Used as bare overhead transmission cable and as primary and secondary distribution cable. A good strength-to-weight ratio makes ACAR applicable where both ampacity and strength are prime considerations in line design; for equal weight, ACAR offers higher strength and ampacity than ACSR.
Concentric-stranded cable formed by a core of 6201-T81 aluminum alloy wires surrounded by 1350 H-19 aluminum wires concentrically stranded over the alloy core. Some designs have 1350 aluminum wires and 6201 alloy wires intercalated in the same layer.
Very good ratio Tensile Strength to Weight. Highly resistant to corrosion.