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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.
B49 Specification for Copper Rod Drawing Stock for Electrical Purposes
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 DocumentsNBS Handbook 100 Copper Wire Tables of the National Bureau of Standards Available from National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), 100 Bureau Dr., Stop 1070, Gaithersburg, MD 20899-1070, http://www.nist.gov.
ICS Number Code 77.150.30 (Copper products)
UNSPSC Code 26121517(Copper wire)
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ASTM B2-08, Standard Specification for Medium-Hard-Drawn Copper Wire, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2008, www.astm.orgBack to Top