• Superior Essex Cable OSP Broadband BBDN Solid Annealed Copper Cable

    Superior Essex Cable OSP Broadband BBDN Solid Annealed Copper Cable

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    BBDN is an Outside Plant (OSP) 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 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 an 8 mil aluminum tape shield providing exceptional Alien Crosstalk (AXT) performance. The outer jacket is OSP-grade black, polyethylene for superior sunlight and abrasion resistance. This shielded design is suitable for the following deployments: duct, underground conduit, tower, lashed aerial or open trench.

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

    • Transmission performance characterized to 500 MHz  for CAT 6A/6 and 350 MHz for CAT 5e
    • 8 mil aluminum tape shield
    • Dry block between shield and inner jacket
    • 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
    • Rugged shield provides protection against EMI/RFI
    • Prevents water ingress between shield 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
    • 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 6A/6: Polyolefin cross-web
    • CAT 5e: none

    Inner Shield: Electrically continuous 0.008 in (0.20 mm) polymer coated smooth aluminum tape shield, applied with an overlap

    Dry Water Block: SAP powder

    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

    • CAT 6A: 10BASE-T through 10GBASE-T Ethernet;
    • CAT 6/5e: 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 nominal
    in (mm)
    package Superior
    Essex Cable
    part number
    23 (0.57) BBDN6A cat 6a 0.39 (9.8) 59 (88) 1,000' plywood reel 04-001-A4
    23 (0.57) BBDN6 cat 6 0.39 (9.8) 59 (88) 1,000' plywood reel 04-001-64
    24 (0.51) BBDNe cat 5e 0.36 (9.1) 49 (73) 1,000' plywood reel 04-001-54

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