SPEC 84013

3-Layer 15kV AAAC Tree Wire/Spacer Cable

An Alternative and Robust Design to Bare AAAC Conductors to Harden the Electrical Grids.
3-Layer 15kV AAAC Tree Wire Concentrically Stranded AAAC Track-Resistant Crosslinked Polyethylene (HDTRXLPE).

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Construction:

  1. Conductor:Concentrically stranded AAAC
  2. Strand Shield:Semi-conducting cross linked polymer
  3. Inner Layer:Low-Density Crosslinked Polyethylene (LDXLPE)
  4. Outer Layer:High-Density Track-Resistant Crosslinked Polyethylene (HDTRXLPE)

Applications and Features:

Used for primary and secondary overhead distribution where limited space is available or desired for rights-of-way. Installed the same as bare conductors, however, covering is effective in preventing direct shorts and instantaneous flashovers should tree limbs or other objects contact conductors in such close proximity.
  • Tree Wire - Used for spans where trees crowd the right-of-way, such as in wooded residential areas, when a minimum of interference with the environment is desired. Covering minimizes power outages due to conductor contact with tree limbs, reducing the need for frequent or severe trimming.
  • Covered Aerial MV Cable (CAMV)/Spacer Cable - Installed with other Covered Aerial MV cables and a supporting messenger through a series of space-maintaining devices (spacers). The resulting close-proximity configuration minimizes the amount of space and hardware required for line installation, particularly useful in congested areas.
  • Specifications:

  • ASTM B398 Standard Specification for Aluminum-Alloy 6201-T81 and 6201-T83 Wire for Electrical Purposes
  • ASTM B400 Standard Specification for Compact Round Concentric-Lay-Stranded, Aluminum 1350 Conductors
  • ICEA S-121-733 Tree Wire and Messenger Supported Spacer Cable
  • Table 1 – Weights and Measurements
    Cond. SizeCond. StrandsDiameter Over ConductorConductor Shield ThicknessInner Layer ThicknessOuter Layer ThicknessApprox. ODApprox. WeightRated Strength
    AWG/Kcmil#inchmilmilmilinchlb/1000ftlb
    48.6970.2501575750.581371584
    77.4770.3161575750.6461792520
    123.370.3981575750.7282414014
    155.470.4471575750.7772834851
    195.770.5021575750.8323346111
    246.970.5631575750.8933977704
    312.8190.6421575750.9724739900
    394.5190.721575751.0556811970
    465.4190.7831575751.11364914040
    559.5190.8581575751.18875516920
    652.4190.9272075751.26789419710
    740.8370.992075751.3396321960
    All dimensions are nominal and subject to normal manufacturing tolerances

    Revision: 3.0.00C