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Applications
Covered Line Wire is used primarily for overhead secondary distribution lines. It is not an electrically insulated conductor and is treated as bare conductor when installed.

Construction
Conductors are aluminum alloy 1350-H19, 6201-181, or ACSR conductors, concentrically stranded and covered for weather proofing with polyethylene, high density polyethylene (HD) or crosslinked polyethylene (XLP).

Standards
  • ASTM B-230 - Aluminum 1350-H19 Wire for Electrical Purposes.
  • ASTM B-231 - Concentric-Lay-Stranded Aluminum Conductors, Coated-Steel Reinforced (ACSR).
  • ASTM B-1248 - Polyethylene Plastics Molding and Extrusion Materials.
  • ASTM C-8.35 - Specifications for Weather-Resistant Polethylene-Covered Wire and Cable.
  • ICEAS-61-402
  • NEMA PUB NO. WC 5-1973 - Standards Publication Thermoplastic insulated Wire and Cable for the Transmission and Distribution of Electrical Energy.
Notes
  • The code words as given apply to conventional polyethylene line wire.
  • For 6201 aluminum conductors diameter equivalent to ACSR construction or 1350 aluminum equivalent.
  • Ampacity ratings based on 75 ºC conductor temperature, 25 ºC ambient temperature elevation - sea level. Emissivity 0.91 coefficient of absorption 0.95. Thermal reisitivity of covering -3ºC-Cm2/Watt-CM. Wind speed 2ft/sec in sun.
  • To determine correct ampacity by conductor size, please consult the National Electric Code, latest edition.
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Item #

Size
AWG or MCM

Strand

Insulation
Thickness
(mils)

Outside
Diameter

Rated
Breaking
Strength

Weight
Per
MFT
XLP

Weight
Per
MFT
Poly

Ampacity
XLP

N/A 6 N/A 6/1 N/A 30 mls N/A .258 Inches N/A 1131 Lbs N/A 49 Lbs N/A 47 Lbs N/A 105 Amps
N/A 4 N/A 6/1 N/A 30 mls N/A .303 Inches N/A 1170 Lbs N/A 71.8 Lbs N/A 70.0 Lbs N/A 135 Amps
N/A 4 N/A 7/1 N/A 30 mls N/A .309 Inches N/A 2240 Lbs N/A 81.6 Lbs N/A 79.8 Lbs N/A 135 Amps
N/A 2 N/A 6/1 N/A 45 mls N/A .397 Inches N/A 2710 Lbs N/A 118.1 Lbs N/A 114.8 Lbs N/A 180 Amps
N/A 2 N/A 7/1 N/A 45 mls N/A .405 Inches N/A 3460 Lbs N/A 134.1 Lbs N/A 130.7 Lbs N/A 180 Amps
N/A 1 N/A 6/1 N/A 45 mls N/A .434 Inches N/A 3370 Lbs N/A 145.5 Lbs N/A 141.8 Lbs N/A 210 Amps
N/A 1/0 N/A 6/1 N/A 60 mls N/A .506 Inches N/A 4160 Lbs N/A 190.4 Lbs N/A 184.9 Lbs N/A 235 Amps
N/A 2/0 N/A 6/1 N/A 60 mls N/A .554 Inches N/A 5040 Lbs N/A 234.2 Lbs N/A 227.9 Lbs N/A 270 Amps
N/A 3/0 N/A 6/1 N/A 60 mls N/A .607 Inches N/A 6290 Lbs N/A 288.5 Lbs N/A 281.4 Lbs N/A 305 Amps
N/A 4/0 N/A 6/1 N/A 60 mls N/A .666 Inches N/A 7930 Lbs N/A 356.5 Lbs N/A 348.5 Lbs N/A 345 Amps
N/A 266.8 N/A 18/1 N/A 60 mls N/A .711 Inches N/A 6540 Lbs N/A 354.8 Lbs N/A 346.8 Lbs N/A 435 Amps
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