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1.1 This specification establishes the requirements for copper alloy strip for use in the manufacture of electrical connectors or spring contacts produced from one of the following Copper Alloy UNS Nos.: C14530, C15100, C15500, C19025, C19400, C19500, C19700, C23000, C26000, C40810, C40850, C40860, C42200, C42500, C42520, C42600, C50580, C50780, C51000, C51080, C51100, C51180, C51980, C52100, C52180, C52480, C63800, C65400, C68800, C70250, C70260, C75200, and C76200.
1.2 The requirements for the other copper alloys such as beryllium copper UNS C17000, C17200, C17400, C17410, C17500, and C17510 shall be as prescribed in the current edition of Specifications B 194, B 768, and B 534, and copper-nickel-tin spinodal, UNS C72650, C72700, and C72900 shall be as prescribed in the current edition of Specification B 740.
1.3 The values stated in either inch-pound units or SI units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in noncompliance with 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.
B193 Test Method for Resistivity of Electrical Conductor Materials
B248 Specification for General Requirements for Wrought Copper and Copper-Alloy Plate, Sheet, Strip, and Rolled Bar
B248M Specification for General Requirements for Wrought Copper and Copper-Alloy Plate, Sheet, Strip, and Rolled Bar (Metric)
B601 Classification for Temper Designations for Copper and Copper Alloys--Wrought and Cast
B740 Specification for Copper-Nickel-Tin Spinodal Alloy Strip
B820 Test Method for Bend Test for Determining the Formability of Copper and Copper Alloy Strip
B846 Terminology for Copper and Copper Alloys
E8 Test Methods for Tension Testing of Metallic Materials
E8M Test Methods for Tension Testing of Metallic Materials [Metric]
E54 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Special Brasses and Bronzes
E62 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Copper and Copper Alloys (Photometric Methods)
E75 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Copper-Nickel and Copper-Nickel-Zinc Alloys
E478 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Copper Alloys
E527 Practice for Numbering Metals and Alloys in the Unified Numbering System (UNS)
ISO StandardsISO 7602 Copper and Copper Alloys--Determination of Tellurium Content
ICS Number Code 29.050 (Superconductivity and conducting materials)
UNSPSC Code 30262400(Copper ingots strip billets and coil); 39121400(Electrical lugs plugs and connectors)
ASTM B888-03, Standard Specification for Copper Alloy Strip for Use in the Manufacture of Electrical Connectors or Spring Contacts, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2003, www.astm.orgBack to Top