LIACC FO Access microcable HBBX 24-288 cores, multi tube

Fiber Optic Microcable type HBBX, 24-288 cores, Multi Tube, LIACC.
HBBX Rev.00, Date 2018-02-15

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Small diameter and light weight
Air-blown installation
All Dielectric Non-Metallic design
HDPE and UV-Resistant outer jacket


Standards of reference and applications

IEC 60793, IEC 60794-1, IEC60794-3-20, ANSI/ICEA S-104-696, EN 187105, Telcordia GR-20 | Telcordia GR-409
Intrabuilding Voice and Data/LAN Communication Networks
Telecommunication, MAN, WAN
FTTx backbone and access


Installation Features

Store at  -40 to +70 °C
Install at  -30 to +60 °C, Bend minimum  20 times O.D. 
Operate at  -30 to +60 °CBend minimum  15 times O.D. 



Optical fiber :  125/250μm Single Mode or Multi Mode
Buffer :  PBTP loose tube filled with thixotropic jelly 
Central element :  non-metallic FRP rod, nominal Ø 1.65mm
Ripcord :  1 yarn

Outer jacket :
  Black HDPE material UV-Resistant
Marking :  APS Finland – ww/yy – Fiber Optic Cable HBBX fiber count x fiber type – P/N – lot + meter


Environmental properties

UV resistant : UL1581, IEC11801


Mechanical properties

Pulling tension in installation :  650N >96cores, 1000N >96<144 cores (Δα reversible, IEC 60794-1-2-E1)
Pulling tension in operation :  200N (Δα reversible, IEC 60794-1-2-E1)
Crush :  700N/100mm, max 15 min. (Δα reversible, IEC 60794-1-2-E3)

Impact :  1Nm, 3 impacts, R=300mm (Δα reversible, IEC 60794-1-2-E4)
Torsion :  1m, 100N, +/-180°, 10 cycles (Δα reversible, IEC 60794-1-2-E7)
Repeated bending :  R=20xOD, 100N, 35 cycles (Δα reversible, IEC 60794-1-2-E6)
Bending radius :  R=20xOD, 4 turns, 3 cycles (Δα reversible, IEC 60794-1-2-E11)
Temperature cycling :  -40°C to +70°C, (Δα reversible, IEC 60794-1-2-F1)

Water penetration :  3m cable, 1m water, 24 hours (no leakage, IEC 60794-1-2-F5B)



Colour code of tubes and fibers

Tube layer 1123456789101112
Tube layer 2123456789101112131415
Fibers 123456789 101112
Fibers 131415161718192021 222324


Fiber Optic characteristics

See detailed specification of optical fibers.


Ordering and delivery information

Fiber CountPart NumberNo. of tubesFibers per tubeFillersTube diameterNominal O.D. (mm)Weight (kg/km)Packaging
12HBBX 012 xx E oo11251.66.031Drum (2 or 4km)
24HBBX 024 xx E oo21241.66.031Drum (2 or 4km)
36HBBX 036 xx E oo31231.66.031Drum (2 or 4km)
48HBBX 048 xx E oo41221.66.031Drum (2 or 4km)
60HBBX 060 xx E oo51211.66.031Drum (2 or 4km)
72HBBX 072 xx E oo61201.66.031Drum (2 or 4km)
96HBBX 096 xx E oo81201.67.238Drum (2 or 4km)
120HBBX 120 xx E oo101201.68.349Drum (2 or 4km)
144HBBX 144 xx E oo121201.68.350Drum (2 or 4km)
192HBBX 192 xx E oo82402.39.868Drum (2 or 4km)
288HBBX 288 xx E oo122402.313.0119Drum (2 or 4km)

xx = fiber type
ex. OS2=S2, G657A1 = A1, G657B1 = B1, OM1=M1, OM2=M2, OM3=M3, OM4=M4, OM5=M5

oo = delivery length        
ex. 2000m=D2, 4000m=D4 (tolerance ±5%)

Recommended connectivity

Pigtails : APS LIIN-25 series
Patch cords : APS LIIN-25 series
Adapters : APS LIIN-25 series
Patch Panels : APS LIIN-25 series



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