can co\alr gorunding switches be used with copper wiring

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Old 07-07-02, 09:35 AM
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can co\alr gorunding switches be used with copper wiring

just wondering if I can use co/alr grounding switch with copper wiring
 
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Old 07-07-02, 10:35 AM
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Sure can! The co part of the rating takes care of that.
 
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Old 07-07-02, 11:04 AM
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Originally posted by DaveB.inVa
Sure can! The co part of the rating takes care of that.

co means?

cu I know is copper..
 
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Yes. CO/ALR replaces the older AL-CU and CU-AL designations. The "R" stands for "revised". Not sure why they decided to change the "U" to an "O" at the same time. Maybe they thought that not everybody had sufficiently studied their periodic table in high school.
 
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Just wondering, but why would you want to use a CO/AL rated device on copper wire?? They run in the area of $3-5, while you can get a standard switch rated for use with copper only for around $0.36
 
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Originally posted by Wirenut33
Just wondering, but why would you want to use a CO/AL rated device on copper wire?? They run in the area of $3-5, while you can get a standard switch rated for use with copper only for around $0.36
Good point. I just happened to have them in hand.
 
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