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This specification covers compact round stranded aluminium conductors using single input wire construction. Joints may be made in any of the wires of any stranding by electric-butt welding, cold-pressure welding, or electric-butt, cold-upset welding. No joint or splice shall be made in a stranded conductor as a whole. The rated-strength and breaking-strength requirements of conductor are presented in details. Tests for the mechanical and electrical properties of wire composing the conductor shall be made before, but not after, stranding unless otherwise agreed upon by the manufacturer and the purchaser as provided by the reference materials.
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1.1 This specification covers aluminum/single input wire (SIW) stranded conductors made from round or shaped wires for use in covered or insulated electrical wires or cables. These conductors shall be composed of one or more roller or die compacted layers of helically applied wires (Explanatory Note 1, Explanatory Note 2, and Explanatory Note 3).
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 For density, resistivity, and temperature, the values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard.
Note 1—The aluminum and temper designations conform to ANSI H35.1. Aluminum 1350 and Aluminum-Alloy 8XXX correspond to Unified Numbering System A91350 and A98XXX, in accordance with Practice E527.
1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
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
B263 Test Method for Determination of Cross-Sectional Area of Stranded Conductors
B354 Terminology Relating to Uninsulated Metallic Electrical Conductors
B400 Specification for Compact Round Concentric-Lay-Stranded Aluminum 1350 Conductors
B609/B609M Specification for Aluminum 1350 Round Wire, Annealed and Intermediate Tempers, for Electrical Purposes
B800 Specification for 8000 Series Aluminum Alloy Wire for Electrical Purposes--Annealed and Intermediate Tempers
B801 Specification for Concentric-Lay-Stranded Conductors of 8000 Series Aluminum Alloy for Subsequent Covering or Insulation
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 StandardANSIH35.1 Alloy and Temper Designation Systems for Aluminum Available from American National Standards Institute (ANSI), 25 W. 43rd St., 4th Floor, New York, NY 10036.
NIST StandardHandbook100 Copper Wire Tables NBS Available from National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), 100 Bureau Dr., Stop 3460, Gaithersburg, MD 20899-3460.
ICS Number Code 29.060.10 (Wires)
UNSPSC Code 26121500(Electrical wire)
ASTM B836-00(2011), Standard Specification for Compact Round Stranded Aluminum Conductors Using Single Input Wire Construction, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2011, www.astm.orgBack to Top