559.5-12/7 ACAR

Southwire #: 62161401

Aluminum Conductor. Aluminum Alloy Reinforced. Bare.

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Used as bare overhead transmission cable and as primary and secondary distribution cable. A good strength-to-weight ratio makes ACAR applicable where both ampacity and strength are prime considerations in line design; for equal weight, ACAR offers higher strength and ampacity than ACSR.


imperial metric
Stock # 62161401 62161401
Size (AWG or kcmil) 559.5 KCMIL 559.5 KCMIL
No. of Strands 12 12
Nom. OD (mils) (mm) 858 21.79 mils mm
Nominal Total Weight (lbs/1000') (kgs/km) 523 779 lbs/1000' kgs/km

Standards & References

Southwire's ACAR bare conductor meets or exceeds the following ASTM specifications:

  • B230 Aluminum 1350-H19 Wire for Electrical Purposes.
  • B398 Aluminum-Alloy 6201-T81 Wire for Electrical Purposes.
  • B524 Concentric-Lay-Stranded Aluminum Conductors, Aluminum-Alloy Reinforced (ACAR, 1350/6201).


Aluminum 1350-H19 wires, concentrically stranded about an aluminum-alloy 6201-T81 core. Although the alloy strands generally comprise the core of the conductor, in some constructions they are distributed in layers throughout the aluminum 1350-H19 strands.