ASTM B1-12

    Standard Specification for Hard-Drawn Copper Wire


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers hard-drawn round copper wire for electrical purposes.

    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 Exception—For density, resistivity and temperature, the values stated in SI units are to be regarded as 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

    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 Documents

    NBS Handbook 100 Copper Wire Tables Available from National Technical Information Service (NTIS), 5301 Shawnee Rd., Alexandria, VA 22312, http://www.ntis.gov.


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 29.060.10 (Wires)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 26121517(Copper wire)


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    DOI: 10.1520/B0001-12

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    ASTM B1-12, Standard Specification for Hard-Drawn Copper Wire, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2012, www.astm.org

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