Outdoor fiber optic cable, it depends on whether the cable is buried directly, pulled in conduit, strung aerially. Will the cable become wet or moist? Will it have to withstand high pulling tension for installation in conduit or continual tension in an aerial installation? Will the cable be exposed to chemicals or have to withstand a wide temperature range?
Indoor fiber optic cable normally includes tight buffer type, distribution cable, breakout cable and armored cable etc. Cable's job is to protect the fibers from the environment encountered in an installation
Armoured cables are installed in Outside Plant Applications (OSP) suitable for indoor duct or direct buried installations. The cable has a very high compressive strength & the armoring provides protection against rodents and other types of likely mechanical damage. Available in a variety of designs such as non metallic steel tape & steel wire armouring cables.
FTTH cables consists of group of cables for indoor & outdoor applications. These cables are used to connect the external networks to the subscribe building.
Figure 8 self support cables are designed for use in aerial applications as an alternative to lashing. An integrated messenger wire support provides the necessary tensile strength and the outer sheath is extruded in the form of figure of 8.
Patch cord/ Pigtail
Fiber patch cord is an optical cable, used to connect optical device to another for signal routing. Each end of the cable is attached to a connector, so the cord may be plugged in. Pigtail is a cable with one connector. High performance optical pigtails and patch cords are a defining factor in ensuring any network performs to the highest level. It normally is used in FTTX, telecommunications, data communications and CATV applications.