Kris-Tech Copper-Clad Tracer Wire


Kris-Tech Copper-Clad Tracer Wire Description

KrisTech Copper-Clad Steel (CCS) Tracer Wire is a solid steel core conductor with a concentrically clad copper coating and insulated with a high molecular weight polyethylene (HMWPE). The copper cladding measures 3% of the conductor diameter and has a total conductivity of IACS (International Annealed Copper Standard). This product is manufactured according to Underwriters Laboratory (UL) constructions in both 30 V and 600 V, suitable for use at a maximum continuous operating temperature of 75°C in wet and dry conditions.

Kris-Tech Copper-Clad Tracer Wire Applications

Kris-Tech tracer/locator wire can be used for locating a buried cable or pipe.

Most typically, a frequency generator is connected directly to the cable you want to trace, and a high or low frequency signal is applied. In the passive method, power voltages are sometimes applied at a frequency of 50-60 Hz.

The higher tensile (breaking) strength provided by CCS makes it a viable alternative in directional boring applications.

Kris-Tech Copper-Clad Tracer Wire Features

Copper-Clad Steel combines the high strength of steel with the electrical or corrosion-resistant properties of copper. It’s lower weight and higher strength than copper, but the steel core makes it much less ductile (user friendly) than copper. Steel has a tendency to remain stiff and have a memory, which can make field installation more difficult. HMWPE is a rugged, durable material considered excellent for moisture and abrasion resistance.

Kris-Tech Copper-Clad Tracer Wire Standards

  • UL
  • ASTM
  • Direct burial rated

Kris-Tech Copper-Clad Tracer Wire Available Products

  • Sizes #18 through 1/0 AWG solid conductors
  • Knock-out cartons available
  • Custom packaging
  • Available in all colors as standardized by the American Public Works Association (APWA) Uniform Color Code for Underground Utility Lines
  • Custom printing legends if required by customer


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