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Difference in Fiber Optic Cable Structure
Both tight-buffer breakout fiber optic cables and distribution fiber optic cables are consist of 900μm tight-buffered fiber optic. But they differ from each other in the fiber optic cable structure.
Tight-buffered Breakout Fiber Optic Cable
The tight-buffered breakout fiber optic cable is also known as fan-out fiber cable. As the following picture shows, breakout fiber optic cable consists of two or more simplex 2.0mm 3.0mm fiber cables bundled around a central strength member. Each fiber cable has its own jacket and all of the fiber cable are packaged together inside the same outer jacket. Thus, breakout fiber optic cable can also be broken out into individual simplex fiber cables for separate use when running through walls of a building. The breakout fiber optic cable is usually designed with tight buffer and the fiber counts are varied from 2 to 48 fibers. Flame ratings of tight-buffered breakout fiber optic cables are available in Plenum(OFNP), Riser(OFNR), and General (LSZH).
Tight-buffered Distribution Fiber Optic Cable
Unlike the tight buffered breakout fiber optic cable, distribution fiber cables can have a denser fiber core count than breakout fiber optic cable. Several optical fibers are wrapped in a 0.9mm tight tube with up to 288 cores. Although the distribution fiber optic cable has a more compact design, the tight-buffered fibers inside the fiber cable are only bundled in a single outer jacket for protection, as shown in the picture below. Yet this has made the distribution fiber optic cable to be easily handled and stripped for field termination.
Tight buffered fiber cable provide improved reliability and quick termination for today’s fiber cable cabling systems. Tight-buffered breakout fiber optic cable and distribution fiber optic cable are two main types of the tight-buffered fiber optic cables. This post presented their difference in fiber cable structure which help users more understand their features. Users can choose the right one according to their requirements of practical applications.
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