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Flat Tinned Copper Braid
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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.
Top Customer Reviews
This is just one layer of tinned braid. I felt more comfortable doubling the end of the braid and soldering it at the end to be pierced and placed over the grounding posts. One could also just solder the "frayed" end after cutting the braid to length I suppose.
Braid is also useful for draining static charges from antennas, but not at the voltages and levels found in lightning. The tinning makes it very easy to solder and protects against corrosion somewhat. Remember, copper is soft. Exterior runs should be secured so that the braid is not constantly flexed by wind and breaks.
I have also seen this used in gardening, oddly enough. A stiff, bare copper wire is placed vertically about ten feet above the ground, soldered to the braid, and the braid is run into a metal stake pounded into the earth. This drains static charges from the surrounding air, which damages plants of all kinds. Without it, your plants are the conductor. I found this quite interesting.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Seems to be high quality. Used it to bond the panels and doors on my Ford Ranger for use with a Yaesu FT-8900.Published 1 month ago by Stephen Lesniak
one of the things I needed to make my own grounding cables. very nice quality.Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
Great item to help with repairs of a common ground problem I had on my laptop.Published 8 months ago by Elga Visa
used in battery building for an Ebike. flexible yet makes good solder pointsPublished 9 months ago by Tim Judd
The Copper Braid I received under this part number was NOT tinned. Bare copper wire braid. It will work just the same in my application, but it is not what was advertised.Published 11 months ago by K. Boericke