Typical Applications
Overhead power source for subways, light & heavy transit systems, electrically powered mine trains, buses and industrial cranes

Standard Construction

This product offers the highest commercial-grade conductivity, good corrosion resistance, and good wear characteristics.

Rea trolley wire is a single conductor of solid copper, having a hard drawn temper, and is offered in ASTM configurations round, grooved and figure 9 deep-section grooved.

Standard Packages
 

Package Code P071-Z94  P071-Z95 P071-Z96
Flange (in.)  45 50   58
Traverse (in.)  22.5  22.5  22.5
Drum (in.)  30  30  30
Arbor Hole (in.)  3.125  3.125  3.125
Tare Weight (lbs.)  245  185  450
Capacity (lbs.)  3,100  5,000  8,000

Conductor Overall Diameter* Area Weight Tensile Strength (minimum) DC Resistance at 20┬░C Min. Breaking Strength
Cross Section Size (AWG or kcmil) Inches mm Sq In. Sq mm Lbs per 1,000 ft Lbs per Mile kg per km Lbs per Sq In. kgf per Sq mm Ohms per 1,000 ft Ohms per Mile Ohms per km Lbs Kg
Round (ASTM B 47)
 1/0 0.325 8.25 0.083 53.5 319.5 1,687 475 54,500 38.3 0.1011 0.5338 0.3318 4,518  2,049
 2/0 0.365 9.27 0.105 67.4 402.8 2,127 599 52,800 37.1 0.0802 0.4235 0.2632 5,519  2,503
 3/0 0.410 10.4 0.132 85.0 507.8 2,681 755 51,000 35.9 0.0636 0.3359 0.2088 6,720 3,048
 4/0 0.460 11.7 0.166 107 640.5 3,382 953 49,000 34.5 0.0541 0.2664 0.1656 8,143 3,694
 300 0.548 13.9 0.236 152 908.0 4,794 1,350 46,400 32.6 0.0356 0.1879 0.1168 10,930 4,958
Grooved (ASTM B 47)
 2/0 0.392 9.96 0.108 69.9 417.6 2,205 621 50,200 35.3 0.0774 0.4087 0.2540 5,437 2,466
 3/0 0.430 10.9 0.131 84.8 506.4 2,674 756 48,500 34.1 0.0638 0.3369 0.2094 6,373 2,891
 4/0 0.482 12.2 0.167 107 641.9 3,389 955 46,600 32.8 0.0504 0.2659 0.1652 7,759 3,519
 300 0.574 14.6 0.236 152 907.6 4,792 1,350 44,200 31.1 0.0356 0.1880 0.1168 10,410 4,722
 350 0.620 15.7 0.276 178 1,063 5,612 1,581 42,800 30.1 0.0304 0.1605 0.0997 11,810 5,354
Figure 9 Deep-Section Grooved (ASTM B 116)
 3551 0.680x0.482 17.3x12.2 0.264 170 1,018 5,377 1,515 43,300 30.5 0.0317 0.1675 0.1040 11,440 5,191
 3502 0.707x0.496 17.9x12.6 0.274 177 1,056 5,576 1,571 42,800 30.1 0.0306 0.1615 0.1004 11,730 5,321
 400 0.745x0.562 18.2x14.0 0.312 201 1,202 6,347 1,789 41,300 29.0 0.0269 0.1419 0.0882 12,880 5,842

*For Figure 9 wire, dimension given are nominal height of entire section and width of lower lobe.
(1) This size is not presently covered by ASTM B 116.
(2) Subject of special inquiry.
Tolerances: The above data are approximate and subject to nominal manufacturing tolerances. Weights, breaking strengths and resistances are based on nominal dimensions.

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