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    BBD Indoor/Outdoor Halogen-Free is a CM/CMX rated category cable combining Outside Plant (OSP) Broadband features with an indoor application. It is designed to provide an extension of the LAN beyond the premises or in situations where the NEC code requires an OSP-rated cable and can be used inside the building according to NEC CM rated rules. The cable consists of four (4) balanced twisted pairs surrounded by Superior Essex PFM™ gel that does not drip or flow, even in cell tower applications at elevated temperatures. The jacketed core is covered with dry block and a shield providing exceptional Alien Crosstalk (AXT) performance. The outer jacket is an OSP-grade, black, halogen-free polyethylene for superior sunlight and abrasion resistance. This shielded design is suitable for the following deployments: duct, underground conduit, tower, lashed aerial, open trench or low-risk direct burial.

    The OSP Broadband Indoor/Outdoor is available in a variety of performances including CAT 6 and CAT 6A. It is also available in BBDG (copper-clad steel armor) and BBDN (aluminum tape shield; not suitable for direct burial deployment) constructions.

    • Transmission performance characterized to 500 MHz
    • Corrugated, copper-clad steel armor
    • Shield/armor
    • Dry block between shield/armor and inner jacket
    • PFM gel-filled core construction
    • OSP-grade black polyethylene jacket
    • UL® CM listed

    • Assures ample overhead for reliable transmission in an OSP-rated cable allowing extension of the premises LAN
    • Rugged shield provides protection against EMI/RFI and provides rodent resistance
    • Rugged shield provides protection against EMI/RFI and provides rodent resistance (BBDG only)
    • Prevents water ingress between shield/armor and inner cable preventing damage to equipment
    • Prevents intrusion of moisture and easily wipes clean during installation
    • Outside plant rated cable for years of reliable performance
    • Allows for CM specific application
    • Ideal for indoor/outdoor deployment

    Pair Count: 4

    Conductor: Solid annealed copper

    Insulation: Polyolefin

    • CAT 6A/6: Polyolefin cross-web
    • CAT 5e: none

    • BBDG: Electrically continuous 0.005 in (0.13 mm) corrugated copper-clad steel armor, applied with an overlap
    • BBDN: Electrically continuous 0.008 in (0.20 mm) polymer coated smooth aluminum tape shield, applied with an overlap

    Dry Water Block:
    • BBDG: SAP yarn
    • BBDN: SAP powder

    Inner/Outer Jackets: Black, halogen-free, sunlight and weather-resistant polyethylene

    Characteristic Impedance Ohms: 100 ± 15

    Nominal Velocity of Propagation %:
    • CAT 6A/6: 68
    • CAT 5e: 65

    Performance Compliance:
    • ANSI/TIA-568-C.2
    • CSA C22.2 No. 214-08
    • UL 444
    • UL 1685
    • UL 2556
    • ANSI/ICEA S-107-704-2012
    • RoHS-compliant/RoHS 2-compliant
    • REACH-compliant

    NRTL Programs:
    • UL, c(UL) listed CM
    • UL, c(UL) listed CMX Outdoor
    • Sunlight Resistant

    Environmental Specifications and Tests:
    Operation: -40°F to +167°F (-40°C to +75°C)

    Installation: -40°F to +140°F (-40°C to +60°C)

    ANSI/ICEA S-100-685-2009:
    • Section 7.1: -4°F (-20°C) cold bend test
    • Section 7.2: +14°F (-10°C) cold impact test
    • Section 7.3: -40°F (-40°C) anvil test

    • CAT 6A: 10BASE-T through 10GBASE-T Ethernet;
    • CAT 6: 10BASE-T through 1000BASE-T
    • Power over Ethernet (PoE) – IEEE 802.3af
    • PoE+ – IEEE 802.3at Type 1 and 2
    • ATM and token ring

    awg (mm) product
    category nominal
    in (mm)
    package Superior
    Essex Cable
    part number
    23 (0.57) BBDG6A cat 6a 0.39 (9.8) 91 (136) 1,000' plywood reel 04-001-A3
    23 (0.57) BBDN6A cat 6a 0.39 (9.8) 84 (125) 1,000' plywood reel 04-001-A2
    23 (0.57) BBDG6 cat 6 0.39 (9.8) 91 (136) 1,000' plywood reel 04-001-63
    23 (0.57) BBDN6 cat 6 0.39 (9.8) 84 (125) 1,000' plywood reel 04-001-62

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