Asia Pacific Wire & Cable Corp Ltd.

Indoor Fiber Optics Cable (BO Type)


Multi-core breakout indoor Optic cable is applied to branch cable in building access and interconnection of fiber optic equipments. It has good mechanical and environmental characteristics. Flame retardant characteristics complies the requirements of relevant standards. Soft, flexible and easy to do stripping, splicing and cabling.


Indoor Fiber Optics Cable (Multi-Core Breakout type)

1FRP rod
2Cable subunit
3Peripheral strength element-Aramid yarn
4Low smoke zero halogen (LSZH) flame retardant PE


  • Available in single mode fiber and multi-mode fiber.
  • CSM: Glass fiber reinforced plastic rod(FRP)with oversheathing could provide efficient tension for cable.
  • Cable subunit: Tight buffer fibers、Aromatic yarn and PVC sheath.
  • Stranding: Cable subunit would be stranded around the CSM.
  • Peripheral Strength Element: Aramid yarn is used.
  • Ripcord:Nylon thread or Aramid yarn for easily stripping of the sheath
  • LSZH PE sheath: Low Smoke Zero Halogen sheath for Flame retardant characteristics.


2C~12C,Detail specification as following :


No. of Fibers (C) 2 4 6 8 12
Cable Diameter(mm) 6.5 7.5 8.7 10.3 14.0
Cable weight(App.)(kg/m) 0.028 0.040 0.057 0.075 0.182


Temperature Range Minimum Bending Radius
Transportation&Storage: -30~+60℃
Installation: 0~+60℃
Operation: -30~+60℃
Under Maximum Tension : 20×Cable diameter
Without Tension: 10×Cable diameter

Mechanical and Environmental Characteristics:

Test Test Standard Specified Value Acceptance Criteria
Tensile Loading and Bending Test EIA-455-33A Mandrel diameter: 20D (D = cable diameter) for 150m
Tensile load: 45/67kgf for 10 minutes
(1) Attenuation Increment≦ 0.2 dB (Single-mode) Increment≦ 0.3 dB (Multi-mode)
(2) No jacket cracking and fiber breakage
Cyclic Flexing Test TIA/EIA-455-104A Sheave diameter:20D (D=cable diameter) No. of flexing cycles: 25 cycles
Flexing speed: 30 cycles/minute
Flexing angle: 90°/cycle
Repeated Impact Test TIA/EIA-455-25B No. of impact cycles: 20 cycles
Cycle speed:30±1 cycles/min.
Cable Twist Test TIA/EIA-455-85A Cable length twisted: 1m
No. of twist cycles: 10 cycles for 10 min. Twist angle: ±180°/cycle
Compressive Loading Resistance Test TIA/EIA-455-41A Applied load: 1 kgf/mm
Duration of loading: 10 minutes
Load length: more than 100 mm Compressive speed: 2.54 mm/min.
Fire Performance lEEE 383 or JIS C 3521 Ribbon burner The maximum flame extends should less than 1.8m

This section shall be performed at 1550nm wavelength.

Optical Characteristics

4.1 Maximum Attenuation
Wavelength Attenuation(dB/km)
1260nm ≦ 0.45
1310nm ≦ 0.40
1383nm±3nm ≦ 0.35
1550nm ≦ 0.25 (90%)
≦ 0.30 (100%)
1625nm ≦ 0.35

4.2 Chromatic Dispersion
Wavelength Specification (ps/km-nm)
1260nm ≦ 6.21
1310nm ≦ 1.14
1383nm ≦ 7.05
1550nm ≦ 18.21
1625nm ≦ 22.31

4.3 Polarization Mode Dispersion , PMD
Individual Polarization Mode Dispersion 0.2 ps /√km
Linked Polarization Mode Dispersion,PMDQ
20 Cables(M=20)
0.01% Probability level(Q=0.01%)
0.1ps /√km

4.4 Cut-off Wavelength of Cabled:Less than 1260nm.

4.5 Mode Field Diameter
1310nm 9.0~9.4μm±0.4μm
1550nm 10.0~10.7μm±0.7μm


5.1 Cable Subunit
5.1.1 Identification of Cable subunit 5.1.2 Subunit sheath colors
Black number printing on the subunit sheath Single mode: Yellow
62.5μm Multi-mode: Grey
50μm Multi-mode & L50 Multi-mode: Orange

5.2 Outer sheath colors:
Single mode: Yellow
62.5μm Multi-mode: Grey
50μm Multi-mode & L50 Multi-mode: Orange

5.4 Sheath Marking
PACIFIC 《year of manufacture》《Cable type and fiber count》《length marking in meter》

Metal or Wooden drums with protection.

Delivery Lengths
Standard delivery length is 2000 meters.