Central loose tube cables are designed either for indoor/outdoor application or outdoor use only as direct burial, duct and outside tray. For better performance, Belden® only uses (non-dripping and silicone-free) jelly-filled loose tubes. The central loose tube series has a polyethylene or halogen-free jacket. These cables have been updated with a longitudinal watertightness swellable yarn for weatherresistance.
- Standard and improved rodent protection designs are available with up to 24 fiber counts.
- Central loose tube cables are also available with Corrugated Steel Tape (CST), Steel Wire Armor (SWA) or Fiber Reinforced Plastic armor (FRP) to protect the whole cable from mechanical damage and rodents.