ASTM B801-99

    Standard Specification for Concentric-Lay-Stranded Conductors of 8000 Series Aluminum Alloy for Subsequent Covering or Insulation


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers aluminum alloys in the 8000 series cited in B800 in tempers "0" and H1X or H2X bare compact-round, compressed and conventional concentric-lay-stranded conductors made from round or shaped wires used as covered or insulated electrical conductors. These conductors shall be composed of a central core surrounded by one or more compacted, compressed or conventional layers of helically applied wires (Explanatory Notes 1 and 2).

    1.2 The SI values for resistivity are regarded as standard. For all other properties, the inch-pound units are regarded as standard and the SI units may be approximate.

    Note 1-Sealed conductors that are intended to prevent longitudinal water propagation are also permitted within the guidelines of this specification.


    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

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

    B354 Terminology Relating to Uninsulated Metallic Electrical Conductors

    B800 Specification for 8000 Series Aluminum Alloy Wire for Electrical Purposes--Annealed and Intermediate Tempers

    E29 Practice for Using Significant Digits in Test Data to Determine Conformance with Specifications

    National Bureau of Standards

    NBS Handbook 100--Copper Wire Tables


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 29.060.20 (Cables)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 26121500(Electrical wire)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/B0801-99

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    Citation Format

    ASTM B801-99, Standard Specification for Concentric-Lay-Stranded Conductors of 8000 Series Aluminum Alloy for Subsequent Covering or Insulation, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 1999, www.astm.org

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