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What You Should Know About the Various Types of Wires

Generally, a thin metal used to connect electrical components is called a wire. These wires are used to transfer electricity from a source to another device. These wires are important for letting electric current flow to electric home appliances. The wiring process is not easy; to be safe, you need a professional electrician to do. However, minor electrical circuits can be done by an experienced person in the wiring process. Here is some information about electrical wires.

What Kinds of Metal are used to Connect Electrical Components?

There are different kinds of metal elements used in electronic wirings. Copper wires are the most commonly used for electrical wirings at home. These wires are sometimes plated with other metal elements, such as tin, nickel, and silver. This process allows the wire to endure different temperature, provide a sort of lubrication, and you will be able to strip easily the rubber that encloses the copper wire. Gold is also used but it’s expensive and very brittle. Silver is a better electrical conductor, but is more expensive that copper. So, copper is the preferred wire used as connectors for electrical works, because it is a good conductor of electricity and it is cheaper than gold or silver wires. Another metal used for wiring is Aluminium. Aluminium thin metal used to connect electrical components can conduct electricity half the power of conductivity of the copper wire. However, aluminium wires are cheaper that copper.

Different Metal Wires for Different Electrical Purposes

To gain the best effect of the wiring system, different metal wires are used in different electrical purposes as well. The big wires on a public grid transmission lines uses aluminium sheathed steel cables to accommodate the huge electric current flows from the source to your homes or properties. The steel core cable can hold a 200,000 psi of electric current, so the towers and cable lengths can be put far away from each other. For radio, television, and local networks, the core is usually silver-plated. This allows a high frequency current to flow faster and better against any other thin metal used to connect electrical components. For telephone wires, the twin lead is commonly a copper plated steel wire. For electrical purposes at a typical house, a copper wire is used because of its tensile strength, so it doesn’t break easily. Aluminium wires are not used due to the fact that it burns easily and it can sometimes form non-conductive layers as time goes by.

The Most Typical Wiring Used at Homes

There are several types of wires utilized nowadays. There are triplex wires are used for aerial cables for power poles. Additionally, other wires used are: the main feeder wires that are usually found coming out of the service weather head; the single strand wires for pipes at home; and the non-metallic sheath wire which are typical wirings at home. These non-metallic sheath wires are also known as Romex. These are plastic-coated wires that include two or three conductors and a bare ground wire. Depending on the installation, these wires can have the rating of 15 amps to 30 amps. These are used for most electrical connections at home.

You have to remember to use a thin metal used to connect electrical components or wires based on the purpose and utilization. Each of these wires is for a specific purpose and you have to be aware of that. The load and the conditions they are exposed to should also be considered before using these wires. To have knowledge of how these are used is as important as having the right tools in the installation process.

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