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1.1 This specification covers bare compact round stranded conductors made from uncoated copper wires of a single input wire (SIW) diameter for general use in covered or insulated electrical wires or cables. These conductors shall be constructed with one or more layers of helically laid compacted wires (Explanatory Note 1, Note 2, and Note 3).
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.
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.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
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
NIST DocumentNBSHandbook100 Copper Wire Tables
UNSPSC Code 26121517(Copper wire)
ASTM B835-04, Standard Specification for Compact Round Stranded Copper Conductors Using Single Input Wire Construction, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2004, www.astm.orgBack to Top