Copper Clad Steel (CCS) and Copper Clad Aluminum (CCA)
A Better Alternative to Solid Copper
The volatility of copper pricing has created a growing concern for the telecommunications and data communication industries. Available in a variety of gauges, engineered as single or stranded wire, CommScope GroundSmart® bimetal offerings of Copper Clad Steel (CCS) and Copper Clad Aluminum (CCA) are great alternatives to solid copper.
Acknowledged by the IEEE Std 80-2000, CCS is an economical solution for both the short and long term and offers:
> Excellent current carrying capacity
> Lower weight per liner foot
> Durability and flexibility
> Low impedance path
> Excellent fusing current capabilities
> Significant greater fatigue resistance than copper
If copper theft is costing your company money, CommScope’s bimetallic grounding products can help! With nearly 95% of utilities affected, copper theft has contributed to a loss of over $60 million a year. So protect your investment and reduce theft risk with CCS that is harder to cut and has zero scrap value.
Copper Clad Steel combines corrosion resistant and a lower weight than solid copper all while offering a higher load tolerance and the greater tensile strength of steel.
CommScope’s BiMetal solutions are used in applications ranging from substation grounding to lightning protection to long-term protection for underground cabling. To find out more information on specialized applications visit the Electric Utility, Wind Power or Communications and Data Applications solution website.
Available on reels, in coils or on spools, CommScope’s grounding solutions are orderable in a variety of gauges and engineered as single or stranded wire. All bimetallic products are processed at the company’s ISO9001 and IOSO14001 certified facility located in Statesville, North Carolina.
With uses ranging from subsurface grounding grids to inside and/or outside plant bonding and grounding, CommScope’s bimetal offerings are a physically stronger option to solid copper and ideal for all of your grounding applications.