Corning FREEDM loose tube gel-free interlocking armored cables are flame-retardant, indoor/outdoor, riser-rated cables for interbuilding and intrabuilding backbones in aerial, duct and riser applications. Encased in a spirally wrapped, aluminum interlo cking armor for ruggedness and superior crush resistance, these cables are ideal for industrial and heavy traffic areas and installations requiring extra protection for optical cables and for high-fiber-count trunking applications in areas with limited conduit or vault space. The riser rating precludes the need for a transition splice when entering the building.
These cables are protected against water penetration by innovative waterblocking tapes and yarns that swell to absorb water without the use of messy gels to provide more efficient and craft-friendly cable preparation. This waterblocking technology makes cable access easier and simplifies the use of buffer tube fan-out kits. The buffer tubes and fibers in each tube are color coded for qui ck, easy identification. The SZ-stranded, loose tube design isolates fibers from installation, environmental rigors and allows for easy mid-span access. The cable design is also National Electrical Code (NEC) listed (OFCR and FT-4).
Aerial, Direct Buried, Duct, General Purpose Horizontal, Vertical Riser
- Gel-free waterblocking technology
- Craft-friendly cable preparation Loose tube design
- Stable performance and compatibility with all common fiber types Color-coded tubes and fibers
- Quick and easy identification Flexible interlocking armor
- Up to seven tes the crush protection compared to non-armored cables Common installations
- Outdoor aerial and duct; indoor vertical riser and general purpose horizontal according to NEC Article 770
Cable Type: Loose Tube
Fiber Category: Single-mode (OS2)
Flame Rating: Riser (OFCR)
Product Type: Interlocking armor
Buffer Tube Color Coding: Blue, Orange, Green, Brown
Buffer Tube Diameter (Metric): 2.5 mm
Buffer Tube Diameter (US): 0.1 in
Central Element: Dielectric
Fiber Coloring: Blue, Orange, Green, Brown, Slate, White, Red, Black, Yellow, Violet, Rose, Aqua
Fiber Count (cable): 48
Fibers per Tube: 12
Inner Jacket Material: Flame-Retardant, UV-Resistant
Number of Active Tubes: 4
Number of Filling Elements: 2
Number of Ripcords: 2
Number of Tube Positions: 6
Outer Jacket Color: Black
Outer Jacket Material: Flame-Retardant, UV-Resistant
Tensile Strength Elements and/or Armoring - Layer 1: Interlocking armor
Max. Tensile Strengths, Long-Term (Metric): 810 N
Max. Tensile Strengths, Long-Term (US): 180 lbf
Max. Tensile Strengths, Short-Term (Metric): 2700 N
Max. Tensile Strengths, Short-Term (US): 600 lbf
Min. Bend Radius Installation (Metric): 299 mm
Min. Bend Radius Installation (US): 11.8 in
Min. Bend Radius Operation (Metric): 199 mm
Min. Bend Radius Operation (US): 7.8 in
Nominal Inner Cable Diameter (Metric): 12.9 mm
Nominal Inner Cable Diameter (US): 0.51 in
Nominal Outer Diameter (Metric-mm): 19.9 mm
Nominal Outer Diameter (US): 0.76 in
Weight (cable) (Metric): 306 kg/km
Weight (cable) (US): 206 lb/1000 ft
Temperature - Installation (Metric): -10 C to 60 C
Temperature - Installation (US): 14 F to 140 F
Temperature - Operation (Metric): -40 C to 70 C
Temperature - Operation (US): -40 F to 158 F
Temperature - Storage (Metric): -40 C to 70 C
Temperature - Storage (US): -40 F to 158 F
Approval and Listings: National Electrical Code (NEC) OFCR, CSA OFC FT-4; Common Installations: Outdoor lashed aerial and duct; indoor vertical riser and general purpose horizontal according to National Electrical Code (NEC) Article 770; Design and Test Criteria: ANSI/ICEA S-104-696; Free of hazardous substances according to RoHS 2002/95/EG
|Cable Type||LOOSE TUBE|
|Fiber Type||OS2 SINGLE-MODE|
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