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Why Use Silver in the Conductor

Why Use Silver in the Conductor

One effect that is much discussed with wire and cable is skin effect.  The formula for skin effect on a copper wire is: Depth (inches) = 2.61/sq rt Frequency.  What this means is that, as frequencies get higher, the signal begins to migrate to the outside of the conductor.  Skin effect begins to be measurable at 5 kHz on a 12 AWG wire, where 91% of the wire is then...

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