Transition seamlessly. TE's wire crimp technology enables a seamless transition from copper to aluminum wire in vehicles and reduces CO2 emissions.
Our LITEALUM wire-crimp termination enables a seamless, stable, secure solution. Changing copper to aluminum wire in motor vehicles effectively reduces vehicle weight for greater fuel efficiency and lower CO2 emissions. Using existing manufacturing processes, TE’s technology enables a seamless transition from copper to aluminum wire, while protecting against galvanic corrosion and providing a stable, secure electrical connection.
An interview with Dr. Helge Schmidt on aluminum crimping solutions and CO2 emission reduction for the automotive industry.
Aluminum is a good conductor of electricity. In the car industry, within many areas this lightweight material is in the process of replacing copper in power cables. There are two key advantages in using aluminum: lower material costs and – even more importantly – considerably less mass than copper.