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Hitachi Cable America, Manchester NH

Loose Tube Cables

Drybit Cable

Outdoor Loose Tube fiber optic cable is RDUP approved (singlemode) and all designs are RoHS 2 and REACH compliant. All multimode and singlemode cables (except OM1) utilize bend-insensitive optical fibers and has gel filled loose tubes to provide protection against water penetration and dry, super absorbent polymers (SAPs) to eliminate water migration in cable interstices. Suitable for lashed aerial, duct, underground conduit environments. Supported applications include gigabit, 10 gigabit and 40 gigabit Ethernet. Made in USA. Hitachi Cable America is proud to utilize Corning Optical Fiber as our standard optic fiber.

Outdoor Loose Tube

Product Highlights

  • REACH & RoHS 2 compliant.
  • Made in USA.
  • All multimode, and singlemode cables (except OM1) utilize bend-insensitive optical fibers.
  • UV and fungus resistant jacket.
  • Gel filled loose tubes provide protection against water penetration.
  • Dry, super absorbent polymers (SAPs) eliminate water migration in cable interstices.
  • Suitable for lashed aerial, duct, underground conduit and indoor riser applications.
  • SM Fiber optic cable is RDUP approved.
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FIBERS62.5 UM OM150 UM OM250 UM OM350 UM OM450 UM OM58.3 UM OS2

Product Details


Manufacturing Location
This product is produced and manufactured in the USA
Cable Rating
Glass Construction
Glass core with 125 micron cladding, 250 micron acrylate coating in gel filled subunit
Overall Jacket
Medium density polyethylene
Jacket Colors
  • Applications include 10, 40 & 100 gigabit Ethernet, Fibre Channel, Video, Security, Automation.
Custom Options
  • Other configurations and fiber counts available.
  • Enhanced bend insensitive OS2 optical fiber is available (ITU-TG.657.B3 & G.657.A2).
  • Dual jacket constructions available.
  • Low smoke zero halogen (LSZH) available.
  • Up to 432 fibers available.
  • OM4+ optical fibers with extended 10 gigabit Ethernet
Storage Temperature
'-40°C to +70°C (-40°F to +158°F)
Installation Temperature
'-30° to 60°C (-22° to 140°F)
Operation Temperature
'-40° to 70°C (-40° to 158°F)


Outdoor Loose Tube Cross Section

Loose Tube Outdoor Cable Applications

  • Suitable for Lashed Aerial, Duct, Underground Conduit Applications
  • Conventional Outside Plant Fiber Optic Cable for Video Security, Datacom, Broadcast, Telecom or Campus Backbone Applications
  • Outstanding Loss Consistency Across a Wide Range of Temperatures - Good for High Altitude Telescope Arrays, Underground Scientific Experiment Measurements Etc...

Fiber Distances by Application
(conventional), pre-QSFP Release
Fiber Distances & Loss Budgets by Application
(Based on QSFP Rev. 1 Specification Dec. 2006)

Multimode Loose Tube Outdoor Cable Features

  • Other Configurations and Fiber Counts Available
  • Corrugated Steel or Interlock Steel Armor Available
  • Dual Jacket Constructions Available
  • Cables with Improved Attenuation Available
  • Low Smoke Zero Halogen Available
  • Cables with Extended 10 Gigabit Ethernet Support Distances Available

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