Active Standard ASTM B286 | Developed by Subcommittee: B01.04
Book of Standards Volume: 02.03
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This specification covers uninsulated metallic-coated copper conductors for use in hookup wire for electronic equipment. The coating of the solid conductors and the wires composing stranded conductors shall conform to the coating requirements. Unless otherwise specified, all coated conductors shall be furnished in the annealed temper. The elongation of Type I conductors shall be as specified in the reference material. For Type II stranded conductors 22 AWG and smaller, the test shall be performed on the whole conductor and the elongation measured when the first strand of the conductor breaks. Solid conductors shall conform to the requirements for Type I conductors, while stranded conductors shall conform to the requirements for Type II conductors. The direction and length of lay of the outside layer of stranded conductors are presented. The test methods to determine the conformance to coating, elongation, and electrical resistance requirements are presented in details.
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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
B189 Specification for Lead-Coated and Lead-Alloy-Coated Soft Copper Wire for Electrical Purposes
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
B355 Specification for Nickel-Coated Soft or Annealed Copper Wire
ICS Number Code 29.060.10 (Wires)