ASTM B609 / B609M - 12e1

    Standard Specification for Aluminum 1350 Round Wire, Annealed and Intermediate Tempers, for Electrical Purposes

    Active Standard ASTM B609 / B609M | Developed by Subcommittee: B01.07

    Book of Standards Volume: 02.03

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    This specification covers annealed and intermediate tempered round aluminum wires suitable for electrical purposes like stranding into conductors or for solid single conductors, either bare or insulated. The tempers covered here are 1350-O, 1350-H12 or 1350-H22, 1350-H14 or 1350-H24, 1350-H16 or 1350-H26, and 1350-H142 or 1350-H242. Materials shall be made from drawing stock in which the manufacturer shall have the option of producing the intermediate tempers by either strain-hardening only, by strain-hardening and partial annealing. The wires shall adhere to standard nominal diameters, cross-sectional areas, masses per unit length, and densities. Wires shall also be tested to evaluate their conformance to specified values of tensile strength and electrical resistivity.

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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers aluminum 1350-O (annealed), 1350-H12 or -H22 (1/4 hard), 1350-H14 or -H24 (1/2 hard), 1350-H16 or -H26 (3/4 hard) and 1350-H142 or -H242 (1/2 hard), suitable for stranding into conductors or for solid single conductors, either bare or insulated (see Table 1 or Table 2).

    1.2 The values stated in inch-pound units 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.

    Note 1: Prior to 1975, aluminum 1350 was designated as EC-aluminum.

    Note 2: The aluminum and temper designations conform to ANSI H35.1. Aluminum 1350 corresponds to Unified Numbering System A91350 in accordance with Practice E527.

    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

    B233 Specification for Aluminum 1350 Drawing Stock for Electrical Purposes

    B354 Terminology Relating to Uninsulated Metallic Electrical Conductors

    B557 Test Methods for Tension Testing Wrought and Cast Aluminum- and Magnesium-Alloy Products

    B682 Specification for Metric Sizes of Electrical Conductors

    B830 Specification for Uniform Test Methods and Frequency

    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)

    ANSI Standard

    ANSI H35.1[M] American National Standard for Alloy and Temper Designation Systems for Aluminum

    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 77.150.10 (Aluminium products)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 26121500(Electrical wire)

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    DOI: 10.1520/B0609_B0609M-12E01

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    ASTM B609 / B609M-12e1, Standard Specification for Aluminum 1350 Round Wire, Annealed and Intermediate Tempers, for Electrical Purposes, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2012,

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