Universal Cable: DRAKA U-DQ(ZN)BH 8G OM3 (8xOM3)

Code: L73108
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Universal fiber optic cable for indoor and outdoor applications DRAKA U-DQ(ZN)BH 8G OM3
with 8 multimode OM3 fibers in a gel-filled central tube.
Universal Cable: DRAKA U-DQ(ZN)BH 4G OM3 (4xOM3)
A look at the construction of the cable
Key features:
  • suitable for indoor and outdoor use
  • FireBur LSZH sheath
  • UV resistant
  • max. pulling force 2000 N
  • gel-filled central tube
  • reinforced by aramid yarn for basic rodent protection
  • a ripcord to easily remove the sheath
  • convenient preparation
  • CPR class: Eca
DRAKA U-DQ(ZN)BH 8G OM3 is a universal fiber optic cable for indoor and outdoor applications, with eight multimode OM3 fibers in a central gel-filled tube. The gel serves as a kind of protective coating, which absorbs mechanical stresses and protects optical fibers against environmental factors. The aramid yarn covering the central tube provides additional protection against mechanical damage, including risks posed by rodents.
DRAKA U-DQ(ZN)BH 8G OM3 cable contains 8 multimode fibers (J-Fibre). The color identification of the buffer layers complies with the TIA-EIA-598-A standard. The jacket (sheath) is made of a low smoke zero halogen flame retardant material (LSZH).
The cable uses OM3 50/125 multimode fibers. The fibers are suitable for 10 Gbps transmission over a range of max. 300 m.
Universal cables from the DRAKA series are gel-filled fiber optic cables intended for horizontal connections inside and outside buildings. Due to their small size and flexibility, the cables are ideal for installation in cable ducts. They are used in modern FTTH and FTTB systems, in server rooms, and between buildings. Unlike outdoor cables, universal cables can also be used inside buildings. This eliminates the need to create additional transitions, splices and cable distribution frames at the junction of the external and internal networks. Universal cables can be laid in cable ducts or even directly in trenches in the ground (in places where they are not exposed to direct mechanical damage).
Compliance with the following standards:
  • ISO 11801-1
  • EN 50173-1
  • IEC 60794-1
  • IEC 60794-2
  • IEC 61034-2
  • IEC 50290-2-27
Flammability standards:
  • IEC 60332-1-2 - test for vertical flame propagation for a single insulated wire or cable
  • IEC 60754-1 - halogen free
  • IEC 60754-2 - no acid gas emission
  • IEC 61034-2 - no dense smoke
  • EN 50399 - Eca class
Number of fibers
Outer diameter
5.8 mm
Weight 40 kg / km
Fiber type
OM3 50/125 μm
Buffer diameter
250 μm
Max. pulling force (dynamic)
2000 N
Max. pulling force (static)
750 N
Crush resistance
15 Nm
Min. bending radius (static) 60 mm
Min. bending radius (during installation) 116 mm
Water penetration
No water on free end (F5B method)
Storage temperature
- 40... 60oC
Operating temperature
- 30... 60oC
Installation temperature - 30... 40oC
Cross-section of the cable:
1. LSZH jacket (sheath)
2. Aramid yarn
3. Central tube
4. Hydrophobic gel
5. Optical fiber
Customers can order any patch cords made to order with the required terminating connectors. Please contact your sales assistant.
Price per 1 meter of DRAKA U-DQ(ZN)BH 8G OM3 (8x OM3) cable
The table below shows possible coding variants
in accordance with the European standard DIN/VDE 0888:
Marking example
DIN/VDE 0888 cable designation
A A/I or U - universal cable
A - outdoor
I - indoor
D D - gel-filled tube
V - tight buffer tube
K - slotted core
W - twisted gel-filled loose tubes
Q Q - water resistive (fiber positioning or water swellable materials)
F - water resistive (core filling compound)
(ZN) Non-metallic reinforcement
B B - glass-fiber or aramid armoring against rodent attacks   SR - metallic armoring against rodent attacks
H H - halogen-free sheath
2Y - PE sheath
Y - PVC sheath
24 Number of fibers or number of tubes x number of fibers per tube
G G - multi-mode gradient fiber
E - single-mode fiber
9/125 Core diameter/sheath diameter
OS2 Category /Fiber standard


Product type Fiber optic cable
Cable type Universal
Number of fibers 8
Fibers type Multimode 50/125
standard OM3
buffer 250 μm
Water penetration F5B method No penetration
CPR class Eca
Outer sheath material LSZH
Hydrophobic gel Yes
Gain Fiberglass
Central tube Yes
Outer diameter mm 5,8
Central tube diameter mm 2,8
Maximum pulling force dynamic N 2000
static N 750
Min. bending radius static mm 60
installation mm 116
Temperature range operation °C -30...60
installation °C -30...40
storage °C -40...60
Weight kg/km 40
Cable length m Sold per meter