Copper Clad Steel wire (CCS) is a composite in which highly conductive, corrosion-resistant copper cladding is metallurgically bonded to a strong, durable steel core through a continuous, solid cladding process using pressure rolling for primary bonding. The copper cladding remains at constant thickness surrounding the steel and comprises a small minority of the overall wire diameter, but yields a conductivity substantially greater than that of unclad steel.
Copper Clad Steel Stranded conductors are used in place of copper conductors in grounding applications and systems. The size and construction of the Copper Clad Steel conductor is generally selected by matching the approximate diameter equivalence to a copper conductor. Please note that the ampacity rating and the dc and ac resistance of the Copper Clad Steel wire conductor is not equivalent to that of the copper conductor. It is mainly used for grounding purposes, drop wire of telephone cables, and inner conductor of coaxial cables, including thin hookup cables like RG174, and CATV cable.
CCS wire is an extraordinary conductor that provides benefits that neither metal can provide alone. Because the bulk of the current travels along the wire's skin, it is ideally suited for high-frequency applications.
Stranded DSA Copper Clad Steel conductors are used for buried ground grid systems where a more economical alternative to copper conductors is desired.
For Utility Applications, Copper Clad Steel is used in substation and generation plant ground grids; grounding of metal fences; and in building and structure lightning protection systems.
Copper Clad Steel is tough to cut and unlike copper conductors has virtually no scrap recovery value thus reducing the potential of theft or vandalism of the grounding wire.
Applicable Standards: ASTM A460
FAQ:1. How many years has Henan Jiapu Cable Group been in production?Founded in October 1998 by Mr. Gu, our facility has three separate manufacturing workshops within its 100,000-sq.-ft. building. In 2012, we operates in a new 666,000 sq. foot state-of-the-art facility in Xiaodian Industry Park.,Xinxiang, Henan ,China2. What kinds of products does Jiapu Cable manufacture?1)Bare Conductor ,such as AAC,AAAC,ACSR,ACAR,AACSR,ACSR/AW and so on;2)Aerial Bundled Cable (1kV-35kV ),such as Duplex,Triplex,Quadruplex Drop Wires and so on;3)PVC Insulated (Flexible ) Wire ;4) PVC Insulated and Sheathed (Armoured) Power Cable;5)Low, Medium, High Voltage (1kV-220kV) XLPE Insulated (Armoured) Power Cable;6)Welding Cable, Control Cable, Concentric Cable, Rubber Sheathed Cable and so on;3. What kind of certifications do you have?SABS, CE, ISO9001-2000, SGS4.Which markets do you involve mainly in?Our products have been exported mainly to Africa, Middle East, South-east Asia, South America,Central America,North America, Europe ,Australia, etc.5. Which standards do you comply with when you produce the electrical wires and cables ?We are able to produce electrical wires and cables based on GB, JB, IEC, BS, DIN, ASTM, JIS, NF, AS/NZS, CSA, etc. Meanwhile, we can design and manufacture the cables according to the samples and technical specification the customer supply.6. What is the min.order quantity ?It depends on the type and size of electrical wires and cables. For some small electrical wires, 100 meters can be accepted .But for the power cables with medium or high voltage, that should comply with the property of installed equipments. Anyhow,we will try our best to solve the problem and meet with the requirement If you have special request.7. What is the production capacity per week or per month ?For the bare conductor, we can finish 3000 tons within one month. For power cables, that depends on the type and size. The total output value per month is approx. USD3,000,000.00 for insulated aluminum cables and that is approx. USD8,000,000.00 for insulated copper cables. 8. Do you supply the customers with installation service in foreign country ?We don't have professional installation teams in foreign country.But if that is necessary, we will recommend our partners to cooperate with you.
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