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Frequently Asked Questions

2. Do solid conductors have better conductivity than the stranded ones?

Yes to a certain extent, although the variation is considered to be negligible. The choice would depend on the level of flexibility needed in the application of wires and cables. Stranded conductors are more flexible and are more preferred when applied to winding installation. Due to its lower flexibility, solid conductors are usually produced in smaller sizes, e.g. 8 AWG sizes and lower.