Product Description
The Fortex 2DT Light Armor Cable is a reduced diameter, GR-20-rated cable, featuring 200 micron diameter fibers that meets the same specifications as our field-proven Fortex DT Cable.

Why the Fortex 2DT Light Armor Cable?
Today’s networks require more fibers in less space. To address this trend, OFS developed the Fortex 2DT Light Armor Loose Tube Cable. By incorporating 200 micron optical fiber, this cable literally doubles the fiber count in the cable buffer tubes, significantly increasing fiber density.

The reduced outer diameter of Fortex 2DT Light Armor Cable improves utilization of duct and subducts. In addition, cables with smaller outer diameters allow longer continuous cable reel lengths, which may result in fewer splices needed. Over long distances, the potential cost savings created by reduced splicing can be substantial.

The lighter weight of the Fortex 2DT Light Armor Cable can help to lower cable pulling tensions. This reduction can result in (1) increased cable pulling lengths; (2) lower installation costs by allowing longer distances between pulling handholes; and (3) faster installation speeds. In the case of aerial deployments, a lighter weight cable can also decrease loads on poles.

With an added layer of ECCS armor, the Fortex 2DT Light Armor Cable offers excellent crush and rodent resistance.

The Fortex 2DT Light Armor Cable is an excellent choice for duct, lashed aerial and general outside plant (OSP) installations, including direct buried installations in challenging environments where a gel-free, higher-density loose tube cable is needed.

Features
• Completely gel-free cable design
• Field-proven, 200 µm bend-optimized OFS AllWave®+ Zero Water Peak (ZWP) Fiber for lower bending loss
• Reduced diameter (approx. 15%) and weight (more than 20%) cable1
• Layer of electrolytically chrome-coated steel (ECCS) armor
• Complies with ANSI-ICEA S-87-640 and Telcordia GR-20 Core Issue 4 and RUS/RDUP requirements
• Fiber counts to 288

Benefits
• Robust, durable cable for long-term reliability and performance
• Smaller and more lightweight cable provides greater fiber density in limited spaces
• Excellent crush and rodent resistance
• Seamless fiber splicing to existing 9.2 µm mode field diameter (MFD) fiber plant
• Gel-free cable for faster and cleaner splice preparation

*Attribute values given below are for the 12-60 Fiber Cable. For information on the other counts, please see the attached datasheet.

Unit of Measure

Specifications

Applications

N/A Direct Buried|Underground

Construction

N/A Loose Tube

Mechanical Rating

N/A G.652.D/G.657.A1

Aerial or Underground

N/A Underground

Dielectric or Metallic

N/A Metallic

Waterblocking Component

N/A Gel Free

Fiber Count

N/A 12-288

Cable Outer Diameter

N/A 0.41 in10.5 mm

Cable Weight

N/A 63 lb/kft94 kg/km

Storage Temperature

N/A -40 to 70 ºC-40 to 158 ºF

Minimum Bend Radius, With Load

N/A 15 x OD (Outer Diameter)

Minimum Bend Radius, With No Load

N/A 10 x OD

Minimum Bend Radius, Storage Coils

N/A 10 x OD

Maximum Rated Cable Load (MRCL)

N/A 2700 N600 lbf

Maximum Long Term Load

N/A 800 N180 lbf

Installation Temperature

N/A -30 to 60 ºC-22 to 140 ºF

Operation Temperature

N/A -40 to 70 ºC-40 to 158 ºF

Operating Wavelength(s)

N/A 1310/1385/1550 nm

Maximum Cable on Reel Attenuation

N/A 0.35/0.31/0.25 dB/km

How To Order:

Order From Location

N/A 1 Brightwave Blvd.Carrollton, GA 30117, USA 1-770-798-5555 from outside the USA 1-888-fiberhelp (1-888-342-3743) from inside the USA CARROLLTON LOCATION

Performance Standard

Performance Standard

N/A

Tested per Applicable Requirements of ANSI/ICEA S-87-640 and Telcordia GR-20 CORE Issue 4. Complies with RUS/RDUP RUS Bulletin
1753F-601a.

Performance Standard (All Cables)

Performance Standard (All Cables)

N/A