All Aluminum Alloy Conductor (AAAC-6201)
A basic electrical cable comprises of many independent electrode wires that may be in a stranded form, solid core or a combination of both. When distributing electric power from its source of generation to our residential places, industries, hospitals or any other institutions, it is recommended that the right electric cable is used in transmitting electric currents: This is to avoid any unnecessary power faults that may arise due to poor cable performance. Electric cable should have the ability to transmit electricity without any difficulty regardless of the environmental conditions. There are many different types of electric transmission cables manufactured for different uses in different power transmission methods, however on this post I will share with you about the AAAC 6201 Conductor.
The AAAC 6201 electrode was made to achieve the requirement of the economical electrode used for overhead power transmission method, which needed a higher strength than the 1350 grade of aluminum electrode; but with no steel center. This cable is used as a bare overhead power transmitter for primary alongside the secondary transmission.
A stranded All Aluminum Alloyed (AAAC-6201) electrode is made of aluminum, magnesium and silicone alloy. It is supplied with 6101 and 6201 combination types of electrical grade variations. AAAC is manufactured using either one or more hard drawn strands of 1350 aluminum compound. The compound 6201-T81 provides for the high strength to the weight ratio of this cable making its manufacture to be more advanced, thus giving it an upper hand in the transmission and distribution of electric power, in which an electrode with high strength is needed; an electrode of comparable strength and higher corrosion resistivity than the ACSR is required. In a case where the DC resistivity is at 20 degrees on the 6201 electrode and of the standard ACSRs with the same size in diameter, the 6201 electrodes are harder making them achieve greater resistivity to abrasion than 1350-H19 grade aluminum electrodes. Materials used in making it is tested and proven in accordance to the standards of ASTM B399, IEC 61089, BS 3242, BS EN50183, and DIM 48201.
Features and Benefits of AAAC-6201 Cable
AAAC-6201 Electric Cable has unique features that enhance its performance of electric current transmission, as it is carried up over the heads of long electric poles.
• It is flexible enough; -This aspect is the reason why contractors find it easy to make AAAC into fine wounds on
drums for storage and shipment, with less difficulty.
• It is made of light materials; -Materials used in making this cable include aluminum, which is lighter than copper
reducing the effort of force required in carrying it around during installation and also makes it feasible to be
transported by trucks easily.
• Great resistance to abrasion; -Abrasion is the ability to withstand scratches, the transmission of electric power
includes outdoor where environmental conditions may be unfriendly mechanically. The Aluminum Alloy
Conductor is stronger than the 1350 and ACSR conductor thus a good choice of cable to serve in the electric
transmission channel regardless of the environmental conditions.
• Good Conductivity; -AAAC has higher conductivity rate than ACSR conductor. Conductivity refers to how fast
an electrode transmits the electric current, since the AAAC conductor is faster in electric transmission than
ACSR it is a choice to consider in power supply.
• AAAC conductor has higher tensile strength than AAC, permitting contractors to stretch it with ease thus a
superior choice of cable for power distribution. It also has corrosion resistivity alongside the sagging
Applications of AAAC
It is used as a bare overhead power transmission conductor as a primary and secondary delivery. Aluminum alloy conductor is also extensively used to replace a layer of ACSR conductor, which helps in reducing power loss in overhead transmission and distribution lines.
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