Copper Braided Flexible
In the world of electrical and electronic cables, a braid is a tubular sheath which is made up of braided strands of metal, which are placed around a central cable to shield against all kinds of electromagnetic interference. The copper braid is usually grounded, while the central core conductor(s) are used to carry the signal. (Shielding braids)
A copper braid is made by weaving together individual strands of copper wire or filaments of copper. The flexibility of the copper braid is usually determined by the diameter of the copper wire or the individual diameters of the wires. Smaller the wire, greater is the flexibility of the braid and larger the volume of the brain which becomes more expensive as the brand now covers higher volume.
Three types of Copper Braids:
The TUBULAR COPPER BRAID is made from a set of small tightly interwoven cords until they form a tube-like structure, which is hollow inside. Used as a protective sleeve for electric cables it is inserted into the hollow part of the brain, which produces screens which provide protection against interferences or disturbances.
The ROUND COPPER BRAID, which is manufactured from a set of tightly interwoven cords until they become a round section of intertwined cables. Compared to insulated cables with the same area of cross-section, it possesses more current density and extraordinary flexibility. Used for mass and power connections and, when substantially insulated, it can be an alternative to cables.
The FLAT COPPER BRAID is created to the desired dimensions. Used for earthing equipment, power connections, and equipotential connections. In power, as it makes flexible connections which can easily compensate offsets between which are to be elements to be interconnected, and it also provides excellent buffering of huge vibrations induced by, i.e connection to a generator.
PROPERTIES OF COPPER
• Electrolytic copper Cu-ETP 99.90%
• Red and tinned copper
• Resistivity at 20°C: 1.7241 sq.
• Mechanical resistance: min. 200 Mpa
The major Application of Copper Braided Flexible lies in the electrical industry.Copper Braided Flexible is an economical and efficient means to protect electrical equipment from
Copper Braided Flexible is an economical and efficient means to protect electrical equipment from the following effects:
• Vibration and Shock
• Temperature changes
• Movement of electrical components
• Misalignment of components
• Seasonal movement
The main feature of braided flexible connectors is that they deliver maximum power output, even during peak performance. In these sectors, where the demand for power is very high, the wires are expected to face a high load, these braided flexible connectors are an efficient solution for optimal power output.
Another Application of the Copper Braided Flexible is the Litz wire is a type of cable used in electronics to carry alternating copper braided flexible current. The Litz wire is designed to reduce the skin effect and proximity effect losses in many conductors which are used at frequencies up to about 1 MHz. It is created by using many thin wire strands, individually insulated and twisted or woven together, following one of the several carefully prescribed patterns often involving several levels. The result of these winding patterns is to equalize the proportion of the overall length over which each strand is on the outside of the conductor, an effect not achieved with simple twisted-strand hookup wire.