OPGW/Ground Wire

OPGW S part no.

Protection of power lines from lightning overvoltage, construction of optical communication systems.


Central strength member (aluminum-clad steel wire or aluminum alloy wire)


Optical fiber


Stainless steel tube filled with water-blocking gel


Stranded wires (aluminum-clad steel wires and/or aluminum alloy wires)


Stranded wires (aluminum-clad steel wires and/or aluminum alloy wires)

Up to 432 fibers

ACS wires are highly corrosion-resistant

Optical ground wire (OPGW) shields high-voltage conductors from lightning strikes

Aluminum alloy wires provide conductivity for fault current

Crush — from 571 lb/in
Fiber count up to 432
Rated breaking strength (RBS) (without SSLTs), lb 10566 … 61822
Maximum rated design tension (MRDT), lb 6295 … 37093
Cable diameter, in 0.433 … 0.984
Cable weight, lb/ft 0.222 … 1.028
Elasticity modulus (final), ksi 15737 … 35969
Short circuit capacity (initial temp 77°F), kA²•s 5...550
Short circuit current for 0.5 s, kA 4...30
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Operation temperature -76°F … 185°F
Installation temperature -22°F … 122°F
Transportation and storage temperature -76°F … 158°F
Minimum bending radius 20x cable diameter
Life time 50 years
Warranty as specified in the supply agreement, min 2 years