These include excellent thermal conductivity, the best electrical conductivity of any commercial metal, excellent corrosion resistance in the atmosphere and water, a wide range of colours giving aesthetic appeal and excellent ductility. Our experts are able to assist designers in choosing the optimum combination of properties for a specific application as well as advising on the most appropriate manufacturing process.
An important consideration for any designer when selecting materials is recyclability; all copper alloys are fully recyclable, without loss of properties.
It is important that the lead content (1.6 to 2.5%) of this brass is maintained at the specification level in all of the connectors since higher lead levels may lead to cracking on crimping. With this in mind I suggest that the source of the brass is from the UK or Europe where full certification will be available.
(a) Remove surface oxide with dilute (10%) hydrochloric acid
(b) Neutralise with bicarbonate solution (lye)
(c) Seal by chromate conversion
(f) Clean with detergent annually.