The Advantages of Copper Cable and Aluminum Cable

We all know that copper and aluminum are the main materials of wire and cable, so who knows what advantages copper cable and aluminum cable have?

1.Low resistivity: the resistivity of copper-core cable is 1.68 times lower than that of aluminum-core cable, with less energy consumption.

2.Good ductility: the extension rate of copper for electrical use is more than 30%, while that of aluminum alloy is only 18%.

3.High Strength: The promising strength of copper is much higher than that of aluminum.At room temperature, the promising force of copper is 7~28% higher than that of aluminum.And the stress at high temperature, the difference between the two is greater.

4.Fatigue resistance: copper repeated bending is not easy to break, aluminum repeated bending is easy to break.In terms of elasticity index, copper is also about 1.7~1.8 times higher than aluminum.

5.Good stability, corrosion resistance: aluminum core is easy to oxidize and be corroded, copper core is relatively stable, strong oxidation resistance.

6.Large carrying capacity: copper core resistivity is low, so the copper core cable can pass the maximum current carrying capacity is 30% higher than the aluminum core.

7.Low heating temperature: under the same current, the calorific value of the copper core cable with the same cross section is much smaller than that of the aluminum core cable, making the operation safer.

8.Low power consumption: Due to the low resistivity of copper, it is obvious that the copper cable has a lower power loss than the aluminum cable.This is conducive to improving the efficiency of power generation and protecting the environment.

9.Oxidation resistance, corrosion resistance: copper core cable connector performance is stable, no accident due to oxidation.The unstable joint of aluminum core cable often causes accidents due to the increase of contact resistance and heating caused by oxidation.As a result, the accident rate is much greater than the copper core cable.

10.Convenient construction: the copper core is flexible and the allowable bending radius is small, so it is convenient to turn and easy to pipe;Copper core fatigue resistance, repeated bending is not easy to break, so convenient wiring;The copper core has high mechanical strength and can bear large mechanical tension, which brings great convenience to the construction laying and also creates conditions for mechanized construction.