Totally Gel-Free, ADSS Cable Helps Save Time and Money on Power and FTTH Network Deployments

Product Description

If your cable isn’t dry, things could get “sticky.” Why not join the “Dry Revolution” with our groundbreaking, totally gel-free PowerGuide® DT All-Dielectric, Self-Supporting (ADSS) Loose Tube Cable?

As the industry’s first completely gel-free, double jacket ADSS cable, PowerGuide DT Cable helps save time and money on installation to offer an ideal, cost-effective solution for cable spans ranging up to 1,500 feet (460 meters) 1 , including power distribution networks, FTTH deployments and duct installations.

OFS combines its leading ADSS cable design with its field-proven, gel-free loose tube cable construction to create each PowerGuide DT ADSS Cable. To construct this cable, optical fibers are placed in flexible buffer tubes that contain a specially-engineered, super-absorbent 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 over a decade 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. Additional dry, super-absorbent material is then applied to the cable core and an inner polyethylene jacket is added.  Finally, aramid yarn strength elements and a second, robust polyethylene outer jacket are applied to complete the construction of a totally gel-free, lightweight cable that is durable, reliable and easy to handle and install.

Features and Benefits:
  • Industry-first, gel-free double jacket ADSS cable for cleaner, faster and less costly deployments Efficient, cost-effective solution for cable spans ranging up to 1,500 feet (460 meters)
  • Custom engineered per application
  • May enable significant cost savings from the use of less costly attachment hardware
  • Custom engineered per application
  • Lighter weight, gel-free cable helps reduce cable end preparation time
  • Allows up to a 10% greater span length capability
  • Fiber counts up to 288
  • 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, AllWave® FLEX ZWP Single-Mode, TrueWave® RS Low Water Peak (LWP) and multimode fibers
  • Highly durable and reliable for power distribution networks, FTTH deployments, direct use in ducts, aerial-to-duct transitions and aerial-to-underground installations
Unit of Measure



N/A ADSS Aerial FTTx


N/A Loose Tube

Aerial or Underground

N/A Aerial

Dielectric or Metallic

N/A Dielectric

Waterblocking Component

N/A Gel Free

How To Order:

Order From Location

N/A 1 Brightwave Blvd.Carrollton, GA 30117, USA 1-770-798-5555 from outside the USA 1-888-fiberhelp (1-888-342-3743) from inside the USA CARROLLTON LOCATION