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Asked Dec 27, 2019
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Why are thick wires rather than thin wires usually used to carry large currents?

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The resistance of the wire is inversely proportional to the cross section area of the wire i.e. it is easier for an electron to move in a thick wire than in a thin wire. The loss of electrical energy during the transmission of an electric current f...

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