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ClampStar® Is The Connectors Corrector!
ClampStar® Is The Connectors Corrector!

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The best method for repairing overhead connectors

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Classic Connectors USA introduces the new ClampStar® Repair Unit

The new ClampStar® Repair Unit quickly and easily corrects damaged conductor, great for gunshot or other types of damage on conductors sized from 2/0 – 1780 kcmil. After brushing the conductor, ClampStar is placed over the damaged area and is installed with only a nut driver.

ClampStar, an engineered mechanical shunt that significantly reduces whole-span wire replacement cost is the industry’s only PERMANENT, life extension solution for virtually all overhead conductors of any voltage class. ClampStar easily installs with NO power interruption and NO mechanical grips, come-alongs, jumper cables or cutters are needed. ClampStar exceeds ANSI C119.4 Class AA, extra heavy duty and restores both electrical and mechanical integrity on weathered conductors.

Additional ClampStar models are also available for correcting failing splices, deadends and suspension clamps on transmission and distribution conductors from #6 AWG thru 2750 kcmil AAC and 2550 ACSR. And ClampStars are also available to handle Overhead Shield Wire and OPGW. ClampStar also increases ampacity allowing for system up-rates to help meet NERC's maximum conductor operating temperature requirements. 

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Classic Connectors USA Introduces Overhead Shield Wire (OHSW) Protection And Correction

·      Lightweight design installs in less than 10 minutes!
·      Easily installs over existing connectors
·      No mechanical grips, Come-Alongs, jumper cables or cutters needed
·      Installs with a hot stick or barehand
ClampStar OHSW units are a permanent repair fitting composed of an attachment head, which connects to the OHSW and a connecting link that attaches to the tower bracket.  This connecting link is available in either an insulated version or non-insulated based on the application.  A custom bracket is included to anchor the assembly to the tower.  This unit serves as an OSHW safety catch, should a deadend or suspension attachment fail, to prevent the shield wire from falling into the energized conductors or substation bus below.
ClampStar units are readily and quickly installed from any aerial platform (including helicopters). ClampStar units may be used for a variety of repair situations, at splices, dead-ends, suspension systems, or wherever conductor or attachment hardware damage has occurred, or may occur.
ClampStar shunts provide an excellent solution for PERMANENT mechanical and electrical upgrade to existing OSHW connections.   ClampStar will meet NERC's requirements for OHSW safety anchors without costly replacement, repair or expensive downtime.
Each unit is prefilled with proprietary CC3 inhibitor to prevent galvanic corrosion and is designed with an integral fastening assembly that provides a high conductivity path and incorporates flat and Belleville washers to maintain compressive force regardless of temperature induced contraction and expansion.
As the grid ages, many electric utilities are experiencing a large increase in downed lines due to overhead connectors reaching the end of their service life. Installing ClampStars on them before they fail is the best way to prevent outages and protect the public.
The smartest grid in the world looks pretty stupid when it is laying across the road!
Other ClampStar distribution and transmission products will be on display. There will also be a hands-on demonstration. Come on by and discuss your specific application with our engineers.
We look forward to seeing you in Dallas!

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