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HS285. More Solutions in One Choice.

If reliability, proven success, contingency capacity, reconductoring options, lower costs, and reduced line losses are on the list of must-haves for overhead transmission, Southwire HS285 is the multi-purpose tool your utility needs.

HS285 is an ultra high strength ACSS conductor with a steel core that is up to 36% stronger than a standard ACSR core while being able to withstand up to 285 ksi. HS285 is able to be strung tighter with less sag, allowing for a 60-95% increase in available capacity over standard ACSR.

HS285 is the most popular ultra high strength ACSS conductor in use today. Utilities choose Southwire HS285 over alternatives because it adds significantly more line capacity at a lower cost premium than other composite core conductors.

One solution – and the ASTM standard for UHS – has been proven in the field: Southwire HS285. Identify a line on your system that would benefit from lower line losses and higher capacity and switch to HS285.