Double Side Tie
Ties - (2 each) Aluminum covered steel.
Identification tag - Identifies catalog number, neck size, nominal conductor size, and conductor diameter range.
Color code - Indicates the proper conductor diameter range. The C Neck and F Neck Double Side Ties have two color codes. The inner color code indicates the crossover mark for C Neck insulators and the outer color code indicates the F Neck crossover mark. J Neck Double Side Ties have only one color code.
Pads - (2 each) Specially formulated elastomer.
To insure proper fit and service life, it is recommended that only insulators corresponding to C Neck, F Neck, or J Neck be used. The neck diameters and groove height dimensions appear in ANSI Standard for low and medium voltage pin type insulators.
Double Side Ties are recommended as an improvement over Armor Rods secured with hand tie wire and clamp top insulators. When installed with a pad on bare conductor, they provide superior protection against abrasion and all types of conductor motion. The pad is a resilient cushion at the point of contact between conductor and insulator. Double Side Ties are designed for double cross arm conductor support.
Conductor sizes up to 1.20" O.D. can be accommodated depending on the insulator side groove radius.
At double cross arms, Double Side Ties are recommended for running line angles of up to 30 degrees with no more than 15 degrees at each insulator.
Under unbalanced load conditions, the Double Side Tie has the resiliency to permit some longitudinal displacement of the conductor over the insulator without loosening the tie or damaging the conductor.
The RIV characteristics of Double Side Ties are superior to those of a well made hand tie when originally installed. During service-life, the pre-contoured helix assures consistent fit which has better RIV characteristics than loosened tie wire.
Tapping over applied legs of the Double Side Tie is not recommended. Taps should be located at least 6 inches from the end of the legs.