InDrop Flat Type

Flat, self-supporting, drop cable for aerial installation on short spans.


Optical fiber


PBT loose tube filled with water-blocking gel


FRP rod


FRP rod





Operation temperature range down to -40 F

Suitable for aerial installation up to 328 ft

All-dielectric design

Maximum rated design tension up to 674 lb

InDrop Flat Type is great solution for short spans, especially in rural areas, also suitable for direct burial. It’s all-dielectric and UV-resistant.

Typical application:

  • Multi-purpose FTTx installation
  • Aerial installation between poles and buildings
  • Pulling into underground ducts and sewer pipes
  • Installation into indoor/outdoor cable conduits and trays

This drop cable consists of a central loose tube (blue colored) with optical fibers (up to 24). Free space in loose tube is filled with water-blocking gel. FRP rods with MB coating are used in this cable as strength elements.

InDrop Flat Type’s maximum rated design tension can reach up to 674 lb (3 kN) and its resistance to crushing load is 228 lb/in (0.4 kN/cm). It has a wide range of operating temperatures from -40°F to +158°F and installation temperatures from +14°F to +122°F (operating temperature range can be increased on request).

Check how this drop cable can be deployed in FTTH system.

Explore the tonable version of a flat type design. It’s a great choice for broadband networks where only underground installation is possible. Its main feature is a toning conductor that allows for easy detection of a buried cable. However, if along the deployment route aerial installation is required, the toning conductor can be separated and you’ll get the universal drop cable.

Maximum rated design tension (MRDT) 303 lb (1.35 kN)
Crush 228 lb/in (0.4 kN/cm)
Fiber count, up to 12
Maximum overall cable size, in 0.315×0.157
Cable weight, lb/ft 0.024
Maximum rated design tension (MRDT) 303 lb (1.35 kN)
Crush 228 lb/in (0.4 kN/cm)
Fiber count, up to 24
Maximum overall cable size, in 0.354×0.197
Cable weight, lb/ft 0.031
Operating temperature -40°F ... +158°F
Installation temperature +14°F ... +122°F
Transportation and storage temperature -40°F ... +158°F
Minimum bending radius 10 x cable diameter
Design life 25 years

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