arcing electricity between a cut insulated copper wire

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braided and stranded copper wire showing the small caps that lead to the current rising to the outer surface

Copper Wire

Copper is the best material to carry electricity.  It offers little resistance to electricity and that helps keep it from heating up and melting. It is economical to buy because it is so abundant.  It does not expand or shrink or corrode with use.  In other words, copper is the best choice for wire.  The only reason people choose aluminum or other metal wire is to save money.     

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

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