Classic Connectors USA Introduces a New Transmission Class ClampStar® That Substantially Decreases Total Installation Time

This new ClampStar model CSR-1631-048 is designed to protect and thermally uprate connectors to meet n-1 contingency conditions as well as continuous service on overhead transmission lines with Aluminum and ACSR type conductors sized from 1272 Bittern to 1780 Chukar and up through 2000 kcmil Cowslip AAC Each unit is prefilled with proprietary CC2 inhibitor

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Classic Connectors USA Introduces the Newest ClampStar®, The Latest in Connector Corrector Technology, for Use on Copper Conductor

January 15, 2015 — Classic Connectors USA, CSR-0325L-007-P is designed to protect automatic splices on overhead, copper conductor sized from #6 – #2 AWG. In addition to torque limiting nuts, each unit is supplied with nickel-plated keepers, and is prefilled with proprietary CC² inhibitor to prevent galvanic corrosion. The unit weighs 1.75 lbs. and can

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Corona, RIV/TVI Testing Complete

By Carl R. Tamm If your concept of corona is that it is commonly consumed with a slice of lime, you might wish to read a bit more about issues in our industry that differ slightly from that concept! Fair weather radio and television interference (RIV and TVI) generated by overhead lines are most frequently

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Alabama Power Repairs Hot Splice In 8 Minutes and 23 seconds!

Following annual line surveys at Alabama Power, with the discovery of some hot (aged) splices found with IR Thermography, a decision was made to utilize the advantage of a helicopter to quickly and efficiently install ClampStar units over the hot splices to restore their electrical and mechanical integrity.  An EHV Live-Line crew from Haverfield Aviation

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New “CSS” Style ClampStar

Due to popular demand, CCI has developed the New “CSS” style ClampStar units for use on Deadends and Suspension Clamp applications!  Made with a single conductor leg, the new unit installs in minutes, the same as the traditional ClampStar units that are installed over splices. ClampStar CSS Unit Installed on a Deadend Several applications have

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Line Crews Repair Failing Splices with No Power Interruption!

May 01, 2010, Transmission & Distribution World, By Mike Dario, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Corrosive salt water and high winds in Los Angeles’ beach areas were wreaking havoc on the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s automatic quick sleeves. Linemen were noticing more failures of these sleeves, which are spring-loaded with

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ClampStar makes line up-rates possible!

Major Breakthrough With New Cost Saving Connector Technology Propels Classic Connectors, Inc. And Their Revolutionary Product “ClampStar®” Into Electric Utilities Must-Have Product For 2010 For the past several years, utilities have been under considerable pressure to operate aging power lines and equipment at higher levels, forcing them to transport large amounts of energy over an

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Dominion VA Power installs ClampStar in Grandy, NC

The unit was installed on a 477 ASCR conductor, 34.5kV L-L, 19.9kV L-N, over an automatic splice. Including the time for set up, and covering/uncovering the adjacent conductors, the install took 25:19. Once the ClampStar® was loaded in the bucket, the actual install of placing the unit over the splice and tightening the bolts took

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Introducing the Classic Connectors Blog

Welcome to the new Classic Connectors blog. This is where we will post industry related items as well as new product introductions and company achievements. Please feel free to post comments and ask questions. Our connector and industry experts are happy to respond. Visit often, we intend to add new content regularly. Regards, Chris Costanzo

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Introducing ClampStar from Classic Connectors

There is a serious problem in the electric power utility industry that is getting worse every day. Almost half of the installed infrastructure has reached the end of its original design life. Because the assessment and replacement of these components is expensive and difficult, and because it is very challenging for new installations to keep

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