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Electrical Conductivity: Graphite as an excellent electrical conductor

Graphite is a key element for electrical conductivity because it resists corrosion, has the ability to resist thermal shock, have electrical resistance and of course be an excellent conductor of electricity because it contains moisture.

Electrical Conductivity: Graphite as an excellent electrical conductor

What is electrical conductivity, is the ability of a component to allow electric current to pass through it. For example: metals are excellent conductors of electricity, as are some minerals, such as graphite.

Graphite and electrical conductivity

This element is used in an endless number of industries, thanks to all the properties it has, such as:

  1. It is deformable, according to the need.
  2. It has great resistance, while heat is applied to it.
  3. It is very light
  4. It is used natural or synthetic
  5. It has a high hardness
  6. It is an excellent lubricant
  7. It has different presentations such as powders of different granulometries, laminates, lubricants, etc.

Now that we know its advantages, in this case we will focus on the conductivity of the electrical current that graphite has. Here are its most frequent uses:

  • In the telephone industry, it is used in batteries in the form of brushes or gaskets, as an electrical conductor and to increase its resistance.
  • In the automotive industry, it is used in batteries to transmit current to the motor.
  • In the metallurgical industry, it is used to work different metals such as steel.
  • In the electrical industry, it is used in electrodes and graphite fillers for physical earths.

The latter is used to avoid an electric shock and its effectsFor example, either by lightning, voltage variation or damage to electrical appliances that are connected to the electric current.

Why are these items important?

It is important to mention that graphite is a key element for electrical conductivity, as it resists corrosion, has the ability to resist thermal shock, have electrical resistance and of course be an excellent conductor of electricity because it contains moisture.

Nowadays, if you want your electrical appliances, your electrical devices, your electrical installations inside your building or your machinery to last, graphite and physical earths are two indispensable elements to achieve it.

Therefore, in ESGRAF we have material in inventory for the production of electrodes, electrical contacts, brush carbons and fillers for physical earths, among others.

Each one of them has the highest quality standards and adjust to the needs of your company and/or industry.

Conclusions

Finally, electrical conductivity is present in our daily lives, almost in everything, so no matter what level of need you have, graphite is the perfect element that fits every situation.