Metals And Alloys

Comparison of different metal conductors

  Copper High Performance Conductors Light Weight Conductors Resistance Conductors Plated Conductors Precious Metal Conductors
Metal
 
Copper
Cu-ETP
Copper
Cu-OFE
RCW
Reinforced Copper Wire
HTW
High Tension Wire
XHTW
X-tra High Tension Wire
EF70
ECONFLEX 70
Aluminium
Al99.5
CCA10%
Copper Clad Aluminum
CCA15%
Copper Clad Aluminum
HTCCA15%
High Tension CCA
HTCCA30%
High Tension CCA
HTCCA50%
High Tension CCA
CuNi44
Constantan
CuSn6
Bronze
CuZn30 (Ms70)
Brass
Cu/Ag5 Cu/Ag10 Cu/Ag20 Cu/Ag50 Cu/Ag100 Cu/Ag200 Cu/Ni65 Nickel
Ni99.6
Silver
Ag99.99
Gold
Au99.99
Material no. CW004A CW009A - - -   EN AW-1050 - - - - - 2.0842 CW452K CW505L - - - - - - - 2.4060 - -
Technical valuesUnit                                                  
Diameters available[mm] Min - Max 0.010 - 0.500 0.010 - 0.500 0.020 - 0.500 0.010 - 0.500 0.010 - 0.500 0.020 - 0.200 0.030 - 0.500 0.080 - 0.500 0.020 - 0.500 0.030 - 0.500 0.030 - 0.500 0.030 - 0.500 0.035 - 0.500 0.025 - 0.500 0.030 - 0.500 0.100 - 0.500 0.05 - 0.500 0.02 - 0.500 0.02 - 0.500 0.016 - 0.500 0.016 - 0.500 0.035 - 0.500 0.035 - 0.500 0.016 - 0.500 0.020 - 0.500
Density[g/cm³] Nom 8.93 8.93 8.90 9.00 9.00 8.90 2.70 3.32 3.63 3.63 4.57 5.82 8.90 8.80 8.40 8.90 8.90 9.00 9.00 9.10 9.20 8.90 8.88 10.49 19.32
Conductivity[S/m * 106] Nom 58.50 58.50 57.50 54.08 51.42 52.25 35.85 37.70 39.15 36.00 40.60 45.20 2.00 7.50 16.00 58.50 58.50 58.50 58.50 58.50 58.50 55.00 12.20 62.50 44.70
IACS[%] Nom 101 101 99 93 89 90 62 65 68 62 70 78 3 13 28 101 101 101 101 101 101 95 21 108 77
Temperature-Coefficient[10-6/K] Min - Max
of electrical resistance
3800 - 4100 3800 - 4100 3700 - 4100 3400 - 3800 3200 - 3600 2600 - 2900 3800 - 4200 3700 - 4200 3700 - 4100 3400 - 3800 3600 - 4150 3750 - 4250 -80 - 40 550 - 700 1200 - 1800 3900 - 4300 3900 - 4300 3900 - 4300 3900 - 4300 3900 - 4300 3900 - 4300 3900 - 4300 5000 - 6000 3800 - 4100 3900 - 4100
Elongation (1)[%] Nom 25 25 18 20 22 8 16 14 12 9 9 9 18 35 25 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 10
Tensile strength (1)[N/mm²] Nom 260 260 325 360 385 485 120 150 180 220 230 240 620 490 460 260 260 260 260 260 260 280 520 200 170
Flex Life (2)[%] Nom
100% = Cu
100 100 180 1450 3700 3150 20 50 80 95 95 95 2250 5150 2800 - - - - - - - - - -
Outer metal layer by volume[%] Nom - - - - - - - 10 15 15 30 50 - - - > 0.4 > 0.8 > 1.7 > 4.1 > 7.9 > 14.6 6.6 - - -
Outer metal layer by weight[%] Nom - - - - - - - 27 37 37 59 77 - - - > 0.5 > 1.0 > 2 > 4.8 > 9.1 > 16.7 6.5 - - -
Weldability/Solderability[--] ++/++ ++/++ ++/++ ++/++ ++/++ ++/++ +/-- ++/++ ++/++ ++/++ ++/++ ++/++ ++/+ ++/++ ++/+ ++/++ ++/++ ++/++ ++/++ ++/++ ++/++ ++/-- ++/-- ++/++ ++/++
Properties Very high conductivity, good tensile strength, high elongation, excellent windability, good weldability and solderability Oxygen content of max. 5 ppm, less impurity than Cu-ETP, very high conductivity, high tensile strength, high elongation, good weldability and solderability Improved tensile strength compared to standard copper, good elongation, improved flex life compared to standard copper, high conductivity which is  nearly similar to standard copper, good weldability and solderability Significant higher tensile strength compared to standard copper,  good elongation, higher flex life compared to standard copper, high conductivity which is only slightly lower than standard copper, good weldability and solderability Significant higher tensile strength compared to standard copper, high elongation, very high flex life allows high reliability for terminal connection, high conductivity, good weldability and solderability ECONFLEX combines environmentally friendly material, high conductivity and high flex-life. Very high tensile strength at semi-hard condition, very high flex life allows high reliability for terminal connection and bending, good weldability and solderability Very low density allows high weight reduction, fast heat dissipation, low conductivity CCA combines the advantages of Aluminum and Copper. Low density allows weight reduction, elevated conductivity and tensile strength compared to Aluminum, good weldability and solderability, recommended for diameter 0.080mm and above CCA combines the advantages of Aluminum and Copper. Lower density allows weight reduction, elevated conductivity and tensile strength compared to Aluminum, good weldability and solderability, recommended for very fine sizes down to 0.020mm High Tension CCA combines high tensile strength, high conductivity and low density. Low density allows weight reduction, higher tensile strength than standard Aluminium. Due to the high-grade aluminum core improved tensile strength compared to standard CCA, good weldability and solderability High Tension CCA combines high tensile strength, high conductivity and low density. Low density allows weight reduction, higher tensile strength than standard Aluminium. Due to the high-grade aluminum core and increased copper cladding improved tensile strength as well as higher conductivity compared to HCTCA15%, good weldability and solderability High Tension CCA combines high tensile strength, high conductivity and low density. Low density allows weight reduction, higher tensile strength than standard Aluminium. Due to the high-grade aluminum core and increased copper cladding improved tensile strength as well as higher conductivity compared to HTCCA30%, good weldability and solderability Excellent tensile strength, high elongation, very high flex life. Very low conductivity allows very high electrical resistance, very low temperature coefficient of electrical resistance, good corrosion resistivity Very high tensile strength, very high elongation, outstanding flex life. Very low conductivity allows very high electrical resistance, good corrosion resistivity,  good weldability and solderability Very high tensile strength, high elongation, very high flex life. Low conductivity allows high electrical resistance, good corrosion resistivity, good weldability and solderability The recommended silver thickness depends on the requested diameter, very high conductivity, high tensile strength, high elongation, high corrosion resistivity, bright and shiny surface, good weldability and solderability.
Ultrafine wires require higher % of plating, while heavier wires can use more economical lower %
The recommended silver thickness depends on the requested diameter, very high conductivity, high tensile strength, high elongation, high corrosion resistivity, bright and shiny surface, good weldability and solderability.
Ultrafine wires require higher % of plating, while heavier wires can use more economical lower %
The recommended silver thickness depends on the requested diameter, very high conductivity, high tensile strength, high elongation, high corrosion resistivity, bright and shiny surface, good weldability and solderability.
Ultrafine wires require higher % of plating, while heavier wires can use more economical lower %
The recommended silver thickness depends on the requested diameter, very high conductivity, high tensile strength, high elongation, high corrosion resistivity, bright and shiny surface, good weldability and solderability.
Ultrafine wires require higher % of plating, while heavier wires can use more economical lower %
The recommended silver thickness depends on the requested diameter, very high conductivity, high tensile strength, high elongation, high corrosion resistivity, bright and shiny surface, good weldability and solderability.
Ultrafine wires require higher % of plating, while heavier wires can use more economical lower %
The recommended silver thickness depends on the requested diameter, very high conductivity, high tensile strength, high elongation, high corrosion resistivity, bright and shiny surface, good weldability and solderability.
Ultrafine wires require higher % of plating, while heavier wires can use more economical lower %
High conductivity, high tensile strength and high elongation, high corrosion resistivity, electro-plating Very high tensile strength and high elongation. Magnetic up to 350°C, high corrosion resistivity Excellent conductivity, high corrosion resistivity, bright and shiny surface High conductivity, excellent corrosion resistivity
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All ELEKTRISOLA - typical values are the results of different test or experimental series, but can vary.
(1) : Typical values
(2) : Ø 0.080mm Grade 1. Test conditions in accordance to ASTM B470

Other metals like copper clad steel (CCS) etc. on request.