Figure 8

Self-supporting optical cable with stranded loose tube for outdoor application, with steel messenger wire

Figure 8




This cable can be used for installation in telecommunications networks, for linking of detached facilities where realization of underground installation is not possible. Intended for outdoor application, water-resistant and resistant to UV-irradiation.

ISO/IEC 11801
EN 187000
IEC 60794-3
EN 50173-1

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Technical data

Steel messenger wire: 7 x 1 mm galvanized steel rope, HDPE-sheathed, linked with optical cable by HDPE bridge, forming together the 8-shaped sheath
Fiber: diameter 250 μm, with coloured primary coating, 4, 8 or 12 fibers in tube, max. 72 fibers in cable
Loose tube: of PBT elastomer, filled with tixotropic jelly, loose laid fibers within tube
Central supporting element: FRP (Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic), central element sheath: PE (or without sheath)
Watertight element: swelling tape around central element, swelling foil wrapped around entire cable core
External supporting element: glass fibers or aramid threads
Sheath ripcord: 2 ripcords (at opposite sheath sides)
Sheath: MDPE or HDPE – medium- or high-density polyethylene, of min. 1,5 mm thickness
Tube ccolour marking:
Fiber colour marking:
Temperature range:  
operating temp.: -40 °C up to +70 °C
during installation: -10 °C up to +50 °C
at storage: -40 °C up to +70 °C
Permitted tensile strength: 1,5 x cable weight (kg/km)
Resistance to pressure: 1000 N / 100 mm, 10 minutes
Resistance to impact: 10 Nm
Resistance to torsion: 5 turn / 2 m

Number of optical fibers Number of fibers in loose tube External cable diameter Bending radius - under load Bending radius - without load Cable weight
      min. min.  
    mm mm mm kg/km
to 24 4 10,2 x 19,9 204 102 172
to 48 8 11,2 x 20,7 185 112 185
to 72 12 11,1 x 20,7 185 112 185