• Superior Essex Cable OSP Broadband BBD Solid Annealed Copper Cable

    Superior Essex Cable OSP Broadband BBD Solid Annealed Copper Cable

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    BBD is an Outside Plant (OSP) unshielded Broadband category cable. 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 when it is in contact with earth, whether in a conduit or not. The cable consists of a core 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 core is jacketed with a sunlight and abrasion resistant black, polyethylene outer jacket. This unshielded design is suitable for the following deployments: duct, underground conduit and tower.

    The BBD is available in a variety of performances including CAT 5e and CAT 6. An optional Aluminum Interlock Armor with overjacket is also available (not suitable for tower deployment).

    • Transmission performance characterized to 500 MHz for CAT 6 and 350 MHz for CAT 5e
    • Unshielded
    • PFM gel-filled core construction
    • OSP-grade black polyethylene jacket
    • ColorTip® circuit identification system
    • Aluminum interlock armored construction

    • Assures ample overhead for reliable transmission in an OSP-rated cable allowing extension of the premises LAN
    • Small, robust design
    • Prevents intrusion of moisture and easily wipes clean during nstallation
    • Outside plant rated cable for years of reliable performance
    • Easily identifiable conductor mates even in low-light environments
    • Protects against mechanical stresses
    • Installs faster and easier than EMT conduit and conventional wire

    Pair Count: 4

    Conductor: Solid annealed copper

    Insulation: Polyolefin

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

    Jacket: Black, sunlight and weather resistant polyethylene

    Optional Outer Armor: Interlocked aluminum armor covered with black, sunlight and weather resistant polyethylene jacket

    Characteristic Impedance Ohms: 100 ± 15

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

    Performance Compliance:
    • ANSI/TIA-568-C.2
    • ANSI/ICEA S-107-704-2012
    • RoHS-compliant/RoHS 2-compliant
    • REACH-compliant

    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 Tested down to -67°F (-55°C):
    • 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

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

    awg (mm) product
    category configuration nominal
    in (mm)
    package Superior
    Essex Cable
    part number
    23 (0.57) BBD6 cat 6 interlock armored 0.56 (14.1) 101 (150) 1,000' plywood reel L4-001-68
    23 (0.57) BBD6 cat 6 n/a 0.30 (7.6) 33 (49) 1,000' plywood reel 04-001-68
    24 (0.51) BBDe cat 5e n/a 0.26 (6.6) 24 (36) 1,000' plywood reel 04-001-58

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