Product Information

Applications

Clearfield ® Outside Plant Fiber Assemblies are used in a variety of applications including DLC cabinets, PON cabinets, cross-connect cabinets and fiber termination panels. Standard OSP cable is used and the terminated end of the assembly is up-jacketed with either 900 μm or 3 mm tubing. The assembly is then terminated with the required connectors. Fiber counts can be from 2 to 288 fibers.

Outside Plant Fiber Assemblies

Outside Plant Fiber Assemblies

Description

Outside Plant Fiber Assemblies are designed to perform flawlessly in even the most harsh environments. Our process and design directly addresses failure prone areas such as the transition (where the fiber is broken out into individual units) and at the termination. We use a patented process in the fiber transition that not only protects the fiber but also ensures that no lateral movement occurs due to temperature variations. Standard breakouts are half meter and one meter. Clearfield can also do custom breakouts to meet your unique panel needs.

Features and Benefits

Integrity

  • Terminations are designed and tested to Telcordia GR-326
  • Specialty cable designs available including ribbon fiber, loose-tube and ADSS (All-Dielectric Self-Supporting)
  • Supports industry standard singlemode and multimode fiber

Protection

  • Rugged cable design protects against harsh outdoor environment
  • Wide variety of up-jacket sizes for all applications, ruggedized 3 mm, 2 mm, 1.6 mm and 900 μm
  • Loose tube available in a gel-filled design for full water-block or gel-free
  • All dielectric design (except armored cable)
  • Pulling-eye available to ease installation and for added protection

Access

  • Industry standard terminations include ST, SC, FC, LC (ask a Clearfield representative for other connector availability)
  • Versatile cable designs well suited for in-conduit, lashed aerial and direct buried applications
  • Fiber counts from two to 288 in loose tube or ribbon cables (higher fiber counts available)

Investment

  • OSP Fiber Assemblies offer a rugged solution for deploying fiber in any OSP 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 288-fiber

Jacket O.D.

900 μm, 2.0 mm (48-fiber max)

Cable Types

Outdoor (Riser/Non-Rated), Outdoor Armored (Riser/Non-Rated)

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