TDW3PLUS is a theft deterrent conductor consisting of 7 stands of tin-plated copper conductors surrounded by 12 strands of galvanically compatible, tin-plated copper clad steel conductors. Applications include exposed leads for grounding electrode systems used in electrical distribution (substations) and wireless cell site systems where theft is an issue.
TDW3PLUS is hard to cut using standard hand tools and is also magnetic which deters thieves looking for copper. TDW3PLUS has the same outside cable diameter of 1 AWG(35 mm2), and 119% of the fusing equivalency of #3 AWG copper conductor. Standard reel length is 250’, however, custom lengths are available.