Aluminum Wire & Cable
HWC stocks a full line of aluminum wire and cable. We have the inventory and expertise to assist you with any overhead or underground transmission and distribution wire and cable needs. We also keep a broad product offering of aluminum building wire on hand in our distribution centers across the country. There are no minimum order quantities (MOQ's) or cut charges. We proudly offer same day will call service, next day air delivery, and next day shipping.
Overhead Transmission & Distribution
Primary Overhead Transmission
If you have short spans or do not require a high breaking strength, all aluminum conductor (AAC) can be an affordable option. AAC is also desirable in coastal areas due to its homogeneous (all aluminum) construction, which is naturally corrosion resistant.
If you have a longer span or have an area prone to high winds, ice, or other environmental factors an aluminum conductor steel reinforced (ACSR) should be utilized. A steel core (solid or stranded) will be surrounded by layers of aluminum 1350-H19 alloy to create an incredibly strong but lightweight conductor.
If you have short spans which require higher breaking strength than AAC cables and ACSR conductors are not required or suitable, then All Aluminum Alloy Conductor (AAAC) should be utilized. AAAC conductors are aluminum 6201 alloy for higher corrosion resistance and breaking strength.
Secondary Overhead Distribution
Secondary overhead cables are suited for use as drop cable from a pole mounted transformer to the service entrance of a structure as well as secondary distribution between poles. These cables are supported by the neutral conductor, which is aluminum conductor steel reinforced (ACSR).
Underground Transmission & Distribution
Primary Aluminum UD
Primary underground distribution cables are suited for installation in underground duct or directly buried in earth. These cables range in voltage rating from 5kV to 15kV. They are offered with a full concentric neutral which has the same capacity as the center conductor or a reduced neutral with one third the carrying capacity of the center conductor.
Secondary Aluminum URD
Secondary underground distribution cables are used to run power from a pad mounted transformer to the service entry or meter of a structure. The cables are rated for installation in underground duct or directly buried in earth. They are offered in single conductor, duplex, triplex, and quadruplex.
Aluminum Building Wire
Aluminum building wire has progressed by great advancements in aluminum alloys since the 1960s and 1970s. With the correct alloys, aluminum offers a lightweight, economical, and equally performing alternative to copper building wire. With metallurgists creating the current aluminum alloys that have similar metallic creep and other properties as copper, aluminum has made an outstanding and safe return to the building wire market.