AA 8030 Aluminum Alloy Conductors: A Solution to Copper Cable Theft


This white paper addresses how the STABILOY® Brand of aluminum alloy cable is a viable solution to address the rising incidences of copper cable theft in the U.S.  It explains how aluminum alloy building wire cables provide equivalent performance and reliability as copper cable, but not the same scrap value. The use of AA8030 aluminum alloy conductors not only reduces the probability of theft - they also drastically reduce the initial (or replacement) cable cost.


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The updated industry paper The Evolution of Aluminum Conductors Used for Building Wire and Cable is now available on the NEMA website. This paper describes the development and acceptance of AA-8000 series aluminum conductors for feeder and service entrance cable applications.


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