Power Electronics

Copper-plated Steel Offsets Copper Costs

Stackpole Electronics will change the lead wire material on their standard carbon film and jumper wire products (CF and JW series) from tinned copper to tinned copper-plated steel.

Steel has been used as the base wire for leaded terminations for many years in a limited fashion. Recent improvements in the manufacturing processes for copper plated steel along with the recent spike in the price of copper have made copper- plated steel an increasingly more popular choice as a lead material. For pricing and availability of the CF and JW series products, contact Stackpole Electronics.


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