ACSR/AW

Aluminum Conductor. Steel Reinforced . Bare.

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Application

Used as bare overhead transmission conductor and as primary and secondary distribution conductor and messenger support. ACSR offers optimal strength for line design. Variable steel core stranding enables desired strength to be achieved without sacrificing ampacity.

Specifications

measurement
imperial metric
Select a set of products below for more information:
Codeword Size (AWG or kcmil) No. of Strands Nom. OD (mils) (mm) Nominal Total Weight (lbs/1000') (kgs/km)
199786
SWAN SWAN
4 AWG 4 AWG
6 6
250 6.36
55 81
199638
SPARROW SPARROW
2 AWG 2 AWG
6 6
315 8.02
87 129
140459
RAVEN RAVEN
1/0 AWG 1/0 AWG
6 6
398 10.11
138 205
161869
PIGEON PIGEON
3/0 AWG 3/0 AWG
6 6
501 12.74
219 326
158121
PENGUIN PENGUIN
4/0 AWG 4/0 AWG
6 6
563 14.31
277 411
662085
GROUSE GROUSE
80 KCMIL 80 KCMIL
8 8
367 9.32
138 205
199620
LINNET LINNET
336.4 KCMIL 336.4 KCMIL
26 26
720 18.29
440 655
145094
HAWK HAWK
477 KCMIL 477 KCMIL
26 26
857 21.78
624 928
200857
DOVE DOVE
556.5 KCMIL 556.5 KCMIL
26 26
926 23.54
728 1084
226951
ROOK ROOK
636 KCMIL 636 KCMIL
24 24
976 24.81
785 1168
199570
DRAKE DRAKE
795 KCMIL 795 KCMIL
26 26
1107 28.13
1041 1549
234914
CARDINAL CARDINAL
954 KCMIL 954 KCMIL
54 54
1196 30.38
1177 1751
621465
BLUEJAY BLUEJAY
1113 KCMIL 1113 KCMIL
45 45
1258 31.96
1222 1818
499947
PHEASANT PHEASANT
1272 KCMIL 1272 KCMIL
54 54
1381 35.09
1568 2334
337345
BOBOLINK BOBOLINK
1431 KCMIL 1431 KCMIL
45 45
1426 36.23
1570 2337
423277
LAPWING LAPWING
1590 KCMIL 1590 KCMIL
45 45
1503 38.20
1746 2598

Standards & References

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

  • B230 Aluminum 1350-H19 Wire for Electrical Purposes
  • B232 Concentric-Lay-Stranded Aluminum Conductors, Coated-Steel Reinforced (ACSR).
  • B498 Zinc-Coated (Galvanized) Steel Core Wire for Use in Overhead Electrical Conductors.
  • B500 Metallic Coated Stranded Steel Core for Use in Overhead Electrical Conductors.

Construction

  • Aluminum 1350-H19 wires, concentrically stranded about a steel core. Standard core wire for ACSR is class A galvanized
  • Class A core stranding is also available in zinc-5% aluminum-mischmetal alloy coating.
  • For aluminum-clad (AW) ACSR, please refer to the ACSR/AW catalog sheet
  • Additional corrosion protection is available through the application of grease to the core or infusion of the complete cable with grease
  • ACSR conductor is also available in non-specular.