Effects of conductor counter-transposition on the positive-sequence impedance and losses of cross-bonded cables

Francisco De Léon, Manuel L. Márquez-Asensio, Gabriel Álvarez-Cordero

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In this letter, we show that contrary to common belief, counter-transposing the conductors when power cables are cross-bonded can increase the positive-sequence resistance by close to 20%. This is very important because the losses of a power cable are determined (for balanced operation) from the Joule loasses caused by the positive-sequence resistance (3R1I 12).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number5872034
Pages (from-to)2060-2063
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Transactions on Power Delivery
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 1 2011



  • Ampacity
  • cable parameters
  • cables
  • cross-bonding
  • losses
  • positive-sequence impedance
  • resistance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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