Clearfield ® Distribution Assemblies are used where multi-fiber tight buffered constructions are required for density. These assemblies combine the bandwidth capacity of individual cable assemblies in one easy-to-use assembly, and can be used in OSP patch and splice applications.

Technical Specifications

Specification Description
Core Size and Type Singlemode and multimode
Fiber Count 2-fiber to 144-fiber
Jacket O.D. 900 μm
Cable Types Indoor Riser, Indoor Plenum
Connector Types SC/UPC, SC/APC, LC/UPC, LC/APC, FC/UPC, FC/APC, ST/UPC, MPO
Operating Temperature -40°C to 85°C (-40°F to 185°F)
Breakout Length Half meter, one meter, pulling eye, custom

Minimum Performance Specifications for Terminated Singlemode Connectors

Connector Type Ferrule Material Polish Type Ins. Loss Typical Max Ins. Loss Min. Ret. Loss
ST Ceramic UPC 0.15 dB 0.30 55.00
SC Ceramic UPC 0.15 0.30 55.00
FC Ceramic UPC 0.15 0.30 55.00
LC Ceramic UPC 0.15 0.30 55.00
SC Ceramic APC 0.20 0.30 65.00
FC Ceramic APC 0.20 0.30 65.00
LC Ceramic APC 0.20 0.30 65.00

Minimum Performance Specifications for Terminated Multimode Connectors

Connector Type Ferrule Material Polish Type Ins. Loss Typical (dB) Max. Ins. Loss (db)
ST Ceramic PC 0.25 ≤0.50
SC Ceramic PC 0.25 ≤0.50
FC Ceramic PC 0.25 ≤0.50
LC Ceramic PC 0.25 ≤0.50
ST Stainless Steel Flat 0.40 ≤0.75

Features & Benefits

Integrity

  • Terminations are designed and tested to Telcordia GR-326
  • Supports Industry standard singlemode and multimode connectors
  • Singlemode and multimode and hybrid cables available

Protection

  • Each fiber is individually jacketed then covered with an outer jacket for added protection
  • All fibers are color coded using industry fiber color code
  • Pulling-eye kits available to speed installation

Access

  • Compact jacket design keeps cable pile up minimal
  • Industry standard terminations include ST, SC, FC, LC (Ask a Clearfield representative for other connector availability)

Investment

  • Distribution Assemblies offer an economical solution for deploying fiber in any optical network
  • Environmentally stable, low-insertion loss, minimal back reflection
  • All assemblies are 100% tested