Corning ClearCurve® rugged drop cables are part of a product family developed to solve the challenges associated with multidwelling unit (MDU) deployments. Enabled by a truly bend-insensitive fiber, this rugged drop cable can be bent to a minimum bend radius of 5 mm (0.2 in) and be directly staped to wall studs and rafters with standard cable stapes and hardware-store variety staple guns.
The cable consists of a single bend-insensitive fiber tight-buffered with a 900 µm jacket, surrounded by dielectric strength members and an outer flame-retardant jacket. Two versions are available. The first is an indoor-only version available with a standard yellow jacket or an optional neutral jacket. The second is an indoor/outdoor version that is fully waterblocked with a black UV-resistant outer jacket. Both versions are riser-rated (OFNR) for vertical riser and general-purpose horizontal applications.
The product is available in convenient contractor-sized packaging for easy field deployment and features bend-insenstive single-mode fiber, which enables installers to route the subunit around tight corners down to 5 mm (0.2 in) radius inside the home.
Note: This cable is available in 12 different jacket colors – blue, orange, green, brown, slate, white, red, black, yellow, violet, rose and aqua. The colored jacket allows for easy visual identification of the cables while still providing all of the required environmental protection of an indoor/outdoor cable jacket. Black is the standard jacket color using the part numbers shown here.