Product Information

Applications

Distribution assemblies are used for applications inside buildings and central offices. These cables utilize a 900 μm tight buffer jacket and are available in plenum and riser versions.

Distribution Assemblies

Distribution Assemblies

Description

Clearfield ® Distribution Assemblies are used where multi-fiber tight buffered constructions are required for density. These assemblies combine the bandwidth capacity of individual cable assemblies in one easy-to-use assembly, and can be used in OSP patch and splice applications.

Features and Benefits

Integrity

  • Terminations are designed and tested to Telcordia GR-326
  • Supports Industry standard singlemode and multimode connectors
  • Singlemode and multimode and hybrid cables available

Protection

  • Each fiber is individually jacketed then covered with an outer jacket for added protection
  • All fibers are color coded using industry fiber color code
  • Pulling-eye kits available to speed installation

Access

  • Compact jacket design keeps cable pile up minimal
  • Industry standard terminations include ST, SC, FC, LC (Ask a Clearfield representative for other connector availability)

Investment

  • Distribution Assemblies offer an economical solution for deploying fiber in any optical network
  • Environmentally stable, low-insertion loss, minimal back reflection
  • All assemblies are 100% tested

Technical Specifications

Core Size and Type

Singlemode and multimode

Fiber Count

2-fiber to 144-fiber

Jacket O.D.

900 μm

Cable Types

Indoor Riser, Indoor Plenum

Connector Types

SC/UPC, SC/APC, LC/UPC, LC/APC, FC/UPC, FC/APC, ST/UPC, MPO

Operating Temperature

-40°C to 85°C (-40°F to 185°F)

Breakout Length

Half meter, one meter, pulling eye, custom

Minimum Performance Specifications for Terminated Singlemode Connectors

Connector Type

Ferrule Material

Polish Type

Ins. Loss Typical

Max Ins. Loss

Min. Ret. Loss

ST

Ceramic

UPC

0.15 dB

0.30 dB

55.00 dB

SC

Ceramic

UPC

0.15 dB

0.30 dB

55.00 dB

FC

Ceramic

UPC

0.15 dB

0.30 dB

55.00 dB

LC

Ceramic

UPC

0.15 dB

0.30 dB

55.00 dB

SC

Ceramic

APC

0.20 dB

0.30 dB

65.00 dB

FC

Ceramic

APC

0.20 dB

0.30 dB

65.00 dB

LC

Ceramic

APC

0.20 dB

0.30 dB

65.00 dB

Minimum Performance Specifications for Terminated Multimode Connectors

Connector Type

Ferrule Material

Polish Type

Ins. Loss Typical (dB)

Max. Ins. Loss (db)

ST

Ceramic

PC

0.25 dB

≤0.50 dB

SC

Ceramic

PC

0.25 dB

≤0.50 dB

FC

Ceramic

PC

0.25 dB

≤0.50 dB

LC

Ceramic

PC

0.25 dB

≤0.50 dB

ST

Stainless Steel

Flat

0.40 dB

≤0.75 dB