With the development of the cable industry, the advantages of copper-core cable are more. Copper-core cables occupy an absolute advantage over aluminum-core cables in the cable market. However, the high price of copper-core cable also caused an increase in production costs, and also bad construction. The aluminum-core cable as a cable industry “foreign army” emerged, in the market’s favor.
Standards For Cable and Terminal Lug Crimping Specifications
I. Remove Metal Stains, Get A Clean Cable Terminal Lug
Removing metal stains prior to cable connection is an important prerequisite for ensuring cable lug quality.
- Remove metal residues from the conductor surface by wiping.
- Inspect the conductor connection section and remove any visible oxides.
- Ensure that the conductor surface is free of metal residues, otherwise, conductor corrosion in the contact area will occur.
- Ensure that the decontamination of all components has been completed.
Why Use Ring Terminal Lug with Insulation?
Ring Terminal Lug With Insulation: Simple Installation, Cheap Cable lug is often used for cable end connection and continuation. Which can make the connection between cable and electrical appliances more firm and safer. It is a common material for building, electrical equipment, electrical connection and so on. Generally, when the wire is connected with the … Read more
How Are The Lugs And Cables Tightly Welded?
Wire nose is also a very commonly used hardware in electric power systems. According to the industry, it is generally called a cable terminal. When connecting electricity, the more important step is to connect the cable lug with the cable. If the cable cannot be compacted, it is inevitable and easy to generate high temperature, … Read more
Deciding Between Copper or Aluminum Lugs
Mechanical lugs are connectors that are used to connect cables together, and they form an important part of a home electrical system. Mechanical lugs are normally made from one of two metals – copper or aluminum.
As far as functionality goes, they both serve similar purposes, but the differences become obvious when you look at their specific characteristics and the applications where they will be used. Let’s take a look at why aluminum lugs used to be popular as well as why copper is now the preferred metal of choice for lugs.