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    +1 Other than the safety aspect to mains cables that Barry and others have mentioned, as far as do mains cables make a diffrence, as long as the cable uses the correct guage of wire with suitable insulation material to cope with the voltage and current draw of the equipment its being used with, the correct fuse rating [if needed depending on country its likely to be used in etc ] and the correct termination of both plugs is also adered to, then in my opinion its a very subjective topic, and one i feel will go on and on, and...
    Anyway; Welcome to AOS Thommy.
    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    Whilst the above posts are amusing, they will do little to encourage Thommy to regard AoS as a "safe space" for him to discuss his design and construction of a mains cable. His post makes no mention of mains connectors, so it is a little unfair to show examples of the flagrent disregard and the overiding of mains plug safety features.

    It would be much better to allow Thommmy to describe his design before opening it up for discussion and comment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shovel_Knight View Post
    While silver tarnishes easily, silver tarnish is still a good conductor which is why military spec switches and connectors usually have silver plating.

    Copper verdigris, on the other hand, is a semiconductor and really mucks up signal quality.
    Silver 'tarnishes' in the atmosphere over time. The tarnish consists of silver oxide (intially Ag2O, further oxidising to AgO) and silver sulphide (Ag2S). Both of the oxides are transparent, whereas the sulpide is yellow in very thin films, becoming grey/black as the film thickness increases with time.

    The resistivity of pure silver is 1.6 .10-8 Ohm.m; whereas that of the oxide and sulphide are ~ 5 .10-5 Ohm.m and 0.1 - 10 Ohm.m respectively. Clearly then the oxide is a poor conductor and the sulphide a semiconductor; but both are soft and the action of mating and demating a connector using solid or plated silver contacts will cut through any tarnish layer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex_UK View Post
    “Mating and demating” got me strangely hot under the collar there - this is a safe space, right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex_UK View Post
    “Mating and demating” got me strangely hot under the collar there - this is a safe space, right?
    It's safe insomuch as there's no imminent danger.
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