Frequently Asked Questions- Duplex PowrServ® abuse-resistant (AR) Underground Distribution Cables


I want to identify Duplex PowrServ® abuse-resistant (AR) Underground Distribution cable, what do I look for?
If you want to know that a cable is Duplex PowrServ® abuse-resistant (AR) underground distribution cable, look at the core/primary material of the conductors. They are designed from compressed 1350-H19 aluminum and they appear silver-white in color. You can also look at the insulation which is made of cross-linked polyethylene (XLPE) for the phase conductor and high density crosslinked polyethylene for the neutral conductor. Basically, there are two conductors, one is the phase conductor and the second one is the neutral conductor. 

How is Duplex PowrServ® abuse-resistant (AR) underground distribution cable designed to ensure good performance?
The compressed aluminum ensures ease of installation because of its lightweight. Aluminum also ensures resistance to corrosion and has good conductivity. The insulation is lead free to ensure safety of people. The insulation made of dual extruded composite material ensure high protection from damages caused by unclean backfill material, abrasions, cuts, and other forms of damages that may occurring during installation. 

Where can I use Duplex PowrServ® abuse-resistant (AR) underground distribution cable?
You can use this cable for underground power distribution systems which use 600 volts or less. 

What other construction options do I have for Duplex PowrServ® abuse-resistant (AR) underground distribution cable
You can get other options such as a cable made of copper conductors and an insulation made of PE or HDPE which works at maximum operating temperatures of 75 degrees Celsius. The cable may come with HDPE duct that is factory installed to be used in environments where there is exposure to damaging elements such as high traffic, soil movements, and rock edges.  

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