This tin plated copper braid is suitable for use in ground wire applications. This flat braided copper wire is annealed for improved ductility and meets the QQ-W-343 specification for uninsulated wire. This copper braid is suitable for use in wiring applications where no insulation is needed and in ground wire applications.
Electrical wire carries an electric current or grounds an electrical device. The amount of current a wire can carry is proportional to its size (gauge), and the wire is generally sheathed with coatings and coverings to insulate and protect it from moisture, chemicals, heat, and abrasion. Copper is the primary material for electrical wire, but alloys are sometimes used to increase its strength or its resistance to chemicals and the environment. Wire can be composed of a single strand or of many smaller strands, depending on its use, and is typically annealed to improve its ductility. Electrical wire is commonly used in industrial, electronic, and automotive applications.