AFL introduces indoor/outdoor low-smoke zero halogen breakout cables

Jan. 10, 2013
AFL says its new low smoke zero halogen (LSZH) indoor/outdoor breakout cables are ideal for rugged applications and installations requiring high performance. The fiber-optic cables also feature a durable IEC and UL standards-compliant zero halogen and UV and fungal resistant outer jacket.

AFL says its new low smoke zero halogen (LSZH) indoor/outdoor breakout cables are ideal for rugged applications and installations requiring high performance. The fiber-optic cables also feature a durable IEC and UL standards-compliant zero halogen and UV and fungal resistant outer jacket.

These cables are available from 2 to 24 fibers with variable sub-cable dimensions to support specific termination and routing requirements. Sub-cables can be specified at 2.0-mm, 2.4-mm, or 2.9-mm diameters and include AFL’s 900-µm tight buffer for ease of termination. These fiber cables are highly customizable to the needs of the customer, the company says. Additional strength members are applied to support wedge-style industrial termination schemes.

“Fiber-optic cables utilizing low smoke zero halogen materials in their construction provide protection against an excessive generation of smoke and potentially toxic gases when exposed to high-heat or fire conditions,” said Doug Baker, commercial manager for AFL’s enterprise cable systems business. “Generally installed in areas where ventilation is of concern, AFL’s lineup of LSZH fiber-optic cables is suitable for inclusion in applications spanning from the campus network to heavy industrial installations.”

The cables are UL-1666 Riser and UL-1685 Low-Smoke rated and exceed the requirements of Telcordia GR-409-CORE issue 2 and ICEA-S-104-696. They are also compliant to Directive 2002/95/EC (RoHS).

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