TNADE – Aluminium Based Deadends have been designed as a simple and cost effective method of carrying out terminations on overhead distribution networks incorporating AAC, AAAC and ACSR Conductors.
Rated Holding Strength
On AAC and AAAC conductors, a TNADE fitting will hold a minimum of 90% of the ultimate tensile strength of the conductors as required by AS1154.3-2009.
On and ACSR conductors an ADE will hold 60-85% of the ultimate tensile strength of the conductor, on which it is used.
It is important to note, Deadends should never be reused.
Deadends have two lengths, the overall length (Fig.1) and the applied length (Fig.2). The applied length is the area from the cross over marks which are A (small fittings) & B (large fittings) outlined in Fig.2, to the ends. These marks are also used to show the colour code. There is a water resistant identification tag attached to each Deadend which provides the Cat No., nominal strand size, diameter range, conductor names and barcode.