If  your  cable  isn’t  dry,  things  could  get  “sticky.”  Why  not join the “Dry Revolution” with our groundbreaking, totally gel-free PowerGuide® ShortSpan DT All-Dielectric, Self-Supporting (ADSS) Loose Tube Cable? PowerGuide ShortSpan DT Cable helps enable  faster deployment  and  reduced  installation  costs  to  offer  an ideal, cost-effective solution for short cable spans ranging up  to  1,150  feet  (350  meters),  including  FTTH  deployments, distribution networks and duct installations.

OFS’ field-proven, gel-free loose tube design lies at the heart  of  each  PowerGuide  ShortSpan  DT  Cable.  To construct this cable, optical fi bers are placed in flexible buffer tubes that contain a specially-engineered, superabsorbent yarn that delivers water blocking “on demand” without the use of messy gels and filling compounds. This patented  water-blocking  system  has  been  successfully  deployed for eight years in our Fortex™ DT Cable product families. Next, the color-coded buffer tubes are stranded around  a  dielectric  central  member  using  the  reverse  oscillating  lay  (ROL)  stranding  technique  for  easy, mid-span fiber access. Additional dry, super-absorbent material is then applied to the cable core to offer exceptional water-blocking performance and faster cable preparation. Finally,  aramid  yarn  strength elements are added and a robust  polyethylene  outer  jacket  is applied to complete the  construction  of  a  totally  dry,  lightweight  cable  that  is  durable, reliable and easy to handle and install.


N/A ADSS Aerial FTTx

Features and Benefits

  • Industry-first, gel-free ADSS cable for cleaner, faster and less costly deployments
  • Efficient, cost-effective solution for short cable spans ranging up to 1.150 feet (350 meters)
  • Lighter weight, dry cable helps cut cable end preparation time
  • Enables significant cost savings from the use of less costly attachment hardware
  • Allows up to a 10% greater span length capability
  • Fiber counts up to 144
  • Single polyethylene outer jacket for fast, convenient cable preparation (suitable for distribution and low-voltage applications)
  • Cleaner work environment helps support faster splicing with higher yields
  • Small round profile minimizes wind and ice loading
  • Environmentally-friendly cable helps reduce waste and the need for special cleaning solvents
  • Single cable outer diameter for fiber counts of 2 to 60 for simplified hardware selection and splicing
  • Available with OFS AllWave® Zero Water Peak (ZWP) Single-Mode, TrueWave® RS Low Water Peak (LWP) and multimode fibers
  • Highly durable and reliable for short spans, including FTTH deployments, distribution networks, direct use in ducts, aerial-to-duct transitions and aerial-to-underground installations