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5 Benefits of Using Silver Electrical Contacts

by Hoyt Corporation Hoyt Corporation

If you're in manufacturing, you know the important role that electrical contacts play in your business. Throughout a wide range of industries - from mining to locomotive, mass transit to mining - manufacturers and construction companies rely on electrical contacts for their businesses to operate as efficiently as possible. Here are a few reasons manufacturers have come to prefer silver electrical contacts.

1. Conducting Heat and Electricity

If you're only familiar with silver as a beautiful piece of jewelry, you might be surprised to learn that silver is better at conducting heat and electricity than any other metal. Often combined with nitric acid to create silver nitrate, and then transformed into a paste, silver is used to coat electrical contacts to create switches. In fact, despite its popularity in the fashion industry, the electronics industry is where silver is used the most.

2. Strong and Malleable

Silver can be bent and shaped into practically any position without ever losing its conductivity. This malleability and reliability make it perfectly suited for heavy industries like transportation where you need a material that can withstand tremendous pressure and repetitive strain.

3. Resistant to Rust and Corrosion

There are cheaper metals than silver for resisting rust and corrosion, but none is as resistant as silver. Silver electrical contacts can be counted on to last for years without suffering any detrimental environmental effects, operating as well at the end of their service as they were at the beginning.

4. Less Expensive Than Gold

Gold, of course, has its own properties that make it an effective contact. However, gold is far more expensive than silver. Unless you have a job that requires the particular characteristics that only gold can provide, there's no reason to spend any more than you have to when silver can fulfill exactly the same function at a fraction of the cost of gold.

5. Silver is Durable

Whatever type of heavy industry you're in, you're going to need electrical contacts that last. Silver is incredibly tough and long lasting. Any visit to a museum can show you silver's ability to retain its shape and strength over centuries. Those same attributes provide tremendous value when applied to electrical contacts, so you know they can function optimally after years of performance.

Several types of metals can be used to meet different needs. Silver electrical contacts, however, are among the most efficient and long-lasting of all metals used for contacts.

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