MX- Series Figure-8 Messenger Cables


  • Outdoor aerial installations along utility poles for cable television, telecom or other outside plant campus backbone applications without the need for cable lashing


  • Figure-eight construction for use with standard messenger clamping and support hardware.
  • Ideal for new installations. The figure-eight messenger cable reduces installation time and cost by approximately 50% compared to separate installation of a messenger wire and the lashing of the cable to the messenger.
  • Wide operating temperature range of -40°C to +85°C
  • 1/4-inch galvanized messenger standard
  • Polyethylene outer cable jacket for excellent UV and weather resistance
  • Designed to the NESC requirements for light, medium and heavy storm loads (see cable characteristics table for maximum span lengths)
*All-dielectric messenger available upon request
Operating Temperature -40°C to +85°C
Storage Temperature -55°C to +85°C
Installation Temperature (cable temp.) -30°C to +60°C
Crush Resistance 1,800 N/cm
Impact Resistance 1,500 impacts
These specifications are subject to change without prior notification.

OCC figure-eight tight-buffered fiber optic cables meet the functional requirements of the following standards:

  • ICEA-S-87-640
  • TIA-568
  • TIA-598

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