At EWCS, we believe the best solution always requires two things. First, it has to be effective. And second? It must be effective without costing an arm and a leg. So the rule of thumb is to find a solution that strikes a balance between the two. That’s what copper is to building wire systems. It’s a well-balanced solution, effective and low-cost.
Ideal Building Wire
The metal is a staple material for building wire systems. It’s widely recognized as one of its kind, being the only material approved by all codes. It’s efficient, reliable and cost-effective, making it one of the best, if not exactly the best, materials around for building wires. Gold and silver might have rate higher on ductility but when it comes to tensile strength, electrical wire systems can count on copper materials more than any other one out there.
How it Works
Copper is an electrical conductor. Copper wires transport electric energy from a power station to schools, homes, factories, and everywhere else it’s needed. It’s also incredibly strong and able to resist creeping. Creeping refers to the process of a metal breaking down under extreme force and pressure. Copper stands up to pressure pretty well with zero ill effects, which is why it’s a sound choice.
Using weaker materials can result in your conductor being squeezed or deformed under stress. This can lead to a loose connection. Loose connections can cause a lot of trouble for your system, since it makes oxidation and overheating possible. Putting copper in your wiring system is one way to keep that from happening. And when installations or machines use non-copper wiring, nicks and scratches can happen and compromise your wiring system in the long run with service interruptions. Choosing copper building wires right from the get-go safeguards against those issues.