Fiber Optic Cable Types

Fiber Optic Cable Types
  Simplex Cable
Single strand of fiber surrounded by a 900 um buffer then a layer of Kevlar and finally the outer jacket.

 

Available in 2mm or 3mm

Plenum or Riser Jacket.

 

Plenum is stronger and made to chare in fire versus riser is made to melt in fire.

Riser cable is more flexible.

  Duplex Cable

 

In data communications, the simultaneous operation of a circuit in both directions is known as full duplex; if only one transmitter can send at a time, the system is called half duplex.
Two single strands of fiber optic cable attached at the center.  Surrounded by a 900 um buffer then a layer of Kevlar and finally the outer jacket.

 

 

Available in 2mm or 3mm

Plenum or Riser Jacket.

 

Plenum is stronger and made to chare in fire versus riser is made to melt in fire.

Riser cable is more flexible.

  Fiber Optic Ribbon

 

A coherent optical fiber bundle in which the configuration is flat rather than round, giving an output in a line.  Fiber optic ribbon cable is available bare (without a jacket or Kevlar and also available with a plenum jacket or riser jacket.  A typical ribbon has 12 color coded fibers and cables can be made with multiple  ribbons.  The jackets on ribbon cable are oval and can be broken out into fanout assemblies providing individual single connectors or using a MTP connector for multiple fibers being terminated with one connector.

  Loose Tube

 

Loose Tube  are 250 um fibers inside of a smooth tube normally submerged in a water resistant gel but can be dry.  The tubes (normally multiple) are then surrounded by a water resistant tape and all tubes are incased inside a protective outer jacket.  There are many different types and fiber counts.  Depending on how ordered, some tubes may be empty.

  Distribution


This compact building cable consists of individual 900µm buffered fiber, is smaller in size and costs less than breakout cable. Connectors may be installed directly on 900µm buffered fiber at breakout box locations.

  Breakout
This cable consists of several simplex tight buffer fibers contained within an outer jacket. Breakout cable enables the quick installation of connectors onto 2+mm robust j