The FIBERLIGN Suspension uses a combination of structural reinforcing rods (SRR), outer rods, housing halves, and resilient inserts to reduce compression, clamping, and bending stresses on OPGW and the optical fibers within it.
Reduces negative effects of wind-induced cable motion, such as aeolian vibration, galloping, and sway
Housing halves are captured by the aluminum strap for a low-stress assembly and suspended by a single galvanized steel bolt, washer, and locknut connection to prevent compression stress
Inserts are made from an elastomer that is specifically formulated to resist deterioration from UV, weathering, extreme temperature variations, and compression set
An aluminum alloy reinforcement is molded into each insert half for extreme loading
A current transfer tab is included with all standard suspensions to provide a direct electrical bond between the OPGW and a ground lead
The current transfer tab is captured between the outer rods of the OPGW and the SRR, simplifying installation as no fasteners are required and over-torquing is avoided
Housing assembly, SRR, and outer rods are made from a high-strength aluminum alloy
An optional ground wire assembly can be included with the suspension
SRR and outer rods cannot be reused. Hardware components can be reused if they are in good condition
The FIBERLIGN Suspension has been thoroughly tested for vibration, mechanical loading, and optical attenuation in accordance with IEEE Standard 1138 and IEEE Standard 1591.1
FIBERLIGN Suspension - Catalog Pages
SP-2704 (FIBERLIGN Suspension)
SP-3049 (FIBERLIGN Suspension - Enhanced Corrosion)
Ground Wire assemblies and fittings may be included in the same container with the suspension by adding the appropriate SUFFIX CODE from the below table.
Note: the suffix sequence is grounding wire first and fittings second.
Ex. 4300100GYC includes a 4300100 single suspension with copper ground wire assembly (G) and Y-clevis eye (YC).