CONDUCTORS

INTRODUCTION

Conductors are an essential component of a Lightning Protection System. They form part of:

  • The Air Termination Network – arresting the lightning strike
  • The Down Conductor System – taking the lightning discharge to ground
  • The Earth Termination/Network – safely dissipating the lightning discharge into the ground

Conductors are also an integral and important component of an earthing system, whether this be for a power station, sub-station, cell site, solar PV array etc.

Conductors provide a low impedance path and they must be:

  • Correctly sized for fault current
  • Sufficiently robust to resist mechanical damage
  • Able to resist the effects of corrosion

APPLICATIONS

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We are proud to offer a comprehensive range of conductors. These enable the Lightning Protection Designer greater freedom to conceal conductors and aesthetically blend conductors into the building facade, as well as offering lower cost alternatives – Strikeband and aluminium etc.

STRIKEBAND

STRIKEBAND combines the corrosion resistance and inherent low resistivity of copper, with the lightness and flexibility of aluminium, providing a low cost, easy to use alternative to solid copper.

strikeband bimetallic conductor

STRIKEBAND Copper Covered Aluminium

STRIKEBAND Copper Covered Aluminium is sold in the specified coil length only. Copper thickness is 15% by volume, giving a radial thickness of 0.25mm.

Material:

99.9% purity copper and 99.7% purity aluminium

TAPE

Kingsmill Copper Tape is embossed ‘Kingsmill (UK)’ for identification and is manufactured from high conductivity annealed copper.

kingsmill earthing copper tape bare

Copper Tape (Bare)

Copper Tape is embossed ‘Kingsmill (UK)’ for identification and is manufactured from high conductivity annealed copper.

Material:

Copper to BS:EN 13601 (formerly BS 1432)

Standard:

BS:EN 62561-2 : 2012

All Bare Copper Tape sold in the specified coil lengths only. However, CTBA2530 can be cut to desired length. Please speak to the sales office for further details referencing part no. CTBA2530/DRUM.

 

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Kingsmill copper tape conductor pvc covered

Copper Tape (PVC covered)

Kingsmill offers a wide range of UV-stabilised PVC Covered Copper Tapes in a range of colours.

Material:

Copper

Standard:

BS:EN 13601 (formerly BS 1432)

PVC Colour:

BS 5252, except green BS 6746C

These colours have been chosen to match the most common structural materials and will reduce the visual impact of Lightning Protection conductor.
All PVC Covered Copper Tape is sold in the specified coil lengths only.

 

To request a quotation, select the version you require using the drop down options below.

Kingsmill copper tape green yellow covered

Copper Tape (Green/yellow covered)

Copper Tape (Green/yellow covered) visually indicates it is for earthing purposes. It is sold in the specified coil lengths only.

Material:

Copper

Standard:

BS:EN 13601 (formerly BS 1432)

PVC Colour:

BS 6746C

Kingsmill copper tape lead covered

Copper Tape (Lead covered)

Copper Tape (Lead covered) is used in special applications where corrosion is an issue eg at the top of chimneys.

Material:

Copper

Standard:

BS:EN 13601 (formerly BS 1432)

Covering:

Type ‘B’ Lead Alloy (2mm thick coating)

Sold in the specified coil lengths only.

Kingsmill copper tape lsoh covered

Copper Tape LSOH (Low smoke, zero halogen covered)

Copper Tape LSOH is used in tunnel situations eg. underground railways and road tunnels.

Material:

Copper

Standard:

BS:EN 13601 (formerly BS 1432)

PVC Colour:

BS 6746C

Sold in the specified coil lengths only.

 

To request a quotation, select the version you require using the drop down options below.

Kingsmill copper tape tinned

Tinned Copper Tape

Tinned Copper Tape is embossed ‘Kingsmill (UK)’ for identification purposes and is manufactured from high conductivity annealed copper.

Material:

Tinned Copper

Standard:

BS:EN 13601 (formerly BS 1432)

Tinned Copper Tape is sold in the specified coil lengths only.

 

To request a quotation, select the version you require using the drop down options below.

Kingsmill copper tape tinned

Galvanised Steel Tape

Galvanised Steel Tape is suitable for BS:EN 62305 internal foundation earthing rings.

Material:

Galvanised Steel

Standard:

BS:EN 62561-2

kingsmill earthing aluminium bare

Aluminium Tape

Aluminium Tape is sold in the specified coil lengths only.

Material:

Aluminium

Standard:

BS:EN 755-5

 

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Kingsmill copper tape conductor pvc covered

PVC Covered Aluminium Tape

Kingsmill offers UV-stabilised PVC Covered Aluminium Tape in a range of colours. Colours match the most common structural materials and will reduce the visual impact of a Lightning Protection conductor.
PVC covering of aluminium provides an aesthetically pleasing product and it also protects the product from corrosion.

Material:

Aluminium, PVC

Standard:

BS:EN 755-5

PVC Colour:

BS 5252 (green to BS 6746C)

Sold in the specified coil lengths only.

 

To request a quotation, select the version you require using the drop down options below.

SOLID CIRCULAR

A range of high quality solid circular copper and aluminium conductor.

Kingsmill solid circular copper bare

Solid Circular Copper

Solid Circular Copper is sold in the specified coil lengths only.

Material:

Copper

Standard:

BS:EN 13601 (formerly BS 1432)

Kingsmill solid circular copper pvc covered

PVC Covered Solid Circular Copper

Kingsmill offers UV-stabilised PVC Covered Solid Circular Copper in a range of colours*. Colours match the most common structural materials to reduce visual impact of a Lightning Protection conductor. Outer diameter (10mm) includes the PVC sheathing.

Material:

Copper

Standard:

BS:EN 13601 (formerly BS 1432) (conductor), BS 5252 (PVC colours)

Sold in the specified coil lengths only. Use with 10mm clips.

 

To request a quotation, select the version you require using the drop down options below.

Kingsmill solid circular aluminium bare

Solid Circular Aluminium

Solid Circular Aluminium is easy to install. It is sold in the specified coil length only.

Material:

Aluminium

Standard:

BS:EN 755-5

Kingsmill solid circular aluminium pvc covered

PVC Covered Solid Circular Aluminium

Kingsmill offers UV-stabilised PVC Covered Solid Circular Aluminium in a range of colours*. Colours match the most common structural materials to reduce visual impact of a Lightning Protection conductor. Outer diameter (10mm) includes the PVC sheathing.

Material:

Aluminium

Standard:

BS:EN 755-5 (formerly BS 1432) (conductor), BS 5252 (PVC colours)

Sold in the specified coil lengths only. Use with 10mm clips.

 

To request a quotation, select the version you require using the drop down options below.

INSULATED LIGHTNING CONDUCTOR

Insulated Lightning Conductor can be used with standard connection accessories for 8mm size conductor.

A lightning conductor resolving design issues where space is limited.

COPPER CABLE

Kingsmill Copper Cable is available in a range of finishes and is suitable for earthing applications.

kingsmill earthing bare stranded copper cable

Copper Cable (Bare stranded)

Copper Cable (Bare stranded) is suitable for earthing applications.

Material:

Soft drawn stranded copper cable to BS:EN 60228

(can supply hard drawn on request to BS 7884)

Standard:

BS:EN 60228

 

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Kingsmill copper cable green yellow pvc covered

Stranded Copper Cable (Green/yellow PVC covered)

Stranded Copper Cable (Green/yellow PVC covered) for use as earth continuity conductors, equipment tails etc.

Material:

Soft drawn stranded copper cable

Standard:

BS:EN 60228 (conductor), BS 6746C (PVC colour)

Temp range:

0°C to 70°C

Such conductors are generally referred to in the industry as 6491X, voltage rating 450/750V (designated suitable 600/1000V).

 

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kingsmill earthing tinned stranded copper cable

Stranded Copper Cable (Tinned)

Stranded Copper Cable (Tinned) is used where extra corrosion protection is required.

Material:

Tinned soft drawn stranded copper cable

Standard:

BS:EN 60228

 

To request a quotation, select the version you require using the drop down options below.

kingsmill earthing tinned stranded copper cable

Galvanised Stranded Conductor

The Galvanised Stranded Conductor is suitable for BS62305 internal foundation earthing rings.

Material:

Galvanised Steel

Standard:

BS:EN 12385-4:2002 & A1:2008 Steel Wire Ropes DIN 3053

Kingsmill copper cable lead covered stranded

Copper Cable (Lead covered stranded)

Copper Cable (Lead covered stranded) is used in areas where corrosion is an issue.

Material:

Soft drawn stranded copper cable

Standard:

BS:EN 60228

Covering:

Type ‘B’ lead alloy (2mm thick coating)

 

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CONDUCTOR GUARDS

Kingsmill Steel Tape Guards protect against accidental damage, vandalism and theft. A galvanised finish gives this product a long lasting resistance to corrosion.

Kingsmill tape guards cable guards

Tape Guards/Cable Guards

Steel Tape Guards protect against accidental damage, vandalism and theft. Suitable for 25 x 3 tape (including fixing clip). Easy to fix, with a low profile. A galvanised finish gives this product a long lasting resistance to corrosion. Powder Coated Steel Tape Guards blend to a building’s aesthetics.

Material:

Galvanised Steel

Other Tape Guards are available. Please contact our sales office with your requirements.

 

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