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What is the effect of reducing the cross-sectional area of the CC on its service life?

Often, in order to reduce costs, manufacturers of cable and wire products reduce the cross-sectional area of current conducting conductor.

The cost of aluminium or copper makes up a large part of the cost of the cable and wiring products. In this regard, the manufacturer can reduce the cross-section of the current conducting conductor or make it from insufficient quality, purified copper.

‼The desire to save money is not always justified and, in this case, can lead to negative consequences such as:

  • Overheating of the insulation, which not only accelerates the thermal ageing processes and deteriorates the mechanical properties of the cable, but may also cause a fire; reducing the overall service life of the product.
  • We recommend that you buy products of good quality and reliability and that the cross section and current conducting conductor material are always correctly rated, otherwise the consequences of “saving money” could be costly in the long run.

P.S You can’t reduce the cross-section even when you really want to. You can’t buy a cheap cable, even if you really want to.

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