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5500 MCM Cable Price – 5500 KCMIL Cable Pricing [Data Specification]

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5500 MCM Cable Price – 5500 KCMIL Pricing and Datasheet.

It’s important to note that you’re able to get your 5500 MCM price, 5500 KCMIL Pricing to buy your copper and aluminum cable today. You won’t have to wait. We will help you right away. Furthermore, while 5500 MCM is typically a non-stock size, we may have the specific 5500 MCM, 5500 KCMIL Cable type you need on the floor, so please let us know what you are looking for. We typically stock and sell 5500 MCM and 5500 KCMIL cable in 600 Volt, 1KV, 2KV, 5KV, 8KV, 15KV, 25KV, 35KV, 69KV, 138KV, 230KV, up to 550KV!

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The most common applications for 5500 MCM / 5500 KCMIL.

5500 MCM Cable is a very rare size. So rare, that it is usually only utilized for a few distinct applications.

  1. First, 5500 MCM or 5500 KCMIL Subsea or Submarine Cable Applications.
  2. Second, 5500 MCM or 5500 KCMIL High Voltage Utility Power Cable.
  3. Third, 5500 MCM or 5500 KCMIL Custom Cable Applications.
  4. Fourth, 5500 MCM or 5500 KCMIL Building Wire. 

 

 

1.) 5500 MCM / 5500 KCMIL Subsea & Submarine Cable.

From Asia-Pacific to the Americas, and from Europe to the Middle East to Africa, 1X Technologies positions our capabilities at the heart of the development of power grids worldwide. Furthermore, helping major utilities in transmitting and distributing power to their customers through quality cables and wires. Additionally, unmatched in our manufacturing capabilities and with an unwavering commitment to R&D, we design, produce and install your submarine cables and systems, along with network components and value-added engineering services. Always aware of the need to minimize our impact on the planet, we’re constantly driving innovation in our industry. Specifically, we are always aiming to optimize our supply chain processes. Finally, we do everything we can to reduce your total cost of ownership and help you achieve sustainable, profitable growth when purchasing your 5500 MCM / 5500 KCMIL Submarine Cable.

From the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Submarine Cable:

It is a common misconception that most global communication is accomplished via satellite. In fact, over 95 percent of international data and voice transfers are currently routed through the many fiber optic cables that crisscross the world’s seafloors. See U.N. Env’t Programme World Conserv’n Monitoring Ctr., Submarine Cables and the Oceans: Connecting the World, at 3, UNEP-WCMC Biodiversity Series No. 31 (2009) [hereinafter “UNEP Report”].  The earliest submarine cables carried telegraphic traffic.  The first successful trans-Atlantic submarine cable – a simple copper wire – became operational in 1866, delivering about 12 telegraphed words per minute.   

As technology and laying techniques improved, the submarine network expanded greatly.  In September 1956, the era of submarine coaxial telephone communication began when two coaxial cables capable of carrying multiple voice channels came into service linking London and North America.  Finally, in 1988, the first transoceanic fiber-optic cable was installed linking the U.S., the U.K, and France.  Thereafter, the number of submarine fiber-option cables proliferated as they rapidly outperformed satellites in terms of the volume, speed, and economics of data and voice communication.  Submarine cables are also an important means of power transmission—particularly in light of the ongoing development of offshore alternative energy generation facilities, such as wind farms. 

Submarine cables clearly play a critical role in global communications.

For the United States, they provide connectivity between the contiguous United States and Alaska, Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Marianas, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands – as well as connectivity with the rest of the world.  They also support critical commercial, economic and national security endeavors. and they carry a majority of civilian, military and government offshore communications traffic. 

The success of submarine cables owes much to treaties which have been negotiated since 1884.  Submarine cables are also subject to domestic regulations by most nations, including the United States which has a broad suite of domestic regulations applicable to cable-laying, maintenance, repair and removal operations.

 

 

 

2.) 5500 MCM / 5500 KCMIL High Voltage Utility Power Cable

1X Technologies provides high-voltage underground transmission solutions from end to end. We offer you the complete array of High-Voltage cable products, installation services, tools and equipment to meet your specific needs. And we’re with you every step of the way with responsive service, unmatched engineering support. and onsite project management—a commitment that has resulted in zero cable failures with over seven million feet of HV cable installed.

When you need a high-voltage underground transmission, 1X Technologies is your best option.

1X Technologies LLC 5500 MCM / 5500 KCMIL HV Cable Features:

  • XLPE HV Power Cables 69kV through 500kV with Copper and Aluminum conductors 5500 MCM / 5500 KCMIL. Copper or Aluminum is a matter of customer preference and required current carrying capacity.
  • Shield wires, welded and corrugated sheaths, and composite laminate sheaths available in copper or aluminum cover all applications.
  • XLPE cables through 500 kV.
  • We offer nearly unlimited options such as integrated or external optical fiber for distributed temperature sensing, fire retardant cable jackets, and cables with the highest fault current ratings.
  • Special executions include long lengths and pipe retrofit cables.
  • Cables made to AEIC, ICEA, and IEC specifications.

 

 

3.) Custom 5500 MCM / 5500 KCMIL CUSTOM Applications

Simply put, whatever your specific need for a 5500 MCM Cable, we are ready to manufacture an excellent solution that will make you and your customer happy. Whether this custom cable is for Mining and Exploration or if it needed to complete a scientific venture, we are ready to show you just how excellent your choice was in choosing 1X Technologies to manufacture your 5500 MCM Cable.

Short Run Capability

Do you just need a short run of cable for your project? We specialize in manufacturing prototypes and short runs to help our customers when they need to finish a project or if they need to replace a damaged cable.

Rapid Manufacturing

Are you in an emergency situation where you need your cable delivered right away? Rapid manufacturing is our specialty. Call 1-888-651-9990 now.

 

 

4.) 5500 MCM / 5500 KCMIL Building Wire Applications

Perhaps the most common use for our 5500 MCM Wire is for building wire applications. 5500 MCM Is often used as a large Copper or Aluminum Feeder cable in commercial and industrial electrical construction.

The most Common Types of 5500 MCM, 5500 KCMIL building wire.

  • 1- 5500 MCM Copper, 5500 KCMIL Copper THHN / THWN-2
  • 2- 5500 MCM Copper, 5500 KCMIL Copper XHHW -2
  • 3- 5500 MCM Copper, 5500 KCMIL Copper XLP-USE RHH-RHW -2
  • 4- 5500 MCM Copper, 5500 KCMIL Copper MV-105  MV-90
  • 5- 5500 MCM Copper, 5500 KCMIL Copper URD
  • 6- 5500 MCM Aluminum, 5500 KCMIL Aluminum MV-105 MV-90
  • 7- 5500 MCM Aluminum, 5500 KCMIL Aluminum URD
  • 8- 5500 MCM Aluminum THHN, 5500 KCMIL Aluminum THHN
  • 9- 5500 MCM Aluminum XHHW, 5500 KCMIL Aluminum XHHW
  • 10- 5500 MCM Aluminum XLP-USE, 5500 KCMIL Aluminum XLP-USE

5500 MCM conversion to 5500 KCMIL (MCM to KCMIL)

First, KCMIL is an abbreviation for a Circular Mil. A circular mil is a unit of area, equal to the area of a circle with a diameter of one mil (one thousandth of an inch). It’s important to note that MCM is a measurement abbreviation for one thousand circular mils. This is a historical measurement of electrical & electronic wire & cable gauge sizes that has been passed down through generations. Accordingly,

1 MCM = 1 kcmil = 0.5067 square milimeters. A mil is 1/1000 inch

Thus, 5500 MCM is equal to 5500 KCMIL. They are interchangeable when describing the gauge size, or AWG size of your electrical and electronic wire & cable. We manufacture cable using both 5500 KCMIL and 5500 MCM to describe the wire & cable sizes.

5500 MCM / 5500 KCMIL Wire and Cable Voltage.

  • 500 Volt / .5KV.
  • 600 Volt / .6KV.
  • 1000 Volt/ 1KV.
  • 2000 Volt / 2KV.
  • 2400 Volt/ 2.4KV.
  • 5000 Volt / 5KV.
  • 8000 Volt / 8KV.
  • 15000 Volt / 15KV.
  • 25000 Volt / 25KV.
  • 35000 Volt / 25KV.
  • 69000 Volt / 69KV.
  • 138000 Volt / 138KV.
  • 230000 Volt / 230KV.
  • 400000 Volt / 400KV.
  • 500000 Volt / 500KV.

 

 

5500 MCM / 5500 KCMIL Voltage Drop Calculations

DC / single phase calculation

The voltage drop V in volts (V) is equal to the wire current I in amps (A) times 2 times one-way wire length L in feet (ft) times the wire resistance per 1000 feet R in ohms (Ω/kft) divided by 1000:

Vdrop (V) = Iwire (A) × Rwire(Ω)

= Iwire (A) × (2 × L(ft) × Rwire(Ω/kft) / 1000(ft/kft))

The voltage drop V in volts (V) is equal to the wire current I in amps (A) times 2 times one way wire length L in meters (m) times the wire resistance per 1000 meters R in ohms (Ω/km) divided by 1000:

Vdrop (V) = Iwire (A) × Rwire(Ω)

= Iwire (A) × (2 × L(m) × Rwire (Ω/km) / 1000(m/km))

3 phase calculation

The line to line voltage drop V in volts (V) is equal to square root of 3 times the wire current I in amps (A) times one way wire length L in feet (ft) times the wire resistance per 1000 feet R in ohms (Ω/kft) divided by 1000:

Vdrop (V) = √3 × Iwire (A) × Rwire (Ω)

= 1.732 × Iwire (A) × (L(ft) × Rwire (Ω/kft) / 1000(ft/kft))

The line to line voltage drop V in volts (V) is equal to square root of 3 times the wire current I in amps (A) times one way wire length L in meters (m) times the wire resistance per 1000 meters R in ohms (Ω/km) divided by 1000:

Vdrop (V) = √3 × Iwire (A) × Rwire (Ω)

= 1.732 × Iwire (A) × (L(m) × Rwire (Ω/km) / 1000(m/km))

Wire diameter calculations

The n gauge wire diameter dn in inches (in) is equal to 0.005in times 92 raised to the power of 36 minus gauge number n, divided by 39:

dn (in) = 0.005 in × 92(36-n)/39

The n gauge wire diameter dn in millimeters (mm) is equal to 0.127mm times 92 raised to the power of 36 minus gauge number n, divided by 39:

dn (mm) = 0.127 mm × 92(36-n)/39

Wire cross-sectional area calculations

The n gauge wire’s cross-sectional area An in kilo-circular mils (kcmil) is equal to 1000 times the square wire diameter d in inches (in):

An (kcmil) = 1000×dn2 = 0.025 in2 × 92(36-n)/19.5

The n gauge wire’s cross-sectional area An in square inches (in2) is equal to pi divided by 4 times the square wire diameter d in inches (in):

An (in2) = (π/4)×dn2 = 0.000019635 in2 × 92(36-n)/19.5

The n gauge wire’s cross-sectional area An in square millimeters (mm2) is equal to pi divided by 4 times the square wire diameter d in millimeters (mm):

An (mm2) = (π/4)×dn2 = 0.012668 mm2 × 92(36-n)/19.5

Wire resistance calculations

The n gauge wire resistance R in ohms per kilofeet (Ω/kft) is equal to 0.3048×1000000000 times the wire’s resistivity ρ in ohm-meters (Ω·m) divided by 25.42 times the cross-sectional area An in square inches (in2):

Rn (Ω/kft) = 0.3048 × 109 × ρ(Ω·m) / (25.42 × An (in2))

The n gauge wire resistance R in ohms per kilometer (Ω/km) is equal to 1000000000 times the wire’s resistivity ρ in ohm-meters (Ω·m) divided by the cross-sectional area An in square millimeters (mm2):

Rn (Ω/km) = 109 × ρ(Ω·m) / An (mm2)

You can find more information on calculating Voltage Drop at EC&M Magazine.

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