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Unleash Your Network's Potential with FS's Premium PVC/LSZH Fiber Optic Cables

Updated on Jun 5, 2023 by
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When comparing fiber optic cables, one important consideration is the cable jacket or outer sheath. Cable jackets are crucial for meeting safety standards, especially as fiber optic cables often traverse buildings and enclosed spaces, where they may encounter high temperatures or poor ventilation. Therefore, fire-resistant safety ratings are essential.

Two commonly used cable jacket materials in networking are PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) and LSZH (Low Smoke Zero Halogen). Considering the importance of safety standards, this blog will introduce FS PVC/LSZH fiber cables and their applications.

What's the Difference Between PVC and LSZH Fiber Cables?

PVC is a common plastic jacketing material used for cables. PVC cables are cost-effective and flexible. In the cable industry, "PVC" is often used to indicate cables that are not suitable for use in ventilated spaces. PVC can pose potential hazards in case of fire, releasing dense smoke and hydrogen chloride gas, which can pose significant threats to human health and electronic equipment. PVC cables typically have designations such as CM, CMG, or CMR as defined by the National Electrical Code (NEC).

LSZH is an abbreviation for cables that have a jacketing material free from halogens such as chlorine and fluorine, which can produce toxic substances when burned. The term "low smoke" describes the amount of smoke released when the compound burns, while "zero halogen" describes the absence of halogens in the compound used for manufacturing. Terms such as LSOH, LSHF, and LSNH are all applicable to cables with low smoke zero halogen characteristics.

PVC/LSZH Fiber Cables

Explore FS PVC/LSZH Fiber Cables

In modern buildings, LSZH and PVC cables can have comparable performance. Therefore, the choice between the two depends on the specific situation: where to install the cables.

PVC cables are typically used in building environments. They are commonly employed for horizontal runs or vertical runs (but only if the building has enclosed ventilation systems with conduit pathways) between floors. FS's popular PVC products are listed in the table below, and you can also customize PVC fiber cables according to your specific requirements.

FS P/N
Description
LC UPC to LC UPC Duplex OS2 Riser (OFNR) 2.0mm Tight-Buffered Fiber Patch Cable
LC UPC to LC UPC Duplex OM4 Riser (OFNR) 2.0mm Fiber Optic Patch Cable
 SC APC to SC APC Simplex OS2 Riser (OFNR) 2.0mm Tight-Buffered Fiber Patch Cable
LC UPC to LC UPC Duplex OM3 Riser (OFNR) 2.0mm Fiber Optic Patch Cable

LSZH cables are more suitable for areas where fire can threaten occupants. We are aware that the primary danger during a fire is not the fire itself but the smoke and gases it produces. Therefore, it is crucial for the materials and products installed to generate minimal smoke and gas when burning. LSZH cables can be used in scenarios where there is a significant amount of cables in enclosed spaces, such as public transportation, central office facilities, and telecommunications applications. Similarly, the table below showcases FS's popular LSZH cables, and customized products are also available.

FS P/N Description
LC UPC to LC UPC Duplex OM2 Multimode LSZH 2.0mm Fiber Optic Patch Cable
LC UPC to SC UPC Duplex OM3 Multimode LSZH 2.0mm Fiber Optic Patch Cable
SC UPC to SC UPC Duplex OS2 Single Mode LSZH 2.0mm Tight-Buffered Fiber Optic Patch Cable
LC UPC to SC UPC Duplex OM2 Multimode LSZH 2.0mm Fiber Optic Patch Cable
LSH APC to LC UPC Duplex OS2 Single Mode LSZH 2.0mm Tight-Buffered Fiber Optic Patch Cable

Backed by a leading technology and R&D team, FS consistently delivers high-quality products to their customers. With the utilization of precision zirconia sleeve connectors, FS ensures low loss in their products. Our rigorous optical testing procedures guarantee optimal network performance. Additionally, FS PVC/LSZH cables offer various fiber optic connectivity solutions, including different connectors and options for single-mode, multimode, and simplex/duplex configurations.

Warm Tips for Ordering Our Fiber Patch Cable

Dear customers, if you are interested in our best-selling fiber patch cables and will order one or more. Here are some warm tips for you. First, you should find the correct products by searching our website or choosing them in the category "Fiber Patch Cables" according to your requirements. When you find out the target, the following tips may give you some help in parameter choice.

Lengths 1m, 2m, 3m, 5m, 10m,15m, 20m, 30m are available but with different costs. In addition, cable length can be customized to any length you require.

Diameter There are four types of diameter: 3.0mm, 2.0mm, 0.9mm, 1.6mm.

Inner Hole Size The general size standard of the Inner Hole is 127~1200 um, please kindly inquire us about other size standards.

Cable Jacket PVC/LSZH cables series include the PVC and LSZH cable jacket types. For further information, please reach out to our online customer service.

How FS Can Help

With a wide range of product lines, FS provides tailored solutions to meet your networking needs. In the field of modular cabling solutions, FS provides both pre-sales and after-sales technical support. Our local technical team offers installation services, which can save time within one week and reduce costs by 30-40%. Elevate your network experience with FS today and transform your network with confidence.

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