Wedge dead end for optical ground wire

ACA’s optical ground wire wedge dead end improves ease and speed of installation.

Spartanburg, S.C., December 8, 2010—ACA's optical ground wire (OPGW) wedge dead end improves the ease and speed of installing OPGW as compared to bolted and formed wire devices. The wedge dead end is sold mostly assembled and only requires connecting three components (the body, top wedge and locking pin) during preparation.

The cam action in the pivoting cable guide ensures proper alignment of the wedges prior to loading and the wedges automatically provide the necessary gripping action to meet the holding strength requirements. A removal tool (sold separately) is available to unlock the wedges for situations requiring additional adjustment of the dead end.

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