Price (Per FT.)
AAAC – All Aluminum Alloy Conductor is used for primarily and secondary overhead transmission and distribution services. AAAC conductor is designed utilizing a high-strength aluminum alloy to achieve a high strength-to-weight ratio and better sag characteristic. AAAC conductor has a higher resistance to corrosion than ACSR.
AAAC conductor is a concentric lay stranded conductor consisting of Aluminum Alloy 6201-T81 wires, similar in
appearance to a 1350 grade aluminum conductor.
Notes: DC resistance at 20°C of the 6201-T81 alloy has a greater resistance to abrasion than conductors of 1350-H19 grade aluminum.
Standards: AAAC conductors meet or exceed the following:
AAAC – All Aluminum Alloy 6201 Conductor Utility Wire
AAAC refers to All Aluminum Alloy Conductor. This cable is designed to use a high strength Aluminum alloy to attain the high strength to weight ratio as well as good sagging characteristic. Just as its name implies this cable has a stranded concentric lay rope conductor which is of Aluminum alloy 6201-T81. It has a higher corrosion resistance as compared to ACSR cables.
Standards and Approvals
AAAC has three code word; Akron, Butte and Flint. Akron measures 30.58 KCM with a nominal cross sectional area of 0.610mm2 totalling to 503.49 kg/km in weight. Butte measures 312.8KCM with a nominal cross sectional area of 6.238mm2, weighing 4989.52kg/km. Flint measures 740.8KCM and a nominal cross sectional area of 19.863mm2. AAAC Cable with the Flint code word is the heaviest weighing 13834.57kg/km.
All Aluminum Alloy Conductor consist of 6201-T81 Aluminum Alloy wires, which largely looks like the 1350 grade Aluminum conductor. It offers good electrical conductivity. DC resistance at 20 degrees Celsius for the 6201-T81 series has a greater abrasive resistance than 1350-H19 Aluminum conductor series. The conductor is also resistant to moisture and weather. It is lightweight and flexible hence requires less effort to move around during installation.
This cable is mainly used in both primary and secondary overhead transmission and distribution applications. Given that Aluminum is recyclable, it can be put to other uses once worn out. The cable can also be used for grounding in electrical constructions.