ASTM B559-93(1998)e1

    Standard Specification for Nickel-Coated, Copper-Clad Steel Wire for Electronic Application

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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers nickel-coated, round, copper-clad steel wire for electronic application.

    1.2 Nickel coatings in mass percentages of the total mass of the coated wire are as follows: 2, 4, 7, 10, and 27%. Nickel-coated wire having different minimum mass percentages of nickel may be obtained by mutual agreement between the manufacturer and the purchaser. For information purposes, the thickness of coating in microinches provided by the percentages listed above is shown in Table 1.

    1.3 Four classes of nickel-coated, copper-clad steel wire are covered as follows:

    1.3.1 Class N30HS -Nominal 30% conductivity, hard drawn.

    1.3.2 Class N30A -Nominal 30% conductivity, annealed.

    1.3.3 Class N40HS -Nominal 40% conductivity, hard drawn.

    1.3.4 Class N40A -Nominal 40% conductivity, annealed.

    1.4 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only, except for resistivity, where the SI units are to be regarded as the standard.

    1.5 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 problems, 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. See Explanatory Note 1.


    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

    B258 Specification for Nominal Diameters and Cross-Sectional Areas of AWG Sizes of Solid Round Wires Used as Electrical Conductors

    B452 Specification for Copper-Clad Steel Wire for Electronic Application

    E75 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Copper-Nickel and Copper-Nickel-Zinc Alloys

    American Chemical Society

    Standard Reagents Tests

    NIST Standard

    NBSHandbook100 Copper Wire Tables


    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 26121520(Copper steel wire)


    DOI: 10.1520/B0559-93R98E01

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