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Topic Title: Undersized cables
Topic Summary: Atlas Kablo
Created On: 03 October 2017 01:21 PM
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 Undersized cables   - rogerbryant - 03 October 2017 01:21 PM  
 Undersized cables   - KFH - 03 October 2017 02:29 PM  
 Undersized cables   - AJJewsbury - 03 October 2017 02:30 PM  
 Undersized cables   - broadgage - 03 October 2017 04:03 PM  
 Undersized cables   - Zoomup - 08 October 2017 09:14 AM  
 Undersized cables   - broadgage - 08 October 2017 09:33 AM  
 Undersized cables   - sparkingchip - 03 October 2017 03:55 PM  
 Undersized cables   - sparkingchip - 03 October 2017 04:04 PM  
 Undersized cables   - davezawadi - 04 October 2017 10:49 AM  
 Undersized cables   - mikejumper - 04 October 2017 02:06 PM  
 Undersized cables   - Zoomup - 08 October 2017 09:18 AM  
 Undersized cables   - davidwalker2 - 04 October 2017 04:26 PM  
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 Undersized cables   - davidwalker2 - 04 October 2017 04:30 PM  
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 Undersized cables   - rogerbryant - 05 October 2017 06:55 AM  
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broadgage

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By "insufficient copper" they might mean cable of the correct cross section, but manufactured from impure copper.
Even a small percentage of other metals greatly increases the resistance. For this reason, copper for electrical purposes SHOULD be pure "electrolytic" copper that is very pure.

I suspect some cheap cable might be made from scrap copper that has been melted in a furnace, cast into ingots, and then drawn into wire without ever being electrolyticaly refined.
It would take only small traces of other metals such as brass terminals, soldered joints, or tinned copper wire in the mix for the resulting wire to have a significantly higher resistance than pure copper.
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