Copper Clad Steel, also known as copper covered steel, or abbreviated as CCS wire, is a bimetallic wire, mainly used in the wire industry that combines the high mechanical resistance of steel with the conductivity and resistance to corrosion of copper. Its main purpose is to be used as a drop wire of telephone cables, and inner conductor of coaxial cables, network wires, CATV cable, power and traffic engineering wire and other electron field.
The thicker of the copper on the steel layer is cladded, the higher conductivity the wire carries.
Copper clad steel wire (CCS wire) has become the ideal choice material in different industrial field such as communicatios, electrical power and electronics.
CCS WIRE can be processed into silvering copper clad steel wire, silvering copper clad steel wire according to different buyer's special requirements.
Copper clad steel wire features:
* Because the outer layer of the conductor is low-impedance copper, and the higher impedance steel is central, copper-clad RF transmission lines have similar impedance at high AC frequencies as solid copper conductors.
* Tensile strength of copper-clad steel conductors is greater than that of ordinary copper conductors permitting greater span lengths than with copper.
* Another advantage of copper clad steel wire is that smaller diameter copper-clad steel conductors may be used in coaxial cables, permitting higher impedance and smaller cable diameter than with copper conductors of similar strength.
* Due to the inseparable union of the two metals, it is theft resistant, because it is not practical to recover the copper. So the conductor has very little scrap value. Thus the frequent thefts common with pure copper conductors are avoided.
* The installation with copper steel conductors are safe and fulfills the required specifications of a good grounding. For this reason copper clad steel wire is used with preference by utilities and oil companies.