TFC's Cable Solution RodentRepel®
Times Fiber introduces a series of products, which are resistant to rodent chew and damage. This offering is available for both drop and hardline
products. The deterrent to rodent chew is achieved
with the use of a non-hazardous, non-toxic,
animal aversive additive. This additive is
environmentally safe and is not harmful to
birds or animals. Learn More
TFC's Cable Solution FlexFeeder
The FlexFeeder cable is designed with a smaller bend radius which allows for ease of installation in those confined spaces. Drop cable installation in confined spaces, can result in longer installation times, poor installation practices, and therefore, poor signal performance. Learn More
TFC's Cable Solution for
TFC designed the lifeTime® feature. The lifeTime® feature acts as a lubricant, greatly improving connector installation. It provides unparalleled protection against tape abrasion, resulting in unmatched shielding effectiveness over time.
The lifeTime® additive is tacky, not sticky and does not transfer to hands, clothes or tools. It is also safe
for all aerial and indoor installations, lifeTime® additive does not leak even at high temperatures.
TFC's Cable Solution for shielding.
ShieldX® cable has enhanced shielding properties and a reduced preparation time. TFC has engineered a shielding-enhanced product with QuadShield RFI performance, TriShield configuration and ease of Dual-Shield preparation. ShieldX® provides superior shielding capabilities for 4G LTE applications. Learn more
The T10-TX10 Hardline cable line is a seamless extruded tube. TFC’s T10-TX10 cable will outlast the standard welded tube cables. This cable is designed to eliminate pinhole leaks and microcracking. This cable line can be used with all the coring tools and connectors.
Features and Benefits
Both T10 and TX10 cables exhibit reduced bend radii to easily accommodate vault and pedestal placement. Refer to cable series data sheets for minimum bend radius specification
The bonded construction of hardline cable begins at the center conductor to dielectric interface. Bonding serves as corrosion protection resulting from moisture ingress and facilitates stripping of the dielectric without leaving a harmful residue. Continuing from the dielectric to the outer conductor, controlled bonding provides adhesion strength to -40½ C, drastically reducing center conductor pull-outs due to extreme temperature changes. In addition, bonding improves handling and facilitates the use of standard connectors. Further bonding of the
outer conductor to jacket prevents concealment of aluminum sheath damage, identifying problems before the cable is installed. T10 and TX10 hardline cables’ unique bonded construction allows all components to operate together as a single unit. A fully bonded composite construction offers the benefits of increased pull strength and resistance to possible sidewall pressure damage during installation. Triple bonding also solves the instances of connector pull-outs, further reducing cable service problems after installation.
Flooding compounds come in a cold flowing, self-healing form for underground installations and a non-dripping aerial application form. Flooding compounds are used as an additional layer of corrosion protection. Where greater protection is required, Times offers an armored construction. A flooded steel tape and jacket are layered over the standard flooded jacketed cable, increasing mechanical strength necessary for rodent protection and rocky soil.
1 GHz BANDWIDTH
T10 and TX10 are the only cables which are specified to consistently sweep to 1 GHz. Specifying 1 GHz bandwidth for rebuilds, upgrades or new plant allows a system to handle future increasing capacity needs demanded by more channels, higher definition television and other emerging technologies.
Materials of Construction
Types of Cables
Pictured: T10 Hardline Cable, Armored, with flooding compound
Recommended for aerial installations in a non-corrosive environment, unjacketed hardline cable features bonding of the center conductor to the dielectric and dielectric to the outer conductor. This bonding prevents moisture ingress and facilitates connectorization since it leaves no harmful residue.
For aerial applications in urban and coastal environments, Jacketed hardline cable is recommended where highly corrosive conditions may exist. This cable features a triple bonding of the center conductor to the dielectric, dielectric to the outer conductor and outer conductor to the jacket and is designed to withstand more abrasion and mechanical abuse.
Recommended for aerial feeder installations where strand installation is not practical. T10500 hardline cable is designed with a strong, integral, galvanized solid steel wire which supports the cable in aerial installations. TX10625 and TX10565 hardline cable features a jacketed galvanized stranded steel wire which also acts as a support, relieving the cable from undue tension.
Recommended for underground applications in conduit or direct burial installations. This version features a cold flowing, self-healing flooding compound for underground applications, providing an additional layer of corrosion protection. For aerial applications, non-dripping flooding compound is used which also serves as an additional layer of corrosion protection.
Where cable is exposed to extensive mechanical abuse and rodent attack, armored hardline cable is recommended. Used for direct burial applications, Armored hardline cable features a flooded steel tape and jacket which are layered over the standard flooded jacketed cable to increase mechanical strength.
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