AAC (All Aluminum Conductor) Wire

One of our offerings at Peak Substation Services is the all-aluminum conductor (AAC), primarily used in overhead power transmission and distribution lines. As the name suggests, this conductor’s main composition is aluminum. All the stranded wire or conductors inside it consist of the same material. In addition, the cables are used for electrical purposes without any external insulation, so they're ideal for your bare overhead applications.

Here are some valuable details about the All Aluminum Conductor to inform your buying decision.

Applications of the All Aluminum Conductor (AAC)

AAC wire consists of stranded conductors made from 99.7 percent pure aluminum. These inherent attributes, alongside the wire's homogeneous construction, optimize its corrosion resistance. In addition, AAC wire ampacity is impressive, boasting a 61.2 percent International Annealed Copper Standard (IACS) minimum conductivity. Their lighter weight makes the all aluminum conductor the best option for structures that don't require high tensile strength.

Typical applications of AAC cables include:

  • Metro and railway utility industries
  • Wood poles
  • Urban areas and city power lines
  • Coastal overhead power lines that face the constant threat of corrosion


AAC is an economical bare overhead conductor that aligns with the following ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) standards:


AAC's sturdy construction makes it one of the most sought-after conductors. First, the fabricating wire is extracted from top-tier quality rods through cold drawing (annealed or hard). This aluminum alloy 1350 wire is concentrically stranded to form a spiral wrap around a central wire.

Each additional layer consists of six more wires than the one beneath. The outermost layer exhibits a right-hand lay, which reverses in subsequent layers.

This aluminum conductor AAC design results in the most economical bare overhead conductor. Besides the affordable AAC wire price and its lighter weight, these conductors use simpler fittings and are easier to handle during installation. Furthermore, the homogeneous construction makes the AAC wire remarkably corrosion-resistant.

AAC Wire Variants

AAC variants include:

Rose, Nasturtium, Marigold, Hawthorn, Violet, Narcissus, SneezewortPoppy, Aster, Dahlia, Trillium, Valerian, Phlox, Magnolia, Jessamine, Canna, Goldentuft, Mistletoe, Meadowsweet, Orchid, Petunia, Snapdragon, Bluebell, Laurel, Daisy, Carnation, Lupine, Cockscomb, Larkspur, Oxlip, Cowslip, Camellia, Hawkweed, Sagebrush, Lilac, Peony, Tulip, Goldenrod, Gladiolus, Arbustus, Iris, Pansy, Columbine, Syringa, Cosmos, Zinnia, Flag, Daffodil, Coreopsis, Heuchera, Varbena, Cattail, Bitterroot, Hyacinth, Bluebonnet.

All these AAC variants have unique attributes, and it can be difficult to get what's right for your project. Fortunately, you can narrow your options by taking these factors into consideration:

The PEAK Difference

Quality, reliability, and peace of mind are among the largest considerations for any industrial customer or utility contractor. Fortunately, you have a proven resource with Peak Substation Services. Consider us your one-stop shop for electrical and structural materials packaging.

Peak Substation Services first opened in 2006. Since then, we have served hundreds of clients, helping them achieve successful substation projects. We have handled over 1,000 packages, and our staff team has more than 100 years of combined experience in substation packaging, distribution, design, construction, manufacturing, and procurement.

Count on us for comprehensive material take-offs from specifications and drawings. We also serve our customers with budget information, guide their purchases, and ship throughout the United States. Furthermore, our team is highly experienced in shipping high-voltage materials and parts as needed through our Product Sales department.

You gain value in many ways by partnering with us. The greatest benefit is that we trim the work hours required to coordinate and complete a project. We’ll also minimize your project's combined material costs by leveraging our vendor relationships and maximizing your purchasing experience.

Peak Substation Services caters to customers throughout the U.S.. We serve our client requests thoroughly by operating within the PEAK paradigm, which prioritizes:

Contact the Substation Packaging Experts

Shopping for electrical substation appliances shouldn't be a hassle. Peak Substation Services offers a one-stop experience like no other. Our primary objective is to simplify your life, and we function as an extension of your team to complete your substation project on time and within your budget. Making us your substation packager means you can count on us as your sole procurement partner. We'll deliver every specified component and even help you with the substation's initial design.

Peak Substation Services pre-engineers and packages all structural and electrical components, materials, and products for transmission and utility distribution substations. Our scope and work experience includes 4,160 to 500,000 EHV, and we've worked with both aluminum and steel in the lattice.

Structural components aside, you can count on us for electrical materials for:

  • Metering
  • Fusing
  • Switching
  • Grounding
  • Connecting
  • Lighting arresting
  • Current carrying
  • Overload protection

Bill-Of-Material & Purchase Orders

Understandably, overhead power line or substation installation requires numerous components and materials. You'll typically require most of the stuff at the job site and based on a pre-established schedule or just-in-time basis. However, you won't need a consultant or utility when you work with us, which helps save time and money. We achieve this through purchase orders and our bill-of-material.

These items must coincide with a specified construction timetable or be delivered precisely when needed. Our packaging services can streamline the process, lessening the extent of utility or consulting entity's direct engagement, which often results in time and cost-savings. This is accomplished through our meticulously prepared item lists and procurement requests.

Why Choose Peak?

One of the main advantages of partnering with us is the reduced man-hours. We leverage our vendor relationships and purchasing experience to ensure you enjoy unmatched efficiency. Our expert team will reduce the time it takes you to research products, find the right vendor, and order all items required. Reduce material costs with us as a go-to resource.

Here's what you can expect from our service offerings:

  • Complete material take-offs
  • Comprehensive budget details
  • Shipping throughout the United States

Our Product and Component Sales Division offers high-voltage materials and components as needed. We go beyond the typical electrical substation packaging services—we'll assist with your substation project from start to finish. Count on us for accurate details concerning procurement, design, materials receipt, purchasing coordination, and delivery logistics.

Looking for quality AAC wire and other electrical solutions? Contact us today to discuss your project requirements.

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