Solid PE Insulated & LAP Sheathed Air Core Cables to ICEA S-85-625

Applications

The cables are designed for use as subscriber distribution cables and as connection between central offices. The cables are suitable for installation in ducts and aerial installation with integral suspension strand. A figure-8 self support option is offered for aerial installation.

Standards

ICEA S-85-625 (formerly RUS (REA) PE-22 & RUS (REA) PE-38)

Construction

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Conductors Solid annealed bare copper, 0.4/0.5/0.63/0.9mm, as per ASTM B-3/class 1 of IEC 60228.
Insulation Solid polyethylene as per ASTM D 1248/IEC 60708.
Twisted Pairs Insulated conductors are twisted into pairs with varying lay length to minimize crosstalk.
Cabling Element Twisted Pairs.
Cable Core Assembly Cables of 25 pairs or less are assembled into cylindrical core. Cables larger than 25 pairs are assembled into units, which are then used to form the core. Units are identified by colour coded binders.
Core Wrapping One or more non-hygroscopic polyester tapes are helically or longitudinally laid with an overlap. These tapes furnish thermal, mechanical as well as high dielectric protection between shielding and individual conductors.
Moisture Barrier A layer of corrugated copolymer coated aluminium tape (0.2mm/8mil) is applied longitudinally with overlap over the cable core to provide 100% electrical shielding coverage and ensures a barrier against water vapor.
Sheath Black Low density or medium density polyethylene as per ASTM D 1248/IEC 60708, being able to withstand exposure to sunlight, temperature variations, ground chemicals and other environmental ontaminants.
Ripcord Ripcord may be provided for slitting the sheath longitudinally to facilitate its removal.
Spare Pairs (optional) Spare pairs may be provided for large pair cables.
Continuity Wire (optional) One tinned copper drain wire may be longitudinally laid to ensure electrical continuity of the screen.

Optional Construction

Self-Support Cables A 7-strand galvanized steel strand is used as support wire. Black polyethylene sheath covers both core and support wire in a figure-8 construction.

Abbreviations

Electrical properties

Nominal Conductor Diameter mm 0.4 0.5 0.63 0.9
Conductor Gauge Size AWG 26 24 22 19
Maximum Average DC Resistance Ω/km / Ω/mile 140/225 87/140 55/88.6 27.0/43.4
Maximum Individual DC Resistance Ω/km / Ω/mile 144.2/232 89.5/144 56.5/91.0 28.0/45.0
Minimum Insulation Resistance @500V DC MΩ.km / MΩ.mile 1600/1000 1600/1000 1600/1000 1600/1000
Maximum Average Resistance Unbalance % 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5
Maximum Individual Resistance Unbalance % 5 5 5 5
Average Mutual Capacitance nF/km / nF/kft 48.5-54.0
/14.8-16.5
48.5-54.0
/14.8-16.5
48.5-54.0
/14.8-16.5
48.5-54.0
/14.8-16.5
Maximum Individual Mutual Capacitance nF/km / nF/kft 57/17.4 57/17.4 57/17.4 57/17.4
Maximum Individual Capacitance Unbalance pair-to-pair pF/km / pF/kft 145/44 145/44 145/44 145/44
Capacitance Unbalance RMS pair-to-pair pF/km / pF/kft 45/13.7 45/13.7 45/13.7 45/13.7
Maximum Individual Capacitance Unbalance pair-to-ground pF/km / pF/kft 2625/800 2625/800 2625/800 2625/800
Maximum Average Capacitance Unbalance pair-to-ground pF/km / pF/kft 574/175 574/175 574/175 574/175
Maximum Conductor Loop Resistance @20°C Ω/km / Ω/mile 300/482 192/309 114/183.6 60/96.4
Impedance @1KHz Ω 994 796 660 445
Impedance @100KHz Ω 147 134 125 122
Impedance @512KHz Ω 120 118 117 116
Impedance @1MHz Ω 117 115 114 113
Maximum Average Attenuation @0.8KHz dB/km / dB/kft 1.64/0.5 1.30/0.39 1.04/0.32 0.74/0.22
Maximum Average Attenuation @1KHz dB/km / dB/kft 1.68/0.51 1.35/0.41 1.08/0.33 0.76/0.23
Maximum Average Attenuation @3KHz dB/km / dB/kft 3.18/0.97 2.52/0.77 2.01/0.61 1.42/0.43
Maximum Average Attenuation @150KHz dB/km / dB/kft 11.4/3.47 8.3/2.53 6.2/1.89 4.4/1.34
Maximum Average Attenuation @772KHz dB/km / dB/kft 24.3/7.4 19.4/5.9 15.4/4.7 10.8/3.3
Maximum Average Attenuation @1000KHz dB/km / dB/kft 27.1/8.25 21.4/6.52 17.5/5.33 12.8/3.89
Dielectric Strength          
      Conductor to Conductor (3secs) V DC 2400 3000 4000 5000
      Conductor to Screen (3secs) V DC 10000 10000 10000 10000
Minimum EL Far-end Cross-talk-Mean Power Sum          
      @150KHz dB/305m / dB/kft 61 63 63 65
      @772KHz dB/305m / dB/kft 47 49 49 57
      @1.6MHz dB/305m / dB/kft 41 42 43 44
      @3.15MHz dB/305m / dB/kft 35 37 37 39
      @6.3MHz dB/305m / dB/kft 29 31 31 33
Minimum Far-end Cross-talk-Worst Pair Power Sum          
      @150KHz dB/305m / dB/kft 57 57 57 59
      @772KHz dB/305m / dB/kft 43 43 43 45
      @1.6MHz dB/305m / dB/kft 37 37 37 39
      @3.15MHz dB/305m / dB/kft 31 31 31 33
      @6.3MHz dB/305m / dB/kft 25 25 25 27
Minimum Near-end Cross-talk-Mean Power Sum          
      @150KHz dB/305m / dB/kft 58 58 58 58
      @772KHz dB/305m / dB/kft 47 47 47 47
      @1.6MHz dB/305m / dB/kft 43 43 43 43
      @3.15MHz dB/305m / dB/kft 38 38 38 38
      @6.3MHz dB/305m / dB/kft 34 34 34 34
Minimum Near-end Cross-talk-Worst Pair Power Sum          
      @150KHz dB/305m / dB/kft 53 53 53 53
      @772KHz dB/305m / dB/kft 42 42 42 42
      @1.6MHz dB/305m / dB/kft 38 38 38 38
      @3.15MHz dB/305m / dB/kft 33 33 33 33
      @6.3MHz dB/305m / dB/kft 29 29 29 29
Nominal Insulation Thickness mm 0.15 0.2 0.26 0.3
Nominal Insulated Conductor Diameter mm 0.7 0.9 1.15 1.5

Mechanical and thermal properties

Temperature range during operation (fixed state) : -30°C – +70°C

Temperature range during installation (mobile state) : -20°C – +50°C

Minimum bending radius : 10 x Overall Diameter (unarmoured cables) ; 15 x Overall Diameter (armoured cables)

Colour code

Standard colour code is per ICEA S-85-625 given in Colour Code Chart.

Dimensions and weight

Solid PE Insulated and LAP Sheathed Air Core Cable to ICEA S-85-625 (formerly RUS (REA) PE-22)

Cable Code Number of Pairs Nominal Sheath
Thickness
mm/inch
Nominal Overall
Diameter
mm/inch
Nominal Weight
kg/km / lbs/kft
0.4mm Conductor, 0.7mm Insulated Wire
TP22-2Y(L)2Y-3P04 3 1.5/0.059 8.0/0.32 55/37
TP22-2Y(L)2Y-5P04 5 1.5/0.059 8.5/0.33 60/40
TP22-2Y(L)2Y-6P04 6 1.5/0.059 9.0/0.35 65/44
TP22-2Y(L)2Y-10P04 10 1.5/0.059 9.5/0.37 80/54
TP22-2Y(L)2Y-12P04 12 1.5/0.059 10.0/0.39 90/60
TP22-2Y(L)2Y-15P04 15 1.5/0.059 10.5/0.41 100/67
TP22-2Y(L)2Y-20P04 20 1.5/0.059 11.0/0.43 120/81
TP22-2Y(L)2Y-25P04 25 1.5/0.059 12.0/0.47 140/94
TP22-2Y(L)2Y-30P04 30 1.5/0.059 12.5/0.49 155/104
TP22-2Y(L)2Y-40P04 40 1.5/0.059 13.5/0.53 190/128
TP22-2Y(L)2Y-50P04 50 1.5/0.059 14.5/0.57 220/148
TP22-2Y(L)2Y-75P04 75 1.5/0.059 16.5/0.65 300/202
TP22-2Y(L)2Y-100P04 100 1.5/0.059 18.0/0.71 380/255
TP22-2Y(L)2Y-150P04 150 1.5/0.059 21.0/0.83 540/363
TP22-2Y(L)2Y-200P04 200 1.5/0.059 24.0/0.94 690/464
TP22-2Y(L)2Y-300P04 300 1.5/0.059 30.5/1.20 1000/672
TP22-2Y(L)2Y-400P04 400 1.8/0.071 31.5/1.24 1300/874
TP22-2Y(L)2Y-600P04 600 2.0/0.079 37.5/1.48 1900/1277
TP22-2Y(L)2Y-800P04 800 2.3/0.091 43.0/1.69 2800/1882
TP22-2Y(L)2Y-900P04 900 2.3/0.091 46.0/1.81 2961/1990
TP22-2Y(L)2Y-1000P04 1000 2.5/0.098 48.0/1.89 3264/2193
TP22-2Y(L)2Y-1200P04 1200 2.8/0.110 52.0/2.05 3873/2603
TP22-2Y(L)2Y-1500P04 1500 2.8/0.110 58.0/2.28 4819/3238
TP22-2Y(L)2Y-1800P04 1800 3.2/0.126 63.0/2.48 5777/3882
TP22-2Y(L)2Y-2100P04 2100 3.2/0.126 68.0/2.68 6731/4523
TP22-2Y(L)2Y-2400P04 2400 3.5/0.138 72.0/2.83 7645/5137
TP22-2Y(L)2Y-2700P04 2700 3.5/0.138 76.0/2.99 8556/5749
TP22-2Y(L)2Y-3000P04 3000 3.5/0.138 80.0/3.15 9466/6361
0.5mm Conductor, 0.9mm Insulated Wire55
TP22-2Y(L)2Y-6P05 6 1.5/0.059 9.40/0.37 82/55
TP22-2Y(L)2Y-12P05 12 1.5/0.059 10.92/0.43 119/80
TP22-2Y(L)2Y-25P05 25 1.5/0.059 13.72/0.54 201/135
TP22-2Y(L)2Y-50P05 50 1.5/0.059 17.02/0.67 335/225
TP22-2Y(L)2Y-100P05 100 1.5/0.059 22.35/0.88 595/400
TP22-2Y(L)2Y-200P05 200 1.5/0.059 30.48/1.20 1108/745
TP22-2Y(L)2Y-300P05 300 1.5/0.059 35.56/1.40 1622/1090
TP22-2Y(L)2Y-400P05 400 1.5/0.059 40.64/1.60 2128/1430
TP22-2Y(L)2Y-600P05 600 1.5/0.059 48.26/1.90 3154/2120
TP22-2Y(L)2Y-900P05 900 1.5/0.059 58.42/2.30 4627/3110
0.63mm Conductor, 1.15mm Insulated Wire
TP22-2Y(L)2Y-6P063 6 1.5/0.059 10.16/0.40 104/70
TP22-2Y(L)2Y-12P063 12 1.5/0.059 12.45/0.49 164/110
TP22-2Y(L)2Y-25P063 25 1.5/0.059 16.00/0.63 283/190
TP22-2Y(L)2Y-50P063 50 1.5/0.059 22.86/0.90 484/325
TP22-2Y(L)2Y-100P063 100 1.5/0.059 27.94/1.10 885/595
TP22-2Y(L)2Y-200P063 200 1.5/0.059 35.56/1.40 1696/1140
0.9mm Conductor, 1.5mm Insulated Wire
TP22-2Y(L)2Y-6P09 6 1.5/0.059 12.45/0.49 164/110
TP22-2Y(L)2Y-12P09 12 1.5/0.059 15.75/0.62 268/180
TP22-2Y(L)2Y-25P09 25 1.5/0.059 20.07/0.79 476/320
TP22-2Y(L)2Y-50P09 50 1.5/0.059 27.94/1.10 878/590

 

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Fig 8 Solid PE Insulated & LAP Sheathed Air Core Cable to ICEA S-85-625 (formerly RUS (REA) PE-38)

Cable Code Number of
Pairs
Support Messenger
Wire Diameter
mm/inch
Nominal Sheath
Thickness
mm/inch
Nominal Overall Dimension
d x D x H
mm/inch
Nominal
Weight
kg/km / lbs/kft
0.4mm Conductor, 0.7mm Insulated Wire5
TP38-2Y(L)2Y-3P04-SS 3 7/2.03 / 7/0.08 1.5/0.059 9.1X8.0X20.0 / 0.36X0.315X0.787 245/165
TP38-2Y(L)2Y-5P04-SS 5 7/2.03 / 7/0.08 1.5/0.059 9.1X8.5X20.5 / 0.36X0.335X0.807 250/168
TP38-2Y(L)2Y-6P04-SS 6 7/2.03 / 7/0.08 1.5/0.059 9.1X9.0X21.0 / 0.36X0.354X0.827 260/175
TP38-2Y(L)2Y-10P04-SS 10 7/2.03 / 7/0.08 1.5/0.059 9.1X9.5X21.5 / 0.36X0.374X0.846 270/181
TP38-2Y(L)2Y-12P04-SS 12 7/2.03 / 7/0.08 1.5/0.059 9.1X10.0X22.0 / 0.36X0.394X0.866 280/188
TP38-2Y(L)2Y-15P04-SS 15 7/2.03 / 7/0.08 1.5/0.059 9.1X10.5X22.5 / 0.36X0.413X0.886 290/195
TP38-2Y(L)2Y-20P04-SS 20 7/2.03 / 7/0.08 1.5/0.059 9.1X11.0X23.5 / 0.36X0.433X0.925 310/208
TP38-2Y(L)2Y-25P04-SS 25 7/2.03 / 7/0.08 1.5/0.059 9.1X12.0X24.0 / 0.36X0.472X0.945 330/222
TP38-2Y(L)2Y-30P04-SS 30 7/2.03 / 7/0.08 1.5/0.059 9.1X12.5X24.5 / 0.36X0.492X0.965 350/235
TP38-2Y(L)2Y-40P04-SS 40 7/2.03 / 7/0.08 1.5/0.059 9.1X13.5X25.5 / 0.36X0.531X1.000 390/262
TP38-2Y(L)2Y-50P04-SS 50 7/2.03 / 7/0.08 1.5/0.059 9.1X14.5X26.5 / 0.36X0.571X1.040 410/276
TP38-2Y(L)2Y-75P04-SS 75 7/2.03 / 7/0.08 1.5/0.059 9.1X16.5X28.5 / 0.36X0.650X1.120 490/329
TP38-2Y(L)2Y-100P04-SS 100 7/2.03 / 7/0.08 1.5/0.059 9.1X18.0X30.0 / 0.36X0.709X1.180 570/383
TP38-2Y(L)2Y-150P04-SS 150 7/2.03 / 7/0.08 1.5/0.059 9.1X21.0X33.0 / 0.36X0.827X1.300 730/491
TP38-2Y(L)2Y-200P04-SS 200 7/2.03 / 7/0.08 1.5/0.059 9.1X23.5X36.0 / 0.36X0.925X1.420 880/591
TP38-2Y(L)2Y-300P04-SS 300 7/2.03 / 7/0.08 1.5/0.059 9.1X27.5X39.5 / 0.36X1.080X1.560 1220/820
TP38-2Y(L)2Y-400P04-SS 400 7/2.03 / 7/0.08 1.5/0.059 9.7X31.5X44.0 / 0.382X1.240X1.73 1490/1001
0.5mm Conductor, 0.9mm Insulated Wire
TP38-2Y(L)2Y-6P05-SS 6 7/2.03 / 7/0.08 1.5/0.059 9.1X9.4X22.0 / 0.36X0.37X0.866 305/205
TP38-2Y(L)2Y-12P05-SS 12 7/2.03 / 7/0.08 1.5/0.059 9.1X10.92X23.5 / 0.36X0.43X0.925 342/230
TP38-2Y(L)2Y-25P05-SS 25 7/2.03 / 7/0.08 1.5/0.059 9.1X13.72X26.0 / 0.36X0.54X1.024 424/285
TP38-2Y(L)2Y-50P05-SS 50 7/2.03 / 7/0.08 1.5/0.059 9.1X17.02X29.0 / 0.36X0.67X1.14 558/375
TP38-2Y(L)2Y-100P05-SS 100 7/2.03 / 7/0.08 1.5/0.059 9.1X22.86X34.5 / 0.36X0.90X1.36 833/560
0.63mm Conductor, 1.15mm Insulated Wire
TP38-2Y(L)2Y-6P063-SS 6 7/2.03 / 7/0.08 1.5/0.059 9.1X10.15X23.0 / 0.36X0.40X0.906 327/220
TP38-2Y(L)2Y-12P063-SS 12 7/2.03 / 7/0.08 1.5/0.059 9.1X12.45X25.0 / 0.36X0.49X0.984 387/260
TP38-2Y(L)2Y-25P063-SS 25 7/2.03 / 7/0.08 1.5/0.059 9.1X15.49X28.0 / 0.36X0.61X1.10 498/335
TP38-2Y(L)2Y-50P063-SS 50 7/2.03 / 7/0.08 1.5/0.059 9.1X20.57X32.5 / 0.36X0.81X1.28 722/485
0.9mm Conductor, 1.5mm Insulated Wire
TP38-2Y(L)2Y-6P09-SS 6 7/2.03 / 7/0.08 1.5/0.059 9.1X12.45X25.0 / 0.36X0.49X0.984 387/260
TP38-2Y(L)2Y-12P09-SS 12 7/2.03 / 7/0.08 1.5/0.059 9.1X15.75X28.0 / 0.36X0.62X1.10 491/330
TP38-2Y(L)2Y-25P09-SS 25 7/2.03 / 7/0.08 1.5/0.059 9.1X20.57X33.0 / 0.36X0.81X1.30 714/480