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Loose Tube Fiber Optic Cable

Allied Wire and Cable carries a large selection of The Prysmian Group’s Loose Tube Fiber Optic Cable that can be used in outdoor and indoor applications. We carry loose tube fiber optic cables that are both riser and plenum rated and provide dual-purpose use for easy and economical building transition. These loose tube fiber cables are a reliable option for backbone cabling in high demand applications like data centers, cell site backhaul and IDAS networks. 

For more information on the specific types of Loose Tube Fiber Optic Cable we supply from the Prysmian Group, use the links below:

Allied Wire & cable has both dry loose tube (LT) and gel loose tube (LT) fiber cable asemblies. Both our dry and gel filled fiber cables pass all current industry standards and are designed to be flexible and weather resistent to meet and exceed the demands of outdoor applications. 

Dry VS Gel

Dry Fiber Cable Pros

  • Gel free fiber cables is mess free and has no gel to clean when completing installations, splicing or termination. This can be beneficial on larger installation projects or in dangerous environments like cell towers where you want as short a time as possible off the ground. 
  • Dry fiber cables offer a cost saving benefit over more expensive gel filled cables and can save money on installation time due to the lack of clean up.

​​Dry Fiber Cable Cons

  • Dry cables are treated with an absorbent substance but the substance does not fill the entire inside of the cable like in a gel filled fiber cable. This can allow small amounts of water to enter the tube and offers slightly less protection from outside elements. 

Gel Filled Fiber Cable Pros

  • Gel filled fiber cables offer superior weather protection becuase the tube is completely filled with gel and adds an addition layer of protection.
  • The gel inside this type of cable creates a "free floating" effect which can take tension off of the fibers themselves.

Gel Filled Fiber Cable Cons

  • Gel filled cables can be a mess when cutting, terminating and splicing. The gel must be cleaned during the installation process and can slow down projects.