FieldShield FLEXdrop has more flexibility than standard FieldShield Optical Cable making it ideal for shorter drops where more handling and slack storage may be required. Whether it’s used indoor or outdoor, the flexibility of the jacket allows for deployment with reduced jacket memory and decreases the risk of kinking. While FLEXdrop is typically used in conjunction with FieldShield Microduct solutions, in some applications, it can be stapled directly to walls and ceilings or used on building wrap applications securing with crown T18 staples.

Connector options for this product include FieldShield SC and LC Pushable Connectors or FieldShield MPO Pushable Connector.

Technical Specifications

FieldShield  FLEXdrop
Fiber Corning ClearVurve Optical Fiber or equivalent
Clad Diameter 125.0 +/- 0.7 µm
Coating Diameter (Uncolored) 235-245 µm 
Bend-Insensitive Bend-insensitive Fiber G.657.A2
Color Code TIA/EIA 598 (US Standard)
Fiber Count Single Fiber
Pushable Connectors FieldShield SC/UPC, SC/APC, Simplex LC/UPC, Simplex LC/APC
Mode Singlemode
Internal Fiber Size 900 μm
Outside Diameter 0.118” (3 mm)
Color Black or white
Material PVDF
Bend-Radius Standard to G.657.A2 specifications
Installation Temperature -22°F to 131°F (-30°C to 55°C)
Operating Temperature -40°F to 176°F (-40°C to 80°C)
Installation Tension 20 lbf
Markings Part number, lot number and footage markers every two feet
Cable Attenuation Spec 0.35 dB/km @ 1310 nm/0.25 dB/km @ 1550 nm
Recommended Drop Length 150 feet or less for normal installation conditions

Features & Benefits


  • Available in singlemode
  • Supports all industry standard connectors


  • UL listed for plenum applications
  • Passed UV testing and measurement standards per ASTM G155 for UL 1581
  • Bend-insensitive (G.657.A2) fiber protects optical signal with minimal to zero attenuation down to a 10 mm radius
  • OSP rated PVDF jacketing provides ruggedized protection for the patchcord or pigtail
  • Staple-ready for walls, joists and around corners, with Crown T-18 staples
  • Swellable yarns for water blocking capabilities


  • Standard color is black, with an option for off-white
  • Suitable for all types of indoor and outdoor implementations


  • Quick and easy deployment allows capital investment to be aligned to customer take rates