What is copper wire?

Answer Copper wire is a hard, flexible thread made from the metal called copper. It is used in electrical wiring because copper is an excellent conductor of electricity.Melting PointElectric currents can ... Read More »

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When installing a Y-shaped electric range plug and it has places for three wires and you have a black wire white wire and a bare copper wire so which wire goes where?

Answer for USA, Canada and countries running a 60 Hz power supply service.(LIFE SAFETY WARNING! [disclaimer] Electricity is dangerous! You can be injured or killed! Improper installations can ca... Read More »

I need to extend a 14 gauge, 600 volt stranded copper wire. Can I use solid wire?

yes you can use solid sure to get your wire nuts tight

What is the speed of electrons along thin copper wire?

According to University of Washington research engineer William J. Beaty, electrons do not flow through copper wire. Instead, the electrons vibrate back and forth about a hundred-thousandth of an i... Read More »

What size copper wire is used for 200 ampere service?

The National Fire Protection Association's National Electrical Code Handbook 2008 requires a residential or commercial service rated for 200 amps to have a minimum size of 2/0 according to the Amer... Read More »