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1.1 This specification covers bare bunch-stranded and rope-lay bunch-stranded conductors made from round copper wires finer than No. 40 AWG with diameters less than 0.0031 in. (.078 mm), either coated or uncoated with tin or silver, for use as electrical conductors. (Explanatory Note 1).
1.2 The values (SI units) for density and temperature are regarded as the standard. For all other properties the inch-pound values are to be regarded as standard, and the SI 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.
B33 Specification for Tin-Coated Soft or Annealed Copper Wire for Electrical Purposes
B49 Specification for Copper Rod Drawing Stock for Electrical Purposes
B172 Specification for Rope-Lay-Stranded Copper Conductors Having Bunch-Stranded Members, for Electrical Conductors
B174 Specification for Bunch-Stranded Copper Conductors for Electrical Conductors
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
B298 Specification for Silver-Coated Soft or Annealed Copper Wire
B354 Terminology Relating to Uninsulated Metallic Electrical Conductors
ICS Number Code 29.050 (Superconductivity and conducting materials)
UNSPSC Code 26121517(Copper wire)
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ASTM B738-03, Standard Specification for Fine-Wire Bunch-Stranded and Rope-Lay Bunch-Stranded Copper Conductors for Use as Electrical Conductors, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2003, www.astm.orgBack to Top