Accession Number : AD0821320

Title :   INVESTIGATION OF COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE TWO-WAY ELECTRICAL CONNECTORS AND TECHNIQUES USED WITH DISSIMILAR CONDUCTORS (ALUMINUM-COPPER).

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Jul 66-30 Jun 67,

Corporate Author : NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CA

Personal Author(s) : Smith, Maurice N.

Report Date : JUL 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : The use of aluminum conductors is relatively new throughout the Naval establishment. Problems have been encountered at the points where connections between aluminum and copper conductors were made. The desirability of eliminating such problems becomes apparent particularly with the increasing use of aluminum as an electrical conductor. A task was initiated to investigate the suitability of commercially available two-way connectors for use with dissimilar electrical conductors (aluminum-copper). The results of a literature search and a survey of Naval and industrial experience conducted by the Laboratory are presented in this report together with a discussion, conclusions and recommendations on the use of two-way connectors with aluminum-copper conductors. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ELECTRIC CONNECTORS, RELIABILITY(ELECTRONICS)), ELECTRICAL CONDUCTIVITY, ALUMINUM, COPPER, FAILURE(ELECTRONICS), WELDS, STAINLESS STEEL, FRICTION, ALUMINUM ALLOYS, NAVAL SHORE FACILITIES, CORROSION, VOLTAGE, INSTALLATION, THERMAL EXPANSION.

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE