Electrical equipment

Some 10% of aluminum use is connected with electricity usage. In electric wiring systems, aluminum has almost entirely replaced copper. Aluminum is also increasingly replacing copper in transformers. Because of its malleability and other properties, aluminum can also be used in casing, mountings and other parts or equipment used in communications and electronics. Other applications include general office equipment, fuse boxes, satellite dishes, household appliances, television sets and sound systems.

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