Fiber Optic Design Form -- October 2018

Design your own custom-built fiber optic cabling using the TechLogix Fiber Optic Design Form

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Fiber Optic Design Form

Fiber Type

  • OM3 - 50/125µm fiber designed for 10 Gb/s transmission.
    • 1 Gb/s maximum distance: 550 meters (1804 feet)
    • 10 Gb/s maximum distance: 300 meters (984 feet)
    • 40 Gb/s maximum distance: 100 meters (328 feet)
    • 100 Gb/s maximum distance: 100 meters (328 feet)
  • OM4 - 50/125µm fiber designed for 10 Gb/s, 40 Gb/s, and 100 Gb/s transmission.
    • 1 Gb/s maximum distance: 1000 meters (3280 feet)
    • 10 Gb/s maximum distance: 550 meters (1804 feet)
    • 40 Gb/s maximum distance: 150 meters (492 feet)
    • 100 Gb/s maximum distance: 150 meters (492 feet)
  • OS2 - 9/125µm fiber designed for 10 Gb/s, 40 Gb/s, and 100 Gb/s transmission.
    • 1 Gb/s maximum distance: 5 km (3.1 miles)
    • 10 Gb/s maximum distance: 10-40 km (6.2-24.8 miles)
    • 40 Gb/s maximum distance: 4 km (2.5 miles)
    • 100 Gb/s maximum distance: 4 km (2.5 miles)
  • Other - List any special fiber types required for the installation

Fiber Core Construction

  • Standard Fiber - 130 lb. pull rating / 30mm bend radius
  • SSF™ Fiber - 220 lb. pull rating / 3mm bend radius

Fiber Jacket Construction

  • Riser (OFNR) - Optical Fiber Non-conductive Rise Cable
  • Plenum (OFNP) - Optical Fiber Non-conductive Plenum Cable
  • LSZH - low-smoke, zero-halogen jacketing for international and maritime applications
  • Direct Burial - designed to withstand direct exposure to soil and moisture; rated for wet, dry, and damp environments
  • Outdoor / Wet-rated - designed for outdoor conduit installations
  • Tactical - designed for durability; combines armoring and outdoor rating

Fiber Strengthening (optional)

  • Armored - internal stainless-steel helical armor for strength and protection
  • FRP Core - fiber-reinforced polymer core to increase cable strength

Connectors

Style

  • LC - latching push-pull coupling end face with fixed ceramic ferrule

  • SC - tabbed push-pull coupling end face with a spring loaded ceramic ferrule

  • FC - connector end face relies on an alignment key and is then tightened into the adaptor/jack using a threaded collet

  • ST - connector end face relies on an alignment key and is then tightened into the adaptor/jack using a bayonet fitment

End Polish

  • UPC - fiber end-face that is polished with no angle; standard for modern applications

  • APC - fiber end-face that is polished at an 8-degree angle

Breakout Alignment

  • Fanned A to Fanned B

  • Fanned A to Staggered B

  • Staggered A to Fanned B

  • Staggered A to Staggered B

Pulling Mesh

  • Handle to assist in pulling cable and increases overall pull strength
  • Keeps cable ends protected during installation

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