Copper or CCA Cable

bimettalic 2In today’s market, with new innovations and constantly changing technologies, it may be a challenge to keep up with what is available as well as what is both an appropriate product for specific needs & of high quality. When looking at the cabling industry, the big question is copper or CCA cable.
Copper is an electrical conductor. It has been used in electric wiring since 1820. Its unique combination of high tensile strength (the force required to pull an object) and high ductility (the ability to deform under tensile stress) makes copper ideal for wiring systems. It can be bent, twisted, and pulled without stretching or breaking. Copper’s downsides include high cost and heavy weight.
Copper cables have been around forever. We are used to working with copper cables and know how they perform and what to expect from them. And experience is difficult to beat; therefore introducing a new alternative may be a challenge.
bimettalicWhile copper is the default, CCA (Copper Clad Aluminum) cables should not be overlooked. When manufactured with the correct specifications, CCA cables are reliable and offer a flexible, stronger, lighter weight (1/3 of copper weight at the same length) more economical solution.
As for applications, CCA is an excellent choice for high-frequency, such as CATV coaxial cables.
The process of cladding has been in use for the past 95 years, it is now time for thinking “outside the copper box”.