This specification covers drawn and annealed or soft round bare copper wire for electrical purposes. The matterial shall be copper of such quality and purity that the finished product shall have the properties and characteristics prescribed. Tensile strength, elongation, and resistivity of the wires shall be determined. A micrometer caliper equipped with a vernier shall be used to measure the material dimensions. The wires shall be subjected to surface finish and shall conform to the particularized requirements.
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1.1 This specification covers drawn and annealed or soft round bare copper wire for electrical purposes (see Explanatory Note 1).
1.2 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.
1.2.1 Exception—For density, resistivity and temperature, the values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
B49 Specification for Copper Rod Drawing Stock 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
copper electrical conductor; copper wire; electrical conductor; electrical conductor—copper; soft or annealed copper wire ;
ICS Number Code 77.150.30 (Copper products)
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