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What is ADSS Fiber Cable?

ADSS cable offers a versatile, reliable, and cost-effective solution for a wide range of communication infrastructure needs. Its all-dielectric structure allows it to operate efficiently in diverse environments—ranging from high overhead power lines to harsh underground conditions—making it an excellent choice for modern communication networks.
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What is ADSS Cable?

ADSS (All-Dielectric Self-Supporting) cable is a specialized type of optical fiber cable.

The cable core and the outer jacket use non-metallic materials, making it ideal for direct suspension on power transmission lines without the need for metal support structures.

This feature significantly simplifies installation processes and reduces associated costs.

Structure of ADSS Cable

ADSS cable comprises several key components:

  1. Optical Fiber Core: Contains single-mode or multi-mode optical fibers responsible for transmitting signals.
  2. Buffer Layer: Provides mechanical protection to the optical fibers and may include elements like water-blocking tape.
  3. Strengthening Layer: Utilizes high-strength non-metallic materials like glass fiber or aramid fiber to handle tensile stresses.
  4. Outer Jacket: Fabricated from weather-resistant materials such as polyethylene or polyvinyl chloride, this layer offers protection against water ingress and UV damage.

A typical ADSS cable might feature a cross-section with 24 optical fibers, demonstrating its capacity for robust data transmission.

Benefits of Using ADSS Cable

  • Easy Installation: Can be directly hung on power lines, eliminating the need for additional support equipment.
  • Corrosion Resistance: Being entirely non-metallic, it is immune to corrosion and electromagnetic interference.
  • High Reliability: The strengthening layer’s excellent tensile properties ensure the cable can withstand significant external forces.
  • Aesthetic and Environmental Advantage: The cable’s simple and sleek design does not disrupt the visual aesthetics of the environment.

Applications Full View

  • Aerial Environments: Typically used suspended on electric power transmission lines. Its non-metallic nature means it does not suffer from electromagnetic interference, which is crucial for such applications.
  • Duct Environments: Suitable for laying along oil and gas pipelines to facilitate communication functions. Its corrosion-resistant jacket makes it ideal for harsh environments encountered in these applications.
  • Underground Environments: This type of cable can also be buried directly underground for urban road, rail transit, and other infrastructure communications networks. Its structure and material composition make it resistant to common underground hazards like moisture and rodent damage.

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