Corning RPX® gel-free ribbon cable is another innovative breakthrough in cable technology and introduces a new generation of gel-free cables. Providing up to 144 fibers in a rugged, compact design, the coupling features ensure the ribbon stack and cable act as one unit, providing long-term reliability in aerial, duct and direct-buried applications.
The RPX® cable is designed with one-step, easilyaccessible central cavity containing a ribbon stack of up to 144 fibers wrapped with a protective waterblocking tape. The ribbon stack consists of 24-fiber ribbons that can be easily separated by hand into 12-fiber ribbons. Dielectric strength members under the cable jacket provide tensile and anti-buckling strength.
The cable is jacketed with a black UV-resistant polyethylene sheath. The one-step cable access simplifies cable preparation work and eliminates the need for special tools in mid-span applications.
Features And Benefits
• One-step cable access
Simplifies prep work, no special tools needed
• Gel-free with no filling compound
Eliminates time and labor of cleaning
• Up to 144 fibers in a compact design
Fits in 1.0 to 1.25-inch inner diameter duct
• Each 12-fiber ribbon is individually printed