Airfield Ground Lighting Cables (AGL) for Primary airport lighting circuits
Tratos AGL (Airfield Ground Lighting) cables are designed and manufactured to comply with International Standards and Recommended Best Practices.
As the actual manufacturer of these cables, not simply a distributor, Tratos has total control of the design, quality and manufacturing process from the purchase of the raw materials through to final testing and despatch to our customers. Having control of the manufacturing process Tratos can ensure compatibility with most makes and types of cable glands and fittings.
This single-core unscreened cable, meeting Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) Type C (XLPE) and International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) requirements and options, is manufactured with a tinned annealed copper stranded (Class 2) conductor, insulated XLPE insulation and sheathed overall with a Polyvinyl Chloride (OVC) sheath. The grade of XLPE insulation is especially chosen for its excellent electrical performance, the robust PVC sheath used by Tratos ensures outstanding pliability and protection.
Tratos have developed this cable to have the optimum balance of electrical and physical properties, toughness to withstand pulling into ducts combined with a smooth, low coefficient of friction, surface, to ease installation and prevent jamming.
For installations where electrical noise and interference could be a problem, Tratos can provide screened (shielded) cables and a range of thermoplastic sheathing (jacketing) materials, to match the environment in which the cable will be employed.
ApplicationPrimary series circuit cables are used in Airfield Ground Lighting series circuits to connect the constant current regulator to the primary windings of the series transformer.
- Conductor: 6 mm2 tinned annealed copper, class 2. (plain annealed copper available by request)
- Insulation: Tratos XLPE
- Sheath: Tratos PVC
- Nominal voltage 5kV
- Test voltage 13 kV for 5 minutes
- Installation temperature range -0oC to +90oC
- Operating temperature range -20oC to +90oC
- Nominal overall diameter 9.3 mm
- Minimum bending radius 10 x D