Current between Contacts
Name: Dennis M.
What is the best material to withstand the nominal
current of 10Amps (1000Amps peak) between two contacts with no solder?
You would want to choose a material with the lowest specific resistivity,
the highest melting point that does not form an oxide [this would no doubt
interfere with the electrical contact]. Realize however that there is a BIG
difference between 10 amps and 1000 amps because the electrical energy goes
as the current squared, so 1000 amps produces 10,000 times the heat as 10
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