Ü65201S1 6 1w/6 (4 fillers) 0.54 13.7 104 155 600 (2670) 200 (890) 11.0 (28.0) 5.5 (14.0)
LE012ÜC5201S1 12 1w/12 (4 fillers) 0.54 13.7 104 155 600 (2670) 200 (890) 11.0 (28.0) 5.5 (14.0)
LE018ÜC5201S1 18 1w/12,1w/6 (3 fillers) 0.54 13.7 104 155 600 (2670) 200 (890) 11.0 (28.0) 5.5 (14.0)
LE024ÜC5201S1 24 2w/12 (3 fillers) 0.54 13.7 104 155 600 (2670) 200 (890) 11.0 (28.0) 5.5 (14.0)
LE030ÜC5201S1 30 2w/12,1w/6 (2 fillers) 0.54 13.7 104 155 600 (2670) 200 (890) 11.0 (28.0) 5.5 (14.0)
LE036ÜC5201S1 36 3w/12 (2 fillers) 0.54 13.7 104 155 600 (2670) 200 (890) 11.0 (28.0) 5.5 (14.0)
LE048ÜC5201S1 48 4w/12 (1 filler) 0.54 13.7 108 160 600 (2670) 200 (890) 11.0 (28.0) 5.5 (14.0)
LE060ÜC5201S1 60 5w/12 (no fillers) 0.54 13.7 108 160 600 (2670) 200 (890) 11.0 (28.0) 5.5 (14.0)
LE072ÜC6201SI 72 6w/12 (no fillers) 0.56 14.2 118 175 600 (2670) 200 (890) 11.4 (29.0) 5.9 (15.0)
LE084ÜC8201S1 84 7w/12 (1 filler) 0.63 16.0 144 215 600 (2670) 200 (890) 12.2 (31.0) 6.3 (16.0)
LE096ÜC8201S1 96 8w/12 (no fillers) 0.63 16.0 144 215 600 (2670) 200 (890) 12.6 (32.0) 6.3 (16.0)
LE108ÜCA201S1 108 9w/12 (1 filler) 0. 70 17.9 175 260 600 (2670) 200 (890) 13.4 (34.0) 7.1 (18.0)
LE120ÜCA201S1 120 10w/12 (no fillers) 0. 70 17.9 175 260 600 (2670) 200 (890) 14.2 (36.0) 7.1 (18.0)
LE132ÜCC201S1 132 11w/12 (1 filler) 0. 78 19.7 212 315 600 (2670) 200 (890) 15.0 (38.0) 7.9 (20.0)
LE144ÜCC201S1 144 12w/12 (no fillers) 0. 78 19.7 212 315 600 (2670) 200 (890) 15.7 (40.0) 7.9 (20.0)
Note: Diameter and weight subject to change without notice

Ü Fiber Types – Replace asterisk (Ü) in part number with number corresponding to desired fiber type below.

5 = 50/125µm multimode GIGA-Link™ 600


7 = 50/125µm multimode GIGA-Link™ 2000
6 = 62.5/125µm multimode GIGA-Link™ 300
8 = 62.5/125µm multimode GIGA-Link™ 1000
9 = Single-mode\
Q = Non-zero dispersion-shifted single-mode

reel information
REEL A REEL B REEL C
Item
inches cm inches cm inches cm
Reel Height 42 106.7 58 147.3 66 167.6
Reel Width Outside 36 91.4 38 96.5 42 106.7
Reel Width Inside 32 81.6 32 81.3 36 91.4
Drum Diameter 23 58.7 28 71.1 36 91.4
Arbor Hole Diameter 3 7.9 3 7.9 3 7.9
Reel Weight With Lagging 180 lbs 82 kg 420 lbs 191 kg 685 lbs 311 kg
AFL provides ADSS cable on three standard sizes of non-returnable wooden reels. Non-standard reel sizes are available upon request.

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fiber optic cable

Armored Loose Tube Cable –


Double Jacket/Single Armor
Acting as the backbone for most of today’s fiber based systems, stranded fiber optic cables
play a critical role in the high speed network. AFL’s Armored Loose Tube Double Jacket/Single
Armor fiber optic cables are designed to provide high fiber counts with the flexibility and
versatility required for today’s most demanding installations, including direct buried. Our
stranded armored cables feature fiber counts up to 144, compliance with EIA/TIA and REA/RUS
PE-90, and are S-Z stranded for easy mid-span access. Industry standard designs combined
with innovative technologies, such as a dry core product, yield a world class cable that will
support today’s and tomorrow’s technological needs.

cable components

product applications
• Long Haul Networking
• Building Interconnections (Campus LAN)
• Trunking Lines Direct to
Telecommunications Closet
• Local Loop
• Distance Learning
• Distribution mechanical data
• Intrabuilding Backbones MAXIMUM LENGTHS*
SINGLE-MODE MULTIMODE
FIBER COUNT
temperature range feet meters feet meters
6 - 72 20,000 6,000 20,000 6,000
Operating - 40ºC to + 70ºC
84 - 96 14,700 4,500 14,700 4,500
Storage - 40ºC to + 75ºC 108 -120 13,000 4,000 13,000 4,000
Installation 0ºC to + 70ºC 132 - 144 11,100 3,400 11,100 3,400
* Longer lengths may be available upon request.

optical information
MAXIMUM ATTENUATION OVERFILL LAUNCH MIN. BANDWIDTH GIGABIT ETHERNET MIN. LINK
FIBER TYPE (dB/km) (MHz•km) Distance (meters)
850nm 1300nm 1550nm 850nm 1300nm 850nm 1300nm
62.5/125 GIGA-Link™ 300 3.5 1.2 N/A 200 600 300 550
62.5/125 GIGA-Link™ 1000 3.5 1.2 N/A 350 600 500 1000
50/125 GIGA-Link™ 600 3.5 1.2 N/A 500 500 600 600
50/125 GIGA-Link™ 2000 3.5 1.2 N/A 500 800 750 2000
Single-mode N/A 0.40 0.30 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Gigabit Ethernet Minimum Link Distances are based on “bandwidth”/modal dispersion constraints.
Actual link distances may be constrained by attenuation, depending on specific loss budget.

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Armored Loose Tube Cable –


Double Jacket/Single Armor
ordering information
NOMINAL NOMINAL MAXIMUM TENSILE LOAD MINIMUM BEND RADIUS
PART FIBER NUMBER OF DIAMETER WEIGHT lbs (N) inches (cm)
NUMBER COUNT TUBES/FIBERS
inches mm lbs/1,000ft kg/km Short Term Long Term Short Term Long Term
LE006Ü65111S1 6 1w/6 (4 fillers) 0.63 16.0 142 210 600 (2670) 200 (890) 12.6 (32.0) 6.3 (16.0)
LE012ÜC5111S1 12 1w/12 (4 fillers) 0.63 16.0 142 210 600 (2670) 200 (890) 12.6 (32.0) 6.3 (16.0)
LE018ÜC5111S1 18 1w/12,1w/6 (3 fillers) 0.63 16.0 142 210 600 (2670) 200 (890) 12.6 (32.0) 6.3 (16.0)
LE024ÜC5111S1 24 2w/12 (3 fillers) 0.63 16.0 142 210 600 (2670) 200 (890) 12.6 (32.0) 6.3 (16.0)
LE030ÜC5111S1 30 2w/12,1w/6 (2 fillers) 0.63 16.0 142 210 600 (2670) 200 (890) 12.6 (32.0) 6.3 (16.0)
LE036ÜC5111S1 36 3w/12 (2 fillers) 0.63 16.0 142 210 600 (2670) 200 (890) 12.6 (32.0) 6.3 (16.0)
LE048ÜC5111S1 48 4w/12 (1 filler) 0.63 16.0 142 210 600 (2670) 200 (890) 12.6 (32.0) 6.3 (16.0)
LE060ÜC5111S1 60 5w/12 (no fillers) 0.63 16.0 142 210 600 (2670) 200 (890) 12.6 (32.0) 6.3 (16.0)
LE072ÜC6111S1 72 6w/12 (no fillers) 0.65 16.5 162 240 600 (2670) 200 (890) 13.0 (33.0) 6.5 (16.5)
LE084ÜC8111S1 84 7w/12 (1 filler) 0.72 18.3 180 270 600 (2670) 200 (890) 14.4 (36.6) 7.2 (18.3)
LE096ÜC8111S1 96 8w/12 (no fillers) 0.72 18.3 180 270 600 (2670) 200 (890) 14.4 (36.6) 7.2 (18.3)
LE108ÜCA111S1 108 9w/12 (1 filler) 0. 79 20.1 219 325 600 (2670) 200 (890) 15.8 (40.2) 7.9 (20.1)
LE120ÜCA111S1 120 10w/12 (no fillers) 0. 79 20.1 219 325 600 (2670) 200 (890) 15.8 (40.2) 7.9 (20.1)
LE132ÜCC111S1 132 11w/12 (1 filler) 0. 87 22.0 259 385 600 (2670) 200 (890) 17.4 (44.0) 8.7 (22.0)
LE144ÜCC111S1 144 12w/12 (no fillers) 0. 87 22.0 259 385 600 (2670) 200 (890) 17.4 (44.0) 8.7 (22.0)
Note: Diameter and weight subject to change without notice

Ü Fiber Types – Replace asterisk (Ü) in part number with number corresponding to desired fiber type below.

5 = 50/125µm multimode GIGA-Link™ 600


7 = 50/125µm multimode GIGA-Link™ 2000
6 = 62.5/125µm multimode GIGA-Link™ 300
8 = 62.5/125µm multimode GIGA-Link™ 1000
9 = Single-mode
Q = Non-zero dispersion-shifted single-mode

reel information
REEL A REEL B REEL C
Item
inches cm inches cm inches cm
Reel Height 42 106.7 58 147.3 66 167.6
Reel Width Outside 36 91.4 38 96.5 42 106.7
Reel Width Inside 32 81.6 32 81.3 36 91.4
Drum Diameter 23 58.7 28 71.1 36 91.4
Arbor Hole Diameter 3 7.9 3 7.9 3 7.9
Reel Weight With Lagging 180 lbs 82 kg 420 lbs 191 kg 685 lbs 311 kg
AFL provides ADSS cable on three standard sizes of non-returnable wooden reels. Non-standard reel sizes are available upon request.

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Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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fiber optic cable

Indoor/Outdoor Loose Tube Cable


Indoor/outdoor stranded loose tube combines the robust mechanical and environmental
characteristics of an outside plant cable with the flexibility of an inside plant riser cable. By
installing indoor/outdoor stranded loose tube, costly splice locations entering into a building
are avoided, being routed directly from the outside plant to telecommunications closets, or
main distribution frames (MDF) through the riser of a building and eliminating the “50-foot
rule.” Indoor/Outdoor Stranded Design loose tube cable is moisture and U.V. resistant, S-Z
stranded for easy mid-span access, UL-listed type OFNR (UL1666) riser rated, and can be
used in both duct and lashed applications.

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MAXIMUM LENGTHS*

FIBER SINGLE-MODE MULTIMODE


COUNT feet meters feet meters
temperature range
6 - 60 32,800 8,000 26,200 8,000
Operating - 40ºC to + 70ºC
72 32,800 8,000 26,200 8,000
Storage - 40ºC to + 75ºC
84 - 96 32,800 8,000 26,200 8,000
Installation 0ºC to + 70ºC 108 - 120 31,100 8,000 26,200 8,000
132 - 144 22,900 7,000 23,000 7,000
* Longer lengths may be available.

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Indoor/Outdoor Loose Tube Cable


ordering information
MAXIMUM TENSILE LOAD MINIMUM BEND RADIUS
ITEM FIBER NUMBER OF NOMINAL DIAMETER NOMINAL WEIGHT
lbs. (N) inches (cm)
NUMBER COUNT TUBES/FIBERS
inches (mm) lbs/1,000ft (kg/km) Short Term Long Term Short Term Long Term
LV006ÜC5101N1 6 1w/6 (4 fillers) 0.53 (13.4) 114 (170) 600 (2700) 200 (890) 8.0 (20.1) 5.3 (13.4)
LV012ÜC5101N1 12 1w/12 (4 fillers) 0.53 (13.4) 114 (170) 600 (2700) 200 (890) 8.0 (20.1) 5.3 (13.4)
LV018ÜC5101N1 18 1w/12, 1w/6 (3 fillers) 0.53 (13.4) 114 (170) 600 (2700) 200 (890) 8.0 (20.1) 5.3 (13.4)
LV024ÜC5101N1 24 2w/12 (3 fillers) 0.53 (13.4) 114 (170) 600 (2700) 200 (890) 8.0 (20.1) 5.3 (13.4)
LV030ÜC5101N1 30 2w/12, 1w/6 (2 fillers) 0.53 (13.4) 114 (170) 600 (2700) 200 (890) 8.0 (20.1) 5.3 (13.4)
LV036ÜC5101N1 36 3w/12 (2 fillers) 0.53 (13.4) 114 (170) 600 (2700) 200 (890) 8.0 (20.1) 5.3 (13.4)
LV048ÜC5101N1 48 4w/12 (1 filler) 0.53 (13.4) 114 (170) 600 (2700) 200 (890) 8.0 (20.1) 5.3 (13.4)
LV060ÜC5101N1 60 5w/12 (No fillers) 0.53 (13.4) 114 (170) 600 (2700) 200 (890) 8.0 (20.1) 5.3 (13.4)
LV072ÜC6101N1 72 6w/12 (No fillers) 0.56 (14.2) 128 (190) 600 (2700) 200 (890) 8.4 (21.3) 5.6 (14.2)
LV084ÜC8101N1 84 7w/12 (1 filler) 0.63 (16.0) 161 (240) 600 (2700) 200 (890) 9.5 (24.2) 6.3 (16.1)
LV096ÜC8101N1 96 8w/12 (No fillers) 0.63 (16.0) 161 (240) 600 (2700) 200 (890) 9.5 (24.2) 6.3 (16.1)
LV108ÜCC101N1 108 9w/12 (3 fillers) 0.77 (19.6) 256 (380) 600 (2700) 200 (890) 11.6 (29.4) 7.7 (19.6)
LV120ÜCC101N1 120 10w/12 (2 fillers) 0.77 (19.6) 256 (380) 600 (2700) 200 (890) 11.6 (29.4) 7.7 (19.6)
LV132ÜCC101N1 132 11w/12 (1 filler) 0.77 (19.6) 256 (380) 600 (2700) 200 (890) 11.6 (29.4) 7.7 (19.6)
LV144ÜCC101N1 144 12w/12 (No fillers) 0.77 (19.6) 256 (380) 600 (2700) 200 (890) 11.6 (29.4) 7.7 (19.6)

Note: Diameter and weight subject to change without notice

Ü Fiber Types – Replace asterisk (Ü) in part number with number corresponding to desired fiber type below.

5 = 50/125µm multimode GIGA-Link™ 600


7 = 50/125µm multimode GIGA-Link™ 2000
6 = 62.5/125µm multimode GIGA-Link™ 300
8 = 62.5/125µm multimode GIGA-Link™ 1000
9 = Single-mode
Q = Non-zero dispersion-shifted single-mode

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Uniflex® Non-Armored
Loose Tube Cable
product applications temperature range
• Service (Drop) Cables Operating . . . . . . . . . . . -40ºC to + 70ºC
• Building Interconnections (Campus LAN) Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . -40ºC to + 75ºC
• Connectorized Trunking Cables Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0ºC to + 70ºC
• Distance Learning
• Distribution
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mechanical data
MAXIMUM LENGTHS*

FIBER SINGLE-MODE MULTIMODE


COUNT feet meters feet meters
2 - 12 20,000 6,000 20,000 6,000
* Longer lengths may be available.

ordering information
MAXIMUM TENSILE LOAD MINIMUM BEND RADIUS
ITEM FIBER NOMINAL DIAMETER NOMINAL WEIGHT
lbs (N) inches (cm)
NUMBER COUNT
inches (mm) lbs/1,000ft (kg/km) Short Term Long Term Short Term Long Term
LE002Ü21100N1 2
LE004Ü41100N1 4
LE006Ü61100N1 6
0.31 (7.8) 34 (50) 600 (2670) 200 (890) 6.3 (16.0) 3.1 (8.0)
LE008Ü81100N1 8
LE010ÜA1100N1 10
LE012ÜC1100N1 12
Note: Diameter and weight subject to change without notice

Ü Fiber Types – Replace asterisk (Ü) in part number with number corresponding to desired fiber type below.

5 = 50/125µm multimode GIGA-Link™ 600


7 = 50/125µm multimode GIGA-Link™ 2000
6 = 62.5/125µm multimode GIGA-Link™ 300
8 = 62.5/125µm multimode GIGA-Link™ 1000
9 = Single-mode
Q = Non-zero dispersion-shifted single-mode

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Uniflex® Armored
Loose Tube Cable
product applications temperature range
• Service (Drop) Cables Operating . . . . . . . . . . . -40ºC to + 70ºC
• Building Interconnections (Campus LAN) Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . -40ºC to + 75ºC
• Connectorized Trunking Cables Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0ºC to + 70ºC
• Distance Learning
• Distribution
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mechanical data
MAXIMUM LENGTHS*

FIBER SINGLE-MODE MULTIMODE


COUNT feet meters feet meters
2 - 12 14,800 4,500 14,800 4,500
* Longer lengths may be available.

ordering information
MAXIMUM TENSILE LOAD MINIMUM BEND RADIUS
ITEM FIBER NOMINAL DIAMETER NOMINAL WEIGHT
lbs (N) inches (cm)
NUMBER COUNT
inches (mm) lbs/1,000ft (kg/km) Short Term Long Term Short Term Long Term
LE002Ü21200S1 2
LE004Ü41200S1 4
LE006Ü61200S1 6
0.48 (12.2) 95 (140) 600 (2670) 200 (890) 9.0 (24.0) 4.8 (12.0)
LE008Ü81200S1 8
LE010ÜA1200S1 10
LE012ÜC1200S1 12

Note: Diameter and weight subject to change without notice

Ü Fiber Types – Replace asterisk (Ü) in part number with number corresponding to desired fiber type below.

5 = 50/125µm multimode GIGA-Link™ 600


7 = 50/125µm multimode GIGA-Link™ 2000
6 = 62.5/125µm multimode GIGA-Link™ 300
8 = 62.5/125µm multimode GIGA-Link™ 1000
9 = Single-mode
Q = Non-zero dispersion-shifted single-mode

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Uniflex® Indoor/Outdoor
Loose Tube Cable
Single tube products allow for installations that require a high degree of flexibility combined
with a small cable diameter. AFL Telecommunications has designed a cable that has all the
characteristics of stranded loose tube cables from a mechanical and environmental standpoint,
combined with the high flexibility and small diameter requirements of real world installations.
This cable is the ultimate solution for flexible, connectorized applications, as well as crowded
ducts in existing fiber applications, and can be lashed to an aerial messenger. Our Uniflex®
Indoor/Outdoor not only services the outside plant environment, but also qualifies as an Indoor/
Outdoor cable, allowing potential cost savings with fewer splice points. AFL Uniflex® Indoor/
product applications Outdoor complies with EIA/TIA standards and is ETL listed for OFNR use.
• Service (Drop) Cables
• Building Interconnections (Campus LAN) temperature range
• Connectorized Trunking Cables Operating - 40ºC to + 70ºC
• Distance Learning Storage - 40ºC to + 75ºC
• Distribution Installation -20ºC to + 70ºC

mechanical data
TYPICAL MAXIMUM* LENGTHS
SINGLE-MODE MULTIMODE
FIBER COUNT
feet meters feet meters
2-12 20,000 6,000 20,000 6,000
* Longer lengths may be available.

ordering information
MAXIMUM TENSILE LOAD MINIMUM BEND RADIUS
PART FIBER NOMINAL DIA. NOMINAL WT.
lbs (N) inches (cm)
NUMBER COUNT
inches (mm) lbs/1000ft (kg/km) Short Term Long Term Short Term Long Term
LV002ÜC1100N1 2 0.33 (8.4) 50 (75) 600 (2670) 200 (890) 6.7 (17.0) 3.5 (9.0)
LV004ÜC1100N1 4 0.33 (8.4) 50 (75) 600 (2670) 200 (890) 6.7 (17.0) 3.5 (9.0)
LV006ÜC1100N1 6 0.33 (8.4) 50 (75) 600 (2670) 200 (890) 6.7 (17.0) 3.5 (9.0)
LV008ÜC1100N1 8 0.33 (8.4) 50 (75) 600 (2670) 200 (890) 6.7 (17.0) 3.5 (9.0)
LV010ÜC1100N1 10 0.33 (8.4) 50 (75) 600 (2670) 200 (890) 6.7 (17.0) 3.5 (9.0)
LV012ÜC1100N1 12 0.33 (8.4) 50 (75) 600 (2670) 200 (890) 6.7 (17.0) 3.5 (9.0)
Note: Diameter and weight subject to change without notice

Ü Fiber Types – Replace asterisk (Ü) in part number with number corresponding to desired fiber type below.

5 = 50/125µm multimode GIGA-Link™ 600


7 = 50/125µm multimode GIGA-Link™ 2000
6 = 62.5/125µm multimode GIGA-Link™ 300
8 = 62.5/125µm multimode GIGA-Link™ 1000
9 = Single-mode
Q = Non-zero dispersion-shifted single-mode
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Heavy Duty Uniflex®


Indoor/Outdoor Loose Tube Cable
product applications temperature range
• Service (Drop) Cables Operating . . . . . . . . . . . . -40ºC to +70ºC
• Building Interconnections (Campus LAN) Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . -40ºC to +75ºC
• Connectorized Trunking Cables Installation. . . . . . . . . . . . . 0ºC to +70ºC
• Distance Learning
• Distribution cable components
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MAXIMUM LENGTHS*

FIBER SINGLE-MODE MULTIMODE


COUNT feet meters feet meters
2 - 12 20,000 6,000 20,000 6,000
* Longer lengths may be available.

ordering information
MAXIMUM TENSILE LOAD MINIMUM BEND RADIUS
ITEM FIBER NOMINAL DIAMETER NOMINAL WEIGHT
lbs (N) inches (cm)
NUMBER COUNT
inches (mm) lbs/1,000ft (kg/km) Short Term Long Term Short Term Long Term
LU002*C1100N1 2
LU004*C1100N1 4
LU006*C1100N1 6
0.310 (7.8) 34 (50) 600 (2670) 200 (890) 6.3 (16.0) 3.1 (8.0)
LU008*C1100N1 8
LU010*C1100N1 10
LU012*C1100N1 12

MAXIMUM TENSILE LOAD MINIMUM BEND RADIUS


ITEM FIBER NOMINAL DIAMETER NOMINAL WEIGHT
lbs. (N) inches (cm)
NUMBER COUNT
inches (mm) lbs/1,000ft (kg/km) Short Term Long Term Short Term Long Term
LU002*C1200N1 2
LU004*C1200N1 4
LU006*C1200N1 6
0.366 (9.3) 40 (65) 600 (2670) 200 (890) 7.5 (19.0) 3.7 (9.5)
LU008*C1200N1 8
LU010*C1200N1 10
LU012*C1200N1 12
Note: Diameter and weight subject to change without notice
* Fiber Types:
5 = 50/125µm multimode GIGA-Link™ 600
6 = 62.5/125µm multimode GIGA-Link™ 300
7 = 50/125µm multimode GIGA-Link™ 2000
8 = 62.5/125µm multimode GIGA-Link™ 1000
9 = Single-mode
Q = Non-zero dispersion-shifted single-mode
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MicroCore
®
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®
MicroCore
MicroCore® is an advanced fiber optic cable technology that allows maximum utilization of existing
or future conduit systems with minimal initial investment. Using microduct technology, MicroCore
cables are jetted through a network of microducts. Changing or adding to your network is as simple
as jetting new fiber optic cables through existing microducts that are part of your conduit system.
That reduces up-front capital costs and allows you to build a network to the size you need it today,
while providing the ability to easily expand future capacity.

Dielectric Access MicroCore


advantages
Minimize Investment and Boost Revenue
Using microduct technology, MicroCore allows you to deploy fiber when you need it. That saves up-
front capital expense and allows you to deploy deeper into your network. With greater loop penetra-
tion, you can sign up more subscribers and generate revenue more quickly.
Future-proof Your Network
Because MicroCore allows you to install fiber only when you need it, you can ensure that future
installations will use the latest fiber optic technology. So you can upgrade your network in step with
fiber technology advancements, and scale it to the size you need.
Override Existing Networks
Dielectric Uni-Tube MicroCore
MicroCore has the flexibility to easily override existing networks. An override allows MicroCore cables
and microducts to be jetted into conduit systems with existing cable, to expand networks that are at
capacity. No need to get expensive and time consuming permits, disrupt network performance, or
pay for property damage for sidewalk or pavement removal.

features
Dielectric Access MicroCore
• Based on proven AFL fiber optic cable technology
• Three Buffer Tubes - Access Design
• 24 Fibers in each tube
Ruggedized MicroCore
• High density (Up to 72 fibers in a 12/10 mm microduct)
• Fiber in groups of 12 using standard colored string binders
• Tested in accordance with Bellcore GR-20-CORE, Issue 2
• Special Outer Jacket Material

Dielectric Uni-Tube microCore


• Based on proven AFL fiber optic cable technology
• Extremely high density (Up to 72 fibers in a 10/8 mm microduct)
• Fiber in groups of 12 using standard colored string binders
• Tested in accordance with Bellcore GR-20-CORE, Issue 2
• Special Outer Jacket Material

Ruggdized MicroCore
• Based on proven AFL fiber optic cable technology
• Hermetically sealed; laser-welded stainless steel tube
• Stainless Steel crush resistant cable
• Extremely high density (Up to 72 fibers in a 10/8 mm microduct)
• Fiber in groups of 12 using standard colored string binders
• Tested in accordance with Bellcore GR-20-CORE, Issue 2
• Special Outer Jacket Material

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®
MicroCore
specifications
MAXIMUM ATTENUATION (dB/km) BANDWIDTH (MHz• km)
850 nm 1300 nm 1310 nm 1550 nm 850 nm 1300nm
62.5/125 1.2 n/a n/a 200 600
50/125 3.5 1.2 n/a n/a 500 500
Single-mode n/a n/a 0.40 0.30 n/a n/a

MECHANICAL DATA Dielectric Access MicroCore Dielectric Uni-Tube MicroCore Ruggedized MicroCore
Fiber count Up to 72 Up to 72 Up to 72
(fiber identified in groups of 12 using string binders)
Diameter, nominal 7.3 mm .29 inches 5.9 mm .23 inches 5.5 mm .22 inches
Weight, typical 45kg/km 30 lbs./1000 ft. 35kg/km 24 lbs./1000 ft. 40kg/km 27 lbs./1000 ft.
Short-term allowable tension (installation) 3610 N 811 lbs. 1600 N 360 lbs. 1335 N 300 lbs.
Long-term allowable tension (post-installation) 1187 N 267 lbs. 533 N 120 lbs. 445 N 100 lbs.
Bend Radius (installation) 15.0 cm 5.9 inches 17.7 cm 6.9 inches 13.8 cm 5.5 inches
Bend Radius (post-installation) 8.0 cm 3.1 inches 12.0 cm 4.7 inches 8.3 cm 3.3 inches
Temperature Range
Operation/Installation -40°C to 70°C
Storage -50°C to 75°C
Outer Jacket Color Black
Jacket Print AFL Telecommunications MicroCore™ Optical Cable
Reel number, year and sequential length markings

QUALIFIED RATINGS
The above performance complies with Bellcore GR-20-CORE, Issue 2

cable diagrams

Dielectric Access MicroCore: Dielectric Uni-Tube MicroCore: Ruggedized MicroCore:

12 Fiber Group Color Binder 12 Fiber Group

Strength Element Strength Element Color Binder

Water-blocking Binder
Special Outer Jacket
Special Outer Jacket
24 Fiber Bufer Tube 12 Fiber Group
(Gel Filled)
Buffer Tube (Gel Filled) SST Buffer Tube
Special Outer Jacket Ripcord (Gel Filled)

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SkyWrap®
Successfully installed worldwide since 1982, SkyWrap® is a fiber optic cable helically
applied on ground wires or phase conductors. A specially designed spinning machine is used
to wrap the cable under controlled conditions. This system offers a complete communication
link designed and engineered for high-voltage environments at low cost.

SkyWrap® is the ideal solution when access to the overhead line is problematic. The instal-
lation equipment is lightweight and easy to handle. And, with SkyWrap® there’s no need to
de-energize the line. The cable can be wrapped on the ground wire under live-line conditions.

outer jacket
• Ground Wire: designed for UV aging, lightning, fault current and toughness.
• Phase Conductor: all of the above plus track resistance up to 150kV.
• The cable sheath protects the optical unit and features different design properties
depending on the application.
• Specialized jackets available to fit your unique circumstances.

fiber
• Cable can accommodate up to 72 fibers, 144 fibers possible with a dual wrap.

buffer tube
• Loose tube technology protects against fiber strain. Water blocked buffer tubes provide
protection against moisture penetration. Cable integrity tested in ice, high wind and fault
current temperatures of up to 250°C.

flooding compound

strength members
• Small glass reinforced strength members ensure a uniform installation tension under all
environmental conditions throughout its life. The messenger, either ground wire or phase
conductor, acts as the main support member for the wrapped cable, once installed.

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SkyWrap® Installation Hardware

Overhead to Overhead Splice


(phase conductor)
Overhead to Overhead Splice
Tower/Pole Mounted Splice conductor shoe
(ground wire)
balehanger
span end clamp balehanger cover
ground to ground shoe balehanger clamp
conduit fixing clamp span end clamp
conduit “donut” conductor mounted splice enclosure
canister & fitting

Stockbridge Vibration Damper Overhead to Overhead Splice Alternative Suspension Bypass


(phase conductor)
span end clamp span end clamp
stockbridge vibration damper balehanger clamp
protective sleeve balehanger
balehanger clamp balehanger covers
balehanger cover

span end clamp


conductor shoe
conduit
earth leakage collector
conduit fixing
canister & fixing

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Premise Cable
fiber optic cable

Simplex Cable
Simplex fiber optic cables provide the strength and flexibility required for today’s fiber inter-
connect applications. AFL offers the broadest selection of simplex cordage including plenum,
riser and LSZH, available in all diameters. Our simplex cable is tested to meet Telcordia
GR-326 when used in connectorized assemblies. AFL provides customized performance with
regard to jacket stiffness and flexibility, diameter, print legend, jacket color and tight buffer
strippability. The easy strip option allows removal of up to one meter of 900µm material
without stripping the fiber’s 250µm coating.

applications
cable components
tight buffered fiber
• Building Interconnections (Campus LAN) • Long Haul Networks
(90µm buffer)
• Trunking Lines Direct to • Links between electronic equipment and
aramid yarn
outer jacket Telecommunications Closet fiber patch panels
• Fiber patch panels within • Connectorized patch cords for cross
communications closets connect applications

mechanical data
NOMINAL WEIGHT TENSION BENDING RADIUS
PART #
CABLE FIBER DIAMETER Riser Plenum lbs (N) inches (cm)
TYPE COUNT lbs/1000ft lbs/1000ft Long
Riser Plenum inches (mm) Installation Installation Long Term
(kg/km) (kg/km) Term
Simplex SA001*301001 SP001*301001 1 0.11 (2.9) 5 (7) 6 (9) 119(530) 60 (267) 2.0 (5.0) 1.2 (3.0)
Cable SR001*241001 SP001*241001 1 0.09 (2.4) 3 (5) 5 (7) 119 (530) 60 (267) 2.0 (5.0) 1.2 (3.0)
SR001*201001 SP001*201001 1 0.08 (2.0) 3 (4) 3 (5) 64 (285) 32 (142) 2.0 (5.0) 1.2 (3.0)
SR001*161001 SP001*161001 1 0.06 (1.6) 2 (2) 2 (3) 48 (213) 24 (106) 2.0 (5.0) 1.2 (3.0)
* Please specify fiber type when ordering (see below)

specifications
Overfill Launch Min. Gigabit Ethernet Min. 10 Gigabit Ethernet Min.
Maximum Attenuation (dB/km)
Core Size/ Fiber Type Bandwidth (MHz•km) Link Distance (meters) Link Distance (meters)
850nm 1300nm 1550nm 850nm 1300nm 850nm 1300nm 850nm 1300nm
(6) 62.5 Giga-Link™ 300 3.5 1.2 N/A 200 600 300 550 32 -
(8) 62.5 Giga-Link™ 1000 3.5 1.2 N/A 350 600 500 1000 65 -
(5) 50 Giga-Link™ 600 3.5 1.5 N/A 500 500 600 600 82 -
(7) 50 Giga-Link™ 2000 3.5 1.2 N/A 500 800 750 2000 110 -
(L) 50 Laser-Link 300 3.5 1.2 N/A 1500 500 900 550 300 -
(9) SM N/A 0.5 0.5 N/A N/A N/A 5,000 N/A 10,000
(1) 100/140 Multimode 5.5 3.5 N/A 100 100 N/A N/A N/A N/A
1 = 100/140µm multimode fiber
cable length - reel size 5 = 50/125µm multimode GIGA-Link™ 600
7 = 50/125µm multimode GIGA-Link™ 2000
ITEM REEL Z REEL A REEL B 6 = 62.5/125µm multimode GIGA-Link™ 300
Reel Height (inches) 14.0 16.0 24.0 8 = 62.5/125µm multimode GIGA-Link™ 1000
9 = 9/125µm single-mode
Reel Outside Width (inches) 12.0 15.0 17.0 L = 50/125µm multimode Laser-Link 300 for 10 Gigabit Ethernet
Drum Diameter (inches) 8.0 8.0 12.0
Contact Customer Service for special fiber types/performance
Reel Weight (lbs) 7 10 23 needs.
CAPACITY: meters / (feet)
Simplex 1.6 5,000 / (16,404) 5,000 / (16,404) —
Simplex 2.0 3,500 / (11,483) 5,000 / (16,404) —
Simplex 2.4 — 4,000 / (13,123) 5,000 / (16,404)
Simplex 3.0 — 2,500 / ( 8,202) 5,000 / (16,404)
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Zipcord & Dual-link Cable


Zipcord and DUAL-Link cables are available to provide links to the future for such protocols
as FDDI, 10 Gigabit Ethernet, ATM, and Fibre Channel. Connections are easy to terminate
with this flexible, two-fiber design. AFL Telecommunications offers the broadest selection of
duplex cordage including Plenum, Riser and LSZH in all diameters. LSZH jacketed cables
are OFNR listed. One cable design for global companies that don’t want to maintain multiple
cable types for varying global standards.

customized features
• Jacket stiffness and flexibility
• Diameter
applications • Print legend
• Communications closet to wall outlet • Jacket color
• Wall outlet to desk • Tight Buffer strippability (easy strip option allows removal of up to 1 meter of 900µm
material without stripping the fiber’s 250µm coating)
• Connectorized patchcords for intercon
nect and cross-connect applications • Ruggedized Duplex designs for transport from communications closet to wall outlet
• Easy interface to ESCON®, FDDI, and
various other duplex connectors

cable components

specifications
Overfill Launch Min. Gigabit Ethernet Min. 10 Gigabit Ethernet Min.
Maximum Attenuation (dB/km)
Core Size/ Fiber Type Bandwidth (MHz•km) Link Distance (meters) Link Distance (meters)
850nm 1300nm 1550nm 850nm 1300nm 850nm 1300nm 850nm 1300nm
(6) 62.5 Giga-Link™ 300 3.5 1.2 N/A 200 600 300 550 32 -
(8) 62.5 Giga-Link™ 1000 3.5 1.2 N/A 350 600 500 1000 65 -
(5) 50 Giga-Link™ 600 3.5 1.5 N/A 500 500 600 600 82 -
(7) 50 Giga-Link™ 2000 3.5 1.2 N/A 500 800 750 2000 110 -
(L) 50 Laser-Link 300 3.5 1.2 N/A 1500 500 900 550 300 -
(9) SM N/A 0.5 0.5 N/A N/A N/A 5,000 N/A 10,000
(1) 100/140 Multimode 5.5 3.5 N/A 100 100 N/A N/A N/A N/A

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Zipcord & Dual-link Cable


mechanical data
WEIGHT TENSION BENDING RADIUS
PART # NOMINAL DIAMETER
CABLE FIBER Riser Plenum lbs (N) inches (cm)
TYPE COUNT lbs/1000ft lbs/1000ft Long Long
Riser Plenum inches (mm) Installation Installation
(kg/km) (kg/km) Term Term
Zipcord ZA002*301001 ZP002*301001 2 0.11 x 0.22 (2.9 x 6.0) 10 (15) 12 (18) 239 (1063) 119 (529) 2.0 (5.0) 1.2 (3.0)
ZR002*241001 ZP002*241001 2 0.09 x 0.19 (2.4 x 4.8) 7 (10) 9 (14) 239 (1063) 119 (529) 2.0 (5.0) 1.2 (3.0)
ZR002*201001 ZP002*201001 2 0.08 x 0.16 (2.0 x 4.0) 5 (8) 7 (10) 95 (423) 48 (213) 2.0 (5.0) 1.2 (3.0)
ZR002*161001 ZP002*161001 2 0.06 x 0.12 (1.6 x 3.2) 4 (6) 7 (6) 64 (285) 32 (142) 2.0 (5.0) 1.2 (3.0)
DUAL-Link DA002*481001 DP002*481001 2 0.19 (4.8) 13 (20) 17 (20) 214 (952) 107 (952) 3.1 (7.2) 2.0 (7.2)
DR002*281001 DP002*281001 2 0.11 (2.8) 5 (7) 6 (9) 119 (529) 60 (267) 1.2 (3.0)
DR002*241001 DP002*241001 2 0.094 (2.4) 3 (5) 5 (7) 100 (445) 50 (222) 1.2 (3.0)
Ruggedized
RR002*301001 2 0.185 x 0.30 (4.7 x 7.6) 34 (50) 400 (1780) 200 (890) 2.8 (7.1) 1.9 (4.7)
Zipcord

* Please specify fiber type when ordering (see below)


5 = 50/125µm multimode GIGA-Link™ 600
7 = 50/125µm multimode GIGA-Link™ 2000
6 = 62.5/125µm multimode GIGA-Link™ 300
8 = 62.5/125µm multimode GIGA-Link™ 1000
9 = 9/125µm single-mode
L = 50/125µm multimode Laser-Link 300 for 10 Gigabit Ethernet

Contact Customer Service for special fiber types/performance needs

cable length - reel size


ITEM REEL A REEL B REEL C
Reel Height (inches) 16 24 30
Reel Outside Width (inches) 15 17 15.25
Drum Diameter (inches) 8 12 12
Reel Weight (lbs) 10 23 34

CAPACITY: meters / (feet)


Zipcord 1.6mm 4,500 / (14,764) — —
Zipcord 2.0mm 2,850 / (9,350) 5,000 / (16,400) —
Zipcord 2.4mm 2,000 / (6,562) 5,000 / (16,400) —
Zipcord 3.0mm 1,250 / (4,100) 4,000 / (13,123) 5,000 / (16,400)
DUAL-Link 2.4mm 4,000 / (13,123) 5,000 / (16,400) —
DUAL-Link 2.8mm 2,500 / (8,200) 5,000 / (16,400) —
DUAL-Link 4.8mm 900 / (2,953) 3,200 / (10,500) 4,500 / (14,764)
Ruggedized Duplex — 1,500 / (4,921) 2,500 / (8,200)

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QUAD-link & Circular Premise Cable


QUAD-Link and single unit Circular Premise Cable designs allow for excellent packaging
density, flexibility, and ease of routing. Buffered to 900µm, these cables can be directly
terminated into connectors in loaded panels or in communications closets.

cable components

applications
• Connectorized communications cables
with both send-and-receive and send-
and-receive backup in a single unit
• Intrabuilding backbones
• Routing between communications closets
and equipment rooms

mechanical data
NOMINAL WEIGHT TENSION BENDING RADIUS
PART NUMBER
CABLE FIBER DIAMETER Riser Plenum lbs (N) inches (cm)
TYPE COUNT lbs/1000ft lbs/1000ft
Riser Plenum inches (mm) Installation Long Term Installation Long Term
(kg/km) (kg/km)
QUAD-Link UA004*481001 UP004*481001 4 0.19 (4.8) 17 (25) 20 (30) 286 (1272) 143 (636) 3.0 (7.2) 2.0 (4.8)
CPC CR006*441001 CP006*441001 6 0.17 (4.4) 12 (17) 13 (20) 286 (1272) 143 (636) 3.0 (7.2) 2.0 (4.8)
CR008*481001 CP008*481001 8 0.19 (4.8) 13 (19) 17 (25) 239 (1063) 119 (529) 3.0 (7.2) 2.0 (4.8)
CR012*551001 CP012*551001 12 0.22 (5.5) 17 (25) 20 (30) 239 (1063) 119 (529) 3.5 (8.3) 2.5 (5.5)
CR018*801001 CP018*761001 18 0.32 (8.0) 34 (50) 38 (56) 286 (1272) 143 (636) 5.0 (12.0) 3.2 (8.0)
CR024*861001 CP024*841001 24 0.34 (8.5) 41 (61) 46 (69) 641 (2852) 321 (1428) 5.5 (12.9) 3.5 (8.6)

*Please specify fiber type when ordering (see below)

5 = 50/125µm multimode GIGA-Link™ 600


7 = 50/125µm multimode GIGA-Link™ 2000
6 = 62.5/125µm multimode GIGA-Link™ 300
8 = 62.5/125µm multimode GIGA-Link™ 1000
9 = 9/125µm single-mode
L = 50/125µm multimode Laser-Link 300 for 10 Gigabit Ethernet

Contact Customer Service for special fiber types/performance needs.

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QUAD-link & Circular Premise Cable


specifications
OVERFILL LAUNCH MIN. GIGABIT ETHERNET MIN. 10 GIGABIT ETHERNET MIN.
CORE SIZE/ MAXIMUM ATTENUATION (dB/km)
BANDWIDTH (MHz•km) LINK DISTANCE (meters) LINK DISTANCE (meters)
FIBER TYPE
850nm 1300nm 1550nm 850nm 1300nm 850nm 1300nm 850nm 1300nm
(6) 62.5 Giga-Link™ 300 3.5 1.2 N/A 200 600 300 550 32 —
(8) 62.5 Giga-Link™ 1000 3.5 1.2 N/A 350 600 500 1000 65 —
(5) 50 Giga-Link™ 600 3.5 1.5 N/A 500 500 600 600 82 —
(7) 50 Giga-Link™ 2000 3.5 1.2 N/A 500 800 750 2000 110 —
(L) 50 Laser-Link 300 3.5 1.2 N/A 1500 500 900 550 300 —
(9) SM N/A 0.5 0.5 N/A N/A N/A 5,000 N/A 10,000
(1) 100/140 Multimode 5.5 3.5 N/A 100 100 N/A N/A N/A N/A

cable length - reel size


ITEM REEL A REEL B REEL C REEL D
Reel Height (inches) 16 24 30 34
Reel Outside Width (inches) 15 17 15.25 21.25
Drum Diameter (inches) 8 12 12 12
Reel Weight (lbs) 10 23 34 44
CAPACITY: meters (feet)
4 Fiber Quad-Link 1,000 / (3,281) 3,200 / (10,500) 5,000 / (16,404) —
6 Fiber CPC 1,200 / (3,937) 3,800 / (12,467) 5,000 / (16,404) —
8 Fiber CPC 1,000 / (3,281) 3,200 / (10,500) 5,000 / (16,404) —
12 Fiber CPC 800 / (2,625) 2,400 / (7,874) 4,000 / (13,123) 5,000 (16,404)
18 Fiber CPC (single unit) — 1,300 / (4,265) 2,100 / ( 6,890) 3,900 (12,795)
24 Fiber CPC (single unit) — 1,000 / (3,281) 1,700 / ( 5,777) 3,150 (10,335)

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Armored Tight Buffered


Circular Premise Cable
Armored Tight Buffered CPC Cables incorporate 4 to 144 fiber count CPC cables in a
UL listed, jacketed, aluminum interlocking armor. Jacketed aluminum interlocking armor
provides the best balance of ruggedness, flexibility, and low weight. UL listed armored
cables with no outer jacket and UL listed armored cables with steel interlocking armor are
also available. Contact customer service for mechanical specifications on 24 to 144 fiber
count, multi-unit CPC cables with interlocking armor.

applications cable components


• Routing inside of buildings where
additional ruggedness is required or
where increased rodent resistance is
required
• Extra protection for fiber optic cables in
harsh industrial environments
• Manufacturing Plants

mechanical data
NOMINAL WEIGHT TENSION BENDING RADIUS
PART NUMBER
Fiber DIAMETER (RISER) (PLENUM) lbs (N) inches (cm)
Count lbs/1000ft lbs/1000ft
Riser Plenum Inches (mm) Installation Long Term Installation Long Term
(kg/km) (kg/km)
UR004*481001-AIAR UP004*481001-AIAP 4 0.50 (12.7) 26 (39) 30 (45) 286 (1272) 143 (636) 7.5 (19.0) 5.0 (12.7)
CR006*441001-AIAR CP006*441001-AIAP 6 0.48 (12.2) 21 (31) 23 (34) 286 (1272) 143 (636) 7.2 (18.2) 4.8 (12.2)
CR008*481001-AIAR CP008*481001-AIAP 8 0.50 (12.7) 22 (33) 27 (40) 239 (1063) 119 (529) 7.5 (19.0) 5.0 (12.7)
CR012*551001-AIAR CP012*551001-AIAP 12 0.53 (13.5) 27 (40) 31 (46) 239 (1063) 119 (529) 8.0 (20.3) 5.3 (13.4)
CR018*801001-AIAR CP018*761001-AIAP 18 0.61 (15.5) 45 (67) 50 (75) 286 (1272) 143 (636) 9.1 (23.1) 6.1 (15.5)
CR024*861001-AIAR CP024*841001-AIAP 24 0.65 (16.5) 54 (80) 60 (89) 641 (2852) 321 (1428) 9.7 (24.6) 6.5 (16.5)
* Please specify fiber type when ordering (see below)
5 = 50/125µm multimode GIGA-Link™ 600
7 = 50/125µm multimode GIGA-Link™ 2000
6 = 62.5/125µm multimode GIGA-Link™ 300
8 = 62.5/125µm multimode GIGA-Link™ 1000
9 = 9/125µm single-mode
L = 50/125µm multimode Laser-Link 300 for 10 Gigabit Ethernet

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Circular Premise Cable
specifications
OVERFILL LAUNCH MIN. GIGABIT ETHERNET MIN. 10 GIGABIT ETHERNET MIN.
CORE SIZE/ MAXIMUM ATTENUATION (dB/km)
BANDWIDTH (MHz•km) LINK DISTANCE (meters) LINK DISTANCE (meters)
FIBER TYPE
850nm 1300nm 1550nm 850nm 1300nm 850nm 1300nm 850nm 1300nm
(6) 62.5 Giga-Link™ 300 3.5 1.2 N/A 200 600 300 550 32 —
(8) 62.5 Giga-Link™ 1000 3.5 1.2 N/A 350 600 500 1000 65 —
(5) 50 Giga-Link™ 600 3.5 1.5 N/A 500 500 600 600 82 —
(7) 50 Giga-Link™ 2000 3.5 1.2 N/A 500 800 750 2000 110 —
(L) 50 Laser-Link 300 3.5 1.2 N/A 1500 500 900 550 300 —
(9) SM N/A 0.5 0.5 N/A N/A N/A 5,000 N/A 10,000
(1) 100/140 Multimode 5.5 3.5 N/A 100 100 N/A N/A N/A N/A

cable length - reel size


ITEM REEL F REEL G
Reel Height (inches) 42 60
Reel Outside Width (inches) 36 36
Drum Diameter (inches) 23 30
Reel Weight (lbs) 148 287
CAPACITY: meters (feet)
4 Fiber w/Interlocking Armor 2,600 (8,530) 5,000 (16,404)
6 Fiber w/Interlocking Armor 2,600 (8,530) 5,000 (16,404)
8 Fiber w/Interlocking Armor 2,600 (8,530) 5,000 (16,404)
12 Fiber w/Interlocking Armor 2,250 (7,382) 4,800 (15,748)
18 Fiber w/Interlocking Armor 1,700 (5,577) 3,600 (11,811)
24 Fiber w/Interlocking Armor 1,500 (4,921) 3,200 (10,500)

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Multi-Unit Circular Premise Cable


Multi-Unit Circular Premise Cables allow for cable components
use in applications requiring fiber counts
between 24 and 144 fibers. Unitized con-
struction allows for ease of fiber identifica-
tion and rapid installation.

applications
• Head-end termination to a fiber
“backbone”
• Termination of fiber rack systems
• Multi-floor deployment where select
fibers are used at each floor
• Intrabuilding “backbones”

mechanical data
NOMINAL WEIGHT TENSION BENDING RADIUS
PART NUMBER
CABLE FIBER DIAMETER Riser Plenum lbs (N) inches (cm)
TYPE COUNT
Inches lbs/1000ft lbs/1000ft
Riser Plenum Installation Long Term Installation Long Term
(mm) (kg/km) (kg/km)
CPC CR018*441001 CP018*441001 18 0.55 (13.3) 121 (180) 134 (200) 537 (2390) 270 (1202) 8.3 (20.0) 5.5 (13.3)
with 6 Fiber
CR024*441001 CP024*441001 24 0.55 (13.3) 121 (180) 134 (200) 716 (3186) 360 (1602) 8.3 (20.0) 5.5 (13.3)
Subunits
CR036*441001 CP036*441001 36 0.62 (15.6) 147 (220) 171 (255) 1074 (4779) 540 (2403) 9.2 (23.4) 6.2 (15.6)
CPC CR036*551001 CP036*551001 36 0.61 (15.4) 120 (180) 134 (200) 717 (3190) 357 (1589) 9.1 (23.1) 6.1(15.4)
with 12 Fiber
CR048*551001 CP048*551001 48 0.61 (15.4) 120 (180) 134 (200) 956 (4254) 476 (2118) 9.1 (23.1) 6.1 (15.4)
Subunits
CR060*551001 CP060*551001 60 0.69 (17.6) 147 (220) 171 (255) 1195 (1124) 595 (2647) 10.4 (26.4) 6.9 (17.6)
CR072*551001 CP072*551001 72 0.76 (19.3) 184 (275) 211 (315) 1434 (6381) 714 (3177) 11.4 (29.0) 7.6 (19.3)
CR096*551001 CP096*551001 96 0.90 (22.8) 281 (420) 295 (440) 1912 (8508) 952 (7616) 13.5 (34.2) 9.0 (22.8)
CR144*551001 CP144*551001 144 1.0 (25.4) 288 (430) 302 (450) 2868 (12,762) 1428 (6354) 15.0 (38.1) 10.0 (25.4)
* Please specify fiber type when ordering (see below)

5 = 50/125µm multimode GIGA-Link™ 600


7 = 50/125µm multimode GIGA-Link™ 2000
6 = 62.5/125µm multimode GIGA-Link™ 300
8 = 62.5/125µm multimode GIGA-Link™ 1000
9 = 9/125µm single-mode
L = 50/125µm multimode Laser-Link 300 for 10 Gigabit Ethernet

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specifications
OVERFILL LAUNCH MIN. GIGABIT ETHERNET MIN. 10 GIGABIT ETHERNET MIN.
MAXIMUM ATTENUATION (dB/km)
CORE SIZE / FIBER TYPE BANDWIDTH (MHz•km) LINK DISTANCE (meters) LINK DISTANCE (meters)
850nm 1300nm 1550nm 850nm 1300nm 850nm 1300nm 850nm 1300nm
(6) 62.5 Giga-Link™ 300 3.5 1.2 N/A 200 600 300 550 32 —
(8) 62.5 Giga-Link™ 1000 3.5 1.2 N/A 350 600 500 1000 65 —
(5) 50 Giga-Link™ 600 3.5 1.5 N/A 500 500 600 600 82 —
(7) 50 Giga-Link™ 2000 3.5 1.2 N/A 500 800 750 2000 110 —
(L) 50 Laser-Link 300 3.5 1.2 N/A 1500 500 900 550 300 —
(9) SM N/A 0.5 0.5 N/A N/A N/A 5,000 N/A 10,000
(1) 100/140 Multimode 5.5 3.5 N/A 100 100 N/A N/A N/A N/A

cable length - reel size


ITEM REEL F REEL G
Reel Height (inches) 42 60
Reel Outside Width (inches) 36 36
Drum Diameter (inches) 23 30
Reel Weight (lbs) 148 287
CAPACITY: meters (feet)
18 Fiber CPC 2,300 (7,546) 2,500 / (8,200)
24 Fiber CPC 2,300 (7,546) 2,500 / (8,200)
36 Fiber CPC (6F subunits) 1,600 (5,250) 2,500 / (8,200)
36 Fiber CPC (12F subunits) 1,500 (4,921) —
48 Fiber CPC 1,500 (4,921) —
60 Fiber CPC 1,250 (4,100) 1,500 / (4,921)
72 Fiber CPC 1,000 (3,280) 1,500 / (4,921)
96 Fiber CPC — 1,500 / (4,921)
144 Fiber CPC — 1,300 / (4,265)

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Indoor/Outdoor Plenum
Tight Buffered Cable
Indoor/Outdoor Tight Buffered cables are specified for campus network cabling between
buildings where interbuilding lengths are short enough that the installer can recognize
savings from the lower costs of terminating tight buffered cables.

For indoor applications the cable is OFNP listed. For outdoor applications the cable is
manufactured with an outer jacket that incorporates a UV stabilizer for protection against
exposure to the sun plus an anti-fungus protection for use in underground applications.

features cable components


• Cables are water blocked and meet
water penetration requirements of
GR-20-CORE (this helps ensure
that any damage to cable is restricted to
a repairable length of several meters
and minimizes the likelihood of having to
replace the entire cable in the case of
backhoe damage)
• Outer jacket is moisture-resistent,
fungus-resistent and UV resistant for
outdoor use
• With a plenum rating, this cable can be
used in all environments: plenum, riser,
gerneral inside plant, outside plant

mechanical data
NOMINAL TENSION BENDING RADIUS
PART NUMBER FIBER WEIGHT
CABLE TYPE DIAMETER lbs (N) inches (cm)
COUNT
Plenum Inches (mm) lbs/1000ft (kg/km) Installation Long Term Installation Long Term
Indoor/Outdoor Tight Buffered Cable KP002*481001 2 0.19 (4.8) 18 (27) 243 (1082) 121 (541) 3.8 (9.6) 1.9 (4.8)
KP004*481001 4 0.19 (4.8) 18 (27) 243 (1082) 121 (541) 3.8 (96) 1.9 (4.8)
KP006*551001 6 0.22 (5.5) 22 (33) 243 (1082) 121 (541) 4.3 (11.0) 2.2 (5.5)
KP008*601001 8 0.24 (6.0) 26 (38) 388 (1726) 194 (863) 4.7 (12.0) 2.4 (6.0)
KP012*701001 12 0.26 (7.0) 34 (50) 388 (1726) 194 (863) 5.5 (14.0) 2.8 (7.0)
KP018*781001 18 0.28 (7.8) 40 (60) 398 (1774) 199 (887) 6.1 (15.6) 3.1 (7.8)
KP024*851001 24 0.33 (8.5) 54 (80) 398 (1774) 199 (887) 6.7 (17.0) 3.4 (8.5)

* Please specify fiber type when ordering (see below)

5 = 50/125µm multimode GIGA-Link™ 600


7 = 50/125µm multimode GIGA-Link™ 2000
6 = 62.5/125µm multimode GIGA-Link™ 300
8 = 62.5/125µm multimode GIGA-Link™ 1000
9 = 9/125µm single-mode
L = 50/125µm multimode Laser-Link 300 for 10 Gigabit Ethernet

Contact Customer Service for special fiber types/performance needs.


Standard jacket color is black. Other colors available by request.

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specifications
OVERFILL LAUNCH MIN. GIGABIT ETHERNET MIN. 10 GIGABIT ETHERNET MIN.
CORE SIZE/ MAXIMUM ATTENUATION (dB/km)
BANDWIDTH (MHz•km) LINK DISTANCE (meters) LINK DISTANCE (meters)
FIBER TYPE
850nm 1300nm 1550nm 850nm 1300nm 850nm 1300nm 850nm 1300nm
(6) 62.5 Giga-Link™ 300 3.5 1.2 N/A 200 600 300 550 32 —
(8) 62.5 Giga-Link™ 1000 3.5 1.2 N/A 350 600 500 1000 65 —
(5) 50 Giga-Link™ 600 3.5 1.5 N/A 500 500 600 600 82 —
(7) 50 Giga-Link™ 2000 3.5 1.2 N/A 500 800 750 2000 110 —
(L) 50 Laser-Link 300 3.5 1.2 N/A 1500 500 900 550 300 —
(9) SM N/A 0.5 0.5 N/A N/A N/A 5,000 N/A 10,000
(1) 100/140 Multimode 5.5 3.5 N/A 100 100 N/A N/A N/A N/A

cable length - reel size


ITEM REEL A REEL B REEL C REEL D REEL E
Reel Height (inches) 16 24 30 34 34
Reel Outside Width (inches) 15 17 15.25 21.25 20
Drum Diameter (inches) 8 12 12 12 24
Reel Weight (lbs) 10 23 34 44 48
CAPACITY: meters (feet)
2 Fiber 1,000 / (3,281) 3,200 / (10,500) 5,000 / (16,404) — —
4 Fiber 1,000 / (3,281) 3,200 / (10,500) 5,000 / (16,404) — —
6 Fiber 2,400 / (7,874) 4,000 / (13,123) 5,000 (16,404) —
8 Fiber 2,400 / (7,874) 4,000 / (13,123) 5,000 (16,404) —
12 Fiber — 1,300 / (4,265) 2,100 / ( 6,890) 3,900 (12,795) —
18 Fiber — — — — 1,500 (4,921)
24 Fiber — — — — 1,500 (4,921)

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Indoor/Outdoor Riser Tight Buffered Cable


Indoor/Outdoor Tight Buffered cables are specified for campus network cabling between
buildings where interbuilding lengths are short enough that the installer can recognize
savings from the lower costs of terminating tight buffered cables.

For indoor applications the cable is OFNR listed. For outdoor applications the cable is
manufactured with an outer jacket that incorporates a UV stabilizer for protection against
exposure to the sun plus an anti-fungus protection for use in underground applications.

features cable components


• Cables are water blocked and meet
water penetration requirements of
GR-20-CORE (this helps ensure
that any damage to cable is restricted to
a repairable length of several meters
and minimizes the likelihood of having to
replace the entire cable in the case of
backhoe damage)
• Outer jacket is moisture-resistent,
fungus-resistent and UV resistant for
outdoor use
• With a riser rating, this cable can be
used in all environments: riser, gerneral
inside plant, outside plant

mechanical data
NOMINAL TENSION BENDING RADIUS
PART NUMBER FIBER WEIGHT
CABLE TYPE DIAMETER lbs (N) inches (cm)
COUNT
Plenum Inches (mm) lbs/1000ft (kg/km) Installation Long Term Installation Long Term
Indoor/Outdoor Tight Buffered Cable KR002*481001 2 0.19 (4.8) 18 (27) 243 (1082) 121 (541) 3.8 (9.6) 1.9 (4.8)
KR004*481001 4 0.19 (4.8) 18 (27) 243 (1082) 121 (541) 3.8 (96) 1.9 (4.8)
KR006*591001 6 0.23 (5.9) 22 (33) 243 (1082) 121 (541) 4.6 (11.8) 2.3 (5.9)
KR008*641001 8 0.25 (6.4) 26 (38) 388 (1726) 194 (863) 5.0 (12.8) 2.5 (6.4)
KR012*741001 12 0.29 (7.4) 39 (59) 388 (1726) 194 (863) 5.8 (14.8) 2.9 (7.4)
KR018*821001 18 0.32 (8.2) 50 (75) 398 (1774) 199 (887) 6.4 (16.4) 3.2 (8.2)
KR024*891001 24 0.35 (8.9) 54 (80) 398 (1774) 199 (887) 7.0 (17.8) 3.5 (8.9)

* Please specify fiber type when ordering (see below)

5 = 50/125µm multimode GIGA-Link™ 600


7 = 50/125µm multimode GIGA-Link™ 2000
6 = 62.5/125µm multimode GIGA-Link™ 300
8 = 62.5/125µm multimode GIGA-Link™ 1000
9 = 9/125µm single-mode
L = 50/125µm multimode Laser-Link 300 for 10 Gigabit Ethernet

Contact Customer Service for special fiber types/performance needs.


Standard jacket color is black. Other colors available by request.

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Indoor/Outdoor Riser Tight Buffered Cable


specifications
OVERFILL LAUNCH MIN. GIGABIT ETHERNET MIN. 10 GIGABIT ETHERNET MIN.
CORE SIZE/ MAXIMUM ATTENUATION (dB/km)
BANDWIDTH (MHz•km) LINK DISTANCE (meters) LINK DISTANCE (meters)
FIBER TYPE
850nm 1300nm 1550nm 850nm 1300nm 850nm 1300nm 850nm 1300nm
(6) 62.5 Giga-Link™ 300 3.5 1.2 N/A 200 600 300 550 32 —
(8) 62.5 Giga-Link™ 1000 3.5 1.2 N/A 350 600 500 1000 65 —
(5) 50 Giga-Link™ 600 3.5 1.5 N/A 500 500 600 600 82 —
(7) 50 Giga-Link™ 2000 3.5 1.2 N/A 500 800 750 2000 110 —
(L) 50 Laser-Link 300 3.5 1.2 N/A 1500 500 900 550 300 —
(9) SM N/A 0.5 0.5 N/A N/A N/A 5,000 N/A 10,000
(1) 100/140 Multimode 5.5 3.5 N/A 100 100 N/A N/A N/A N/A

cable length - reel size


ITEM REEL A REEL B REEL C REEL D REEL E
Reel Height (inches) 16 24 30 34 34
Reel Outside Width (inches) 15 17 15.25 21.25 20
Drum Diameter (inches) 8 12 12 12 24
Reel Weight (lbs) 10 23 34 44 48
CAPACITY: meters (feet)
2 Fiber 1,000 / (3,281) 3,200 / (10,500) 5,000 / (16,404) — —
4 Fiber 1,000 / (3,281) 3,200 / (10,500) 5,000 / (16,404) — —
6 Fiber 2,000 / (6,561) 3,400 / (11,154) 5,000 (16,404) —
8 Fiber 1,700 / (5,577) 4,000 / (9,514) 5,000 (16,404) —
12 Fiber — 1,250 / (4,100) 2,100 / ( 6,890) 4,000 (13,123) —
18 Fiber — — — — 1,500 (4,921)
24 Fiber — — — — 1,500 (4,921)

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Breakout Cable
Breakout cables combine multiple fiber cable components
flexibility with the strength of individually
jacketed fibers. Breakout cables from AFL
Telecommunications can be terminated for
fanout assemblies.

applications
• Rugged multi-fiber cross-connects
• Intrabuilding “backbone”
• Fiber “backbone” to communications
closet
• Riser subunits 2.4mm
• Plenum subunits 3.0mm

mechanical data
NOMINAL TENSION BENDING RADIUS
FIBER WEIGHT
CABLE TYPE PART NUMBER DIAMETER lbs (N) inches (cm)
COUNT
Inches (mm) lbs/1000ft (kg/km) Installation Long Term Installation Long Term
Riser Breakout Cable BR004*241001 4 0.33 (8.5) 44 (65) 448 (2000) 225 (1000) 5.1 (12.8) 3.4 (8.5)
BR006*241001 6 0.40 (10.1) 64 (95) 674 (3000) 337 (1500) 6.0 (15.2) 4.0 (10.1)
BR008*241001 8 0.46 (11.6) 84 (125) 899 (4000) 449 (2000) 6.9 (17.4) 4.6 (11.6)
BR012*241001 12 0.58 (14.7) 138 (205) 1,398 (6000) 674 (3000) 8.7 (22.1) 5.8 (14.7)
Plenum Breakout Cable BP004*301001 4 0.36 (9.0) 57 (85) 448 (2000) 225 (1000) 5.3 (13.5) 3.6 (9.0)
BP006*301001 6 0.42 (10.6) 79 (118) 674 (3000) 337 (1500) 6.3 (15.9) 4.2 (10.6)
BP008*301001 8 0.48 (12.2) 105 (156) 899 (4000) 449 (2000) 7.2 (18.3) 4.8 (12.2)
BP012*301001 12 0.61 (15.5) 169 (252) 1,398 (6000) 674 (3000) 9.2 (23.2) 6.1 (15.5)

* Please specify fiber type when ordering (see below)

5 = 50/125µm multimode GIGA-Link™ 600


7 = 50/125µm multimode GIGA-Link™ 2000
6 = 62.5/125µm multimode GIGA-Link™ 300
8 = 62.5/125µm multimode GIGA-Link™ 1000
9 = 9/125µm single-mode
L = 50/125µm multimode Laser-Link 300 for 10 Gigabit Ethernet

(see page P-2 for optical performance specs for these fiber types)
Contact Customer Service for special fiber types/performance needs.

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Breakout Cable
specifications
OVERFILL LAUNCH MIN. GIGABIT ETHERNET MIN. 10 GIGABIT ETHERNET MIN.
CORE SIZE/ MAXIMUM ATTENUATION (dB/km)
BANDWIDTH (MHz•km) LINK DISTANCE (meters) LINK DISTANCE (meters)
FIBER TYPE
850nm 1300nm 1550nm 850nm 1300nm 850nm 1300nm 850nm 1300nm
(6) 62.5 Giga-Link™ 300 3.5 1.2 N/A 200 600 300 550 32 —
(8) 62.5 Giga-Link™ 1000 3.5 1.2 N/A 350 600 500 1000 65 —
(5) 50 Giga-Link™ 600 3.5 1.5 N/A 500 500 600 600 82 —
(7) 50 Giga-Link™ 2000 3.5 1.2 N/A 500 800 750 2000 110 —
(L) 50 Laser-Link 300 3.5 1.2 N/A 1500 500 900 550 300 —
(9) SM N/A 0.5 0.5 N/A N/A N/A 5,000 N/A 10,000
(1) 100/140 Multimode 5.5 3.5 N/A 100 100 N/A N/A N/A N/A

cable length - reel size


ITEM REEL F
Reel Height (inches) 42
Reel Outside Width (inches) 36
Drum Diameter (inches) 23
Reel Weight (lbs) 148
CAPACITY: meters (feet)
4 Fiber Breakout 2,500 / (8,200)
6 Fiber Breakout 2,500 / (8,200)
8 Fiber Breakout 2,500 / (8,200)
12 Fiber Breakout 1,600 / (5,250)

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RIBBON-Link® Cable
RIBBON-Link cables combine high fiber cable components
density in a small diameter, flexible
package. These cables can be terminated
with 12 or 24 fiber multi-fiber connectors
or the fibers can be fanned out and
terminated individually. Plenum, Riser and
LSZH options are all UL listed.

features outer jacket


fiber subunit
• Fiber counts up to 48 with unitized, zip
aramid yarn
configuration construction
• Maximum of two 12-fiber ribbons
per unit
• Skew matched ribbons available (<10,
<6, <5, <4, <3, <2, <1.2 ps/meter)
• Easy interface to MT and MTP based
connectors as well as today’s newest
ribbon connectors (12 or 24 fiber
ferrules) outer jacket
fiber subunit
• Ruggedized versions with additional
aramid yarn
jacketing are available

applications
• Direct interface to computers with the
use of “backplane” style fiber connectors
• High density interconnection to wall
outlets or patch panels with ribbon
connector interfaces
• “Micro-diameter” fanout cables utilizing
standard industry fiber connectors (ST®,
SC, FC, LC, MT-RJ.)
• VSR OC-192/OC-768 Interface based on
parallel fiber optics

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mechanical data
NOMINAL TENSION BENDING RADIUS
CABLE PART NUMBER FIBER WEIGHT
DIAMETER lbs (N) inches (cm)
TYPE COUNT
PLENUM RISER LSZH Inches (mm) lbs/1000ft (kg/km) Installation Long Term Installation Long Term
RIBBON- WP004*141012 WR004*141012 WE004*141012 4 0.08 x 0.16 7.5 (11) 179 (797) 90 (400) 2.4 (6.0) 1.6 (4.0)
LINK® (2.1 x 4.0)
(single pod)
WP006*161012 WR006*161012 WE006*161012 6 0.08 x 0.16 7.5 (11) 179 (797) 90 (400) 2.4 (6.0) 1.6 (4.0)
(2.1 x 4.0)
WP008*181012 WR008*181012 WE008*181012 8 0.08 x 0.16 7.5 (11) 179 (797) 90 (400) 2.4 (6.0) 1.6 (4.0)
(2.1 x 4.0)
WP012*1C1012 WR012*1C1012 WE012*1C1012 12 0.08 x 0.18 8 (12) 179 (797) 90 (400) 2.7 (6.9) 1.8 (4.6)
(2.1 x 4.6)
(dual-pod) WP008*241012 WR008*241012 WE008*241012 8 0.08 x 0.32 15 (22) 358 (1593) 179 (797) 2.4 (6.0) 1.6 (4.0)
(2.1 x 8.2)
WP012*261012 WR012*261012 WE012*261012 12 0.08 x 0.32 15 (22) 358 (1593) 179 (797) 2.4 (6.0) 1.6 (4.0)
(2.1 x 8.2)
WP016*281012 WR016*281012 WE016*281012 16 0.08 x 0.32 15 (22) 358 (1593) 179 (797) 2.4 (6.0) 1.6 (4.0)
(2.1 x 8.2)
WP024*2C1012 WR024*2C1012 WE024*2C1012 24 0.08 x 0.36 15 (24) 358 (1593) 179 (797) 2.7 (6.9) 1.8 (4.6)
(2.1 x 9.2)
ROUND WP002*301001 WR002*301001 WE002*301001 2 0.11 (2.9) 5 (7) 119 (529) 60 (267) 2.0 (5.0) 1.2 (3.0)
RIBBON
WP004*301001 WR004*301001 WE004*301001 4 0.11 (2.9) 5 (7) 119 (529) 60 (267) 2.0 (5.0) 1.2 (3.0)
(simplex)
(zipcord) YP004*301001 YR004*301001 YE004*301001 4 0.11 x 0.23 10 (14) 238 (1059) 120 (534) 2.0 (5.0) 1.2 (3.0)
(2.9 x 5.8)
YP008*301001 YR008*301001 YE008*301001 8 0.11 x 0.23 10 (14) 238 (1059) 120 (534) 2.0 (5.0) 1.2 (3.0)
(2.9 x 5.8)
* Please specify fiber type when ordering (see below)

5 = 50/125µm multimode GIGA-Link™ 600


7 = 50/125µm multimode GIGA-Link™ 2000
6 = 62.5/125µm multimode GIGA-Link™ 300
8 = 62.5/125µm multimode GIGA-Link™ 1000
9 = 9/125µm single-mode
L = 50/125µm multimode Laser-Link 300 for 10 Gigabit Ethernet

Contact Customer Service for optical performance specifications and for additional mechanical specifications.

3.27.03
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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