Active Standard ASTM B400 / B400M | Developed by Subcommittee: B01.07
Book of Standards Volume: 02.03
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This specification covers aluminum1350-H19, 1350-H16 or -H26, 1350-H14 or -H24, and 1350-H142 or -H242 bare compact-round concentric-lay-stranded conductors made from round or shaped wires for use as uninsulated electric conductors or in covered or insulated electrical conductors. Joint shall be cold-pressure welded or electric-butt, cold-upset welded. The conductors shall conform to the required construction values of number of wires, nominal compact conductor diameter, nominal cross-sectional area and nominal DC resistance. Tests for the mechanical and electrical properties of wire composing the conductor shall be made before stranding and the conductors shall conform to the required values of breaking strength and rated strength.
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1.1 This specification covers aluminum 1350-H19 (extra hard), 1350-H16 or -H26 ([n ]hard), 1350-H14 or -H24 (1/2 hard) and 1350-H142 or -H242 (1/2 hard) bare compact-round concentric-lay-stranded conductors made from round or shaped wires for use as uninsulated electrical conductors or in covered or insulated electrical conductors. These conductors shall be composed of a central core surrounded by one or more roller or die compacted layers of helically applied wires (Explanatory Note 1 and Note 2).
1.2 The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in non-conformance with the 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.
B230/B230M Specification for Aluminum 1350-H19 Wire for Electrical Purposes
B231/B231M Specification for Concentric-Lay-Stranded Aluminum 1350 Conductors
B263 Test Method for Determination of Cross-Sectional Area of Stranded Conductors
B354 Terminology Relating to Uninsulated Metallic Electrical Conductors
B609/B609M Specification for Aluminum 1350 Round Wire, Annealed and Intermediate Tempers, for Electrical Purposes
E29 Practice for Using Significant Digits in Test Data to Determine Conformance with Specifications
E527 Practice for Numbering Metals and Alloys in the Unified Numbering System (UNS)
Other DocumentsANSIH35.1/H35.1(M) Alloy and Temper Designation Systems for Aluminum Available from American National Standards Institute (ANSI), 25 W. 43rd St., 4th Floor, New York, NY 10036, http://www.ansi.org. NBS Handbook 100-Copper Wire Tables, of the National Bureau of Standards Available from National Technical Information Service (NTIS), 5285 Port Royal Rd., Springfield, VA 22161, http://www.ntis.gov.
ICS Number Code 29.240.20 (Power transmission and distribution lines)
UNSPSC Code 26121500(Electrical wire)