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TINNED COPPER WIRE

 

Why Use Tinned
Copper Wire?

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HOW TO PREVENT CORROSION

To prevent accelerated corrosion, tinned copper conductors can be used as an added layer of protection.
 

Tinned copper is primarily used in wastewater treatment facilities, subway systems, and other contaminated environments susceptible to long-term exposure to excess water. The tin coating on the copper protects the wire from corrosion and premature cable failure.
 

Benefits of Tinned Copper:

  • Protects Against Corrosion
  • Extends the Life of the Cable
  • Easy to Solder
  • Same Conductivity as Bare Copper

 

 

PROTECTION AGAINST COPPER CORROSION

The sole purpose of electrical wire and cable is to conduct an electric current from one point to another, but if the cable starts to corrode, it can quickly become damaged and result in loss of performance. While bare copper is fairly resistant to corrosion, tinned copper conductors prevent accelerated corrosion against wet and contaminated environments.

Tinned copper is primarily used for protection against oxidation and corrosion. In climates where copper has long-term exposure to water, the oxygen will combine with the metal and form copper oxide, weakening the bonds of the metal. It is worse if the wire is in contact with salt water. As more of this oxide forms, it weakens the integrity of the copper making it brittle and crumbly. Corrosive copper wire is less efficient at moving electricity and can cause safety hazards.

 

TINNED COPPER APPLICATIONS

Tinned copper wire is particularly useful in wastewater treatment facilities, underground subway systems, and projects exposed to excess oil, gas, or water. Tinned bare copper is frequently used in utility projects in the Northeast and environments exposed to excess sodium-chloride salts (seawater).

When considering bare or tinned copper, the environment should be a determining factor in the wire selection process. Tinned copper can extend the life of your cable, but it isn’t easily retrofitted in all projects. Thinking ahead and planning for potentially corrosive environments can prevent total replacement jobs in the future.

 

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TINNED COPPER CONDUCTORS

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Service Wire offers solid or stranded tinned conductors in a variety of products, including:

 

Stranded Tinned Copper

 

Bare (Solid and Stranded) and Tinned (Solid and Stranded) Copper Wire

BARE COPPER 

Solid or Stranded

AVAILABLE:
#18 AWG - 1000 Kcmil
Soft, Medium Hard, or Hard Drawn
Tinned or Non-Tinned

Tinned Single Conductors

SERVICEPRO-X®

No Pulling Lubricant Required
(#6 AWG and Larger)

  • XHHW-2 600V/1kV Copper
  • USE-2 or RHW-2 600V/1kV Copper
  • RHW-2 or RW90 1kV/2kV Copper

AVAILABLE:
#14 AWG - 1000 Kcmil
Tinned Conductors
VW-1 Rated
Wide Range of Colors
Silicone-Free

XHHW-2 ServicePlex Prefab, Twisted Cable

SERVICEPLEX®

Prefab Twisted Single Conductors

  • XHHW-2 Inner Conductors
    600/1,000 Volt Copper

AVAILABLE:
#14 AWG - 750 Kcmil
2-7 Conductors
Built-In Grounds
Pre-Installed Pulling Heads
Wide Range of Colors
Silicone-Free

Feeder MC

FEEDER MC

Flexible Interlocked MC (UL 1569)

  • XHHW-2 Inner Conductors
    Colored, Numbered, or Striped Conductors

AVAILABLE:
#8 AWG - 600 Kcmil
2-4 Conductors
120V and 480V Color Codes
50% Ground
PVC, ServiceCPE®, or EnviroPLUS® Jacket

Jacketed MC

JACKETED MC

Flexible Interlocked Type MC (UL 1569)

  • XHHW-2 Inner Conductors
    Colored, Numbered, or Striped Conductors

AVAILABLE:
AIA and GSIA
#14 AWG - 750 Kcmil
2-37 Conductors
120V and 480V Color Codes
50% Ground
PVC, ServiceCPE®, or EnviroPLUS® Jacket

Dual Rated Tray Cable

TRAY CABLE

TC-ER Rated

  • XHHW-2 Inner Conductors
    Colored, Numbered, or Striped Conductors

AVAILABLE:
Dual Rated 600V/1kV or 2kV
#14 AWG - 1000 Kcmil
2-37 Conductors
Tinned or Non-Tinned
Shielded or Non-Shielded
PVC, ServiceCPE®, or EnviroPLUS® Jacket

RHW-2/PVC VFD Tray Cable

SERVICEDRIVE®

VFD Tray Cable

  • RHW-2/PVC, Shielded
    2,000 Volt Copper

AVAILABLE:
#14 AWG - 1000 Kcmil
PVC, ServiceCPE®, or EnviroPLUS® Jacket

XHHW-2/PVC VFD Jacketed MC Cable

SERVICEDRIVE®

VFD Jacketed MC Cable

  • XHHW-2/PVC
    600 Volt Copper

AVAILABLE:
#14 AWG - 1000 Kcmil
PVC, ServiceCPE®, or EnviroPLUS® Jacket

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