Fiber Optic Cables

All Direlectric Self Support (ADSS) Cable


The “All Dielectric Self-supporting (ADSS)” cable is designed for aerial self supporting application at short,

medium and long span distances. ADSS cable offers a rapid and economical means for deployment by cable

television operators, telephone companies and power utilities. It is adopted for high voltage, middle, small span

conditions in Power Transmission System or mazy terrain such as river spanning, mountains.


The cable consists of 5 to 36 fibers containing tubes or fillers stranded in up to 3 layers around a central

strength member and bound under a PE jacket. Each tube contains 6 -12 fi bers. All the fibers in the cores are

filled with water blocking gel. Fillers may be used to preserve the cable geometry. A water swelling tape is

helically wrapped around the cable core. Aramid yarns are helically laid to supply peripheral strengthening of the

cable. The outer jacket is tightly bounded over the aramid yarn layer.

The cable jacket incorporates an optional inner polyethylene jacket and an outer polyethylene or AT (anti-

tracking) jacket. When the induction on cable surface is above 12KV, anti-tracking sheath material (AT) will be

applied. With AT outer jacket, the maximum electric field strength at operating point can reach 35KV. For long

span application, a double jacket design can be considered. An optional ripcord can be put under the jacket

layer to facilitate its removal.


All Direlectric Self Support (ADSS) Cable All Direlectric Self Support (ADSS) Cable

Physical Properties

Span(m) Ice+Wind:0mm+35m/sec Ice+Wind:12mm+30m/sec
Cable O.D.(mm/in) Cable Weight(kg/km)
Max.Working Tension(N/lb) Max
Cable O.D.(mm/in) Cable Weight
Max.Working Tension(N/lb) Max
100 13.9/5.472 152/102.01 7578/1704 2 13.8/0.543 150.0/100.67 6621/1489 2
200 14.3/0.562 161/108.05 10430/2346 3 14.1/0.555 157.0/105.37 9000/2024 3
400 15.9/0.625 199/133.56 23221/5223 3 15.4/0.606 187.0/125.50 19225/4331 3
500 16.7/0.657 220/147.65 30590/6881 3 16.1/0.633 204.0/136.91 24885/5598 3
600 16.3/0.641 209/140.27 26952/6063 4 15.7/0.618 196.0/131.54 22154/4983 4
800 16.5/0.649 216/144.97 29452/6625 5 15.9/0.625 201.0/134.90 24042/5408 6
1000 16.7/0.657 221/148.32 31271/7034 6 16.1/0.633 204.0/136.91 24407/5490 6

* Above table do not cover all of available types. Other ADSS cables can be manufactured upon customer's request according to different span and sag environment.

Mechanical Properties

Minimum Bending Radius:   Maximum Compressive Load: 4000N
Under installation: 20×OD Repeated Impact: 4.4 N.m (J)
During operation 10×OD for unarmoured cables Twist (Torsion): 180×10 times, 125×OD
  20×OD for armoured cables Cyclic Flexing: 100 cycles
Temperature Range:      
Operating Temperature Range: -40℃(-40℉) to +70℃(+158℉) Crush Resistance: 263N/cm (1250lb/in)
Storage Temperature Range: -50℃(-58℉) to +70℃(+158℉)    

Fiber Compliance

Temperature Cycling
Tensile Strength
Repeated Bending
Cable Bend
Cool Bend


Standard Compliance

      Telcordia GR-20         RUS 7 CFR 1755.900 (REA PE-90)             ICEA S 87-640            IEEE1222


• High capacity cable offer great flexibility for placement on overhead transmission towers, eliminating the need

for a support messenger.

• Dry core design and high tension strength capability suitable for toughest environmental and electrical


• Fit for extra high voltage power lines without interruption of power service to the customers.

• Typical spans with 1%-1.5% installation sag environment.