Microcables are light and compact fiber optic cables, which are part of the microduct system. They are used in tele-technical networks where a large number of fibers is required with the least possible space usage.
The 144FO (12X12) Air Blown Microduct Central Tube Fiber Optic Cable HDPE Anti Rodent Black (Part number: MI-MK-8,0-144-CC2 A1 HL) from FCA with 144FO and Anti Rodent construction . Air blown microduct fiber cable is optimised for injection into microducts and is used in optical networks, more specifically for use in Fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) and Fiber-to-the-Desk (FTTD) networks. This technique that is lower at cost, quicker and more environmentally friendly than traditional deployment, allowing a simpler instalation with less resources.
Microcables are light and compact fiber optic cables which are part of the microduct system. They are used in teletechnical networks where a large number of fibers is required with the least possible space utilisation.
Their interior consists of tubes in which optical fibers are led. The interior of these cables consists of tubes in which optical fibers are routed. Each tube has a different color, which enables easy organisation and quick location of fibers. The coating, with which the microcables are covered, ensures protection against moisture and the ingress of harmful substances. The advantage of using microcables is their simple handling, flexible design and light weight, and as a result: efficient installation of fiber optics in the duct.
Each type of single-mode fiber has its own area of application, and the evolution of these optical fiber specifications reflects the evolution of transmission system technology from the earliest installation of single-mode optical fiber to the present day. Choose the right fiber is very important for each project/installation. The OS2 G.657 standard single-mode fibers were developed to allow a better bending radius regarding the G.652 standard. For the OS2 G.657 fiber there are 4 subcategories: G.657.A1, G.657.A2, G.657.B2, G.657.B3. The G.657.A1 fiber type is characterized by 10 mm minimum bending radius. These specifications of the G.657 fibers allow to have a better cost-efficiency due to compact cable designs and reduced space requirements.
Anti-Rodent is a type of fiber optic cable protection designed to prevent damage from rodents such as rats, mice, and squirrels. This protection is achieved by applying a special coating or tape to the cable, making it difficult for rodents to chew through the cable and cause damage. Anti-rodent protection is particularly important in outdoor and underground installations where rodents are common, and can help to prevent costly and time-consuming repairs.
HDPE (high-density polyethylene) is a jacket material that offers excellent protection against moisture, chemicals, and abrasion. It is highly resistant to impact, making it ideal for rugged applications where cables are exposed to rough handling. HDPE is also UV-resistant, and it can withstand extreme temperatures, making it a good choice for outdoor and industrial environments. However, it is less flexible than other materials, which may make it difficult to use in certain applications.