Question by  dbieniek (137)

Is copper the best conductive wire?


Answer by  trixiejack (302)

Of metals commonly used for conductive wires, silver is the most efficient. However, its price is often considered prohibitive. As copper is both inexpensive and has a high conductivity, it is most generally the metal used for most conductive wiring work. Copper is most common in as light-gauge wires due in part to the relative ease of soldering it.

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