Index

  1. Bare Copper Wire
    1. Service Wire Bronze-Magnesium Contact Wire for Electrified Rail Systems
    2. Service Wire Bronze-Tin Contact Wire for Electrified Rail Systems
    3. Service Wire Copper Contact Wire for Electrified Rail Systems
    4. Service Wire Copper Plater Wire
    5. Service Wire Copper Solid Conductor Bare or Tinned, Soft Annealed, Medium Hard, Hard Drawn Wire
    6. Service Wire Copper Stranded Conductor Bare or Tinned, Soft Annealed, Medium Hard, Hard Drawn Wire
  2. Commercial And Industrial Cable
    1. Prysmian and Draka Cable Ecosafe Low Voltage Commercial Cable
    2. Prysmian Cable Ecosafe Copper Low Voltage Commercial and Industrial Cable
  3. Copper Photovoltaic Cable
    1. Sungen Dual-Layer EPR/XL-CPE Photovoltaic Wire 2000V UL
    2. Sungen Dual-Layer EPR/XL-CPE Photovoltaic Wire 600V UL
    3. Sungen Global XLPE/LSZH XLPO Photovoltaic Wire TUV 2 PFG
    4. Sungen IC XLPE Photovoltaic Wire 2000V UL
    5. Sungen IC XLPE Photovoltaic Wire 600V UL
    6. Sungen USE-2 XLPE Photovoltaic Wire 2000V UL
    7. Sungen XLPE Photovoltaic Wire 600V UL
  4. GenFire Rail EN Cables
    1. Single Core Unsheathed Silicone Rubber 120˚C EN Cable 1,8/3 kV
    2. Single Core Unsheathed Silicone Rubber 120˚C EN Cable 3,6/6 kV
    3. Single Core Unsheathed Silicone Rubber 150˚C EN Cable 1,8/3 kV
    4. Single Core Unsheathed Silicone Rubber 150˚C EN Cable 3,6/6 kV
  5. Low Voltage, Hook Up Wire
    1. Heater Cord TYPE HPN 300V UL CSA Portable Cord
    2. Heavy Wall UL Types MTW AWM NEC Type THW
    3. Hook-Up Wire UL Types MTW TFF AWM And CSA
    4. Lamp Cord Type SPT 300V UL CSA
    5. Low-Voltage Landscape Lighting Wire
    6. Ultra Flex Jacketed Types EVJE EVE EVJT And EVT
    7. Ultra Flex Types EVJ AND EV 300 And 600V UL
  6. Low-Smoke Halogen-Free Cable
    1. Polyrad LSHF Thin Wall Single Core Unsheathed EN Cable
    2. Polyrad LSHF Thin Wall Single & Multi-Core Screened and Sheathed EN Cable
    3. Polyrad LSHF Thin Wall Multi-Core Unscreened and Sheathed EN Cable
    4. Polyrad LSHF Thin Wall Multi-Core & Pairs Screened & Sheathed EN Cable
    5. Polyrad LSHF Medium Wall Single Core Unsheathed EN Cable
    6. Polyrad LSHF Medium Wall Single Core Sheathed EN Cable
    7. Polyrad LSHF Medium Wall Multi-Core Unscreened & Sheathed EN Cable
    8. Polyrad LSHF Medium Wall Multi-Core Screened & Sheathed EN Cable
  7. PV Photovoltaic Cable
    1. Amercable AmerSol Dual-Certified Photovoltaic Cable Single-Conductor 2000V/1500V Rated 90C 37-717
    2. Amercable AmerSol Dual-Certified Photovoltaic Cable Single-Conductor 2000V/1000V Rated 90C 37-715
    3. Amercable AmerSol Dual-Certified Photovoltaic Cable Single-Conductor 600V/1000V Rated 90C 37-713
    4. Amercable Type PV Photovoltaic Cable Single Conductor 2kV 90C RHH/RHW-2 CSA 1kV RPV-90 UL4703 37-711
    5. 600V Cross-Linked Polyethylene Insulated
    6. 1000V Cross-Linked Polyethylene Insulated
    7. 2000V Cross-Linked Polyethylene Insulated
  8. Specialty Building Wire
    1. Amercable Flexible Grounding Cable Clear Yellow Other Colors 37-003
    2. Amercable GexSIS-125 High Performance Switchboard Wire
    3. Amercable Lead Covered Grounding Cable 37-409
    4. Durasheath High Speed Type RHH RHW-2 USE-2 EPR
    5. Genfree II High Speed Type RHH RHW-2 USE-2
    6. Genfree Ii High Speed Type RHH RHW-2 USE-2 LSZH XLPO
    7. Genfree Ii High Speed Type XHHW-2 LSZH XLPO
    8. RW90 XLPE Low Voltage Power 600V CSA
    9. RWU90 XLPE Low-Voltage Power 1000V CSA
    10. T90 PVC Low Voltage Power 600V CSA 1C
    11. Type XHHW-2 CT High Speed Rated 1C Copper
    12. Unicon XLPE High Speed Type RHH RHW-2 USE-2
    13. Unicon XLPE XLPE Low-Voltage Power 600V
    14. XHHW-2 CT XLPE Low-Voltage Power 600 V UL
    15. XHHW-2 VW-1 XLPE Control And Low-Voltage Power
  9. Twisted Cable
    1. Service Wire 400 Hz USE-2 RHH or RHW-2 600 Volt Copper Cable
    2. Service Wire 400 Hz XHHW-2 600 Volt Copper Cable
    3. Service Wire Drop XHHW-2 600 Volt Copper Cable
    4. Service Wire Plex USE-2 RHH or RHW-2 600 Volt Copper Twisted Cable
    5. Service Wire Plex XHHW-2 600 Volt Copper Twisted Cable
    6. Service Wire Preassembled Aerial 133% Jacketed EPR MV-105 15,000 Volt Copper Cable
    7. Service Wire Preassembled Aerial Jacketed EPR Non-shielded MV-90 2,400 Volt Copper Cable
    8. Service Wire Preassembled Aerial Jacketed EPR Shielded MV-105 5,000 Volt Copper Cable
    9. Service Wire Preassembled Aerial XHHW-2 600 Volt Copper Cable
  10. XHHW-2 And RHH/RHW-2 Copper Cable
    1. Prysmian and Draka Cable Lifeline Power Cables RHW-2 or RW90 Two Hour Horizontal One-Hour Vertical Fire Resistive Cables in EMT
    2. Service Wire RHH/RHW-2 or USE-2 CT Rated 2000 Volt PV 1000/2000 Volt Copper Cable
    3. Service Wire Switchboard SIS 600 Volt Copper Cable
    4. Service Wire USE-2 or RHH/RHW-2 VW-1 CT Rated 600 Volt Copper Cable
    5. Service Wire Weatherproof Line HMW-PE / Copper Cable Solid/Stranded Soft Medium Hard and Hard Drawn
    6. Service Wire XHHW-2 VW-1 Tinned CT Rated 600 Volt Copper Cable
    7. Service Wire XHHW-2/EnviroPlus Zero Halogen Limited Smoke Jacket 600 Volt Copper Cable
    8. Service Wire XHHW-2/PVC 600 Volt Copper Cable
    9. Service Wire XHHW-2/ServiceCPE 600 Volt Copper Cable
  11. Bare Copper Wire (Ground)
  12. Bus Drop Cable 600V UL Listed
  13. Copper Service Entrance Cable SER Type SE Style R
  14. Copper Service Entrance Cable SEU Type SE Style U
  15. Copper-Clad Rods
  16. NM-B Romex Copper Wire 250'/1000' Spools
  17. Thermostat Wire Type LVT 30 Volt CSA
  18. Thermostat Wire Unjacketed Low-Voltage And Intercom Cable
  19. THHN THWN - 2 Copper Wire
  20. TYPE CL2 Thermostat Wire 150 Volt UL
  21. Type UF-B Copper Underground Feeder
  22. XHHW-2 Copper Wire
  23. XLP USE - 2 RHH RHW Copper Wire

 

Bare Copper Wire; A must read review before you buy one

 

The most basic unit in the electronics and electrical world is the wire. Simple gadgets and complex industrial transformers are all made of copper wires, an assurance that the dark ages of the past do not catch up in the present.Bare copper wires are often used as grounding wires. They are used as transmission wires to convey vital messages through Morse codes and are also used to prevent shocks. Manufacturers of bare copper wire continue to be on the rise because of the several advantages that this wire offers. Due to their high conductivity, strength, malleability and resistance to corrosion they have continued to be used for ages.

But it is important to note that it quickly becomes damaged when used in areas that are wet or have high humidity. The performance of bare copper wire may deteriorate when it is used in temperatures that are beyond 1000 Celsius. As compared to other kinds of copper such as tinned copper, bare copper wire is known to be the least expensive. It is again because of this factor coupled with other benefits that this wire has continued to be used overtime.

Benefits of Bare Copper Wire  1.Copper wires are generally easy to work with as they are bendable. Copper wire is highly resistant to corrosion and thus you do not have to worry the formation of oxides. A good number of metals when exposed to high humidity are affected by wear and tear. However, with copper it is different. Copper wire is resistant to corrosion making it an ideal choice when making marine equipments.

2.Copper is highly flexible. Bare copper can be comfortably bent or twisted when carrying out wiring in constricted places. Copper wires are ideal for use as often will need to use wires in very narrow hard reach areas. You can be sure that these wires will not break easily even under any kind of duress.

3.Copper wire is durable. With copper, you will not need to carry out repair frequently. Unlike other materials used for wiring purposes, copper does get loose even after a long period of use. Copper wire is also ideal for appliances which produce a lot of heat as it does not catch fire. This factor makes copper safe to use even in the case of a surge it will not start to melt. You can use it and not worry about a fire hazard at all.

4.Another great advantage of bare copper wire is its conductivity. Of all metals copper has the best conductivity making it the first choice for electrical goods.

5.Bare copper is often used at home to avoid cases of compatibility. Most manufacturers use copper wire in home appliances so that they work compatibly with these appliances. It can be very fatal when you use other wires other than copper with bare copper wire. Experts in electrical goods advice using copper for appliances because with copper wiring in everything issues such as galvanic reactions can never be encountered.

Types of bare copper wire 
There are different kinds of bare copper wire and if you are not keen, you may go for what does not meet your needs. These different wires have unique properties performing different tasks. Nassau Electrical Supply is a supplier of all kinds of wires and cables. Among them is the bare copper to the wire. The different kinds of bare copper wires by Nassau include;

Service Wire Bronze- Magnesium Contact Wire for Electrified Rail Systems
Transportation is major part of the world’s economy today. For this sake it is important that the best of machines and tools be used in ensuring this sector continues to become better. Service wire bronze- magnesium contact wire is a single conductor that has been made with a combination of innovative technology. The wire has been constructed with solid magnesium which has superior performance at elevated temperatures. The solid magnesium makes this wire to be highly machinable, have high resistance and has high specific stiffness. The wire has a hard drawn temper and has been made in the configuration of grooved.

The wire is used in overhead catenary system and is utilized as a power for light rail systems, underground mining cars, cranes and electric railroad locomotives. It has been made in compliant with various international standards. It complies with the ASTM B- 9 and RoHS standard. You can thus rest assured that your safety will not be in any way get compromised.

Service Wire Bronze- Tin Contact Wire for Electrified Rail Systems
This is also a single conductor cable with the conductor size Awg ranging between 2 to 336.4 MCM. It has been constructed with solid tin which is known to be very soft. This feature enables the service wire bronze- tin contact wire to easily bend and cut according to the needs of the user. The areas where this wire is likely to be used involves a lot of bending and cutting. This cable is used because of its high flexibility and its ability to be stretched and molded in different ways. Tin is resistant to corrosion and is also fairly priced. This wire has a hard drawn temper and made in the configuration of grooved.

The service wire bronze- tin contact wire is often used in underground mining cars, electric railroad locomotives, cranes and in overhead catenary system as power for light rail systems. The wire is safe for use as it has been made in line with the international standards regarding electrical wires. It complies with the ASTM B- 9.

Service Wire Copper Contact Wire for Electrified Rail Systems
This wire also has a single conductor and has been made with solid copper. Solid copper is known for its flexibility and its ability to transmit electric currents rapidly. The conductor of the wire comes in various sizes with the minimum tensile strength running from 35.3 to 29.0 Kg per square millimeter. The wire has a hard drawn temper and has been made in the configuration of grooved.

As it is prudent to work with products that have gone through several tests, this wire has been taken through several international tests. The wire is compliant with the following international standards;

• ASTM Standards
• B-47
• B-116
• RoHS Compliant

Because of the great features and benefits of the service wire, it is used for several applications. The wire is ideal for use in light rail transit systems, an overhead power for electric railroad locomotives, underground mining motor cars and cranes.

Service Wire Copper Plater Wire
This wire can be found in solid soft drawn or hard drawn bare copper. Copper has since time immemorial been used in electrical and electronic devices because of its ability to transmit electric power fast. It cuts and bends easily, a crucial feature that is required when looking for a building wire. The soft drawn wire is flexible and easily forms into place. The hard drawn wire has higher tensile strengths and is more difficult to form. The multi- conductor wire is packaged on convenient spools as has been spelled out in ASTM B49.

The copper plater wire has been made in line with the following ASTM standards;

  1. B- 1 (hard drawn)
  2. B- 3 (soft drawn)
  3. B- 49 (copper rod)
  4. RoHS compliant

Because the cable is easily welded and soldered, it is ideal for usage as a hanger in the electro- plating industry. As compared to other commercially available metals used to conduct electricity, this wire has the highest conductivity per unit area.

Service Wire Copper Solid Conductor Bare or Tinned, Soft Annealed, Medium Hard, Hard Drawn Wire
The inner part of a conductor is basically the heart of the wire or cable. The conductor of this wire comes in two ways either bare copper solid conductor or tinned copper solid conductor. According to the National Electrical Code (NEC) are to be used majorly for grounding purposes. Tinned copper is used to enhance the properties of copper. The conductors of this wire are annealed (soft) copper and are available in medium hard and hard drawn wire.

An electrical wire is not item to manufacture without putting into consideration safety guidelines. For this reason, this wire has been constructed in line with the following international standards and specifications;

  • ASTM standards;
  • B- 1 (hard drawn)
  • B- 2(medium hard drawn)
  • B- 3 (soft or annealed)
  • B- 33 (tinned)
  • REA/RUS approved
  • Federal standard QQ- W- 343
  • RoHS compliant

The wire is ideal for use on insulators for overhead transmission and distribution and in electrical grounding systems.

Service Wire Copper Stranded Conductor Bare or Tinned, Soft Annealed, Medium Hard, Hard Drawn Wire
The conductor of this wire is stranded and comes in two forms; bare or tinned. As compared to solid conductors, stranded conductors provide greater flexibility. The conductor is soft annealed. As a hard drawn conductor it is used for transmission and distribution lines, grounding machinery or equipment and as grounding connections in circuits. As a medium drawn conductor it is used in grounding for machinery or equipment and grounding connections in circuits.

For the purposes of safety, measures, the wire has been manufactured in line with the following international standards and specifications;

  • RoHS compliant
  • REA/ RUS approved
  • Federal standard QQ- W- 343
  • ASTM standards;
  • B- 787
  • B- 8
  • B- 1
  • B- 33
  • B- 3
  • B- 2

Because stranded conductors provide better flexibility, this wire is used generally on insulators for overhead transmission and distribution applications and in electrical grounding systems- including counterpoise systems.

Conclusion
As it is evident, bare copper is one wire with quite a number of benefits as compared to other metals. To begin with bare copper is compatible with copper and thus very ideal for home appliances and will not cause a galvanic reaction which can be extremely dangerous. It also does not melt even when a surge comes about. Safety is always paramount and bare copper wire provides just that. Its flexibility and durability has made it become a favorite of experts carrying out wiring and installations. The performance of copper wire does not deteriorate even after constant expansion and contraction due to weather changes. The fact that it bends and cuts easily is another factor that has made it to stand out amongst other metals.

As already establish there are several types of bare copper wire. Note that stranded copper conductors provide better and greater flexibility as compared to solid copper conductors. You thus need to be sure which kind of bare copper wire matches your needs and you can never go wrong.

Where to get bare copper wire
As bare copper wire is a common household name in the electrical and electronics world, you are bound to come across the wire in most outlets that supply electronics and electrical products. Also because of the multiple benefits that come with this type of copper wire you stand a high chance of coming across it in major outlets. However, before settling on a supplier it is important to carry out a proper back ground check. This may even include checking on their reviews online. The reason as to why you should do a deep back ground search is because electrical matters are very sensitive and getting a product with deficiencies of any kind could be very fatal to the end user.

As you have seen in the above types of bare copper wire from Nassau Electrical Supply, there are international standards and specifications that govern the construction of these wires. Other manufacturers may miss to produces their wires in accordance with the set standards and regulations of copper wires. Not adhering to the necessary guidelines definitely jeopardizes the product in terms of quality and its ability to adequately match the needs of the user. As you have seen, Nassau Electrical Supply produces wires and cables with the needs of the user in mind. We have a team of experts available to answer to all your questions regarding to these products and any other. Contact us today and we will be glad to answer to all your queries.

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