ASTM B230 / B230M - 07(2012)

    Standard Specification for Aluminum 1350–H19 Wire for Electrical Purposes

    Active Standard ASTM B230 / B230M | Developed by Subcommittee: B01.07

    Book of Standards Volume: 02.03


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    Abstract

    This specification covers the standard requirements for aluminum 1350-H19, extra hard, round wire for electrical purposes. The aluminum wire shall be made from drawing stock and shall be free of brittleness as evidenced by its ability to be coiled or looped around its own diameter with or without a mandrel. Joints may also be made during the final drawing or in the finished wire by electric-butt welding, cold-pressure welding, or electric-butt, cold-upset welding. Tension tests shall be performed; wherein, the wire shall conform to the tensile strength, elongation, and bending specifications. The specimen shall also conform to the electrical resistivity requirements.

    This abstract is a brief summary of the referenced standard. It is informational only and not an official part of the standard; the full text of the standard itself must be referred to for its use and application. ASTM does not give any warranty express or implied or make any representation that the contents of this abstract are accurate, complete or up to date.

    Significance and Use

    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers aluminum 1350–H19 (extra hard) round wire for electrical purposes.

    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.

    Note 1Prior to 1975 aluminum 1350 was designated EC aluminum.
    Note 2The aluminum and temper designations conform to ANSI H35.1/H35.1M. Aluminum 1350 corresponds to UNS A91350 in accordance with Practice E527.
    Note 3For definitions of terms found in this specification relating to uninsulated electrical conductors see Terminology B354.


    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

    B233 Specification for Aluminum 1350 Drawing Stock for Electrical Purposes

    B354 Terminology Relating to Uninsulated Metallic Electrical Conductors

    B557 Test Methods for Tension Testing Wrought and Cast Aluminum- and Magnesium-Alloy Products

    B557M Test Methods for Tension Testing Wrought and Cast Aluminum- and Magnesium-Alloy Products (Metric)

    B830 Specification for Uniform Test Methods and Frequency

    E527 Practice for Numbering Metals and Alloys in the Unified Numbering System (UNS)

    ANSI Standard

    ANSIH35.1M American National Standard for Alloy and Temper Systems for Aluminum [Metric]

    NIST Document

    NBS Handbook 100-Copper Wire Tables Available from National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), 100 Bureau Dr., Stop 1070, Gaithersburg, MD 20899-1070, http://www.nist.gov.


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 29.060.10 (Wires)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 26121500(Electrical wire)


    DOI: 10.1520/B0230_B0230M-07R12

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