ASTM B685-90(1995)

    Standard Specification for Palladium-Copper Electrical Contact Material


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers a 60% palladium-40% copper alloy in the form of rod, wire, strip, and sheet material for electrical contacts.

    1.2 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The values in parentheses are for information 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.

    1.4 It is the responsibility of the user to become familiar with all hazards including those identified in the appropriate Material Safety Data Sheet for this product or material as provided by the manufacturer. Table 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

    B476 Specification for General Requirements for Wrought Precious Metal Electrical Contact Materials


    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 11101711(Non ferrous alloy)


    Citation Format

    ASTM B685-90(1995), Standard Specification for Palladium-Copper Electrical Contact Material, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2001, www.astm.org

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