With ClampStar®, failing splices are repaired with NO power interruption and splice replacement is no longer necessary. ClampStar® installs in a few minutes, with a hot-stick or gloves. No mechanical grips, come-alongs, jumper cables or cutters are needed. And, ClampStar® meets ANSI C119.4 Class AA, extra heavy duty and restores both electrical and mechanical integrity on weathered conductors. There’s no need to cut power or lines and it easily installs over the existing splice. ClampStar® also increases ampacity allowing for system up-rates and is significantly safer than traditional splice replacements. ClampStar® is available in both rigid and flexible versions to accommodate various cable diameters for both transmission and distribution applications.
featured-image For the transmission segment, having flexible legs and easily installed with sticks or Bare-Hand in sizes up to the largest common conductors Simply by flexing the legs, the same device is really installed on Dead-Ends & Suspension Clamps and an integral tether provides mechanical reinforcement for those applications.

 

ClampStar® is a quick, easily installed answer to pressing difficulties in dealing with failing automatic splices. The featured splice connector corrector, the CSR-0325 ClampStar® can be installed by one or two men in less than 5 minutes with no power interruption or special tools required. The installed cost of the ClampStar® is a fraction of the cost of replacing failing automatic splices.
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Part Number

Conductor Diameter Range Number of
Keepers
Per Side
Average Weight Overall Length
Conductor Range Inches mm Pounds Kg Inches cm
Rigid Frame
CSR-0325L-007-P*** #6 AWG – #2 AWG 0.162 – 0.325 4.11 – 8.3 1 1.75 .79 12 30.5
CSR-0325-015 #6 AWG – #2 AWG 0.162 – 0.325 4.11 – 8.3 2 3 1.4 26.38 67.0
CSR-0609-024 #2 AWG – 266.8 kcmil 0.319 – 0.609 8.1 – 15.5 2 7 3.2 43 109.2
CSR-0642L-024*** 2/0 AWG – 266.8 kcmil 0.319 – 0.642 8.1 – 16.3 2 7 3.2 43 109.2
CSR-0642-024 2/0 AWG – 266.8 kcmil 0.319 – 0.642 8.1 – 16.3 3 10.5 4 52.8 134.1
CSR-0883L-024*** 3/0 AWG – 477 kcmil 0.502 – 0.883 12.8 – 22.4 2 13 5.9 44.0 111.8
CSR-0883-036 3/0 AWG – 477 kcmil 0.502 – 0.883 12.8 – 22.4 3 18 8.2 59.5 151.1
CSR-1108L-024*** 336.4 kcmil – 795 kcmil 0.684 – 1.108 17.4 – 28.1 2 15 6.8 44 111.8
CSR-1108-040 336.4 kcmil – 795 kcmil 0.684 – 1.108 17.4 – 28.1 4 24 10.9 78.8 200.1
CSR-1631-048  1272 kcmil – 1780 kcmil 1.345 – 1.631  34.1 – 41.5  20  36  16.4  100  254.0
CSR-1912-060 1351.5 kcmil – 2515 kcmil 1.424 – 1.912 36.0 – 48.6 20 38 17.2 112 284.5
Flexible Frame
CSF-0642-036 2/0 AWG – 266.8 kcmil 0.319 – 0.642 8.1 – 16.3 3 13 5.9 65 165.1
CSF-0883-036 3/0 AWG – 477 kcmil 0.502 – 0.883 12.8 – 22.4 3 22 10.0 65.5 166.4
CSF-1108-040 336.4 kcmil – 795 kcmil 0.684 – 1.108 17.4 – 28.1 4 28 12.7 79 200.7
CSF-1302-048 715.5 kcmil – 1272 kcmil 1.036 – 1.345 26.3 – 34.2 5 39 17.7 99 251.5
Single Rail *
CSS-0642L-036*** 2/0 AWG – 266.8 kcmil 0.319 – 0.642 8.1 – 16.3 2 9 4.1 55.6 141.2
CSS-0642-036 2/0 AWG – 266.8 kcmil 0.319 – 0.642 8.1 – 16.3 3 12 5.4 65 165.1
CSS-0883-040 3/0 AWG – 477 kcmil 0.502 – 0.883 12.8 – 22.4 3 20 9.1 69.5 176.5
CSS-1108-048 336.4 kcmil – 795 kcmil 0.684 – 1.108 17.4 – 28.1 4 28 12.7 87 221
CSS-1302-060 715.5 kcmil – 1272 kcmil 1.036 – 1.345 26.3 – 34.2 5 40 18.2 111 282
CSS-1631-066 1272 kcmil – 1780 kcmil 1.345 – 1.631 34.1 – 41.5 20 35 15.9 118 299.8
CSS-1912-060 1351.5 kcmil – 2515 kcmil 1.424 – 1.912 36.0 – 48.6 20 39 17.7 112 284.5
OHSW & OPGW
OHSW-0656-INS-039   0.319 – 0.665 8.1 – 16.9 3 14.5 6.6 47.4 120.4
OHSW-0656-NIN-039   0.319 – 0.665 8.1 – 16.9 3 12.5 6.8 47.4 120.4
OHSWR-0656-018   0.319 – 0.665 8.1 – 16.9 3 12.7 5.8 46.8 118.9
OPGW-0656-INS-039   0.349 – 0.679 8.9 – 17.3 3 14.7 6.7 47.4 120.4
OPGW-0656-NIN-039   0.349 – 0.679 8.9 – 17.3 3 15.1 6.8 47.4 120.4
OPGWR-0656-018   0.349 – 0.679 8.9 – 17.3 3 12.9 5.9 46.8 118.9
CRU ♦
CRU-0642-014 2/0 AWG – 266.8 kcmil 0.319 – 0.642 8.1 – 17.3 3 3 1.4 14.4 36.5
CRU-0883-015 3/0 AWG – 477 kcmil 0.502 – 0.883 12.8 – 22.4 3 10.5 4.8 19.4 49.3
CRU-1108-019 336.4 kcmil – 795 kcmil 0.684 – 1.108 17.4 – 28.1 4 12 5.4 19.4 49.3
CRU-1302-025 715.5 kcmil – 1272 kcmil 1.036 – 1.345 26.3 – 34.2 5 20 9 25.4 64.5
CRU-1631-026 1272 kcmil – 1780 kcmil 1.345 – 1.631 34.1 – 41.5 16 13.3 6.0 26.0 66.0
CRU-1912-026 1351.5 kcmil – 2515 kcmil 1.424 – 1.912 36.0 – 48.6 16 13.6 6.2 26.0 66.0
Corona Shields
CSC-0883-230 Corona shields are generally required for applications above 138 kv. The appropriate shielding is obtained by combining the ClampStar unit number with the highest anticipated system voltage. Example: CSC-1108-230 designates shielding for corona free performance of CSF/CSR-1108 units installed on a 230 kv system.

**Same shield is used for 230 and 345 KV applications

CSC-1108-345 **
CSC-1302-345 **
CSC-0883-345
CSC-XXXX-500
For all aluminum stranded conductors, eg., ACSR, AAC, AAAC, ACAR, ACSS & fiber composite core.

Click to download printable version of above shown data chart – U.S. Version

* CSS units can be used for suspension clamp and deadend applications. They may be ordered with tether and related hardware depending on application, which affects the weight of the overall unit.

*** LIGHT version for all AAC conductors as well as low tension/short span applications

**** Last three digits in part number designate the inside frame clearance in inches. Standard clearance lengths are shown and special lengths are available. For non-standard lengths, insert the desired clearance length as 3 digits following the part number expressed as inches; I.e., 044 = 44 inches, 068 = 68 inches, and 108 = 108 inches. Example: CSF-1108-044.

***** Overall lengths and weights are for units with standard inside frame clearance. To determine the overall length of units with special frame clearance, adjust the standard overall length shown by the difference in standard and special inside frame clearances.

♦ OHSW & OPGW units CANNOT be used on current-carrying conductors.

NOTE 1: For use on copper conductors, add “–P” to the Part Number to obtain the unit with plated keepers. Example: CSR-0325-015-P.

NOTE 2: Although larger ClampStar units will fit smaller conductor diameters, it is more cost effective to use the smallest ClampStar possible for each specific application. For the most accurate ClampStar selection, use the Max. Conductor Diameter instead of ACSR range to determine the correct ClampStar for your particular application. As always, please feel free to consult the factory for additional information.

NOTE 3: Safe-T-Link SST tether assemblies are available for applications requiring additional mechanical support – contact factory for additional information.

NOTE 4: To order ClampStar units with stainless steel hardware add “–SS” to the Part Number. Example: CSR-0325-015-SS Larger units are in development for conductor diameters larger than 1.631 inches. Please contact Classic Connectors for availability.

Note: Classic Connectors’ policy of continuous product improvement may result in changes in design or specifications without notice.

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