ASTM B398 / B398M - 02(2013)

    Standard Specification for Aluminum-Alloy 6201-T81 Wire for Electrical Purposes

    Active Standard ASTM B398 / B398M | Developed by Subcommittee: B01.07

    Book of Standards Volume: 02.03

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    This specification covers aluminum-alloy 6201-T81 round wire which are solution heat-treated, cold worked, and artificially aged for electrical purposes. The material shall conform to the chemical composition requirements. Tensile properties such as tensile strength and elongation and bending properties shall be determined via a tension test and bending test, respectively. The electrical resistivity and density of the wires shall be measured as well.

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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers aluminum-alloy 6201-T81 (hard: solution heat-treated, cold worked, and artificially aged) round wire for electrical purposes.

    Note 1The alloy and temper designations conform to ANSI H35.1 and H35.1M. Aluminum-alloy 6201 corresponds to unified numbering system alloy A96201 in accordance with Practice E527.

    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.

    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

    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)

    NIST Standard

    Handbook100 Copper Wire Tables

    ANSI Standard

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

    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 29.060.10 (Wires)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 26121500(Electrical wire)

    DOI: 10.1520/B0398_B0398M-02R13

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