ECCC-I, Earthing Copper Coated Conductor Industrial

Rigid copper strands of aluminium / steel colour for earthing application. The ECCC-I is an electrical copper conductor with an anti-corrossion and dielectric coating, which provides greater energy efficiency due to the significant reduction of losses.
La Farga has developed ECCC (Earthing Copper Coated Conductor), a low loss conductor for earthing connections available through Cx3 technology.
Cx3 technology opens up new properties for the conductor such as a different colour or dielectric behaviour.
  • There are other options in terms of the materials which can be used as earthing wire, but there are significant advantages to using Cx3 coated earthing strands.

    • ECCC-I is non-corrodible. Other metals such as aluminium react with soil components, causing serious maintenance problems. This is why some electrical regulations prohibit the use of bare aluminium for earthing cables.
    • The ECCC-I is easily welded, using the same equipment as conventional copper conductors. ECCC-I accessories are conventional. In the case of replacing an existing copper conductor, accessories can be re-used.
    • Easy to handle. ECCC-I is smaller. For example, if we compare it with AAC-188 (All Aluminium Conductor) conductors such as the ECCC-I 95, the ECCC-I is much smaller, flexible, and therefore easier to handle.
    • A highly conductive material. Copper is highly conductive. Earthing wires are used for protection from electrical power surges. Other metals conduct electricity, but not to the same degree as copper. When a power surge occurs, copper attracts and directs the flow away from you. Grounding wires made from other metals cannot redirect current far away or fast enough. In addition, La Farga's coating increases its current capacity and helps prevent losses.
    • Easy to use. ECCC-I does not require any special equipment to be installed. Neither does it require maintenance since it does not deteriorate over time.
    • Anti-theft: even though ECCC-I is made from copper, it looks like aluminium. Other products such as CCS (Copper Clad Steel) cables look like copper and do not prevent theft. In addition, CCS is not an eco-friendly material as it is difficult to recycle.
    • Easy to recycle: our coating ensures that the copper can be recycled without it losing its value.
  • The innovation consists of obtaining the same resistivity in AC 1000Hz while decreasing the cross-section of the conductor, thereby saving costs. The fact that the standard process of connection to earth does not change makes this solution the best alternative to other materials with worst performance.

    Cost savings (equivalence of resistances at 1000Hz) can be up to 20% for some measurements).
    ECCC-I-50   Cu-70 20,6% 
    ECCC-I-70  Cu-95  16,2% 
    ECCC-I-95  Cu-120  11,4% 
    ECCC-I-150 Cu-185 9,8%
  •  ECCC-ICU-120
    Section (mm2) 95 120 
    Number of wires  19  19 
    Wire diameter 2,52 2,85
    Cable diameter 12,6  14,25 
    Rm KN 35,5 46,0
    Resistance DC 20ºC (0/km) 0,198 0,153
    Resistance AC 50 Hz (0/km) 0,203 0,185
    Resistance AC 1000 Hz (0/km) 0,228 0,315
    Average Rac 50 Hz/ 1000 Hz 0,216 0,250
    Wieght (kg/km) 864 1.104
    Corrosion nil Moderate
    Standard EN 60228 EN 60228

  • 50, 70, 95, 120, 150 mm2
  • Standard: IEC-EN 60228
  • Respectful of the environment, less waste
  • Easy to recycle
  • Lightweight, easy to handle
  • 10% to 20% less expensive than the equivalent standard copper conductor
  • Safe, low electrical resistance to harmonic components
  • No corrosion
  • Choice of colours
  • No flame propagation
  • Quicker to redirect current than other conductors
  • Solderability equivalent to copper