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|This Standard covers optical fiber communications cables
intended for use in Indoor-Outdoor optical fiber applications.
Materials, constructions and performance requirements are included
in the Standard, together with applicable test procedures. Refer to
ICEA 5-83-596 for optical fiber communications cables intended for
indoor use, and to ICEA S-87-640 for optical fiber communication
cables intended for outdoor use.
When a composite cable (a cable with both optical fibers and
metallic conductors) is required, the applicable metallic conductor
requirements shall be as established by agreement between the end
user and the cable manufacturer. The requirements of ANSI/ICEA
S-84-608 should be considered when determining appropriate
All designs covered by the Standard are intended for operation
under normal conditions found in the outside plant environment and
in the communications user's premises. These products normally
convey communications signals (voice, video, and data) from point
to point or point to multi point, within and outside buildings.
Products covered by this Standard may be factory terminated with
connectors or splicing modules.
Indoor-Outdoor cables are generally used in short lengths, to
make interconnections within and between adjacent buildings. These
cables are fully resistant to the typical outside plant
environment, but their attenuation characteristics are not
necessarily the same as long-length Outside Plant Communications
cables. See part 8 of this specification.
The standard installation tensile rating for cables covered by
this Standard is 2670 N (600 Ib.) for cables with more than 12
fibers and 1335 N (300 Ib.) for cables with less than or equal to
12 fibers. The residual load is defined as a load equivalent to 30
percent of the rated installation load.
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