Change List for this Rule

 

General Order 95

 

Appendix B

 

Mechanical and Loading Data for Conductor


Table 22    Copper Covered Steel - Strand, Solid and Composite - Characteristics and Loading

Characteristics of Conductor

Loading Per Linear Foot of Conductor, Pounds

Nom. Dia. Inch

Strands

Actual Diameter, Inch

Area of Conductor, Square Inch

Ultimate Tensile Strength, Pounds

Light Loading District

Heavy Loading District

#

Size AWG

High Strength

Extra High Strength 30% Conductor

Vertical Load, Conductor Only

Horizontal Load, Wind of8 Lbs per Sq. Ft. on Conductor

Resultant Load

Vertical Load, Conductor with 1/2 of Ice

Horizontal Load, Wind of 6 Lbs per Sq. Ft. on Conductor with1/2 of Ice

Resultant Load

40% Cond.

30% Cond.

1/2

7

6

0.486

0.1443

15,330

16,890

20,460

0.5150

0.3240

0.608

1.1281

0.7430

1.351

7/16

7

7

.433

.1145

12,670

13,910

16,890

.4084

.2887

.500

0.9885

.7165

1.221

3/8

7

8

.385

.0908

10,460

11,440

13,890

.3239

.2567

.413

.8742

.6925

1.115

5/16

7

10

.306

.0571

7,121

7,758

9,196

.2037

.2040

.288

.7049

.6530

0.961

-

3

6

.349

.0618

6,204

6,835

8,281

.2203

.2327

.320

.7482

.6745

1.007

-

3

8

.277

.0389

4,232

4,629

5,621

.1385

.1847

.231

.6216

.6385

0.891

-

3

9

.247

.0308

3,488

3,802

4,565

.1099

.1647

.198

.5744

.6235

.848

-

3

10

.220

.0245

2,882

3,140

3,722

.08713

.1467

.171

.5348

.6100

.811

-

1

6

.1620

.0206

2,433

2,680

3,247

.07285

.1080

.130

.4844

.5810

.756

-

1

8

.1285

.0130

1,660

1,815

2,204

.04581

.08567

.097

.4366

.5642

.713

-

1

9

.1144

.0103

1,368

1,491

-

.03633

.07627

.084

.4183

.5572

.697

-

1

10

.1019

.00816

1,330

1,231

-

.02881

.06794

.074

.4013

.5510

.683

-

1

12

.08081

.00513

711

800

-

.01812

.05388

.057

.3792

.5404

.660

-

3

*

.366

.0680

-

-

5,876

.2568

.2440

.354

.7953

.6830

1.048

-

3

**

.290

.0428

-

-

3,938

.1615

.1933

.252

.6527

.6450

0.918

-

3

***

.230

.0269

-

-

2,585

.1016

.1533

.184

.5555

.6150

.829

 

    Notes: Items marked with asterisks are composite conductors of 1 copper covered steel and 2 hard drawn copper wires. Copper conductance equivalents: * = #2 AWG, ** = #4 AWG, *** = #6 AWG.