This is the first edition of CSA C68.8, Overhead aluminum secondary and service-entrance cables and conductors for electrical distribution utilities.
This Standard has been developed in compliance with Standards Council of Canada requirements for National Standards of Canada. It has been published as a National Standard of Canada by CSA Group.
This Standard specifies requirements for overhead secondary and service-entrance cables and conductors intended primarily for operation by electrical utilities.
Note: The operation of cables and conductors complying with this Standard by other than an electrical utility can be subject to additional requirements by an authority having jurisdiction.
The cables and conductors covered by this Standard are intended for overhead installation and for operation at normal maximum conductor temperatures of 75 °C and 90 °C. Provision is made for assembly of multiple conductors. Single 600 V insulated conductors are intended for field-spun applications.
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