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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1.2 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.
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
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 StandardHandbook100 Copper Wire Tables
ANSI StandardANSIH35.1M American National Standard Alloy and Temper Designation Systems for Aluminum [Metric]
ICS Number Code 29.060.10 (Wires)
UNSPSC Code 26121500(Electrical wire)