Asked in Home Electricity
Which element are used as an electric heater filament?
Nichrome wire is commonly used for resistance wire for heater elements and it is a non-magnetic alloy of two elements nickel and chromium. It has high resistance and resists oxidation. The electrical resistivity is about 65 times that of copper. ...
Asked in Metal and Alloys
What has more resistance a nichrome wire or a copper wire?
Nichrome wire has such high resistance that it is used to convert electrical energy into heat. Many heating elements are made from nichrome. Copper wire has the best conductivity, for the price, of any metal. ...
Asked in Science, Physics, Electrical Wiring
What mineral material is used as an insulator in electrical equipment?
Magnesium oxide is used in heating elements to isolate the inside heating wire from the elements outside sheath. This same material is used in Pyrotenax mineral insulated cables as an insulation medium. ...
Asked in Home Electricity, Physics, Electrical Wiring
What is wire made of?
A wire can be made of one or more of several different elements or compounds of elements. Some examples are: steel or copper or brass or silver or gold or platinum ... Which materials are used to make a particular wire depends mainly on three factors: the physical strength the electrical conductivity and an affordable cost for the wire's intended use. ...
What elements are in electrical wire?
Electrical wire can consist of several different elements from Aluminum to copper and even steel. Many types of wire have been made from silver and also gold, depending on the application, and it's no uncommon to plate the wire with another metal to avoid corrosion or rust. ...
Asked in New Electrical Work
When calculating wire size do you add both 4500 watt elements together?
Yes, if the elements are operating simultaneously, you would need to have sufficient ampacity (wire size) to supply both. If they only alternate, one at a time, you could use a smaller wire. ...
Asked in Physics, Electrical Engineering
What are the types of wire and what are its different uses?
There are three types of wires. They are solid wire (single piece metal wire used when flexibility is required),stranded wire (group of gauge wire wrapped used in circuit boards), braided wire (strands of wire braided together used as electromagnetic shield). ...
Asked in Heater Cores and Blower Fans
What wire is used for an immersion heater?
An immersion electric heater usually uses nichrome wire as the heating element. Nichrome is highly resistive, and by applying a voltage, we can get it pretty hot. Nichrome is used as the heating element in toasters and on electric range elements as well as lots of other places. ...
What is the hot wire white black or green?
The colour of wires identifies what the wires are used for. A black colour wire can be used as a hot conductor along with other wire colours. A white colour wire will only be used as a grounded conductor wire in a 120/240 volt system and a green coloured wire will only be used as a ground wire and nothing else. ...
Asked in Metal and Alloys
What other elements besides copper can be used in electrical wire?
Aluminum wire can be used with caution in treating the connections so they don't corrode. Many metals will conduct electricity. What gets used is based upon economics as well as conductivity or the ability to carry a certain current load for a certain size wire. Gold is the best conductor but is expensive. Silver is next in line. Copper and aluminum are the most cost effective and allow ample current to pass for a given size of wire. ...