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.
|No. of Conductors||Size (AWG or kcmil)||No. of Strands||Insulation Thickness (mils) (mm)||Size (AWG)||No. of Strands||Nom. OD (mils) (mm)||Nominal Total Weight (lbs/1000') (kgs/km)||Allowable Ampacitiy|
|621614||0 0||559.5 KCMIL 559.5 KCMIL||12 12||858 21.79||523 779|
|681874||1024.5 KCMIL 1024.5 KCMIL||24 24||1164 29.59||959 1426|
|248799||2493 KCMIL 2493 KCMIL||54 54||1820 46.24||2354 3503|
|193649||null null null null|
Southwire's ACAR bare conductor meets or exceeds the following ASTM specifications:
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.