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Covered Line Wire

Specifications and Standards

  • ASTM-B1 Standard Specification for Hard-Drawn Copper Wire
  • ASTM-B2 Standard Specification for Medium Hard-Drawn Copper Wire
  • ASTM-B3 Standard Specification for Soft or Annealed Copper Wire
  • ASTM-B8 Standard Specification for Concentric-Lay-Stranded Copper Conductors Hard, Medium-Hard, or Soft

Construction

  • Copper Conductors soft, medium - hard or hard, concentrically stranded and covered with black polyethylene

Applications

  • Primary and secondary distribution on pole lines, services from pole to customer's weather head industrial, mining and railroad

Solid

Size(AWG) Number of Strands Conductor Size mm2
Polyethylene Thickness
(inches)
Outside Diameter
(inches) (mm)
Allowable
Ampacity
75°C
Approx. Net Weight(lbs./1000 ft.)
6 1 13.3 .030 .222 5.64 130 86.7
4 1 21.2 .030 .264 6.70 170 135.3
3 1 26.7 .045 .319 8.10 195 174.9
2 1 33.6 .045 .348 8.84 225 218.1

Stranded

Size(AWG / MCM) Number of Strands Conductor Size
Polyethylene Thickness
(inches)
Outside Diameter
(inches) (mm)
Allowable
Ampacity
75°C
Approx. Net Weight(lbs./1000 ft.)
6 7 13.3 .030 .238 6.04 130 90.3
4 7 21.2 .030 .285 7.24 175 140.8
2 7 33.6 .045 .373 9.47 230 227.1
1/0 7 53.5 .060 .477 12.11 305 363.3
2/0 7 67.4 .060 .522 13.26 350 453.3
3/0 7 85.0 .060 .570 14.48 405 565.6
4/0 7 107 .060 .626 15.90 465 707.6
250 19 127 .060 .677 17.19 520 825.4
300 19 152 .060 .729 18.52 580 984.6
350 19 177 .060 .779 19.79 640 1144.5
500 37 253 .080 .950 24.13 785 1637.2