Gel vs. Dry Fiber Optic Cables
Myths abound as to the effectiveness of gel-filled vs dry water-blocking technology, and whether one option performs better in outside plant installations
- It is a myth that gel-filled cables provide more protection from water than gel-free cables.
- It is a myth that gel-filled cables work best in harsh environments.
- It is a myth that the gel is necessary to prevent the fiber from delaminating over time.
The truth is that both gel-filled and dry designs can effectively meet the same spec.
Let’s have a look at this video and understand that a bit better.