LIACC Self-supporting aerial cable Figure-8, Multitube, Armoured, Mid Span (60m)

2-144 cores, 4000N, 60m, LIACC.
AKE8960 Rev.00, Date 2018-07-01

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Aerial installation
Metallic supporting wire
Metallic armour and moisture protection
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
Building access in FTTx networks


Installation Features

Store at  -40 to +70 °C
Install at  -10 to +60 °C, Bend minimum  20 times O.D. 
Operate at  -40 to +70 °CBend minimum  15 times O.D. 



Optical fiber :  125/250μm Single Mode or Multi Mode
Buffer :  PBTP loose tube filled with jelly housing up to 12 fibers (typical ø 2.0mm)
Central member :  FRP
Assembling :  tubes and fillers assembled together according to “Colour Code” table. The core is filled with jelly compound.
Wrapping :  water blocking tape (or polyester tape).
Peripheral elements :  glass yarns.
Inner jacket :  Black PE material, typical thickness 1.5-1.8mm
Metallic protection :  Corrugated steel tape (H9) or Aluminium Moisture Barrier (H5)

Messenger wire :  steel 7×1.75mm 
Outer jacket :  Black HDPE material, UV resistant
Marking :  APS Finland – ww/yy – Aerial Fiber Optic Cable AKE8960 fiber count x fiber type – P/N – lot + meter


Environmental properties

UV resistant : UL1581, IEC11801


Mechanical properties

Pulling tension (short term) :  5000 N
Pulling tension (long term) :   1500 N
Maximum span :  60m
Crush :  4000N/100mm

Impact :  15J 
Water penetration :  3m cable, 1m water, 24 hours 



Colour code of tubes and fibers

Tube ColoursBlueOrangeGreenBrownGreyWhite (natural)RedBlackYellow VioletPinkAqua
Fiber ColoursBlueOrangeGreenBrownGreyWhiteRed BlackYellow VioletPinkAqua
FillersBlack or Grey


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
2AKE896002 ff h oo1255.5 x 13.9345Drum (2 or 4km)
4AKE896004 ff h oo1455.5 x 13.9346Drum (2 or 4km)
8AKE896008 ff h oo1855.5 x 13.9346Drum (2 or 4km)
12AKE896012 ff h oo11255.5 x 13.9346Drum (2 or 4km)
24AKE896024 ff h oo21245.5 x 13.9346Drum (2 or 4km)
48AKE896048 ff h oo41225.5 x 13.9347Drum (2 or 4km)
72AKE896072 ff h oo61205.5 x 14.6367Drum (2 or 4km)
96AKE896096 ff h oo81205.5 x 16.0444Drum (2 or 4km)
144AKE8960144 ff h oo121205.5 x 16.0533Drum (2 or 4km)

ff = fiber type                   ex. OS2=S2, OM1=M1, OM2=M2, OM3=M3, OM4=M4, OM5=M5
h = metallic protection     ex. corrugated steel tape = 9, aluminium moisture barrier = 5

oo = delivery length         ex. 2000m=D2, 4000m=D4

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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