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Features and Applications
General Characteristics for DX-Series Distribution Cables
Standards List
Specifications - Riser | Plenum

Features and Applications

  • Used in trunking, LAN, and distribution applications where small size, lightweight, and versatile installation capability are required
  • Suitable for both indoor and outdoor use - no need to splice outdoor cable to indoor cable at the building entrance
  • Flame-retardant for indoor installations
  • Fungus-resistant, water-resistant, and UV-resistant for outdoor use
  • Cable can be armored for additional protection in direct burial and aerial installations
  • Highest specific strength-to-weight ratio and compact cable design for limited conduit space and tight bends in long cable pulls
  • Helically stranded cable core for flexibility, survival in difficult pulls, and mechanical protection for the optical fibers
  • Lower total installed costs
  • Economical for longer distance runs where size and cable cost are more significant
  • High performance tight-buffered coating on each optical fiber for environmental and mechanical protection
  • 2 to 144 fibers without subgrouping for the most size efficient tight-buffered fiber optic cable available; higher fiber counts are available upon request
  • Water-blocked D-Series and DX-Series Distribution Cables are available

General Characteristics for DX-Series Distribution Cables

  Riser Plenum
Minimum Bend Radius:    
Under Installation Tensile Load 15X outside diameter 15X outside diameter
Under Long-Term Tensile Load 10X outside diameter 10X outside diameter
Operating Temperature -40°C to +85°C -20°C to +85°C (S)
-40°C to +85°C (K)
Storage Temperature -55°C to +85°C -40°C to +85°C
Crush Resistance 1,800 N/cm 1,500 N/cm
Impact Resistance 1,500 impacts 1,000 impacts
Flex Resistance 2,000 cycles 1,000 cycles
These specifications are subject to change without prior notification.

Standards List

Optical Cable Corporation's indoor/outdoor tight-buffered fiber optic cables meet the functional requirements of the following standards:

  • ANSI X3T9.5 PMD
  • ATM 155 Mb/s
  • Fibre Channel FC-PH
  • GR-409-CORE
  • ICEA-S-104-696
  • ICEA-S-83-596
  • ICEA-S-87-640
  • TIA-568
  • TIA-598-B
  • TIA-758 (water-blocked cables)

UL-listed type OFNP in accordance with NEC sections 770-179 (A) and 770-154 (A) for use in ducts, plenums, and air-handling spaces. Meets or exceeds requirements for intra-building fiber optic cables as outlined in GR-409-CORE.

UL-listed type OFNR in accordance with NEC sections 770-179 (B) and 770-154 (B) for use in vertical runs in building riser shafts or from floor to floor. Meets or exceeds requirements for intra-building fiber optic cables as outlined in GR-409-CORE.



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