PE Tracer Wire

Scope:
Single conductor copper, high molecular weight polyethylene (HMWPE) insulated tracer/locator wire. HMWPE is a rugged and durable material considered excellent for moisture and abrasion resistance. This product is suitable for continuous service in direct burial, wet and dry locations, 75°C. Designed to carry an electrical signal for use in locating underground non-metallic pipe. Versions available in 30 volt, 600 volt.

Applicable Standards and Tests:
ASTM B-1, B-3, B-8 for Copper conductors. ASTM D-1248 for Polyethylene. ICEA S-70-547, ICEA S-61-402/NEMA WC5 and ICEA S-95-658/NEMA WC70 for cable construction. UL 83, UL 1581 for tests and procedures. All products are spark tested at 7500 VAC unless otherwise specified.

Construction:
Conductors: The single copper conductors shall be solid or stranded, annealed or hard uncoated copper per UL83 and ASTM requirements.

Insulation: Concentrically applied HMWPE insulation in accordance with UL83.

Identification and Packaging:
Custom and standard print legends are available. 500 ft/spl. packed 4/box, or 2500 ft/spl spools are standard and packaged and labeled with product name, description, AWG, and manufacturer. Custom lengths, non-standard colors, AWG and custom packaging are available by request.

 

AWG Breaking Pounds soft/hard Bending Radius (inches) Insulation Thickness (Inches) 30/600V Nominal Overall Diameter – Inches Approx. Shipping Weight (Lbs/Mft)
18 47/85 0.60 0.030 / 0.045 0.10 / 0.13 8 / 9
16 74/135 0.68 0.030 / 0.045 0.11 / 0.14 12 / 14
14 124/210 0.72 0.030 / 0.045 0.12 / 0.15 18 / 20
12 198/340 0.80 0.030 / 0.045 0.14 / 0.17 27 / 30
10 310/530 0.88 0.030 / 0.045 0.16 / 0.19 40 / 43
8 480/820 1.00 0.030 / 0.045 0.20 / 0.23 60 / 64
6 760/1280 1.25 0.030 / 0.045 0.22 / 0.25 92 / 97
4 1180/1300 1.45 0.030 / 0.045 0.26 / 0.29 138 / 144

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