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1.1 This specification covers tinned hard-drawn and medium-hard-drawn round copper wire for electrical purposes.
1.2 The SI values of resistance and density are to be regarded as standard. For all other properties, values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are provided for information purposes only.
1.3 The following safety hazards caveat pertains only to the test method described in this specification. 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. For hazard statement, see Sections 9 and 12.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
B5 Specification for High Conductivity Tough-Pitch Copper Refinery Shapes
B49 Specification for Copper Rod Drawing Stock for Electrical Purposes
B170 Specification for Oxygen-Free Electrolytic Copper--Refinery Shapes
B193 Test Method for Resistivity of Electrical Conductor Materials
National Bureau of StandardsNBS Handbook 100--Copper Wire Tables
ICS Number Code 29.060.10 (Wires)
UNSPSC Code 26121517(Copper wire)
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ASTM B246-00, Standard Specification for Tinned Hard-Drawn and Medium-Hard-Drawn Copper Wire for Electrical Purposes, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2000, www.astm.orgBack to Top