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Benefits of Using Silver Plated Wire

In the debate over which is best – copper wire, silver coated copper wire, or solid silver wire, there are varying opinions on which one you should use. When conductivity, resistance to corrosion, and flexibility of use come into play, there are some reasons why silver plated wiring might be the best choice for what you need to do.

Conductivity

One of the biggest arguments for using silver coated copper wire is that even when it tarnishes, though it’ll be less shiny and attractive as when it was brand new, it still conducts electricity just as well. Since degradation in wiring can cause shorts and a change in the wire’s effectiveness, maintaining conductivity even in the face of corrosion and tarnishing makes silver coated wiring a good choice.

Resistance to Corrosion

Since silver plated wire is less likely to degrade due to tarnishing, that means its resistance to corrosion is overall, slightly better than simple copper wire. That is good news especially when coils are in the picture, as weak points on wiring can mean trouble. Choosing silver coated copper wire means you’ll be using a product that is not only highly conductive, but also durable and long-lasting.

Flexibility of Use

Finally, the previous two benefits of silver plated wire lead to the third, that it is possible to use it in many different applications. Silver coated wire can be used in a number of different things and industries, including music and radio cable wiring and much more. They are also available in different voltage ratings, meaning you can use silver coated copper wire for things that will provide high doses of energy without worrying about the conductivity being weak.

There are many different choices you can make when you are doing electrical work. Silver plated wiring has different benefits than other choices, though.

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