Aluminum Building Wire Installation and Terminations


First published in IAEI NEWS, this informative and engaging article dispels many of the myths associated with the proper installation of aluminum building wire. It identifies the common culprits of reported failures and details the history of aluminum wire, its acceptance by the NEC, and industry standards for installations and terminations.


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The updated industry paper The Evolution of Aluminum Conductors Used for Building Wire and Cable is now available on the NEMA website. This paper describes the development and acceptance of AA-8000 series aluminum conductors for feeder and service entrance cable applications.


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