Users should be aware that combined indoor/outdoor cables must be absolutely waterproof according to the current EN 60794-1. The Multimedia Solutions BU of the Prysmian Group has the right solution in its luggage: the N-Series fibre optic trunk cables in fibre numbers up to 432, currently the only cables on the market that combine high water resistance with a fire protection class of up to B2ca.
The non-metallic, gel-filled and stranded loose tube cables of Draka’s N-Series score particularly well due to their high fire safety. As part of the UC cabling system, they fully meet the high requirements of CPR fire protection classes Cca and B2ca. With their FireRes® LSHF-FR sheathing, they are suitable for both indoor and outdoor installations. The gel-filled waterproof loose tubes are extremely robust and resistant to mechanical and environmental influences. Because of the industry-leading coating technology used in Draka’s fiber manufacturing process, BendBright-XS offers a 100-fold improvement in macro-bending compared to conventional single-mode fibers.
Draka’s N-Series portfolio includes non-metallic, gel-filled, stranded loose tube cables for indoor and outdoor use in units of 6, 8, 12 or 18, with each unit containing 12 or 24 fibers. All cables meet the requirements of ISO 11801-1, EN 50173-1, IEC 60794-1, TIA GR20, ICEA 640 and ICEA 696.