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1.1 This specification covers four conductivities of bare, hard-drawn, round, aluminum-clad steel wire for general use for electrical purposes in sizes 0.2043 to 0.0808 in. incl (4 to 12 AWG) (Note 1). This specification does not apply to wires used as reinforcement in ACSR conductors. (See Specification B 502.)
Note 1—Wire ordered to this specification is not intended for redrawing. If wire is desired for this purpose, the manufacturer shall be consulted.
1.2 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The metric equivalents of inch-pound 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.
B193 Test Method for Resistivity of Electrical Conductor Materials
B502 Specification for Aluminum-Clad Steel Core Wire for Use in Overhead Electrical Aluminum Conductors
ICS Number Code 77.140.65 (Steel wire, wir ropes and link chains); 77.150.10 (Aluminium products)
UNSPSC Code 26121500(Electrical wire)
ASTM B415-98(2002), Standard Specification for Hard-Drawn Aluminum-Clad Steel Wire, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 1998, www.astm.orgBack to Top