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Copper control cables are interconnecting cables used for measuring, controlling or regulation in control equipment for assembly and production lines, conveyors, copper units. Copper control cable is commonly used in situations where reduced interference signal and data transmission is required. If protected correctly electricians have found that these can be useful in outdoor projects – however it is recommended and most commonly used for indoor projects in dry or moist conditions.

13 Amazing Facts about copper control cable:

  1. Wires made of copper came into existence since the 1820s, the invention of telephone gave a further boost to the invention.
  2. Copper and its alloys are used to make electrical contacts. Half of the copper manufactured annually are used in manufacture of wires.
  3. The term used to describe how well material transports electricity is Electrical Conductivity. This is one of the most essential properties in electrical wiring systems. Copper is the only element which has highest electrical conductivity among all non-precious metals.The electrical resistivity of copper = 16.7. Specially-pureOxygen-Free Electronic (OFE) copper is about 1% more conductive
  4. When an electric fields is applied to copper control cables wire, the conduction of electrons accelerates towards electro positive end. Too much science? Let us explain: The reason for the above phenomenon is, In a copperatom, the outermost 4s energy zone, or conduction band, is only half filled, so many electrons are able to carry electric current
  5. The mean free path is defined as the average distance travelled by electricity between collisions. The coolest thing about copper as an element is that it has very long mean free path. Hence free path increases rapidly as copper is chilled.
  6. Electrolytic- Tough Pitch copper is the purest of all copper and is 99.09% pure with electrical conductivity of at least 101%.
  7. Silver a precious metal is the only one which has a higher electrical conductivity over silver.
  8. Most other metals are less denser to copper, but they fail to carry the same levels of current because of absence large cross sections
  9. Tensile strength is a word used to describe the force required to pull an object as strong as rope. The tensile strength of a material it is the maximum amount of pressure it can take before breaking. Copper control cables have a very high tensile strength in comparison to aluminum, which is why it is the most preferred wire.
  10. The ability to deform under tensile strength is termed as Ducility. This gives the wire the ability to stretch. Copper control cables have high ducility which is why they can be stretched.
  11. Sometimes unwanted chemical reactions lead to the breakdown of materials. This is termed as corrosion. Copper cable wires also have high corrosion resistance, which make them highly usable.
  12. Copper is already soldered which means they can be easily connected with other wires.
  13. Copper wires can be easily installed using no special tools, washers, pig tails etc. Its flexibility makes it easy to join them.
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