ASTM B888 / B888M - 13

    Standard Specification for Copper Alloy Strip for Use in Manufacture of Electrical Connectors or Spring Contacts

    Active Standard ASTM B888 / B888M | Developed by Subcommittee: B05.01

    Book of Standards Volume: 02.01


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification establishes the requirements for copper alloy strip for use in the manufacture of electrical connectors or spring contacts produced from one of the following Copper Alloy UNS Nos.2: C14530, C15100, C15500, C17000, C17200, C17410, C17450, C17460, C17500, C17510, C19002, C19010, C19015, C19025, C19210, C19400, C19500, C19700, C23000, C26000, C40810, C40850, C40860, C42200, C42500, C42520, C42600, C50580, C50780, C51000, C51080, C51100, C51180, C51980, C52100, C52180, C52480, C63800, C64725, C65400, C68800, C70250, C70260, C70265, C70310, C75200, and C76200.

    1.2 The requirements for the other copper alloys such as copper-nickel-tin spinodal, UNS C72650, C72700, and C72900, shall be as prescribed in the current edition of Specification B740.

    1.3 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.

    ASTM Standards

    B193 Test Method for Resistivity of Electrical Conductor Materials

    B248 Specification for General Requirements for Wrought Copper and Copper-Alloy Plate, Sheet, Strip, and Rolled Bar

    B248M Specification for General Requirements for Wrought Copper and Copper-Alloy Plate, Sheet, Strip, and Rolled Bar (Metric)

    B601 Classification for Temper Designations for Copper and Copper Alloys--Wrought and Cast

    B740 Specification for Copper-Nickel-Tin Spinodal Alloy Strip

    B820 Test Method for Bend Test for Determining the Formability of Copper and Copper Alloy Strip

    B846 Terminology for Copper and Copper Alloys

    E8/E8M Test Methods for Tension Testing of Metallic Materials

    E54 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Special Brasses and Bronzes

    E62 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Copper and Copper Alloys (Photometric Methods)

    E75 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Copper-Nickel and Copper-Nickel-Zinc Alloys

    E478 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Copper Alloys

    E527 Practice for Numbering Metals and Alloys in the Unified Numbering System (UNS)


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 29.050 (Superconductivity and conducting materials)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 30262400(Copper ingots strip billets and coil); 39121400(Electrical lugs plugs and connectors)


    DOI: 10.1520/B0888_B0888M

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