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Aluminum Wiring Is Used For More Than 100 Years

Date:2017-06-19

Abstract:When used for branch wiring for the first time, aluminum wiring is installed in a different way than copper. As the cost of copper in the mid-sixties of the last century rose, aluminum lines in the wiring family has become more common. It was then known t

When used for branch wiring for the first time, aluminum wiring is installed in a different way than copper. As the cost of copper in the mid-sixties of the last century rose, aluminum lines in the wiring family has become more common. It was then known that the aluminum wire required a larger wire gauge than copper to carry the same current.

Electric power from the utility power station to a separate instrument, almost only aluminum wiring. In the United States, power companies have used aluminum wiring for more than 100 years. Only one pound of aluminum can be equal to two pounds of copper carrying capacity. Light conductors enable utility companies to run half of the number of support structures for transmission lines. The utility system is designed for aluminum conductors, and utility installation personnel are familiar with the installation techniques for aluminum conductor types used in practical applications.

Aluminum wiring has been involved in house fires. Fire reports of aluminum lines usually indicate that workmanship is not good. There are many reasons for poor connectivity. There are several reasons for these connection failures. The two core reasons are the difference between the incorrect installation and the expansion factor between the aluminum wire used in the 1960s and the end of the twentieth century. The most common culprit involved in poor practice is the wrong way of connecting wires, the way the wires are wound on the binding screws, and the aluminum conductors for push-back connections or copper-only devices. Because the connection is not correct, a series of fault events broke out.

One of the most basic principles of electrical safety is the high temperature is dangerous. Heat is the main cause of potential electrical hazards. Damaged connections can generate extra heat. Sometimes if enough heat is generated, it may catch fire. Even if the heat does not directly catch fire, heat may melt or eliminate insulation, which may cause short circuits that may occur. Compared with copper wired connections, aluminum connections in the home are found to have a very high overheating probability.

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