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

Classifications of Copper Wire?

The physical characteristics of copper make it a suitable choice for electrical wiring. Copper is soft and flexible. It is also one of the most efficient natural electrical conductors in the world.... Read More »

Is copper wire a compound?

Copper wire used in electrical applications is almost always made from pure copper and is not a compound. Trace amounts of other elements may be present. Alloys of copper are used for special purpo... Read More »