SPEC 48303

CU HARD DRAWN OVERHEAD CATENARY SYSTEMS MESSENGER WIRE

Messenger Wire for Transit Systems

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Construction:

This product can be made in variations of Hard Drawn or Medium-Hard Drawn Copper with concentric or unilay stranding options. Tinned coated copper and Proof PositiveTM anti-theft conductors are also available upon request.

Applications and Features:

For use in Trolley and High Speed Rail applications as supports for contact and dropper wires in overhead catenary systems. Southwire’s messenger wire is designed for long service life with the ability to maintain rugged strength through sustained performance.

• Pure Copper
• Flexible to Wind and Vibration
• Durable and Reliable Support
• Mechanically Rugged
• High Tensile Strength and Breaking Load
• RoHS/Proposition 65 Compliant

Specifications:

  • ASTM B1 Hard-Drawn Copper
  • ASTM B8 Concentric-Lay-Stranded Copper Conductors
  • ASTM B33 Standard Specification for Tin-Coated Soft or Annealed Copper Wire
  • ASTM B787 19 Wire Combination Unilay-Stranded Copper Conductors
  • Table 1 – Weights and Measurements
    Stock NumberCond. SizeStrand ClassStrand CountCond. CmilApprox. ODApprox. WeightDC Resistance @ 25°CRated Strength
    AWG/kcmilNo. of Strandscmilinchlb/1000ftΩ/1000ftlb
    1065838B7165100.146510.666777
    1066746B7262400.184810.4191228
    1067654A B7417400.2321290.2641938
    1068233A B7526200.2601630.2092433
    1068802A B7663600.2922050.1663050
    1069481A7836900.3282580.1323801
    1069711/0A AA71056000.3683260.1044752
    TBA1/0B191056000.3733260.1044752
    1070032/0A AA71331000.4144110.0835926
    1562812/0B191331000.4184110.0836690
    1070373/0A AA71678000.4645180.0667366
    5879554/0A AA72116000.5226530.0529154
    1367214/0B192116000.5286530.0529617
    107094250A192500000.5747720.04411360
    TBA250B372500000.5757720.04411600
    107128300A193000000.6289260.03713510
    304568300B373000000.6309260.03513510
    107151350A193500000.67910810.03115590
    TBA400B374000000.70612350.02618008
    593421500A195000000.81315440.02222510
    588744500B375000000.81315440.02222510
    149575500C615000000.81515440.02222510
    TBA600A AA376000000.89118530.01827020
    588829750A B617500000.99823160.01534090
    1073001000A B6110000001.15230880.01145030
    All dimensions are nominal and subject to normal manufacturing tolerances
    ◊ Cable marked with this symbol is a standard stock item

    Notes:

    +Ampacity based on 75°C conductor temperature 25°C ambient temperature 2 ft./sec. wind in sun. Numbers shown above are for concentrically stranded constructions and may vary slightly for combination unilay stranded constructions. Di- mensions and weights shown above are nominal and subject to industry tolerances.

    Revision: 1.000.000

    Updated On: July 3, 2024, 10:13 p.m. UTC