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White Paper: How to Properly Select Bonding Wire Assembly

This white paper explores the series of bonding wire options AFL offers, including aluminum bonding wire, CopperClad bonding wire, tinned copper flexible braided bonding strap and tin-plated copper.

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Bonding assemblies are used in combination with AFL dead end and suspension clamps to provide a path to ground from the Optical Ground Wire (OPGW) or Overhead Ground Wire (OHGW) to the support structure. AFL offers several bonding assemblies, including aluminum bonding wire, CopperClad bonding wire, tinned copper flexible braided bonding strap and tin-plated copper bonding wire. Both assemblies are available in a variety of lengths, terminal bend angles and lug sizes. Refer to this white paper to select the best bonding assembly configuration for your application.

*Note: This white paper is an updated version of the 2019 white paper titled: OPGW and OHGW Bonding Assembly Selection.