Choosing the right wiring for your home-A A +A
Sunday, January 20, 2013
WIRING usually does not merit one’s top attention because it is not seen, unlike tiles or electric switches which are very visible and contribute to the aesthetic appearance of the home.
Without the proper wiring, eventually electric appliances will fail, and worse, with time, wiring insulation may become brittle and cause a short circuit, even a fire.
That is the reason why Phelps Dodge upgraded its wires for the home to THHN/THWN-2.
Simply put, the regular THHN/THWN being sold in the market can operate only up to 75 degrees in both moist and dry conditions because the wire capability is limited by its weakest link. PD’s THHN/THWN-2 can operate up to 90 degrees in both moist and dry conditions, which is the exact condition of the Philippine climate.
So what happens when the wire is only able to operate up to 75 degrees? The regular THHN/THWN wire will not last as long as the THHN/THWN-2. Laboratory tests showed that PD wires is at least twice as durable and long lasting than the nearest competition.
This makes PD wires more economical in the long run.
When wires are purchased, safety and quality should be the main variables in your choice of purchase. With Phelps Dodge, your home is safer because of its higher capacity to carry higher loads of electricity under extreme conditions.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on January 21, 2013.