- Combining aluminium and copper is problematic.
- High-quality Al/Cu compression cable lugs are perfect for coupling aluminium conductors with copper elements.
- A compound in the aluminium connecting material improves the contact properties.
- Aluminium-copper connectors are necessary for the skilled connection of aluminium and copper conductors.
We want to focus on the not-so-simple task of connecting aluminium and copper. As previously mentioned, aluminium is used quite often, but not always on its own. As copper has been the material of choice for decades, and continues to be used, there are problems in safely connecting both materials. In practice, electrical engineers are faced with this challenge more and more often.
Connecting aluminium and copper is required more often than you might think. For example, it is necessary if an aluminium ring conductor is located in an industrial area, but the adjacent plants are supplied via copper conductors. Even in transformer stations, aluminium conductors need to be connected to copper bars.
Electrical engineers are confronted with the problem that aluminium and copper are not easily connected. For a durable and secure connection, special Al/Cu cable lugs and connectors should be used.