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ICEA S-77-528

83rd Edition, July 22, 1983

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Outside Plant Communications Cables - Specifying Metric Wire Sizes

Includes all amendments and changes through Reaffirmation Notice , 1990

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Product Details:

  • Revision: 83rd Edition, July 22, 1983
  • Published Date: January 1990
  • Status: Active, Most Current
  • Document Language: English
  • Published By: Insulated Cable Engineers Association (ICEA)
  • Page Count: 5
  • ANSI Approved: Yes
  • DoD Adopted: No

Description / Abstract:

This standard provides recommended practices for specifying metric copper wire sizes for outside plant communications cables in exchange areas and for toll circuits. It covers the nominal metric sizes to replace the AWG sizes that have traditionally been included in North American cable specifications as well as 28 AWG, which has had limited use. This standard also includes "desired average" resistance values that are intended for use in cable plant design. In addition to "maximum individual" resistance values, this standard also recornmends "maximum cable average" resistance values that have been set at a level expected to control the overall average values close to the "desired average" values.

The purpose of this standard is to recommend practices that can be followed by all specification writing organizations in the United States and Canada, when a decision is made to standardize metric wire sizes.

The existence of this standard does not imply that any decision has been made by any organization to introduce metric wire sizes: It is recommended that no such decision should be made unilaterally, but only when there is a good consensus among cable users and cable manufacturers.

This standard is not intended to be applied to metric wire sizes in products other than those indicated in the scope.