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June, 2009 Hennie Janse van Rensburg +27 76 224 2805 / hennie@cablehub.co.

za
www.cablehub.co.za Cobus Meintjes +27 82 448 4313 / cobus@cablehub.co.za

Every effort has been made to ensure that the information given in this leaflet is correct. The company reserves
the right to make alterations and amendments to the detailed specification at its discretion. Cable Hub (Pty) Ltd
disclaims responsibility for all actions, proceedings, liabilities, claims, damages, cost, losses and expenses in
relation to, or arising out of incorrect utilization of this information.
ADSS SPECIFICATIONS
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TABLE OF CONTENT

ALL-DIELECTRIC SELF-SUPPORTING FIBER OPTIC CABLE .........................................................................3
(ADSS) .......................................................................................................................................................................3
1. SCOPE............................................................................................................................................................3
2. STANDARDS ................................................................................................................................................3
3. SPECIFICATIONS of ADSS..........................................................................................................................4
1. Technical parameter of ADSS ....................................................................................................................4
2. Technical parameter of ADSS ....................................................................................................................4
3. Loose tubes and fibers Identification .........................................................................................................4
4. Optical fiber ...............................................................................................................................................5
4.TEST AND INSPECTION ..............................................................................................................................6
5. PACKING AND SHIPPING ..........................................................................................................................6
6.INSTALLATION RECOMMENDATIONS ....................................................................................................7
1. Installation procedure ................................................................................................................................7
2. Hardware and accessories ..........................................................................................................................7


ADSS SPECIFICATIONS
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ALL-DIELECTRIC SELF-SUPPORTING FIBER OPTIC CABLE
(ADSS)
1. SCOPE
This technical specification covers the construction, mechanical, electrical, and optical performance, installation
guidelines, acceptance criteria, test requirements, environmental consideration, and accessories for
ALL-DIELECTRIC SELF-SUPPORTING FIBER OPTIC CABLEADSS!, which is made of aramid yarns and
other nonmetallic components. The ADSS cable is designed to be located primarily on overhead utility facilities.
2. STANDARDS
Unless otherwise specified in this specification, all requirements for individual components and completed cable
shall be mainly in accordance with the following standard specifications.
IEEE Std 1222
TM
-2004 IEEE Standard for All-Dielectric Self-Supporting Fiber Optic Cable
IEC 60794-4 Optical fiber cablesAerial Optical Cables Along Electrical Power Lines
IEC 60793-1 Generic Specifications, Optical Fibers
IEC 60793-2 Product specifications, Optical Fibers
IEC 60794-1 Generic Specification, Optical Fiber Cables
ITU-T G..650 Definition and test method for the relevant parameters of single-mode fibers
ITU-T G..652 Characteristics of a Single-Mode Optical Fibers
ITU-T G..655 Characteristics of Non-Zero Dispersion-Shifted Single-Mode Optical Fibers
EIA 492A Generic Specification for Optical Waveguide Fibers
EIA 472A Sectional Specification for Fiber Optic Communication Cables for Outside Aerial Use
EIA/TIA 598 or ANSI/EIA 359-A-1985. Color Coding of Fiber Optic Cables
ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems
ISO14001 Environmental Management Systems
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3. SPECIFICATIONS of ADSS
1. Technical parameter of ADSS
Technical parameter of ADSS
No. Characteristic Unit Value
1 Type - ADSS -24B1.38kN -PE
2 Nominal cable diameter mm 12.4
3 Approx. cable weight kg/km 124
4 Rated tensile strength (RTS) N 20000
5 Maximum allowable tension (MAT) N 8000
6 Youngs modulus (reference) MPa 13623
7 Thermal elongation coefficient (reference) 1/ 8.2110
-6

8 Temperature range
Installation -10+50
Operation -40+70
9 Minimum bend Radius
Installation mm 252
Operation mm 126
10 Crush resistance
Installation N/ 100mm 2200
Operation N/ 100mm 1000
11 Maximum space potential KV <12

2. Technical parameter of ADSS
Cross-section of ADSS
l oose t ube
f i l l i ng compound
FRP
i nner j acket
opt i cal f i ber
out er j acket
j el l y
arami d yarns

3. Loose tubes and fibers Identification

Color coding shall be in accordance with EIA/TIA 598 or ANSI/EIA 359-A-1985.
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Loose tubes Identification:
Loose tube No. 1 2 3 4 5 6
Color of tube Blue Orange Green Brown Slate White

Note: Facing to the cross-section of ADSS, tube sequence increases clockwise.
Fibers Identification per one tube
Fiber No. 1 2 3 4
Color of tube Blue Orange Green Brown

4. Optical fiber

Unless otherwise specified in this specification, all requirements for optical fiber shall be mainly in
accordance with ITU-T G.652D standard.

1. Core and cladding
Each optical fiber shall consist of a core made of fused silica or a composition.
The cladding intimately surrounding the core shall be also fused silica or a composition of slightly
smaller index.
2. Primary coating
The bare fiber shall be coated with a suitable UV cured material for protection from abrasion during
subsequent handling or manufacturing.
3. Fiber parameters
Refractive index profile Step index
Mode field diameter
9.30.5"m (1310nm)
10.51.0"m (1550nm)
Cladding diameter 1252"m
Mode field concentricity error #1"m
Cladding non-circularity #1%
Fiber cut-off wavelength$
c
!* 1100 % 1330nm
Buffer coating diameter 25015"m
Note : * Cable cut-off wavelength($
cc
) :

< 1270nm
4. Transmission properties
Item Wavelength Value
Transmission loss (Max.)*
(Average in reel)
1310nm &0.36 Db/km
13838nm &0.35 Db/km
1550nm &0.22 Db/km
Total dispersion (Max.)
1288-1339nm 3.5 ps/(nmkm)
1550nm 18 ps/(nmkm)
PMD #0.2 ps/km
1/2

Note : * by Cut-back technique(IEC 60793-1-C1A) or
Backscattering technique (IEC 60793-1-C1C)
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4. TEST AND INSPECTION
The ADSS cable shall successfully pass the following tests which dont must been chosen all. The following
test items shall be carried out in according to corresponding reference.
No Item Reference
ADSS tests
1 Cable cutoff wavelength EIA/TIA-455-170 IEC60793-1-44
2 Water blocking test EIA/TIA-455-82B IEC60794-1-F5
3 Seepage of flooding compound EIA/TIA-455-81A IEC60794-1-E14
4 Electrical tests IEEE Std 1222
5 Aeolian vibration test IEEE Std 1222
6 Sheave test IEEE Std 1222
7 Crush test EIA/TIA-455- 41A IEC60794-1-E3
8 Impact test EIA/TIA-455-25A IEC60794-1-E4
9 Creep test IEC61395
10 Tensile strength of cable EIA/TIA-455-33A IEC60794-1-E1
11 Temperature cycling EIA/TIA-455-3A IEC60794-1-F1
12 Cable aging test IEEE Std 1222
13 Galloping test IEEE Std 1222
14 Ultraviolet(UV) resistance test IEC60068-2-1 ASTM M3349
15 Cable twist TIA-455-85A
16 Cable cycling flexing EIA/TIA-455-104A
17 Stress/strain test EIA/TIA-455-33A
Fiber tests
1 Attenuation variation with wavelength EIA/TIA-455-78A
2 Attenuation with bending EIA/TIA455-62A IEC60793-1-C11
3 Temperature cycling EIA/TIA-455-3A
4 Attenuation at the water peak EIA/TIA-455-78A
Field acceptance tests
1 Fiber continuity EIA/TIA-455
2 Attenuation EIA/TIA-455
3 Fiber length EIA/TIA-455
5. PACKING AND SHIPPING
The ADSS shall be tightly and uniformly wound on a strong wood-iron reel which conforms to ANSI/AA
53-1981 or equal. The reel shall be lagged with stout wood-iron battens so as to prevent the ADSS from
damage in ordinary shipping, handling, storage and stringing operations.
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Fig. 3. Drawing of Reel

According to length of cable, we choose different type reel (D,d,b,w1,w2) for loading cable.

6.INSTALLATION RECOMMENDATIONS
1. Installation procedure
It is recommended that IEEE Std 524-1992 and our company recommended procedures be used for the installation
of ADSS.
2. Hardware and accessories
Suspension and dead-end hardware, vibration damper, bonding clamps and joint enclosure etc. for ADSS must
been designed for a specific size of ADSS. Therefore, hardware and other accessories connected electrically and
mechanically to the ADSS must be suitable for the ADSS being used.