Price (Per FT.)
Solid and stranded (classes AA and A) bare copper are suitable for overhead transmission and distribution applications.
Stranded conductor of greater flexibility (classes B and C) are suitable for uninsulated hook up, jumpers, and grounds in
electrical construction. Soft Drawn copper is unilay construction.
Bare copper, solid or stranded. Available in tempers hard, medium-hard, or soft. Stranded conductors are concentrically
stranded in hard and medium-hard tempers and are Combination Unilay stranded in the soft-drawn temper.
Stranded Bare Copper Conductors
Copper conductors are generally used to transmit current in any electrical construction. Copper is the most preferred conductor due to its high conductivity compared to other metals. It also has a good thermal conductivity which makes it the conductor of choice. Stranded bare copper conductors are also durable and can withstand even the most adverse environments. When it comes to its price, surprisingly bare copper conductors are cheap compared to other metals. On this post ill will share with you some of the amazing details of these copper conductors.
It can either be stranded or solid copper. Stranded copper is most preferred due to its outstanding flexibility. The copper wire is tightly packed in to copper strands. The stranded copper conductors can also be annealed to achieve a smooth and flexible state. It is also unilay stranded in soft drawn tempers or hard to medium tempers. It is resistant to corrosion, acids, abrasion, impact, industrial solvents and changes in weather.
• B-1 hard drawn copper
• B-2 medium hard copper
• B-3 annealed or soft copper
• B-8 concentric lay stranded or medium-hard, soft copper wire
• B-33 tinned copper conductors
• B-787 19 unilay-stranded soft copper conductor
The stranded bare copper conductor has the following certifications and approvals;
• ASTM B-3 and B-8
• UL Listed
• National Electric Code (NEC)
Stranded bare copper conductors have numerous industrial, commercial and residential applications. It can be used in numerous electrical cables, overhead power transmission and distribution, uninsulated hookers, jumpers and grounding for electrical constructions.