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ABCi Wire

Lightning Protection & Grounding

Specifications and Standards

  • ASTM-B 3 - 74 Specification for soft or annealed copper wire

Applications

  • Lightning Protection system for wind farms, buildings, towers, power plants and substations

Lightning Protection & Grounding

Size(AWG/MCM) Construction Number of Wires / inch
Conductor Diameter Approx.
(inches) (mm)
Weight Approximate
lb/1000ft kg/km
8 Solid 0.128 3.26 50 74
6 Solid 0.162 4.11 79 118
4 Solid 0.204 5.18 126 188
2 Solid 0.257 6.54 200 298
62* 6 x 4/0.051 0.370 9.40 196 292
72* 7 x 4/0.051 0.370 9.40 229 341
104* 6 x 4/0.066 0.479 12.17 329 489
104* 8 x 3/0.066 0.470 11.94 329 489
122* 7 x 4/0.066 0.479 12.17 384 571
131* 6 x 5/0.066 0.534 13.57 411 612
1/0 7 x 4/0.0614 0.445 11.32 332 494
2/0 7 x 4/0.069 0.500 12.72 419 624
3/0 19/0.094 0.470 11.93 518 770
4/0 7 x 4/0.086 0.624 15.85 652 970
4/0 37/0.075 0.525 13.33 652 971
250 7 x 4/0.094 0.682 17.33 779 1159
250 37/0.082 0.574 14.57 771 1148
500 37/0.116 0.812 20.62 1543 2297

**Smaller and Larger sizes can be produced by request / *Intermediate MCM sizes