CSA C49.5:10 (R2019)
Compact round aluminum stranded conductors (compact round ASC)
This is the second edition of CSA C49.5, Compact round aluminum stranded conductors (compact round ASC). It supersedes the first edition, published in 1978 under the title Compact Round Concentric-Lay Aluminum Stranded Conductors (Compact ASC).
This Standard covers the electrical and mechanical characteristics of
(a) round 1350 aluminum wires used before compacting in the construction of conductors; and
(b) bare compact round aluminum stranded conductors (compact round ASC) constructed from the wires specified in Item (a).
The following classifications apply to those conductors covered by this Standard:
(a) Class AA: for bare conductors used in overhead lines.
(b) Class A: for bare conductors where greater flexibility than is afforded by Class AA is required; or
for conductors to be covered with weather-resistant (weather-proof) materials or materials such as thermoplastics, thermosets, pagers, etc.
(c) Class B: for the conductors specified in Item (b) where greater flexibility than is afforded by Class A is required; or for conductors to be covered with materials such as thermoplastics, thermosets, paper, etc.
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