Every building in the contemporary society needs a well-configured power supply system. It’s almost as if electricity has become a basic need. In most parts of the world today, people cannot imagine life without electricity, more so in the developed countries. A building wire is a power systems component that distributes power from the consumer unit to other parts of any building. Copper has been used as a building wire for long, for all the good reasons; It is reliable, efficient and of high flexural rigidity to withstand the tough construction environment. 
The copper building wire exist in two types;

• A solid copper building wire;-consist of one copper metal wire coated with an insulator, often used as a magnet wire in transformers and motors.

A stranded copper building wire;-has many copper wires compacted together making it more flexible and easily installed.
Here are some things you’d like about the copper building wire:

Copper wire has a high electrical conductivity
Electrical conductivity is the measure of how fast a material conducts electric charge. When it comes to the electrical wiring channel, it is advisable to pick an electrode that easily transmit electric current without much resistance.

Copper building wire has high tensile strength
Tensile strength refers to the measure of the force needed to pull the wire before it reaches its breaking point. During the installation of electricity the wire used is usually pulled to fit the conduit and duct systems. As for the copper building wire because of its tensile strength it remains a conductor of choice as it can resist breaking when subjected to stretching.

Resistance to creep
Creep resistance is the ability of copper made wire to resist gradual deformation from frequent contraction and expansion under the ‘’load, no load’’ conditions. This aspect make the copper building wire to minimize loosening during connection. In case you use a wire that lack creeping characteristic, it may loosen up causing heating to the connection.

Corrosion resistant
Corrosion is the unwanted weakening and breakdown of the material because of chemical reactions on its surface. A copper building wire resist corrosion from humidity, moisture and industrial pollution thus meaning that copper wire is less-likely to be corroded in wet environmental conditions.
 
Electric distributing copper wire should be insulated thoroughly to with a polyvinyl chloride made jacket to prevent it from rotting and also to avoid electrocution due to its non-biodegradable feature. This make it most durable.

Easy to install
The inherent strength, flexibility and hardness of copper wire make it easy to work with. This wire do not require special tools during installation since its flexibility make it easy to join, whereas its hardness maintain the connection in place. It has good tensile strength to withstand pulling in tight places including the conduits.

Applications
The copper building wire is used in many areas because of the reasons explained above. This wire can be used in electrical wiring to distribute electric power in our residential places, industrial buildings, recreational vehicles, substations of voltages of up to 600V alongside boats. The copper wire can also be used in the communication wiring, where it can be twisted into pairs for use in data networks in short and medium length connection. I therefore recommend that you give it a try.
 

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