Corning ALTOS® Figure-8 Loose Tube, Gel-Free Cable

Corning ALTOS Figure-8 Gel-Free Cables are self-supporting aerial cables designed for easy and economical one-step installation. The loose tube design provides stable performance over a wide temperature range and is compatible with any telecommunications-grade optical fiber. The gel-free design is fully waterblocked using craft-friendly water-swellable materials, making cable access simple and requiring no clean up. While the flexible, craft-friendly buffer tubes are easy to route in closures, the SZ-stranded, loose tube design isolates optical fibers from installation and environmental rigors and facilitates midspan access.The figure-8 cable design allows easy, one-step installation, using standard hardware and installation methods. These cables have a medium density polyethylene jacket that is rugged, durable and easy to strip.


Aerial, Self-Supporting


Cable Type: Loose Tube
Environment: Outdoor
Fiber Category: Single-mode (OS2)
Product Type: Self-Supporting
Buffer Tube Color Coding: Blue, Orange
Buffer Tube Diameter (Metric): 2.5 mm
Buffer Tube Diameter (US): 0.1 in
Central Element: Dielectric
Fiber Coloring: Blue, Orange, Green, Brown, Slate, White, Red, Black, Yellow, Violet, Rose, Aqua
Fiber Count (cable): 12
Fibers per Tube: 12
Messenger: Stranded steel
Number of Active Tubes: 2
Number of Filling Elements: 4
Number of Ripcords: 1
Number of Tube Positions: 6
Outer Jacket Color: Black
Outer Jacket Material: Polyethylene (PE)
Tape: Water-swellable
Min. Bend Radius Installation (Metric): 158 mm
Min. Bend Radius Installation (US): 6.2 in
Min. Bend Radius Operation (Metric): 105 mm
Min. Bend Radius Operation (US): 4.1 in
Nominal Cable Height (Metric): 22.1 mm
Nominal Cable Height (US): 0.87 in
Nominal Outer Diameter (Metric-mm): 10.5 mm
Nominal Outer Diameter (US): 0.41 in
Weight (cable) (Metric): 297 kg/km
Weight (cable) (US): 199 lb/1000 ft
Temperature - Installation (Metric): -30 C to 70 C
Temperature - Installation (US): -22 F to 158 F
Temperature - Operation (Metric): -40 C to 70 C
Temperature - Operation (US): -40 F to 158 F
Temperature - Storage (Metric): -40 C to 70 C
Temperature - Storage (US): -40 F to 158 F