ASTM B229-95

    Historical Standard: ASTM B229-95 Standard Specification for Concentric-Lay-Stranded Copper and Copper-Clad Steel Composite Conductors

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    ASTM B229

    1. Scope

    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 AType G
    Type CType J
    Type DType K
    Type EType N
    Type EKType P
    Type FType 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.

    ASTM Standards

    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 Standard

    C 42 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 Technology

    NBS Handbook 100--Copper Wire Tables Available from National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), 100 Bureau Dr., Stop 3460, Gaithersburg, MD 20899-3460.


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 29.060.20 (Cables)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


    DOI: 10.1520/B0229-95

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