Active Standard ASTM B973 | Developed by Subcommittee: B01.04
Book of Standards Volume: 02.03
This specification covers tin-coated hard-drawn copper braid and ribbon flat wire intended for electronic application. The tin shall be electroplated for the coating and shall be commercially pure. For purposes of this specification, the tin shall be considered commercially pure if the total of other elements, exclusive of copper, does not exceed 1%. This specification covers electrical resistivity requirements, permissible variations in thickness, permissible variations in width, and limiting number of test specimens for coating test.
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1.1 This specification covers tin-coated hard-drawn copper braid and ribbon flat wire intended for electronic application (Explanatory Note 1).
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 Exceptions—The SI values for density, resistivity, and volume are to be regarded as standard.
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.
B1 Specification for Hard-Drawn Copper Wire
B3 Specification for Soft or Annealed Copper Wire
B49 Specification for Copper Rod Drawing Stock for Electrical Purposes
B193 Test Method for Resistivity of Electrical Conductor Materials
B258 Specification for Nominal Diameters and Cross-Sectional Areas of AWG Sizes of Solid Round Wires Used as Electrical Conductors
Other StandardsNBSHandbook100 Copper Wire Tables
ICS Number Code 29.060.20 (Cables)
UNSPSC Code 26121517(Copper wire)