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ClampStar®

ClampStar® is an engineered electrical and mechanical shunt that, along with proactive maintenance practices improves safety and prevents unplanned outages.

ClampStar is the industry’s only PERMANENT life extension solution for virtually all overhead conductors.

Increasing power flows on some of the oldest lower-voltage circuits, especially during emergencies has put significant pressure on a power grid that was built mainly to serve local markets.

ClampStar is necessary to help bring the power grid up to a level of acceptable physical soundness and reliability.

Aluminium

For all aluminum stranded conductors, eg., ACSR, AAC, AAAC, ACAR, ACSS & composite core.

Other Materials

Also available for use on OHSW, OPGW, Copper and SWER

ClampStar®

ClampStar® is an engineered electrical and mechanical shunt that, along with proactive maintenance practices improves safety and prevents unplanned outages.

ClampStar is the industry’s only PERMANENT life extension solution for virtually all overhead conductors.

Increasing power flows on some of the oldest lower-voltage circuits, especially during emergencies has put significant pressure on a power grid that was built mainly to serve local markets.

ClampStar is necessary to help bring the power grid up to a level of acceptable physical soundness and reliability.

With ClampStar, splices, deadends and suspension clamps are repaired with NO power interruption; connector replacement is no longer necessary.

It easily installs over the existing connector

Products

Why ClampStar® is the solution for you

Versatile

ClampStar® is a quick, easily installed, PERMANENT answer to pressing difficulties in dealing with failing automatic splices.

Fast Installation

The featured splice connector corrector, the CSR-0325 ClampStar® can be installed in less than 5 minutes with no power interruption or special tools required.

Cost Effective

The installed cost of the ClampStar® is a fraction of the cost of replacing failing automatic splices.

For all aluminum stranded conductors, eg., ACSR, AAC, AAAC, ACAR, ACSS & composite core.

Also available for use on OHSW, OPGW, Copper and SWER

Products

ClampStar® is an engineered electrical and mechanical shunt that, along with proactive maintenance practices improves safety and prevents unplanned outages. ClampStar is the industry’s only PERMANENT life extension solution for virtually all overhead conductors. Increasing power flows on some of the oldest lower-voltage circuits, especially during emergencies has put significant pressure on a power grid that was built mainly to serve local markets. ClampStar is necessary to help bring the power grid up to a level of acceptable physical soundness and reliability. With ClampStar, splices, deadends and suspension clamps are repaired with NO power interruption; connector replacement is no longer necessary. It easily installs over the existing connector … Read More

Transmission & Distribution
Applications

  • Inline Splices
  • Suspension Clamps
  • OPGW
  • Dead Ends
  • Gunshot Damaged Conductor
  • Most Overhead Connectors

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ClampStar® is a quick, easily installed, PERMANENT answer to pressing difficulties in dealing with failing automatic splices. The featured splice connector corrector, the CSR-0325 ClampStar® can be installed 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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Conductor Diameter Range
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Average Weight Overall Length
Frame ClampStar Part # ACSR Conductor Range Inches mm Keeper # per side Lbs. kg Inches cm
RIGID CSR-0325L-007-P*** #6 AWG – #2 AWG 0.162 – 0.325 4.1 – 8.3 1 1.7 0.8 12.2 31
CSR-0325-015 #6 AWG – #2 AWG 0.162 – 0.325 4.1 – 8.3 2 3.5 1.6 26.38 67
CSR-0609-024 #2 AWG – 266.8 kcmil 0.316 – 0.609 8.0 – 15.5 2 7.7 3.5 43 109.2
CSR-0642L-024*** 2/0 AWG – 266.8 kcmil 0.349 – 0.642 8.9 – 16.3 2 7.7 3.5 43 109.2
CSR-0642-024 2/0 AWG – 266.8 kcmil 0.349 – 0.642 8.9 – 16.3 3 14 6.4 52.8 134.1
CSR-0883L-024*** 3/0 AWG – 477 kcmil 0.502 – 0.883 12.8 – 22.4 2 13.1 5.9 43.8 111.3
CSR-0883-036 3/0 AWG – 477 kcmil 0.502 – 0.883 12.8 – 22.4 3 19.1 8.7 65.4 166.1
CSR-1108L-024*** 336.4 kcmil – 795 kcmil 0.684 – 1.108 17.4 – 28.1 2 14.4 6.5 43.8 111.3
CSR-1108-040 336.4 kcmil – 795 kcmil 0.684 – 1.108 17.4 – 28.1 4 27 12.2 78.8 200.2
CSR-1140L-XXX 477 kcmil – 795 kcmil 0.814 – 1.140 20.7 – 29.0 8 TBD TBD TBD TBD
CSR-1140S-048 477 kcmil – 795 kcmil 0.814 – 1.140 20.7 – 29.0 16 31.9 14.5 92 233.7
CSR-1140H-XXX 477 kcmil – 795 kcmil 0.814 – 1.140 20.7 – 29.0 20 TBD TBD TBD TBD
CSR-1140FT-048 477 kcmil – 795 kcmil 0.814 – 1.140 20.7 – 29.0 20 36.3 16.5 100 254
CSR-1386L-060 605.0 kcmil – 1351.5 kcmil 1.051 – 1.386 26.7– 35.2 10 33.8 15.3 104 264.2
CSR-1386S-060 605.0 kcmil – 1351.5 kcmil 1.051 – 1.386 26.7– 35.2 16 33.8 15.3 104 264.2
CSR-1386H-060 605.0 kcmil – 1351.5 kcmil 1.051 – 1.386 26.7– 35.2 20 38.7 17.6 112 284.5
CSR-1386FT-060 605.0 kcmil – 1351.5 kcmil 1.051 – 1.386 26.7– 35.2 20 38.4 17.4 112 284.5
CSR-1631L-XXX 1272 kcmil -1780 kcmil 1.292 – 1.631 32.8 – 41.5 12 37.9 17.2 TBD TBD
CSR-1631S-060 1272 kcmil -1780 kcmil 1.345 – 1.631 34.2 – 41.4 20 37.9 17.2 112 284.5
CSR-1631H-060 1272 kcmil -1780 kcmil 1.345 – 1.631 34.2 – 41.4 26 45.3 20.5 124 315
CSR-1631FT-060 1272 kcmil -1780 kcmil 1.345 – 1.631 34.2 – 41.4 20 37.9 17.2 112 284.5
CSR-1912L-XXX 1351.5 kcmil – 2515 kcmil 1.524 -1.912 38.7 – 48.6 12 50 22.7 112 284.5
CSR-1912S-060 1351.5 kcmil – 2515 kcmil 1.524 -1.912 38.7 – 48.6 20 50 22.7 112 284.5
CSR-1912H-060 1351.5 kcmil – 2515 kcmil 1.524 -1.912 38.7 – 48.6 26 58 26.3 124 315
CSR-1912FT-060 1351.5 kcmil – 2515 kcmil 1.524 -1.912 38.7 – 48.6 20 50.3 22.8 112 284.5
SINGLE * CSS-0642L-036*** 2/0 AWG – 266.8 kcmil 0.349 – 0.642 8.9 – 16.3 2 9 4.1 55.6 141.2
CSS-0642-DN-XXX 2/0 AWG – 266.8 kcmil 0.349 – 0.642 8.9 – 16.3 3 12 5.4 64.8 164.6
CSS-0642-DN-XXX-X-X 2/0 AWG – 266.8 kcmil 0.349 – 0.642 8.9 – 16.3 3 14.5 6.6 TBD TBD
CSS-0642-036 2/0 AWG – 266.8 kcmil 0.349 – 0.642 8.9 – 16.3 3 12 5.4 64.8 164.6
CSS-0642-XXX-BCT 2/0 AWG – 266.8 kcmil 0.349 – 0.642 8.9 – 16.3 3 TBD TBD TBD TBD
CSS-0883-040 3/0 AWG – 477 kcmil 0.502 – 0.883 12.8 – 22.4 3 18 8.2 69.4 176.3
CSS-0883-DE-XXX-X-X 3/0 AWG – 477 kcmil 0.502 – 0.883 12.8 – 22.4 3 TBD TBD TBD TBD
CSS-0883-XXX-BCT 3/0 AWG – 477 kcmil 0.502 – 0.883 12.8 – 22.4 3 TBD TBD TBD TBD
CSS-1108-048 336.4 kcmil – 795 kcmil 0.684 – 1.108 17.4 – 28.1 4 28 12.7 86.8 220.5
CSS-1140L-036 477 kcmil – 795 kcmil 0.814 – 1.140 20.7 – 29.0 8 20.4 9.3 62 157.5
CSS-1140S-DE-060-X-X 477 kcmil – 795 kcmil 0.814 – 1.140 20.7 – 29.0 16/8 26 11.8 95 241.3
CSS-1140H-DE-XXX-X-X 477 kcmil – 795 kcmil 0.814 – 1.140 20.7 – 29.0 20/8 TBD TBD TBD TBD
CSS-1140FT-DE-060-X-X 477 kcmil – 795 kcmil 0.814 – 1.140 20.7 – 29.0 20/8 43.8 19.9 99 251.5
CSS-1140S-XXX-BCT 477 kcmil – 795 kcmil 0.814 – 1.140 20.7 – 29.0 16 49 22.2 92 233.7
CSS-1140H-XXX-BCT 477 kcmil – 795 kcmil 0.814 – 1.140 20.7 – 29.0 20 49 22.2 92 233.7
CSS-1140FT-040-BCT 477 kcmil – 795 kcmil 0.814 – 1.140 20.7 – 29.0 20 49 22.2 92 233.7
CSS-1386L-036 605.0 kcmil – 1351.5 kcmil 1.051 – 1.386 26.7– 35.2 10 21.6 9.8 66 167.6
CSS-1386S-DE-060-X-X 605.0 kcmil – 1351.5 kcmil 1.051 – 1.386 26.7– 35.2 16/10 44.4 20.1 97 246.4
CSS-1386H-DE-XXX-X-X 605.0 kcmil – 1351.5 kcmil 1.051 – 1.386 26.7– 35.2 20/10 TBD TBD TBD TBD
CSS-1386FT-DE-060-X-X 605.0 kcmil – 1351.5 kcmil 1.051 – 1.386 26.7– 35.2 20/10 46.2 21 101 256.5
CSS-1386S-XXX-BCT 605.0 kcmil – 1351.5 kcmil 1.051 – 1.386 26.7– 35.2 16 49 22.2 92 233.7
CSS-1386H-XXX-BCT 605.0 kcmil – 1351.5 kcmil 1.051 – 1.386 26.7– 35.2 20 TBD TBD TBD TBD
CSS-1386FT-040-BCT 605.0 kcmil – 1351.5 kcmil 1.051 – 1.386 26.7– 35.2 20 49 22.2 92 233.7
CSS-1631L-048 1272 kcmil -1780 kcmil 1.345 – 1.631 34.2 – 41.4 12 TBD TBD 82 208.3
CSS-1631S-DE-060-X-X 1272 kcmil -1780 kcmil 1.345 – 1.631 34.2 – 41.4 20/12 44 20 103 261.6
CSS-1631H-DE-XXX-X-X 1272 kcmil -1780 kcmil 1.345 – 1.631 34.2 – 41.4 26/12 TBD TBD TBD TBD
CSS-1631FT-DE-060-X-X 1272 kcmil -1780 kcmil 1.345 – 1.631 34.2 – 41.4 20/12 46.5 21.1 103 261.6
CSS-1631S-XXX-BCT 1272 kcmil -1780 kcmil 1.345 – 1.631 34.2 – 41.4 20 TBD TBD 92 233.7
CSS-1631H-XXX-BCT 1272 kcmil -1780 kcmil 1.345 – 1.631 34.2 – 41.4 26 TBD TBD 92 233.7
CSS-1631FT-040-BCT 1272 kcmil -1780 kcmil 1.345 – 1.631 34.2 – 41.4 20 TBD TBD 92 233.7
CSS-1912L-048 1351.5 kcmil – 2515 kcmil 1.524 -1.912 38.7 – 48.6 12 TBD TBD 82 208.3
CSS-1912S-DE-066-X-X 1351.5 kcmil – 2515 kcmil 1.524 -1.912 38.7 – 48.6 20/12 62 28.1 109 276.9
CSS-1912H-DE-XXX 1351.5 kcmil – 2515 kcmil 1.524 -1.912 38.7 – 48.6 26-12 TBD TBD 82 208.3
CSS-1912FT-DE-066-X-X 1351.5 kcmil – 2515 kcmil 1.524 -1.912 38.7 – 48.6 20/12 62 28.1 109 276.9
CSS-1912S-XXX-BCT 1351.5 kcmil – 2515 kcmil 1.524 -1.912 38.7 – 48.6 20 TBD TBD 92 233.7
CSS-1912H-XXX-BCT 1351.5 kcmil – 2515 kcmil 1.524 -1.912 38.7 – 48.6 26 TBD TBD 92 233.7
CSS-1912FT-040-BCT 1351.5 kcmil – 2515 kcmil 1.524 -1.912 38.7 – 48.6 20 57 28.6 92 233.7
OHSW & OPGW OHSW-0656-INS-030 0.349 – 0.665 8.9 – 16.9 3 14.5 6.6 54.4 138.2
OHSW-0656-NIN-011 0.349 – 0.665 8.9 – 16.9 3 12.5 5.7 32.4 82.3
OHSWR-0656-018 0.349 – 0.665 8.9 – 16.9 3 13.2 6 46.8 118.9
OPGW-0656-INS-030 0.449 – 0.665 11.4 – 16.9 3 14.7 6.7 54.4 138.2
OPGW-0656-NIN-011 0.449 – 0.665 11.4 – 16.9 3 15.1 6.8 32.4 82.3
OPGWR-0656-018 0.449 – 0.665 11.4 – 16.9 3 12.9 5.9 46.8 118.9
OPGW-0912-XXX 0.575 – 0.900 14.6 – 22.9 3 TBD TBD 56.2 1427.3
OPGWR-0912-XXX 0.575 – 0.900 14.6 – 22.9 3 TBD TBD 56.2 1427.3
CRU CRU-0642-014 2/0 AWG – 266.8 kcmil 0.349 – 0.642 8.9 – 16.3 3 3 1.4 14.4 36.6
CRU-0883-015 3/0 AWG – 477 kcmil 0.502 – 0.883 12.8 – 22.4 3 7 3.2 14.7 37.3
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-1140-16-04 477 kcmil – 795 kcmil 0.814 – 1.140 20.7 – 29.0 16 13.5 6.1 26 66
CRU-1386-16-04 605.0 kcmil – 1351.5 kcmil 1.051 – 1.386 26.7– 35.2 16 13.5 6.1 26 66
CRU-1631-16-04 1272 kcmil -1780 kcmil 1.345 – 1.631 34.2 – 41.5 16 13.3 6 26 66
CRU-1912-16-04 1351.5 kcmil – 2515 kcmil 1.424 -1.912 36.0 – 48.6 16 13.6 6.2 26 66
CST CST-1140-2 477 kcmil – 795 kcmil 0.814 – 1.140 20.7 – 29.0 8 TBD TBD 19 48.3
CST-1386-2 605.0 kcmil – 1351.5 kcmil 1.051 – 1.386 26.7– 35.2 10 TBD TBD 19 48.3
CST-1631-2 1272 kcmil -1780 kcmil 1.345 – 1.631 34.2 – 41.5 12 TBD TBD 23 58.4
CST-1912-2 1351.5 kcmil – 2515 kcmil 1.524 -1.912 38.7 – 48.6 14 TBD TBD 23 58.4
CSTT CSTT-1140-2-TEMP 477 kcmil – 795 kcmil 0.814 – 1.140 20.7 – 29.0 8 TBD TBD 19 48.3
CSTT-1386-2-TEMP 605.0 kcmil – 1351.5 kcmil 1.051 – 1.386 26.7– 35.2 10 TBD TBD 19 48.3
CSTT-1631-2-TEMP 1272 kcmil -1780 kcmil 1.345 – 1.631 34.2 – 41.5 12 TBD TBD 23 58.4
CSTT-1912-2-TEMP 1351.5 kcmil – 2515 kcmil 1.524 -1.912 38.7 – 48.6 14 TBD TBD 23 58.4
CSP CSP-1140 477 kcmil – 795 kcmil 0.814 – 1.140 20.7 – 29.0 8/8 TBD TBD 13 33
CSP-1386 605.0 kcmil – 1351.5 kcmil 1.051 – 1.386 26.7– 35.2 10/10 TBD TBD 15 38.1
CSP-1631 1272 kcmil -1780 kcmil 1.345 – 1.631 34.2 – 41.5 12/12 TBD TBD 17 43.2
CSP-1912 1351.5 kcmil – 2515 kcmil 1.524 -1.912 38.7 – 48.6 14/14 TBD TBD 19 48.3
CSPT CSPT-1140-TEMP 477 kcmil – 795 kcmil 0.814 – 1.140 20.7 – 29.0 8/8 TBD TBD 13 33
CSPT-1386-TEMP 605.0 kcmil – 1351.5 kcmil 1.051 – 1.386 26.7– 35.2 10/10 TBD TBD 15 38.1
CSPT-1631-TEMP 1272 kcmil -1780 kcmil 1.345 – 1.631 34.2 – 41.5 12/12 TBD TBD 17 43.2
CSPT-1912-TEMP 1351.5 kcmil – 2515 kcmil 1.524 -1.912 38.7 – 48.6 14/14 TBD TBD 19 48.3
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 CRU/CSF/CSR-1108 units installed on a 230 kV system.
CSC-0883-345 **
**Same shield is used for 230 and 345 kV applications.
CSC-1108-345 **
CSC-XXXX-500
Installation Kits
IK-375
Installation Kits are used to install ClampStar units with hot-sticks. Please consult factory.
IK-500
IK-G001
Inhibitor
CC2-8 CC² Inhibitor – 8 ounce bottle
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 CRU/CSF/CSR-1108 units installed on a 230 kv system.

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

CSC-0883-345 **
CSC-1108-345 **
CSC-XXXX-500

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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., 048 = 48 inches, 068 = 68 inches, and 108 = 108 inches. Example: CSR-1108-048.

***** 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 the 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

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

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