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1.1 This specification covers bare hard-drawn round copper-clad steel wire for electrical purposes (Note 1).
Note 1—Wire ordered to this specification is not intended for redrawing. If wire is desired for this purpose, consult the manufacturer.
1.2 Four grades of wire are specified, designated as follows (Note 2): Grade 40 HS, Grade 40 EHS, Grade 30 HS, and Grade 30 EHS.
Note 2—The grades covered by this specification correspond to the following commercial designations:
Grade 40 HS,High Strength, 40 % Conductivity.
Grade 40 EHS, Extra High Strength, 40 % Conductivity
Grade 30 HS, High Strength, 30 % Conductivity.
Grade 30 EHS, Extra High Strength, 30 % Conductivity.
1.3 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are in SI units.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
National Institute of Standards and TechnologyNBS Handbook 100--Copper Wire Tables Available from National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), 100 Bureau Dr., Stop 1070, Gaithersburg, MD 20899-1070, http://www.nist.gov.
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
ICS Number Code 77.140.65 (Steel wire, wir ropes and link chains)
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ASTM B227-03, Standard Specification for Hard-Drawn Copper-Clad Steel Wire, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2003, www.astm.orgBack to Top