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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.



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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