INDOOR-OUTDOOR OPTICAL FIBER CABLE
|Publication Date:||19 March 2013|
Indoor-outdoor cables covered by this Standard are generally derived from outdoor cable designs having the thermal and mechanical robustness that makes them suitable for use in the Outside Plant. Material changes are made, as required, to allow the designs to meet their intended fire rating. These cables can be expected to comply with all specification requirements stipulated in this Standard.
In cases where outside exposure is limited (less than 10 meters), a weatherized cable may be derived from an indoor cable design (backbone or interconnect). As required in Annex B, the indoor cable weatherized for outdoor use uses the basic requirements found in ICEA S-83- 596. The requirements specified in Part 1 through 8 do not apply, except as invoked by Annex B.
Cable that is compliant with S-104-696 is considered compliant to S-83-596.
All designs covered by this Standard are intended for operation under normal conditions found in the outside plant environment and in the communications user's premises. These products normally convey communications signals (voice, video, and data) from point to point or point to multi-point, within and outside buildings. Products covered by this Standard may be factory terminated with connectors or splicing modules.
Indoor-outdoor cables are generally used to make interconnections within and between adjacent buildings or to the first outdoor splice point. These cables are fully resistant to the typical outside plant environment, but their attenuation characteristics are not necessarily the same as Outside Plant Communications cables addressed in S-87-640. See part 8 of this specification.
When a hybrid cable (a cable with both optical fibers and metallic conductors) is required, the applicable metallic conductor requirements shall be as established by agreement between the end user and the cable manufacturer. The requirements of ANSI/ICEA S-84-608 should be considered when determining appropriate requirements.
For very-low temperature applications and 1625 nm fiber performance see S-87-640.
Use S-87-640 for general guidance in other special cases.