VR2®- ACSR Vibration Resistant

Vibration-Resistant, Bare Aluminum Cable, ACSR Construction
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Application

VR2TM1 cable, a vibration-resistant, bare aluminum construction, is designed for use in overhead applications subject to Aeolian vibration and galloping due to wind and ice. VR2TM cable can be strung to the maximum allowable tension limits without the need for additional vibration protection.

Specifications

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Conductor
No. of Conductors Size (AWG or kcmil) No. of Strands Nom. OD (mils) (mm) Nominal Total Weight (lbs/1000') (kgs/km) Allowable Ampacity
614139 2 2 2 AWG 2 AWG 6 6 631 16.03 183 272
612390 2 2 1/0 AWG 1/0 AWG 6 6 796 20.22 291 433
614244 2 2 2/0 AWG 2/0 AWG 6 6 893 22.69 366 545
614526 2 2 3/0 AWG 3/0 AWG 6 6 1003 25.48 461 687
496356 2 2 4/0 AWG 4/0 AWG 6 6 1126 28.62 582 866
614140 2 2 266.8 KCMIL 266.8 KCMIL 18 18 1217 30.91 579 861
614141 2 2 336.4 KCMIL 336.4 KCMIL 18 18 1367 34.72 730 1087
614129 2 2 397.5 KCMIL 397.5 KCMIL 26 26 1565 39.76 1094 1627
614184 2 2 477 KCMIL 477 KCMIL 26 26 1715 43.56 1312 1952
615033 2 2 556.5 KCMIL 556.5 KCMIL 26 26 1853 47.07 1532 2280
615030 2 2 636 KCMIL 636 KCMIL 26 26 1980 50.31 1750 2605
615031 2 2 795 KCMIL 795 KCMIL 45 45 2126 54.01 1791 2666
615032 2 2 1113 KCMIL 1113 KCMIL 45 45 2517 63.93 2510 3735

Standards & References

Southwire's VR2TM cable meets or exceeds the following ASTM specifications for the subconductor of each conductor assembly:

  • B-231 Aluminum Conductor, Concentric-Lay-Stranded
  • B-232 Aluminum Conductor, Concentric-Lay-Stranded, Coated Steel Reinforced (ACSR).

Construction

Southwire's VR2TM cable is composed of two identical bare conductors twisted together with a lefthand lay. This gives the cable a figure 8 spiral shape. This spiral shape disrupts the forces created by steady cross winds which cause cable vibration by presenting a continuously changing projected cable diameter to the wind. This spiral shape, together with less torsional stiffness and varying bending stiffness also reduces or eliminates cable galloping due to combined ice and wind. VR2TM is engineered with a lay length that changes with conductor diameter. The engineered lay ensures that the product will install without bagging issues while still providing equal or better resistance to Aeolian vibration and ice galloping. The component conductors of VR2TM cable can be conductor types AAC, ACSR, AAC/TW, or ACSR/TW meeting the requirements of the appropriate ASTM standard. Other sizes available upon request.