ASTM B496-13

    Standard Specification for Compact Round Concentric-Lay-Stranded Copper Conductors


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers bare compact round concentric-lay-stranded conductors made from uncoated round copper wires for general use for electrical purposes. These conductors shall be constructed with a central core surrounded by one or more layers of helically laid compacted wires (Explanatory Note 1 and Note 2).

    1.2 The values stated in inch-pound or SI units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values in each system are not exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in nonconformance with the specification.

    1.2.1 For density, resistivity, and temperature, the values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard.


    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

    B3 Specification for Soft or Annealed Copper Wire

    B263 Test Method for Determination of Cross-Sectional Area of Stranded Conductors

    B354 Terminology Relating to Uninsulated Metallic Electrical Conductors


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 29.240.20 (Power transmission and distribution lines)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 26121517(Copper wire)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/B0496-13

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    Citation Format

    ASTM B496-13, Standard Specification for Compact Round Concentric-Lay-Stranded Copper Conductors, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2013, www.astm.org

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