Outdoor Optical Fiber CablePSAC Dry

Peelable Steel Armored Cable(PSAC) is composed of single-jacket, single-armored cables. It is designed for campus backbones in direct-buried installations.

The loose tube design provides stable and highly reliable transmission parameters for a variety of voice, data, video and imaging applications. These cables also provide high-fiber density within a given cable diameter while allowing flexibility to suit many system configurations.

The single armored construction provides additional crush and rodent protection with a high strength ripcord under the armor for easy stripping. Dry means the cables are fully water blocked using installation-friendly, water-swellable materials. This makes cable access simple, and requires no clean up. The flexible, installation- friendly buffer tubes are easy to route in closures, and the SZ-stranded, loose tube design isolates fibers from installation and environmental rigors while allowing easy mid-span access. These cables have a medium density polyethylene jacket that is rugged, durable, and easy to strip.


  Dry water blocking technology
Installation-friendly cable preparation
  Polyethylene jacket

Rugged, durable and easy to strip (while providing superior protection against UV radiation, fungus, abrasion and other environmental factors)

  Corrugated steel tape armor
Provides rodent resistance for direct-buried applications


Mechanical Specifications
Fiber Count12 - 487296144288
Max. Tensile Strength, Long-Term

800 N

(180 lb)

800 N

(180 lb)

800 N

(180 lb)

800 N

(180 lb)

800 N

(180 lb)

800 N

(180 lb)

Max. Tensile Strength, Short-Term

2700 N

(607 lb)

2700 N

(607 lb)

2700 N

(607 lb)

2700 N

(607 lb)

2700 N

(607 lb)

2700 N

(607 lb)

Min. Bend Radius Installation

173 mm

(6.81 in)

183 mm

(7.20 in)

201 mm

(7.91 in)

257 mm

(10.12 in)

294 mm

(11.57 in)

296 mm

(11.65 in)

Min. Bend Radius Operation

115 mm

(4.53 in)

122 mm

(4.80 in)

134 mm

(5.28 in)

171 mm

(6.73 in)

196 mm

(7.72 in)

197 mm

(7.76 in)

Nominal Outer Diameter

11.5 mm

(0.45 in)

12.2 mm

(0.48 in)

13.6 mm

(0.54 in)

17.0 mm

(0.67 in)

19.6 mm

(0.77 in)

19.7 mm

(0.78 in)

Cable Design
Fibers perTube121212121224
Fiber Count12 - 487296144288432
Fiber Color  Blue, Orange, Green, Brown, Slate, White, Red, Black, Yellow, Violet, Pink, Aqua
Buffer Tube Color Coding  Blue, Orange, Green, Brown, Slate, White, Red, Black, Yellow, Violet, Pink, Aqua
Outer Jacket Color  Black
Outer Jacket Material  Polyethylene(PE)

Fiber Coloring( l : Black Stripe Marking)

General Specification
  Environment  Outdoor
  Cable Type  Dry Buffered Tube
  Product Type  Armored
  Fiber Type  Single-Mode(OS2)
  Application  Aerial, Duct, Direct-Buried

  RoHSFree of hazardous substances according to RoHS 2011/65/EU
  StandardsIEC60794 : Basic requirements for optical fiber and cable elements
ANSI/ICEA S-87-640 : Standard for optical fiber outside plant communications cable
  Design and Test CriteriaANSI/ICEA S-87-640

Ordering Information
Fiber Count12 - 489672144288432

119.0 kg/km

(80.0 lb/1,000ft)

133.0 kg/km

(89.4 lb/1,000ft)

158.0 kg/km

(107.5 lb/1,000ft)

238.0 kg/km

(160.0 lb/1,000ft)

289.0 kg/km

(194.2 lb/1,000ft)

295.0 kg/km

(198.2 lb/1,000ft)

Container Loading
(40ft Container)
98 km
(320,000 ft)
85 km
(280,000 ft)
73 km
(240,000 ft)
67 km
(220,000 ft)
55 km
(180,000 ft)
55 km
(180,000 ft)
Length / Reel6.096 km (20,000 ft)

Environmental Conditions
Temperature Range, Installation- 30 °C to +70 °C (-22 F to 158 F)
Temperature Range, Storage- 40 °C to +70 °C (-40 F to 158 F)
Temperature Range, Operation- 40 °C to +70 °C (-40 F to 158 F)

Optical Characteristics (Single-mode)
Fiber CategoryG.652.D
Attenuation after cable0.40 dB/km / 0.40 dB/km / 0.25 dB/km
Wavelengths1310 nm / 1383 nm / 1550 nm


Datasheet download
PSAC Datasheet