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Cable Models

The following links will let you browse our web site for conductors based on manufacturer, type, name, and/or size. When possible we have included both linear and nonlinear cable models for your use as appropriate. The use of a linear cable model may be acceptable for calculating loads and sags in an as-built situation such as joint use applications, or when linear elastic behavior and nominal creep are desired. The use of nonlinear cable models is highly recommended for transmission and distribution line designs where creep and after load effects are important.

All of the cable models that Power Line Systems has are posted on this site. If you do not find the cable you are looking for then you can contact the manufacturer and ask them for a cable file or create your own as described in section 9.2 of the PLS-CADD manual. The procedure for Creating T2 Conductors is available online.

These cables are compatible with version 13.00 and newer of PLS-CADD. Version 14.25 and newer allow you to import them directly from Sections/Cable and Concentrated Loads Files/Edit Existing Cable File... command as shown to the right: Cable File Open and Download Dialog

Once you find the conductor you want simply click on it to copy it to your computer.

Browse Library Description
General Cable Contains more than 3400 wire files with General Cable's conductor sag and tension coefficient data.
Generic Nonlinear These wire files were developed using published data from publicly available sources. Updated heat capacity of 54/19 ACSR files August 2014. Conductor data from the wire manufacturer should be used instead of these files whenever possible.
CTC Global Revised January, 2016 with updated and additional ACCC cable models for regular and ULS cores per ASTM and IEC standards. Additional cables added September, 2016
J-Power Systems Gap type conductor files supplied by J-Power Systems. Revised May 17, 2005: Contact J-Power Systems for details.
Note: In Sections/Modify be sure to sag Gap conductor using the initial temperature and tension at which it will be strung (unlike other conductors it is very important that the sagging data here be the same as the conditions under which it is strung as this affects the knee point temperature at which the core carries all the load).
Note: The manufacturer recommends you not allow aluminum in compression in Criteria/Bimetallic Cable Model in PLS-CADD with these conductors.
J-Power Systems Invar high temperature low sag conductor files supplied by J-Power Systems.
Note: The manufacturer recommends you not allow aluminum in compression in Criteria/Bimetallic Cable Model in PLS-CADD with these conductors.
J-Power Systems Long span crossing conductor files supplied by J-Power Systems.
Brugg Cables OPGW wire files supplied by Brugg Cables Revised December 30, 2010.
3M 3Mô Aluminum Conductor Composite Reinforced (ACCR) PLS-CADD cable models. Revised August 21, 2014.
AFL Telecommunications OPGW wire files supplied by AFL Telecommunications. 144 fiber cables replaced 96 fiber cables February, 2012.
Prysmian OPGW wire files supplied by Prysmian
SFPOC OPGW wire files supplied by Suzhou Furukawa Power Optic Cable Company.
ZTT Wire files supplied by ZTT.
Southwire Legacy ACSS Legacy ACSS wires supplied by Southwire Company, LLC
Southwire Max Ice ™ Max Ice™ wires supplied by Southwire Company, LLC. Posted February, 2017 - Updated March, 2017.
Southwire C7® C7® wires supplied by Southwire Company, LLC.

LEGAL DISCLAIMER: These files are being provided on an "as-is" basis. Neither Power Line Systems, Inc., nor the various manufacturers accept responsibility for the accuracy herein, and the end user is ultimately responsible for the verification of all data.


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