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Electrical engineers, abbreviated as EE, design, develop, test, and supervise the manufacturing of electrical equipment.  Electrical & Electronic engineers design things such as power systems, electronics / microelectronics, signal processing, instrumentation & control systems, computers, and computer networks.

Electrical engineering is a branch of engineering that deals with the study, design, development, and implementation of electrical and electronic systems, including power generation and transmission, communication systems, control systems, and electronic circuits.  Electrical engineers work in a variety of industries, including power generation and distribution, telecommunications, electronics, and manufacturing. They may work in research and development, product design, systems analysis, or project management, depending on their area of specialization.

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 Electric Wire Materials 

  • Copper electrical wire  -  Copper (Cu) is considered the standard in wiring. Most homes and appliances use copper for two reasons. It is easy to mold or bend and it is a good conductor. Copper is rather easy to come by but not as easy as other conductor metals.
  • Aluminum electrical wire  -  Aluminum (Al) is also easy to mold and bend but less of a conductor than copper. If you decide to use aluminum wire that will carry the same amount of electricity as a copper wire, the wire needs to have a larger diameter. Since aluminum is more abundant than copper, it makes it the cheaper of the two.
  • Silver electrical wire  -  Silver (Ag) is the best conductor of electricity for high temperatures. However, it is hard to bend and expensive.
  • Alloys in electrical wire  -  In manufacturing, an alloy may sometimes be used. Aluminum and copper can be used for cost and conductibility.




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