795 20/7 TYPE 16 DRAKE/OVAL CABLE

SKU: 60083725

Southwire's Motion-Resistant Conductor is designed for overhead distribution and transmission lines. It is a galloping- and vibration-resistant, bare aluminum construction, designed for use in overhead applications subject to aeolian vibration and galloping due to wind and ice. Motion-Resistant conductors can be strung to the maximum allowable tension limits without the need for additional vibration protection.

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Motion-Resistant Conductor (Oval)-Motion-Resistant Aluminum Conductor, Steel Reinforced

Specifications

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imperial metric
Stock # 60083725 60083725
Codeword REDBIRD REDBIRD
Size (AWG or kcmil) 954 KCMIL 954 KCMIL
No. of Strands 24 24
Nom. OD (mils) (mm) 1196 30.39 mils mm
Nominal Total Weight (lbs/1000') (kgs/km) 402 598 lbs/1000' kgs/km

Standards & References

Southwire's Motion-Resistant Conductor meets or exceeds the following ASTM specifications:

  • B-230 Aluminum Wire, 1350-H19 for Electrical Purposes
  • B-231 Aluminum Conductors, Concentric-Lay-Stranded.
  • B-232 Aluminum Conductors, Concentric-Lay-Stranded, Coated Steel Reinforced (ACSR).
  • B-498 Zinc-Coated Steel Core Wire for Aluminum Conductors, Steel Reinforced (ACSR).
  • B-500 Zinc-Coated (Galvanized), Zinc-5% Aluminum-Mischmetal Alloy-Coated, and Aluminum-Coated (Aluminin Stranded Steel Core for Aluminum Conductors, Steel Reinforced (ACSR).
  • B-779 Shaped Wire Compact Concentric-Lay-Stranded Aluminum Conductors, Steel-Reinforced (ACSR/TW).

Construction

Southwire's Motion-Resistant Conductor is composed of a combination of round and shaped wires of varying diameters and cross-sections. The wires are stranded in such a way to give the cable a spiraling elliptical shape. This spiraling elliptical shape disrupts the forces created by steady cross winds which cause cable vibration, by presenting a continuously changing projected cable diameter to the wind. The spiral shape, together with less torsional stiffness and varying bending stiffness also reduces or eliminates cable galloping due to combined ice and wind loads. High strength steel core and aluminum clad steel core is also available. AAC Motion-Resistant Conductor is available upon request.