AAAC cable consists of aluminum alloy wires. The aluminum alloy wires are concentrically stranded. This section deals with heat-treatable magnesium silicon type aluminium alloys to the applicable international standard, the electrical and mechanical properties of which all fall within the values suggested by relevant standard. Conductors to all other recognized specifications can also be supplied. The alloys referred to have higher strength but lower conductivity than pure aluminium. Being lighter, alloy conductors can sometimes be used to advantage in place of the more conventional ACSR; Having lower breaking loads than the later, their use becomes particularly favourable when ice and wind loadings are low.
Used as bare overhead conductor for primary and secondary distribution. Designed utilizing a high-strength aluminum alloy to achieve a high strength-to-weight ratio; affords better sag characteristics. Aluminum alloy gives AAAC higher resistance to corrosion than ACSR.