How to safely splice copper and aluminum electrical wires
By Dave Rongey - Summary:|
How to Splice Copper and Aluminum Electrical Wires – A splice can be made between copper and aluminum wire using any wire connector that is approved for joining AL/CU wires together and following the approved methods.
Splicing Copper and Aluminum Electrical Wiring
Can I do this, and if so, how?
I have read that there are purple wire caps which have a gel inside which will allow the connection – is that correct?
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Scott.
How to Splice Copper and Aluminum Electrical Wires
- A splice can be made between copper and aluminum wire using any wire connector that is approved for joining AL/CU wires together and following the approved methods.
- Only use wire connectors that are the correct size for the wires to be spliced.
- Make sure that the wire connectors are of a reputable name brand and have a genuine UL Listing.
- Apply corrosion inhibitor gel to the wires to be spliced together.
- Make sure that the wires are firmly secure inside the wire connectors.
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