CCS High Strength


Kris-Tech’s Copper Clad Steel (CCS) High Strength Tracer Wire is a solid steel core conductor with a concentrically clad copper coating, insulated with a high molecular weight polyethylene (HMWPE). Kris-Tech’s CCS Tracer Wire is available in 30V or 600V versions and can be used in both wet and dry conditions at a maximum continuous operating temperature of 75°C.


Copper clad steel combines the strength of steel with the electrical and corrosion-resistant properties of solid copper. Kris-Tech’s CCS tracer wire offers twice the tensile breaking strength of copper but is 11% lighter. While less ductile (flexible) than copper, CCS tracer wire can stretch more than 15% to offset wire movement that may occur post-burial.

The HMWPE insulation is rugged, durable, and engineered for excellent moisture and abrasion resistance.


CCS tracer/locator wire is used to locate a buried cable or pipe. The higher tensile (breaking) strength of CCS makes it well-suited for Open Cut applications.


  • ASTM
  • Direct burial rated

Available Products

  • Sizes #18 through #8 AWG solid conductors
  • Available in all colors, as standardized by the American Public Works Association (APWA) Uniform Color Code for Underground Utility Lines
  • Available custom printing legends
  • Custom packaging and knock-out cartons available

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