ASTM B246-05

    Standard Specification for Tinned Hard-Drawn and Medium-Hard-Drawn Copper Wire for Electrical Purposes


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    1. Scope

    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 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 and .


    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

    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


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 29.060.10 (Wires)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 26121517(Copper wire)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/B0246-05

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    Citation Format

    ASTM B246-05, Standard Specification for Tinned Hard-Drawn and Medium-Hard-Drawn Copper Wire for Electrical Purposes, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2005, www.astm.org

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