Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: N.W. Washington
actually, as far as conductivity, it goes silver(9.6), copper(10.4), gold(14), aluminum(17), as measured in ohms per mil foot of wire.
as dnult said, aluminum was discontinued in branch circuit wiring in houses (service drops and ranges still use it) because of corosion issues, when combined with copper wire or terminals. it also has a tendancy to heat cycle and loosen at terminations, causing high resistance and fires. it's still used a lot, especially for large conductors in residences, simply because its cheaper. i hate the stuff, other than it's easy to work with because its light and bends easily. most of the comercial industrial applications i work in spec copper wire only, and i prefer it for reliability and durabilty.
basically, you are good to go, plenty conductive for your application, but i do reccomend doping it with some type of anti sieze, which is wise with any dissimilar metals connection. sorry to get off on a tangent, BTW [img]graemlins/clonk.gif[/img] [img]graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img]
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