Dielectric Armored Fiber or Aluminum Armored Fiber

There’s a dielectric armored fiber cable that’s been on the market for a couple of years now and it has not taken off as well as I expected. Let’s take a look at this cable from our YouTube channel.

I think maybe one of the issues is when a customer wants an armored cable, they want the most protection they can get. As mentioned in the video it has 4 times the protection compared to the aluminum armor that has 7 times the protection according to the manufacture. My personal belief, I think the aluminum has more than 7 times. The aluminum is so strong and durable and another issue that comes up is the end user is worried about the cable being cut by accident and the aluminum armored is no easy task. There’s even a tool to help you cut it open.

The other issue is grounding, sure the aluminum armor needs to be grounded but it’s fairly simple and it’s also talked about in one of our previous post.

On the other hand I can see this being a great choice for a location where you want a little more protection than your standard indoor cable and maybe there’s no convenient way to ground the fiber cable. The ball is in your court.

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