This Standard covers mechanical and electrical requirements for filled, polyolefin insulated, copper conductor telecommunications cable. It provides alternative choices for type of insulation, type of filling compound, core lay-ups, color code, sheath design (shielding materials, single or double jackets, and jacket thicknesses), and screened or non-screened core.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this Standard is to establish generic technical requirements that may be referenced by individual telecommunications cable specifications covering products intended for normal .outside plant use. The parameters covered provide material, construction, and performance requirements that are applicable to filled, polyolefin insulated and jacketed cables of all pair counts, including a variety of shield and jacket combinations and optional compartmental screening.
Because this Standard does not cover all details of individual cable design, it cannot be used as a single document for procurement of product. It is intended to be used in conjunction with an individual product specification that provides complete design details for the specific cable type and designates the applicable performance requirements. Such individual cable specifications may be prepared either by the user or the manufacturer. The specification designated for procurement is at the option of the user.