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Optic Cable – An overview of rapidconnect Fibre Optic Cable

Optic Cable has a varied amount of usage and it is becoming increasingly popular everywhere.

Many industries, companies, and users are preferring to use fibre optic cable.

It provides an increased sense of security and ruggedness in comparison with the usual electrical cables.

The two types of optical cables i.e. indoor/outdoor and dedicated outdoor cable, give you a distinguished overview of what you can choose from.

Therefore, the following sections are completely dedicated to indoor/outdoor and outdoor optic cable.

Let us take a look at what they are and how instrumental they are for organizations and users.


1. Indoor/Outdoor Optic Cable


As the name suggests, indoor/outdoor fibre optic cables are mainly designed for indoor use but can be used outside also if required.

The fibre material present in this type of cable is usually encompassed with a bunch of man-made (synthetic) members that are very similar to aramid. 

Aramid is normally used in Twaron https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twaron or Kevlar https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevlar, so we can sense the strength of that cable as compared to the usual one.

rapidconnect Indoor/Outdoor Fibre Optic Cables contain Super Absorbent Water Blocking Yarns. These yarns rapidly absorb the liquid at the point of damage and swell blocking any further water ingress. The end result is that you have a cable that demonstrates TRUE Indoor/Outdoor Fibre Optic Cable characteristics.

rapidconnect Indoor/Outdoor Fibre Optic Cables are all provided with a Low Smoke Zero Halogen Jacket as standard. Low Smoke Zero Halogen will protect against the risk of toxic gases emerging during a fire.


There are mainly two applications for indoor optical cables.

A major portion of the application set is dedicated to wiring. The cables can also be set up on floors and in between them.

It can also be installed in plenum air handling ducts and under massive data centres floors.

Indoor optical cables are built to take an increased amount of pressure during installation work.

This is because these cables have high tensile strength, providing many years of durability.

They are typically used in Local Area Networks for both indoor and outdoor usage.


2. Outdoor Optic Cable



Outdoor cables are specifically designed for more robust usage.

They are made to protect the cables so it can function in intricate exterior environments.

Many of these outdoor cables are designed with a loose buffer. This design can essentially strengthen the members present in the middle of the cable.

rapidconnect outdoor cable has Internal Dry Water-Blocking technology that improves the working environment whilst simplifying the work site clean-up.

Additionally, Dry Water Blocking prevents water migration in the event of a breach in the sheath.


Fibre Optic Cable loose tube


Some applications for outdoor optical fibre cables can be more extreme.

There are cables that are lying on ocean beds, allowing two distant cities to connect.

Or the optic cable can be simply used for connecting two buildings.

They can be used for connecting heavy power lines, for installation in submarines, and can also be set up inside paved streets.

Outdoor cables also have a very high tensile strength and it is much more than those of its indoor counterparts.



Both indoor and outdoor optical cables have their own set of usages and specifications.

Many companies and even users are now switching over to optical fibre cables instead of conventional cables.

Because nothing comes close in terms of security, reliability, and quality.

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