LIACC FO Access microcable VBBX 2-24 cores, single tube

Fiber Optic Microcable type VBBX, 2-24 cores, Single Tube, LIACC.
VBBX Rev.00, Date 2018-02-15

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Very small diameter and very 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 (typical diam. 2.8mm)
Peripheral element :  aramide yarns with ripcord
Outer jacket :
  Black HDPE material UV-Resistant
Marking :  APS Finland – ww/yy – Fiber Optic Cable VBBX fiber count x fiber type – P/N – lot + meter


Environmental properties

UV resistant : UL1581, IEC11801


Mechanical properties

Pulling tension in installation :  650N (Δα reversible, IEC 60794-1-2-E1)
Pulling tension in operation :  200N (Δα reversible, IEC 60794-1-2-E1)
Crush :  200N/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

Fibers Option 11x24
123456789 101112
FibersOption 22x12
Bundle A123456789 101112
Bundle B131415161718192021222324
BlueOrangeGreenBrownGreyWhiteRedBlackYellow VioletPinkAqua


Fiber Optic characteristics

See detailed specification of optical fibers.


Ordering and delivery information

Fiber CountPart NumberNo. of tubesFibers per tubeFillersNominal O.D. (mm)Weight (kg/km)Packaging
2 (option 1)VBBX1 02 xx Eoo1203.813Drum (2 or 4km)
4 (option 1)VBBX1 04 xx Eoo1403.813Drum (2 or 4km)
8 (option 1)VBBX1 08 xx Eoo1803.813Drum (2 or 4km)
12 (option 1)VBBX1 12 xx Eoo11203.813Drum (2 or 4km)
24 (option 1)VBBX1 24 xx Eoo12404.820Drum (2 or 4km)
2 (option 2)VBBX2 02 xx Eoo1203.813Drum (2 or 4km)
4 (option 2)VBBX2 04 xx Eoo1403.813Drum (2 or 4km)
8 (option 2)VBBX2 08 xx Eoo1803.813Drum (2 or 4km)
12 (option 2)VBBX2 12 xx Eoo11203.813Drum (2 or 4km)
24 (option 2)VBBX2 24 xx Eoo12404.820Drum (2 or 4km)

xx = fiber type                  ex. OS2=S2, 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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