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1.1 This specification covers concentric-lay-stranded conductors made from uncoated hard-drawn round copper wires in combination with hard-drawn round copper-clad steel wires, for general use as overhead electrical conductors.
1.2 For the purpose of this specification, conductors are classified under the following type designations (see Fig 1):
|Type A||Type G|
|Type C||Type J|
|Type D||Type K|
|Type E||Type N|
|Type EK||Type P|
|Type F||Type V|
1.3 The SI values for density are regarded as the standard. For all other properties the inch-pound values are to be regarded as standard and the SI units may be approximate.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
B1 Specification for Hard-Drawn Copper Wire
B227 Specification for Hard-Drawn Copper-Clad Steel Wire
B354 Terminology Relating to Uninsulated Metallic Electrical Conductors
E29 Practice for Using Significant Digits in Test Data to Determine Conformance with Specifications
ANSI StandardC42 Definitions of Electrical Terms Available from American National Standards Institute (ANSI), 25 W. 43rd St., 4th Floor, New York, NY 10036.
National Institute of Standards and TechnologyNBS Handbook 100--Copper Wire Tables Available from National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), 100 Bureau Dr., Stop 3460, Gaithersburg, MD 20899-3460.
ICS Number Code 29.060.20 (Cables)
ASTM B229-95, Standard Specification for Concentric-Lay-Stranded Copper and Copper-Clad Steel Composite Conductors, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2002, www.astm.orgBack to Top