• Prysmian and Draka Cable ezDrop Figure 8 Integrated Messenger Drop Cable

    Prysmian and Draka Cable ezDrop Figure 8 Integrated Messenger Drop Cable

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    Overview: Prysmian’s ezDROP® Figure 8 cable provides easy FTTx (Fiber-To-The-x) installation and termination using existing hardware and methods for drops to homes and businesses. The integrated steel messenger provides self-support strength up to 400 feet (125 meters) and acts as a toning wire for underground location capability. It is attached by a web for easy tear-away separation from the cable. Portable spools simplify widespread deployment. Prysmian’s exclusive Bend-Insensitive fiber provides craft-friendly bend tolerance.

    Product Snapshot:

    Applications: Multi-purpose FTTx - aerial self-support, direct buried, duct

    Constructions: Integrated messenger, non-armored

    Fiber Count: 2 to 6 fibers

    Fiber Types: Bend-Insensitive single-mode fiber standard

    Options: Packaging: spool / bulk

    Performance: ANSI/ICEA 717, IEC, RUS 7 CFR 1755 (RUS LISTED), Telcordia GR-20 (drop cable requirements)

    Features and Benefits:

    Easy Cable Entry and Preparation:
    • 3/32" stranded galvanized steel messenger for flexibility
    • Compatible with existing figure 8 installation hardware and methods
    • Tear-away messenger simplifies grounding
    • Ripcord speeds cable entry and jacket removal
    • Toneable messenger enables underground locating

    Flexible Routing and Termination:
    • Flexible buffer tube simplifies routing and splicing
    • Standard G657.A1 bend-sensitive single-mode fiber

    Multi-Purpose Installation and Use:
    • Suitable for aerial lashed, duct, and direct buried installation
    • Portable spool packaging

    Reliable Lifetime Performance:
    • Guaranteed standards-based performance
    • Gel-filled buffer tube

    Dielectric (DF81JKT)
    fiber count buffer tube
    inches (mm)
    inches (mm)
    inches (mm)
    cable weight
    lb/kft (kg/km)
    bend radius
    inches (cm)
    bend radius
    no load
    inches (cm)
    1 - 6 0.075 (1.9) 0.16 (4.1) 0.34 (8.8) 33 (49) 6 (15) 6 (15)

    maximum short term pulling load:
    300 lbf (1335 n)

    Temperature Range
    shipping and storage: -40° f to +167° f (-40° c to +75° c)
    installation: -22° f to +140° f (-30° c to +60° c)
    operation: -40° f to +158° f (-40° c to +70° c)

    Aerial Loading Specifications
    @ 1% installation sag maximum span
    feet (m)
    maximum installation tension
    lbs (n)
    nesc heavy 150 (45) 62 (275)
    nesc medium 265 (80) 109 (485)
    nesc light 410 (125) 169 (750)

    Package Options
    description capacity
    ft (m)
    dimensions h x w x d
    inches (cm)
    shipping weight
    lbs (kg)
    r-18 ply 2100 (640) 18 x 15 x 8 (46 x 38 x 20) 75 (34)
    r-30 ply 9500 (2895) 30 x 18 x 20 (76 x 46 x 51) 370 (190)

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