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Industrial Power Engineering Handbook by KC Agrawal

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Properties and Ratings of Current-carrying Conductors

30.1 Properties and current ratings for aluminium and copper conductors

In Table 30.1 we provide the general properties of aluminium and copper conductors. The table also makes a general comparison between the two widely used metals for the purpose of carrying current.

Table 30.1

Selected properties (average) of copper and aluminium at 20°C

Notes

When using the above metals for the purpose of current ...

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