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On Sep 18, 2016 8:30 PM, "George Skorup" <geo...@cbcast.com> wrote:

> This stuff looks pretty freakin cool...
>
> https://www.shireeninc.com/osc/dfp-1246-data-fiber-power-
> composite-cable-500ft-spool
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> On 9/18/2016 9:00 PM, Adam Moffett wrote:
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> Superior Essex sells a 16/2 and a 16/4 with outdoor jacket for use on
> towers.
>
> You could also run a higher gauge wire that will carry the necessary total
> amperage and split it at the top with terminal blocks.  You might need
> something burly for that, like for four Telrad 1000 BTS's at 100watts each
> you'd want at least 6ga THHN going up in a 1/2" conduit, and you'd have
> around 5% heat loss at 100m.  But that's a smaller footprint on the tower
> than 16/4 x 4, or 16ga THHN x 16.
>
> My quick figuring with home depot prices says it's cheaper to run the pair
> of 6ga than to run a bundle of 16ga.  If you bump up to 4ga it's still
> cheaper than running all 16's, but by less margin.  The downside of course
> is that you can't power cycle an individual unit, and maintenance (like
> replacing DC SS) would affect everything instead of just the one unit.
>
> If you did run one big cable up, you'd still need individual outdoor
> jacketed cables to branch out to the base stations.
>
> I'm not sure of the cost difference vs Superior Essex, but I've also seen
> outdoor speaker wire at 16ga.
>
>
> ------ Original Message ------
> From: "Craig Schmaderer" <cr...@skywaveconnect.com>
> To: "af@afmug.com" <af@afmug.com> <af@afmug.com>
> Sent: 9/16/2016 5:24:43 PM
> Subject: [AFMUG] DC tower cable bundle
>
>
> Looking for advice on what my options are for running 16 DC conductors
> around 16 awg to power LTE and/or medusa radios on a tower.  Hybrid fiber
> option would be ok too.  I know I have seen Verizon on some of our towers
> use the hybrid cables.  Thanks, Craig.
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