ASTM B2-12e1

    Standard Specification for Medium-Hard-Drawn Copper Wire

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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers medium-hard-drawn round copper wire for electrical purposes (see Explanatory Note 1).

    1.2 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.

    1.2.1 Exception—The SI values of density and resistivity are to be regarded as standard.

    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.

    ASTM Standards

    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 Documents

    NBSHandbook100 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 Code

    ICS Number Code 77.150.30 (Copper products)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 26121517(Copper wire)


    DOI: 10.1520/B0002-12E01

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