Rugged Flat Drop Cable

Waveoptics® Rugged Flat Drop Cable is designed for self-supporting, direct-buried and duct installations. Fully dielectric design, ideal for drop applications, offering ease of access as well as easy installation.

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Rugged Flat Drop Cable

Waveoptics® Rugged Flat Drop Cable is designed for self-supporting, direct-buried and duct installations. Fully dielectric design, ideal for drop applications, offering ease of access as well as easy installation.

PE single jacket with additives makes a resistant, durable and easy to strip cable, providing superior protection against UV radiation, fungus, abrasion and other environmental factors.

This slightly more compact flat drop cable design is more robust and stiffer than the traditional flat drop cable because of its two parallel 2 mm dielectric strength members that significantly increase the impact and crush resistance properties of the cable, and require no bonding or grounding.

The FRP strength members are coated with EAA for improved adherence.

Design Properties

Fiber per Tube 1-12
Nominal Outer Dimensions 7.8 mm x 4.3 mm (0.31 in x 0.17 in) (±5%)
Dielectric Strength Member Material / Diameter EAA Coated FRP / 2 mm (0.08 in)
Outer Jacket Material Polyethylene
Loose Tube Material / Diameter PBT / 2 mm (0.08 in)
Drum Length 5,000 ft ,10,000 ft, 15,000 ft 20,000 ft & 40,000 ft (±5%)

Temperature Range

Operation -40°C to 70°C (-40°F to 158°F)
Installation -30°C to 70°C (-22°F to 158°F)
Storage / Transport -40°C to 70°C (-40°F to 158°F)

Mechanical Properties

Crush Resistance (Short-Term / Long-Term) 2,200 N/100mm / 1,100 N/100mm
Minimum Bend Radius (Operation / Installation) 10 x OD / 20 x OD