Superior Essex EnduraLite fiber-optic cable meets indoor and outdoor requirements

Superior Essex says its newly launched EnduraLite Indoor/Outdoor Loose Tube fiber-optic cable will withstand tough weather conditions in fiber-optic network applications that require a transition between indoor and outdoor environments. The fiber cable offers increased environmental protection and dry water-blocking elements, as well as easier handling and installation, than alternative cables, Superior Essex asserts.

Superior Essex says its newly launched EnduraLite Indoor/Outdoor Loose Tube fiber-optic cable will withstand tough weather conditions in fiber-optic network applications that require a transition between indoor and outdoor environments. The fiber cable offers increased environmental protection and dry water-blocking elements, as well as easier handling and installation, than alternative cables, Superior Essex asserts.

Available in plenum and riser-rated single and multi-unit designs, EnduraLite cable meets all ICEA 696 requirements, according to the company. The cable consists of one or several 3-mm subunits stranded around a central strength element. Each subunit, which incorporates dry water-blocking technology for easier handling, is surrounded by aramid yarns. This design enables the subunit to be crimped directly onto an MTP or MPO connector.

The subunits are jacketed in either PVC for the riser design or PVDF for the plenum design. PVDF is naturally sunlight and moisture resistant, Superior Essex points out. The jacket also has a smooth surface and proportionately low coefficient of friction, which makes the cable easier to handle and pull, the company adds. Superor Essex makes the plenum designs with PVDF jacketing available in multiple color options. Both the plenum and riser designs are UL Listed Sunlight Resistant, the company says.

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