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CopperClad Composite Conductors (CCC)

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Features:

  • Higher tensile strength and weighs less than solid copper
  • Minimum sag over maximum span lengths
  • Elasticity allows for seasonal temperature changes without permanent stretch
  • Less susceptible to fracture from repeated flexing and mechanical vibration
  • Suitable for high-moisture environments and industrial and metropolitan areas
  • Very little scrap value—discourages theft and leaves the grounding system intact

Applications:

  • Neutral messenger for aerial cable
  • Catenary messenger
  • Grounding and power conductor for electrified railroads
  • Electrical conductor for utilities

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Description

CopperClad Composite (CCC) Conductors provide strength and conductivity by
combining hard drawn copper with 30% conductivity EHS CopperClad Steel Wire. With
its steel component, the CCC conductor achieves a higher tensile strength. Additionally,
it weighs less than solid copper. Together this adds up to a minimum sag over maximum
span lengths. The flexibility of CCC allows for seasonal temperature changes and stresses without permanent stretch.

CCC conductors feature a higher ampacity for the same wire size as standard
CopperClad Steel Wire.

The steel core within CopperClad Steel Wire allow the composite conductors to perform
better than solid copper under stress. It is less susceptible to fracture from repeated
flexing and mechanical vibration.

The rust resistance of EHS CopperClad Steel Wire components are equivalent to all-copper wire of equal size. CCC conductors are uniquely suited in coastal locations, moist foggyregions and industrial and metropolitan areas.

Just like CopperClad Steel Wire, CCC conductors have very little scrap value and are an
excellent solution for areas with high rates of copper theft. The amount of copper used
in the bonding process is minimal—6% to 10% depending on the conductivity—which discourages theft and leaves the electrical system intact.

Specifications