ASTM B398/B398M-99

    Standard Specification for Aluminum-Alloy 6201-T81 Wire for Electrical Purposes


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers aluminum-alloy 6201-T81 (hard: solution heat-treated, cold worked, and artificially aged) round wire for electrical purposes.

    1.2 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard, with the exception of density, resistivity, and temperature. The SI equivalents of inch-pound units may be approximate.

    Note 1-The alloy and temper designations conform to ANSI H35.1. Aluminum-alloy 6201 corresponds to unified numbering system alloy A96201 in accordance with Practice E527. Note 2-A complete metric companion to Specification B398 has been developed-Specification B398M; However metric equivalents are included in this inch-pound specification for information only.


    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

    B193 Test Method for Resistivity of Electrical Conductor Materials

    B557 Test Methods for Tension Testing Wrought and Cast Aluminum- and Magnesium-Alloy Products

    B557M Test Methods for Tension Testing Wrought and Cast Aluminum- and Magnesium-Alloy Products (Metric)

    B830 Specification for Uniform Test Methods and Frequency

    E527 Practice for Numbering Metals and Alloys in the Unified Numbering System (UNS)

    ANSI Standard

    ANSIH35.1 American National Standard for Alloy and Temper Designation Systems for Aluminum

    ANSIH35.1M American National Standard Alloy and Temper Designation Systems for Aluminum [Metric]

    NIST Standard

    Handbook100 Copper Wire Tables


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 29.060.10 (Wires)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 26121500(Electrical wire)


    Citation Format

    ASTM B398 / B398M-99, Standard Specification for Aluminum-Alloy 6201-T81 Wire for Electrical Purposes, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 1999, www.astm.org

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