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Old 05-04-2010, 05:15 AM   #1
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Tin plated copper wire


Why do ceiling fans use this type of wire? I understand that tin inhibits corrosion and makes soldering easier, but how does that help with a typical indoor installation?
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Just a guess, but there were about 10 yrs in the 60-70's when aluminum wire was used widely across the country.
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I am referring to brand new ceiling fans that can be purchased at home depot or lowe's. I am fairly certain that the wire is not aluminum but instead is tin-plated stranded copper.
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Old 05-04-2010, 09:21 AM   #4
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i would think to make nutting easier so as not to break thin copper strands
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