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1.1 This specification covers medium-hard-drawn round copper wire for electrical purposes (see Explanatory Note 1).
1.2 The SI values of density and resistivity are to be regarded as standard. For all other properties the inch-pound values are to be regarded as standard, and the SI units may be approximate.
1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
B5 Specification for High Conductivity Tough-Pitch Copper Refinery Shapes
B49 Specification for Copper Rod Drawing Stock for Electrical Purposes
B170 Specification for Oxygen-Free Electrolytic Copper--Refinery Shapes
B193 Test Method for Resistivity of Electrical Conductor Materials
B258 Specification for Nominal Diameters and Cross-Sectional Areas of AWG Sizes of Solid Round Wires Used as Electrical Conductors
Other DocumentsNBSHandbook100 Copper Wire Tables of the National Bureau of Standards Available from National Technical Information Service (NTIS), 5285 Port Royal Rd., Springfield, VA 22161, http://www.ntis.gov.
ICS Number Code 77.150.30 (Copper products)
UNSPSC Code 26121517(Copper wire)