Several Conductor Production Materials for Wire and Cable

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Wire and cable is a wire product that can transmit electricity and information. The reason why a cable can conduct electricity depends on the conductivity of the conductor. There is more than one type of cable conductor, and different types of conductors have different effects.

Next, We will explain to you what are the conductor materials of the cable


1 Copper, this is the most common cable conductor material on the market. The conductivity of copper is very good, second only to silver. The thermal conductivity is second only to gold and silver. It is also very stable in chemical properties, corrosion-resistant and corrosion-resistant. In addition, the plasticity of copper itself is also very good, and it is easy to weld, which has very high practical value. Copper can also be transformed into a copper alloy, which can greatly improve its wear resistance, corrosion resistance, and mechanical and physical properties.


2 Aluminum, the market share of aluminum is second only to copper. It is the second most common cable conductor material on the market. The conductivity of aluminum is weaker than that of gold, silver, and copper. But it has excellent thermal conductivity, corrosion resistance, and plasticity. Its disadvantages are low tensile strength, difficult to weld, and ordinary mechanical strength. But aluminum can be made into aluminum alloy, which will greatly improve the mechanical strength, heat resistance and weldability of aluminum.


3 Silver, the conductivity and thermal conductivity of silver is the best among cable conductors. And its chemical properties are stable enough. It has good plasticity and is easy to weld. It is mainly used for wires and cables in the high-frequency communication industry.


4 Gold, the chemical properties of gold are the most stable. There is a saying that "real gold is not afraid of fire" is enough to prove that the high temperature resistance of gold is very good. Gold is mainly used in high temperature resistant wires and cables and communication cables.


5 Iron (steel). Steel is often used in composite conductors to form a conductor with other conductors. Such as aluminum-clad steel and copper-clad steel.


6 Zinc, zinc is mainly used as a coating to prevent cable conductors from being corroded. Steel wires, steel strips, iron conductors, etc. generally require zinc for coating.


7 Tin, tin and zinc are also used as plating to prevent corrosion of cable conductors.