CHARACTERISTICS OF ELECTRIC WIRE


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CHARACTERISTICS OF ELECTRIC WIRE
CHARACTERISTICS OF ELECTRIC WIREThere are several conditions to be considered when choosing an aircraft electric wire. The design temperature, flexibility requirements, abrasion resistance, strength, insulation, electrical resistance, weight, and applied voltage and current flow all affect the wire selection. These factors will determine the type of conductor and insulation necessary for a given installation. Most aircraft wire is made with a stranded copper conductor, either 7 or 19 strands for small wire and 19 or more for larger wire. The use of stranded, or twisted, wire increases the flexibility of the conductor, thus decreasing the chance of fatigue failure. Flexible wire is made of several small strands; less flexible wire is made of fewer, coarser strands. Solid wire (one single…
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Thomas K. Eismin: Aircraft Electricity and Electronics, Sixth Edition. CHARACTERISTICS OF ELECTRIC WIRE, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2014), AccessEngineering Export