Copper Clad Aluminum (CCA) is a clad bi-metal utilizing […]
Copper Clad Aluminum (CCA) is a clad bi-metal utilizing electrical conductor grade aluminum as its core and oxygen free copper for its outer layer. The cladding process creates a permanent continuous weld between the two metals. The composite wire is uniquely suited to electrical applications where weight and conductivity issues are critical. The copper makes up either 10% or 15% of the cross sectional area of the wire and assures excellent solderability. AC conductivity at frequencies greater than 5MHz is equal to solid copper. CCA wire is manufactured in accordance with the requirements of ASTM B-566. Film Insulations are available on CCA. See the magnet wire insulation guide for enamel options.
Applications of Copper Clad Aluminum
1.Music:Amplification, Noise elimination, custom guitar cables, loudspeakers, subwoofers and high performance audio
2.Power:Wireless chargers, custom power supplies
3.Aerospace, military, commercial:Extreme temperature sensors, noise control, custom magnetics, underwater sensors
4.Space propulsion systems, sensors:Booms (Retractable tube for inflight tranfer of fuel)
5.Specialty resistors and capacitors:Wireless power transfer systems using inductive coupling through magnetic field
6.Electromagnetic radiation and atomic research:Coaxial Cable
7.Microwave connectors and cables:CATV semi-rigid trunk, distribution cables
8.Hobby motors and wiring:Residential power conductors
9.Automotive:Advanced fuel injection systems
10.Technical equipment:Outdoor control panels, sensors, printers
11.Hearing Aids:Button Cell Batteries
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