ACAR – Aluminum Conductor Alloy (6201) Reinforced

Product Description

ACAR is a concentric-lay stranded conductor made up of Aluminum 1350-H19 and Aluminum Alloy 6201 strands. While the 6201 Alloy strands usually make up the core with the Aluminum 1350 stranded around them, in some constructions the 6201 Alloy can be distributed in the layers of 1350 Aluminum. The Aluminum Alloy 6201 wires of ACAR preform much like the galvanized steel core of ACSR by mechanically reinforcing the conductor while offering a much higher ampacity. For equal weight, ACAR conductors offer higher strength and ampacity than ACSR conductors.

Application

Aluminum conductor alloy (6201) reinforced (ACAR) is used as bare overhead transmission and both primary and secondary distribution cable. A good strength to weight ratio make ACAR a preferred choice for lines where both strength and current carrying capacity are the foremost considerations.

Specification Data

ASTM B-230 Aluminum wire, 1350-H19 for electrical purposes
ASTM B-398 Aluminum-Alloy 6201-T81 for electrical purposes only
ASTM B-524 Concentric-lay-stranded aluminum conductors, aluminum alloy reinforced ACAR 1350/6201

Product Data

Size (KCMIL) Stranding (EC/6201) Diameter (inches) Weight Per 1000 Ft (lbs.) Rated Strength (lbs.) Resistance Allowable Ampacity+ (Amps)
Individual Wires Complete Cable DC @ 20°C AC @ 75°C
6201 1350
355.0 12/7 .1367 .1367 .6830 332.1 8500 .0514 .0624 519
465.9 12/7 .1566 .1566 .7830 435.8 11000 .0392 .0477 616
503.6 12/7 .1628 .1628 .8140 471.1 11900 .0362 .0441 646
653.1 12/7 .1854 .1854 .9270 611.0 15400 .0279 .0342 760
739.8 30/7 .1414 .1414 .9900 692.7 15300 .0240 .0296 831
739.8 18/19 .1414 .1414 .9900 691.6 18800 .0252 .0308 814
853.7 30/7 .1519 .1519 1.0630 799.3 17500 .0208 .0257 907
853.7 18/19 .1519 .1519 1.0630 798.0 21500 .0218 .0268 890
927.2 30/7 .1583 .1583 1.1080 868.2 19000 .0192 .0238 955
927.2 18/19 .1583 .1583 1.1080 866.7 23400 .0201 .0247 936
1024.5 30/7 .1664 .1664 1.1650 959.3 20900 .0173 .0216 1015
1024.5 18/19 .1664 .1664 1.1650 957.7 25800 .0182 .0225 995
1081.0 30/7 .1709 .1709 1.1960 1012.1 22100 .0164 .0205 1048
1081.0 18/19 .1709 .1709 1.1960 1010.5 27200 .0172 .0213 1028
1109.0 30/7 .1731 .1731 1.2120 1038.4 22700 .0160 .0200 1065
1109.0 18/19 .1731 .1731 1.2120 1036.6 27900 .0168 .0208 1044
1172.0 30/7 .1780 .1780 1.2460 1097.3 24000 .0152 .0190 1101
1172.0 18/19 .1780 .1780 1.2460 1095.5 29500 .0159 .0198 1080
1197.0 30/7 .1799 .1799 1.2590 1120.8 24500 .0148 .0187 1115
1197.0 18/19 .1799 .1799 1.2590 1118.9 30200 .0156 .0194 1094
1280.0 30/7 .1860 .1860 1.3020 1198.5 26200 .0139 .0175 1160
1280.0 18/19 .1860 .1860 1.3020 1196.5 32200 .0146 .0182 1139
1361.0 42/19 .1494 .1494 1.3440 1273.6 30300 .0133 .0168 1196
1527.0 42/19 .1582 .1582 1.4240 1428.8 33600 .0118 .0151 1314
1703.0 42/19 .1671 .1671 1.5040 1593.5 37500 .0106 .0137 1363
1933.0 42/19 .1780 .1780 1.6020 1808.8 42500 .00936 .0123 1465
2267.0 42/19 .1928 .1928 1.7350 2142.0 49900 .00806 .0108 1594
2493.0 72/19 .1655 .1655 1.8210 2356.9 50400 .00722 .0099 1687
2493.0 54/37 .1655 .1655 1.8210 2354.5 57600 .00743 .0101 1670

+Ampacity based on 75 C conductor temperature, 25 C ambient temperature, with 2 ft./sec. wind in the sun.
*Manufactured with pride in DeKalb, IL USA.

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